HUDDERSFIELD DAILY EXAMINER, FRIDAY, APRIL 23, 1880.
THREE VETERAN LIBERALS
A correspondent sends us the following highly-interesting information in the connection with the polling for the county of Fife on the 10th inst., namely, that there went from the village of Cairneyhill, to the polling station at Carnock, to poll for the Hon. Preston Bruce, three voters, whose united ages amounted to 260 years, the eldest of whom, Mr George Paterson, is in his 95th year.
This venerable patriarch, we are informed, has recorded is vote in the Liberal interest at every contested election which has taken place in the county since the passing of the Reform Act in 1832.
We may fairly venture to affirm, without fear of contradiction, that the above extraordinary facts are without a parallel in the whole polling which has taken place in connection with the present general election – Dunfermline Saturday Press.
Mr G Paterson is the father of Mr Paterson, designer for Mr John Schofield and Sons, and teacher of the loom class at the Huddersfield Mechanics’ Institution.