Database of Poems
A Voice from the Unenfranchised
1884: Representation of the People Act
Author: Anon [Rad.]
Publication: Paisley and Renfrewshire Gazette
Published: 18 October 1884
Place of publication: Paisley, Scotland
Publication type: Newspaper/Periodical
William Ewart Gladstone (1809-1898)
No full copy of this poem is available.
Archive/Library: Paisley Central Library
Dated 'Renfrew, 14th October 1884', this poem begins by urging reformers to 'Display your banners', and proceeds to criticise the machinations surrounding franchise discussions in Westminster It lauds the case of the working man ('commoners') against the power of the Tories.