Canadian federal election, 1882

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Canadian federal election, 1882
Canada
1878 ←
members
June 20, 1882
→ 1887
members

211 seats in the 5th Canadian Parliament
106 seats needed for a majority
  First party Second party
  Sir John A Macdonald circa 1878 retouched.jpg Edward Blake.jpg
Leader John A. Macdonald Edward Blake
Party Conservative Liberal
Leader since 1867 1880
Leader's seat Carleton Durham West
Last election 134 63
Seats won 133 73
Seat change –1 +10
Popular vote 208,544 160,574
Percentage 40.40% 31.10%
Swing –1.67pp +1.95pp

Canada 1882 Federal Election.svg


Prime Minister before election

John A. Macdonald
Conservative

Prime Minister after election

John A. Macdonald
Conservative

The Canadian parliament after the 1882 election

The Canadian federal election of 1882 was held on June 20, 1882 to elect members of the Canadian House of Commons of the 5th Parliament of Canada.

Prime Minister Sir John A. Macdonald's Conservatives and Liberal-Conservatives retained power, defeating the Liberal Party of Edward Blake.

Voter turn-out: 70.3%


National results[edit]

133
73
5
Conservative
Liberal
O
Party Party leader # of
candidates
Seats Popular vote
1878 Elected Change # % Change
     Conservative
John A. Macdonald
118 83 94 +13.3% 143,684 27.83% -1.67pp
     Liberal-Conservative 50 46 39 -8.7% 64,860 12.56% -3.22pp
     Liberal
Edward Blake
112 57 73 +26.3% 160,547 31.10% +1.95pp
     Independent 7 5 1 -80% 8,227 1.59% -1.12pp
     Nationalist Conservative 1 - 1 - 1,084 0.21% +0.14pp
     Independent Liberal 3 2 2 - 5,740 1.11% +0.12pp
     Independent Conservative 2 2 1 -50% 927 0.18% -
     Unknown 121 9 - -100% 131,178 25.41% +4.48pp
Total 414 204 211 +4.4% 516,247 100.0% -
Sources: http://www.elections.ca -- History of Federal Ridings since 1867

Acclamations:

The following Members of Parliament were elected by acclamation;

  • British Columbia: 2 Liberal-Conservatives
  • Manitoba: 1 Conservative
  • Ontario: 2 Conservatives
  • Quebec: 11 Conservatives, 1 Independent Conservative, 4 Liberal-Conservatives, 3 Liberals
  • New Brunswick: 1 Liberal-Conservative, 1 Independent
  • Nova Scotia: 1 Conservative

Results by province[edit]

Party name BC MB ON QC NB NS PE Total
     Conservative Seats: 3 2 39 38 4 8 - 94
     Popular vote (%): 38.4 13.6 27.0 37.7 25.6 23.0 17.1 27.8
     Liberal-Conservative Seats: 3 1 13 12 3 5 2 39
     Vote (%): 15.8 38.9 9.1 10.4 7.1 25.8 25.4 12.6
     Liberal Seats: - 2 40 12 7 8 4 73
     Vote (%): 10.6 25.3 31.9 21.5 36.8 38.7 40.7 31.1
     Independent Seats:     - - 1 -   1
     Vote (%):     1.7 0.8 0.4 4.8   1.6
     Nationalist Conservative Seats:       1       1
     Vote (%):       1.0       0.2
     Independent Liberal Seats:     - 1 1     2
     Vote (%):     0.7 1.5 6.2     1.1
     Independent Conservative Seats:       1       1
     Vote (%):       0.9       0.2
     Unknown Vote (%): 35.2 22.2 29.6 27.1 23.9 7.7 16.8 25.4
Total seats 6 5 92 65 16 21 6 211

Vote and seat summaries[edit]

Popular vote
Conservative
  
40.40%
Liberal
  
31.10%
Others
  
28.50%


Seat totals
Conservative
  
63.03%
Liberal
  
34.60%
Others
  
2.37%

xx – less than 0.05% of the popular vote

See also[edit]