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When Johnny Returns to Power

1867-8: Representation of the People Acts
1884: Representation of the People Act

Author: Anon

Publication: Paisley Daily Express

Published: 27 September 1884

Place of publication: Paisley, Scotland

Publication type: Newspaper/Periodical

Featured individuals:
William Ewart Gladstone (1809-1898)
John Russell, 1st Earl Russell (1792-1878)

No full copy of this poem is available.

Archive/Library: Paisley Central Library

The editor notes: 'We are indebted to an occasional contributor for the following song, printed at the great procession in favour of Reform, which took place in Glasgow, on Tuesday, October 16, 1866.' Published at the time of the agitation for the third reform bill in 1884, this song from 1866 shows the importance in the Reform tradition of a radical poetic lineage.