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Election Literature, 1874: A Reply to "Fraser MacKintosh would sell the Railways to  the government!"

This is a reply to a poster published during the General Election campaign of 1873-74 criticising the policy on Highland railways of Charles Fraser MacKintosh, one of two Liberal candidates for the Inverness Burghs parliamentary seat. It refutes the claims that manufacturing and maintenance contracts would be lost to towns and cities in the south and that jobs would be lost.

The result of the election for the Inverness Burghs seat (comprising Inverness, Nairn, Forres, and Fortrose) was:
Fraser MacKintosh (independent Liberal) 1134
MacKintosh of Raigmore (Liberal) 879
MacKintosh of Holme (Conservative) 16.

In the election as a whole the Liberals, led by William Gladstone, won a majority of the votes cast, but Benjamin Disraeli's Conservatives secured a majority of seats in the House of Commons, largely because they won a number of uncontested seats

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Election Literature, 1874: A Reply to "Fraser MacKintosh would sell the Railways to the government!"

1870s

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This is a reply to a poster published during the General Election campaign of 1873-74 criticising the policy on Highland railways of Charles Fraser MacKintosh, one of two Liberal candidates for the Inverness Burghs parliamentary seat. It refutes the claims that manufacturing and maintenance contracts would be lost to towns and cities in the south and that jobs would be lost.<br /> <br /> The result of the election for the Inverness Burghs seat (comprising Inverness, Nairn, Forres, and Fortrose) was:<br /> Fraser MacKintosh (independent Liberal) 1134<br /> MacKintosh of Raigmore (Liberal) 879<br /> MacKintosh of Holme (Conservative) 16.<br /> <br /> In the election as a whole the Liberals, led by William Gladstone, won a majority of the votes cast, but Benjamin Disraeli's Conservatives secured a majority of seats in the House of Commons, largely because they won a number of uncontested seats