Published privately by the author in 1971, 55 pages. Large booklet - 23cm by 17cm (S6741)
The General Election of July 1892 was a bitterly fought contest, and although the Conservative government under Lord Salisbury suffered considerable losses, losing ground to the Liberals led by William Gladstone, they were still the largest single party. Thus, although lacking an overall majority, Lord Salisbury's administration staggered on after the election results, before suffering a vote of no confidence and handing power over to a minority Liberal government (who went on to rule with the support of the Irish under Parnell).
This booklet recounts the events leading up to the election in leeds, as well as the political campaigns fought in the city during the contest. Ireland played a major role in the elction, with Home Rule very much on the political agenda at that time. In west Yorkshire, Leeds was a city divided, and in the elction of 1892 the Liberals triumphed in 3 seats (including one ward held by Gladstone's son), and the Conservatives won the other two seats.
The booklet is illustrated throughout with several drawings and copies of electioneering leaflets and posters, and includes chapters on: The City in 1892, Working Class East Leeds, The Issue is Ireland, Mr Morton's Challenge, Gladstone's Man - mr Gane's defence, Polling Day, and some conclusions.
Condition of the booklet is generally ok. The cover has several minor scuffs and blemishes, and some light nibbling and wear along the edges, but the staple spine is intact, and all pages are intact, unblemished and tightly bound