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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

Featured individuals:
William Ewart Gladstone (1809-1898)

No full copy of this poem is available.

Archive/Library: Paisley Central Library
Pages(s): 3

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.