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TITLE
Election Literature, 1874: A poster in support of Charles Fraser MacKintosh
EXTERNAL ID
Z_QZP40_2915_P079
PERIOD
1870s
SOURCE
Highland Libraries
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9027
KEYWORDS
elections
politics
politicians
political parties
Election Literature, 1874: A poster in support of Charles Fraser MacKintosh

This poster was published in the run-up to the General Election of 1874 by the supporters of Charles Fraser MacKintosh. Rumours had been rife that, despite this being the first election conducted under a secret ballot, the way each elector voted would still be discernible and there would be implications for those found to be voting "the wrong way" (i.e. against the wishes of their employer or landowner). This poster refutes those claims and sets out the procedure for completing the ballot paper.

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 published in the run-up to the General Election of 1874 by the supporters of Charles Fraser MacKintosh. Rumours had been rife that, despite this being the first election conducted under a secret ballot, the way each elector voted would still be discernible and there would be implications for those found to be voting "the wrong way" (i.e. against the wishes of their employer or landowner). This poster refutes those claims and sets out the procedure for completing the ballot paper.<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