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TITLE
Election Literature, 1874: The Case of Forres Post Office
EXTERNAL ID
Z_QZP40_2915_P047
PERIOD
1870s
SOURCE
Highland Libraries
ASSET ID
8975
KEYWORDS
elections
politics
politicians
political parties
Forres Gazette
Election Literature, 1874: The Case of Forres Post Office

These letters concern a plan to move the Post Office in Forres and the involvement of Eneas MacKintosh of Raigmore, the local MP, in the matter. MacKintosh is heavily criticised for not bringing the issue before the House of Commons, for not acting on petitions submitted to him and for having a generally apathetic approach to the issue. This collection was published during the General Election campaign of 1874 in the Inverness Burghs constituency.

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: The Case of Forres Post Office

1870s

elections; politics; politicians; political parties; Forres Gazette

Highland Libraries

Papers relating to the political career of Charles Fraser Mackintosh

These letters concern a plan to move the Post Office in Forres and the involvement of Eneas MacKintosh of Raigmore, the local MP, in the matter. MacKintosh is heavily criticised for not bringing the issue before the House of Commons, for not acting on petitions submitted to him and for having a generally apathetic approach to the issue. This collection was published during the General Election campaign of 1874 in the Inverness Burghs constituency.<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