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TITLE
Election Literature, 1874: A poem supporting Charles Fraser MacKintosh
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Z_QZP40_2915_P070
PERIOD
1870s
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Highland Libraries
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9011
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elections
politics
politicians
political parties
poetry
Election Literature, 1874: A poem supporting Charles Fraser MacKintosh

This poem was published during the General Election campaign of 1874 in support of Charles Fraser MacKintosh of Drummond, an independent Liberal candidate in the Inverness Burghs constituency. The phrase "Raigmore's sleepy reign" refers to the lackadaisical and half-hearted parliamentary career of the incumbent MP, Eneas MacKintosh of Raigmore, during which he was present at only 583 out 1187 House of Commons divisions in five years.

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 supporting Charles Fraser MacKintosh

1870s

elections; politics; politicians; political parties; poetry

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This poem was published during the General Election campaign of 1874 in support of Charles Fraser MacKintosh of Drummond, an independent Liberal candidate in the Inverness Burghs constituency. The phrase "Raigmore's sleepy reign" refers to the lackadaisical and half-hearted parliamentary career of the incumbent MP, Eneas MacKintosh of Raigmore, during which he was present at only 583 out 1187 House of Commons divisions in five years. <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