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Election Song

1918: Representation of the People Act

Author: Anon [D. C.]

Publication: The Carsonian: The Organ of the Aberdeen University Unionist Association

Publisher: Printed by W. & W. Lindsay

Published: 17 June 1908

Place of publication: Aberdeen, Scotland

Publication type: Newspaper/Periodical

Featured individuals:
Herbert Henry Asquith (1852-1928)
Edward Carson (1854-1935)
Frederick Treves (1853-1923)

A full copy of this poem is available.

This poem has a set tune, and its title is:
Peace, Peace.

Archive/Library: Aberdeen Central Library
Classmark(s): LC 050 AB3
Pages(s): 7

This poem appears in The Carsonian, the organ of the Aberdeen University Unionist Association.  This issue was published when Carson was contending the Aberdeen rectorship position, against Prime Minister Asquith.  The poem claims that Carson will be the best candidate and it attacks 'no good' Asquith.  In the second stanza of the poem, the speaker relishes the fact that the suffragettes will make Asquith's life misery: by 1908, the suffragettes attacked Asquith for supposed betrayal.