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TITLE
Election Literature, 1874: A poster in support of Charles Fraser MacKintosh
EXTERNAL ID
Z_QZP40_2915_P077
PERIOD
1870s
SOURCE
Highland Libraries
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9023
KEYWORDS
elections
politics
politicians
political parties
Election Literature, 1874: A poster in support of Charles Fraser MacKintosh

This poster was produced during the General Election campaign of 1874 by the supporters of Charles Fraser MacKintosh. It highlights the shortcomings of his main rival, Eneas MacKintosh of Raigmore, the incumbent MP. These include his poor attendance in the House of Commons, his opposition to Gladstone's plan to abolish income tax, and the neglect of his own tenants' interests.

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 poster in support of Charles Fraser MacKintosh

1870s

elections; politics; politicians; political parties

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Papers relating to the political career of Charles Fraser Mackintosh

This poster was produced during the General Election campaign of 1874 by the supporters of Charles Fraser MacKintosh. It highlights the shortcomings of his main rival, Eneas MacKintosh of Raigmore, the incumbent MP. These include his poor attendance in the House of Commons, his opposition to Gladstone's plan to abolish income tax, and the neglect of his own tenants' interests.<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