Tuesday, January 12, 2021

Weatherday: Buying the vote

It's looking like being wet all day, heaviest in late afternoon. Obviously no sun, and the temperature will stay flat at 5deg locally in variable light breezes.

On this day in 1765, Agmondisham Vesey won the Kinsale by-election.

His election costs on the day for drink, entertainment, transport and clearing breakages by voters amounted to some £261, or €51,000 in today's money.

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