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Election Literature, 1874: Poster advertising a meeting held by Fraser MacKintosh in Forres

This poster advertises a public meeting in the Mechanics' Hall, Forres, held by Charles Fraser MacKintosh, one of two Liberal candidates for the Inverness Burghs parliamentary seat, during the General Election campaign of 1874.



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: Poster advertising a meeting held by Fraser MacKintosh in Forres

1870s

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Papers relating to the political career of Charles Fraser Mackintosh

This poster advertises a public meeting in the Mechanics' Hall, Forres, held by Charles Fraser MacKintosh, one of two Liberal candidates for the Inverness Burghs parliamentary seat, during the General Election campaign of 1874.<br /><br /> <br /><br /> The result of the election for the Inverness Burghs seat (comprising Inverness, Nairn, Forres, and Fortrose) was:<br /><br /> Fraser MacKintosh (independent Liberal) 1134<br /><br /> MacKintosh of Raigmore (Liberal) 879<br /><br /> MacKintosh of Holme (Conservative) 16.<br /><br /> <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