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Election Literature, 1874: Letter to the Electors of the Burgh of Nairn in support of Charles Fraser MacKintosh, number 2

This is an open letter to the electors of the Burgh of Nairn in support of Charles Fraser MacKintosh in the General Election campaign of 1874. It compares and contrasts the energy of Fraser MacKintosh with the "utter neglect and total inaction" of his main opponent, Eneas MacKintosh of Raigmore, the incumbent MP.

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: Letter to the Electors of the Burgh of Nairn in support of Charles Fraser MacKintosh, number 2

1870s

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This is an open letter to the electors of the Burgh of Nairn in support of Charles Fraser MacKintosh in the General Election campaign of 1874. It compares and contrasts the energy of Fraser MacKintosh with the "utter neglect and total inaction" of his main opponent, Eneas MacKintosh of Raigmore, the incumbent MP.<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