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TITLE
Election Literature, 1874: A poem by a supporter of MacKintosh of Raigmore
EXTERNAL ID
Z_QZP40_2915_P050
PERIOD
1870s
SOURCE
Highland Libraries
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8981
KEYWORDS
elections
politics
politicians
political parties
Election Literature, 1874: A poem by a supporter of MacKintosh of Raigmore

This poem was published during the General Election campaign of 1874 by supporters of Eneas MacKintosh of Raigmore, the incumbent Liberal MP for the Inverness Burghs. In addition to praising their own candidate it lampoons his main rival, Charles Fraser MacKintosh.

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 poem by a supporter of MacKintosh of Raigmore

1870s

elections; politics; politicians; political parties

Highland Libraries

Papers relating to the political career of Charles Fraser Mackintosh

This poem was published during the General Election campaign of 1874 by supporters of Eneas MacKintosh of Raigmore, the incumbent Liberal MP for the Inverness Burghs. In addition to praising their own candidate it lampoons his main rival, Charles Fraser MacKintosh.<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