West Cumberland Election.
Letterpress broadside. Sheet 140 x 225mm (5½ x 8¾").
The results of the 1833 General Election in West Cumberland, when Samuel Irton beat Liberal Francis Aglionby by 81 votes out of 3283 cast. The 'Spectator' newspaper of 30th March reported: 'The Carlisle Journal says—'The bribery has been most shameful. A shoemaker in the neighbourhood of Maryport has received an order for thirteen pairs of shoes, at 30s. a pair. At Keswick, the bribery oath was tendered to one man, and he durst not take it. From Egremont the agent writes to say, that there were numerous cases of bribery in the course of the day'. Irton kept his seat until 1857.
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