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Election Literature, 1874: Letters to the Inverness Electorate from Charles Fraser MacKintosh, page 2

Continuation of a letter were sent to the electors of the Inverness Burghs by Charles Fraser MacKintosh after the dissolution of Parliament in January 1874 and which sets out some specific policies supported by him as an independent Liberal. These include granting female suffrage; abolition of the Law of Patronage; nationalisation of the railways; the re-investment of post-office and telegraph revenues to improve services and lower charges; the extermination of rabbits and hares on, or near, arable land; and all measures to "lessen the evil of intemperance". This letter was telegraphed from Marseilles.

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: Letters to the Inverness Electorate from Charles Fraser MacKintosh, page 2

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Continuation of a letter were sent to the electors of the Inverness Burghs by Charles Fraser MacKintosh after the dissolution of Parliament in January 1874 and which sets out some specific policies supported by him as an independent Liberal. These include granting female suffrage; abolition of the Law of Patronage; nationalisation of the railways; the re-investment of post-office and telegraph revenues to improve services and lower charges; the extermination of rabbits and hares on, or near, arable land; and all measures to "lessen the evil of intemperance". This letter was telegraphed from Marseilles.<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