Canadian federal election, 1887

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Canadian federal election, 1887
Canada
1882 ←
members
February 22, 1887
→ 1891
members

215 seats in the 6th Canadian Parliament
108 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 Kingston Durham West
Last election 133 73
Seats won 122 80
Seat change -11 +7
Popular vote 343,805 312,736
Percentage 47.42% 43.13%
Swing +7.02pp +12.03pp

Canada 1887 Federal Election.svg


Prime Minister before election

John A. Macdonald
Conservative

Prime Minister after election

John A. Macdonald
Conservative

The Canadian parliament after the 1887 election

The Canadian federal election of 1887 was held on February 22, 1887 to elect members of the Canadian House of Commons of the 6th Parliament of Canada.

The Conservative Party of Prime Minister Sir John A. Macdonald retained power, defeating the Liberal Party of Edward Blake.

Voter turn-out: 70.1%


National results[edit]

Party Party leader # of candidates Seats Popular vote
1882 Elected Change # % Change
     Conservative John A. Macdonald 172 94 96 -7.4% 291,138 40.15% +12.32pp
     Liberal-Conservative 31 42 26 -42.9% 52,667 7.26% -5.30pp
     Liberal
Edward Blake
184 72 80 +9.7% 312,736 43.13% +12.03pp
     Independent Liberal 9 2 6 +150% 15,695 2.16% +1.05pp
     Independent Conservative 8 1 3 +200% 11,345 1.56% +1.39pp
     Independent 10 1 1 0% 8,984 1.24% -0.35pp
     Nationalist Conservative 2 1 2 +100% 3,522 0.49% +0.28pp
     Unknown 18 -   24,172 3.33% -22.08pp
     Nationalist 6 * 1 * 4,784 0.66% *
Total 440 213 215 -3.8% 725,043 100% -
Sources: http://www.elections.ca -- History of Federal Ridings since 1867

Note:

* Party did not nominate candidates in the previous election.

Acclamations:

The following Members of Parliament were elected by acclamation:

  • British Columbia: 1 Conservative
  • Manitoba: 1 Liberal-Conservative
  • Quebec: 1 Conservative, 3 Liberals

Results by province[edit]

Party name BC NW MB ON QC NB NS PE Total
     Conservative Seats: 4 4 2 45 23 8 10 - 96
     Popular vote (%): 62.3 65.5 32.9 43.4 35.6 39.4 41.3 39.0 40.2
     Liberal-Conservative Seats: 2   1 9 8 2 4 - 26
     Vote (%): 22.1   17.4 5.7 9.2 6.0 10.7 7.5 7.3
     Liberal Seats: - - 2 37 24 5 7 5 80
     Vote (%): 15.6 34.5 44.6 46.9 41.7 40.9 41.9 41.8 43.1
     Independent Liberal Seats:     - 1 3 1   1 6
     Vote (%):     5.2 0.8 3.7 3.8   11.7 2.2
     Independent Conservative Seats: - -   - 3   -   3
     Vote (%): 18.6 12.2   0.3 5.7   0.4   1.6
     Independent Seats:       - 1 - -   1
     Vote (%):       xx 1.3 3.4 5.8   1.2
     Nationalist Conservative Seats:         2       2
     Vote (%):         2.4       0.5
     Unknown Seats:       - -     0
     Vote (%):       3.1 6.1 6.5 0.2   3.3
     Nationalist Seats:         1       1
     Vote (%):         3.3       0.7
Total seats 6 4 5 92 65 16 21 6 215

xx – less than 0.05% of the popular vote

See also[edit]