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Alberta General Election, 2008 - Results
... The Tories also increased their share of the popular vote, and even though the Tories' share of this vote was still significantly less than it was in 2001 they managed to win just two fewer seats than they won in ... for this development include the fact that the Tories' continued to poll a significant share of the rural electorate and also because the Tories' support in the major cities was much more ...
Huntsville, North Carolina - History - Revolutionary War Activity
... The Battle of Shallow Ford was fought on October 14, 1780, between 400 Tories and 300 Patriots from North Carolina and Virginia ... The company of Tories was trying to travel to Charlotte to join General Cornwallis ... As the Tories, led by Colonel Gideon Wright and his brother Captain Hezikiah Wright, prepared to cross the river, they were ambushed ...
Battle Of Musgrove Mill - Battle
... of Loyalists, but a local farmer informed them that the Tories had recently been reinforced by about a hundred Loyalist militia and two hundred provincial regulars on their way to join British Major Patrick Ferguson ... The Tories wavered, and when a number of their officers went down, they broke—although not before Captain Inman, who had a key role in implementing the Patriot strategy, was killed ... Within that period, sixty-three Tories were killed, an unknown number wounded, and seventy were taken prisoner ...
British General Election, 1747
... The election saw Henry Pelham's Whig government increase its majority and the Tories continue their decline ... almost as many Whigs in opposition to the ministry as there were Tories, and the real struggle for power was between various feuding factions of Whig aristocrats rather than between the old ... The Tories had become an irrelevant group of country gentlemen who had resigned themselves to permanent opposition ...
William Nathaniel Jones - Polling
... opponent, polling 10,201 to Hopkins’s 10,154 with Mansel for the Tories on 8,361 ... in the size of the majority, even taking into account the fact that the Tories contested the seat, was a disappointment to the Liberals ... to cause a by-election to find a seat for Sir Alfred Mond and then Mond himself had defected to the Tories without standing down to seek a mandate for his new party ...

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    The Tories in England had long imagined that they were enthusiastic about the monarchy, the church and beauties of the old English Constitution, until the day of danger wrung from them the confession that they are enthusiastic only about rent.
    Karl Marx (1818–1883)