West Riding Election
Dating from the 1841 General Election, this sign was used to announce the results of the votes cast for the different candidates. Hon John Stuart Wortley, Edmund Beckett Denison, Viscount Morpeth and Viscount Milton stood for the West Ridings of Yorkshire constituency. Painted on cloth which is then mounted on a pine panel. Some loss and wear to the material, consitent with age. Mounted on later period style stand with brass finial. From the estate of an ex-MP.
Some of the results from the 1841 General Election were contested, including the West Ridings of Yorkshire. As such some records are different from these figures. Source: Ollivier's Parliamentary Register of Contested Elections, London, 1841. pg 35.
H: 190cm W: 50.5cm D: 42cm (including stand)
Sign alone: H: 27cm W: 50.5cm D: 1.5cm