Friday, 29 May 2015

Putting the boot in Southport Tory style

Negative campaigning was not invented by Lynton Crosby, here is a prize specimen from the Southport Vister of January 1910. Ten reason electors should vote against Baron de Forest (the Liberal Candidate.)

The Tory candidate was one Major White. And yes the Tories played the race card. This poster was put up in Birkdale

Electors of Birkdale
From all Radical Lies
Fraudulent Misrepresentations and other
Low Electioneering Methods
Deliver Us
From Austro-Germanic Invasions
"Political Earthquakes" and Local
Hooliganism
Deliver Us
By voting for
Major White 
 
 
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