Local Battles in Fact and Fiction - the Portsmouth Election of 1895
Booklet published by Portsmouth City Council in the 'Portsmouth Papers series' in 1985, 22 pages. Booklet (S5844WSO)
From the opening paragraph: On 16th July 1895 the electors of Portsmouth were called upon to vote in a general election. Only three years had alapsed since the previous election, when the two Liberal candidates had been returned to represent the constituency. No the Tories had an oppurtunity to reverse this result, and they had been waiting for this oppurtunity for some time. But why were the conservatives in Portsmouth confifent of victory in 1895? And what happened at the election?
Condition of the booklet is generally good. The cover has several minor scuffs and blemishes, and some light nibbling and wear along the edges, and their is an old price sticker on the front cover, but the staple spine is intact and all pages are intact, unblemished and tightly bound.