Canadian federal election, 1900

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Canadian federal election, 1900
Canada
1896 ←
members
November 7, 1900
→ 1904
members

213 seats in the 9th Canadian Parliament
107 seats needed for a majority
  First party Second party
  Laurier in 1906.jpg Tupper Portrait.jpg
Leader Wilfrid Laurier Charles Tupper
Party Liberal Conservative
Leader since 1887 1896
Leader's seat Quebec East Cape Breton (lost re-election)
Last election 117 86
Seats won 128 79
Seat change +11 -7
Popular vote 477,758 438,330
Percentage 50.25% 46.10%
Swing +8.88pp -2.07pp

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Prime Minister before election

Wilfrid Laurier
Liberal

Prime Minister after election

Wilfrid Laurier
Liberal

The Canadian parliament after the 1900 election

The Canadian federal election of 1900 was held on November 7 to elect members of the Canadian House of Commons of the 9th Parliament of Canada. As a result of the election, the Liberal Party, led by Prime Minister Wilfrid Laurier, was re-elected to a second majority government, defeating the Conservative Party and Liberal-Conservatives led by Charles Tupper. The voter turn-out was 77.4%


National results[edit]

128
79
6
Liberal
Conservative
O
Party Party leader # of
candidates
Seats Popular vote
1896 Elected Change # % Change
     Liberal
Wilfrid Laurier
209 117 1281 +9.4% 477,758 50.25% +8.88pp
     Conservative Charles Tupper 193 83 69 -16.9% 410,953 43.22% -1.18pp
     Liberal-Conservative 11 15 10 -33.3% 27,377 2.88% -0.89pp
     Independent 12 1 3 +200% 13,307 1.40% -0.03pp
     Independent Conservative 4 4 1 -75% 10,081 1.06% -0.20pp
     Independent Liberal 3 1 1 - 4,895 0.51% +0.27pp
     Independent Labour 12 * 1 * 3,441 0.36% *
     Labour 3 * - * 2,924 0.31% *
     Unknown 1 - - - 27 x -0.17pp
Total 437 229 213 -7.0% 950,763 100%  
Sources: http://www.elections.ca -- History of Federal Ridings since 1867

Notes:

* Party did not nominate candidates in the previous election.

x - indicates less than 0.005% of the popular vote.

1 Ralph Smith is reported to have run as an Independent Labour candidate in Vancouver. He was elected defeating both a Liberal and Conservative, but immediately joined the Liberal Party caucus when he took his seat in the House of Commons. Some records suggest that he ran as a Liberal in 1900. He was subsequently re-elected as a "Liberal" in 1904 and 1908, and was defeated in 1911. He is listed in these tables as having been elected as a Liberal.

2 Arthur Puttee of Winnipeg was elected as a Labour candidate in a 1900 by-election, and was re-elected as an Independent Labour MP in the subsequent 1900 election.

Results by province[edit]

Party name BC NW MB ON QC NB NS PE Total
     Liberal Seats: 41 4 2 34 57 9 15 3 128
     Popular vote (%): 49.1 55.1 42.9 46.7 56.3 51.9 51.7 51.8 50.3
     Conservative Seats: 2 - 3 47 8 3 5 1 69
     Vote (%): 40.9 44.9 35.3 44.9 43.6 35.6 44.9 39.4 43.2
     Liberal-Conservative Seats:       7   2 - 1 10
     Vote (%):       3.8   8.1 3.4 8.8 2.9
     Independent Seats:     1 2 - -     3
     Vote (%):     13.5 1.7 0.2 0.3     1.4
     Independent Conservative Seats:       1   -     1
     Vote (%):       1.7   4.2     1.1
     Independent Liberal Seats:       1         1
     Vote (%):       1.1         0.5
     Independent Labour Seats:     1           1
     Vote (%):     8.2           0.4
Total seats 6 4 7 92 65 14 20 5 213
Parties that won no seats:
     Labour Vote (%): 10.0     0.1         0.3
     Unknown Vote (%):         xx       xx

Notes:

xx - indicates less than 0.05% of the popular vote.

Vote and seat summaries[edit]

Popular vote
Liberal
  
50.25%
Conservative
  
46.10%
Others
  
3.65%


Seat totals
Liberal
  
60.09%
Conservative
  
37.09%
Others
  
2.82%

See also[edit]