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Election Literature, 1874: Article about the forthcoming election in the "Highlander" newspaper

This is an article on the General Election campaign in the Inverness Burghs constituency. It is reprinted from the "Highlander" newspaper on 31 January 1874 and was probably used as a leaflet, or other campaign material, by Charles Fraser MacKintosh. The "Highlander", under the editorship of John Murdoch, was a strong supporter of Fraser MacKintosh throughout the campaign largely because he made "the interests, the character, and the lore of his race, special studies of enquiry and he comes forward very much in the character of a representative Highlander".

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: Article about the forthcoming election in the "Highlander" newspaper

1870s

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Papers relating to the political career of Charles Fraser Mackintosh

This is an article on the General Election campaign in the Inverness Burghs constituency. It is reprinted from the "Highlander" newspaper on 31 January 1874 and was probably used as a leaflet, or other campaign material, by Charles Fraser MacKintosh. The "Highlander", under the editorship of John Murdoch, was a strong supporter of Fraser MacKintosh throughout the campaign largely because he made "the interests, the character, and the lore of his race, special studies of enquiry and he comes forward very much in the character of a representative Highlander".<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