Canadian federal election, 1908

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Canadian federal election, 1908
Canada
1904 ←
members
October 26, 1908 → 1911
members

221 seats in the 11th Canadian Parliament
111 seats needed for a majority
  First party Second party
  Wilfrid Laurier 1917.jpg Robert Laird Borden cph.3b31281.jpg
Leader Wilfrid Laurier Robert Borden
Party Liberal Conservative
Leader since 1887 1901
Leader's seat Quebec East Carleton
candidate in Halifax
Last election 137 75
Seats won 133 85
Seat change -4 +10
Popular vote 570,311 539,374
Percentage 48.87% 46.21%
Swing -2.01% +0.27%

Canada 1908 Federal Election.svg


Prime Minister before election

Wilfrid Laurier
Liberal

Prime Minister after election

Wilfrid Laurier
Liberal

The Canadian parliament after the 1908 election

The Canadian federal election of 1908 was held on October 26 to elect members of the Canadian House of Commons of the 11th Parliament of Canada. Prime Minister Sir Wilfrid Laurier's Liberal Party of Canada was re-elected for a fourth consecutive term in government with a majority government. The Liberals lost four seats and a small share of the popular vote.

Sir Robert Borden's Conservatives and Liberal-Conservatives won ten additional seats.

Voter turnout: 70.3%[1]


National results[edit]

133
85
3
Liberal
Conservative
O
Party Party leader # of
candidates
Seats Popular vote
1904 Elected Change # % Change
     Liberal Wilfrid Laurier 213 137 133 -2.9% 570,311 48.87% -2.01pp
     Conservative Robert Borden 207 70 82 +17.1% 524,641 44.95% +0.55pp
     Liberal-Conservative 4 5 3 -40.0% 14,733 1.26% -0.27pp
     Independent 15 1 1 - 16,903 1.45% +0.45pp
     Labour   3 - 1   10,400 0.89% +0.68pp
     Unknown 7 - - - 13,478 1.15% +0.02pp
Socialist   5 - - - 6,071 0.52% +0.35pp
     Independent Conservative 2 1 1 -100% 5,314 0.46% -0.04pp
     Independent Liberal 5 - - - 5,191 0.44% +0.41pp
Total 461 214 221 +2.8% 1,167,042 100%  
Sources: http://www.elections.ca -- History of Federal Ridings since 1867

Results by province[edit]

Party BC AB SK MB ON QC NB NS PE YK Total
     Liberal Seats: 2 4 9 2 37 52 11 12 3 1 133
     Popular vote (%): 35.9 50.2 56.6 45.4 45.0 53.0 56.2 51.0 50.4 40.2 48.9
     Conservative Seats: 5 2 1 8 46 12 2 5 1 - 82
     Vote (%): 46.8 38.1 36.8 51.5 49.2 39.5 43.8 44.5 49.6 10.8 45.0
     Liberal-Conservative Seats:   1     1     1     3
     Vote (%):   6.4     1.5     4.5     1.3
     Independent Seats: - - - - 1 -         1
     Vote (%): 8.9 3.7 0.6 0.1 1.8 1.1         1.5
     Labour Seats:         - 1         1
     Vote (%):         0.7 2.6         0.9
     Independent Conservative Seats:     -   1         1
     Vote (%):     5.9   0.4           0.5
Total seats 7 7 10 10 86 65 13 18 4 1 221
Parties that won no seats:
     Unknown Vote (%): 1.3       1.4 1.9       49.0 1.2
Socialist Vote (%): 7.1 1.6   2.9 0.2           0.5
     Independent Liberal Vote (%):     0.1     1.8         0.4

Vote and seat summaries[edit]

Popular vote
Liberal
  
48.87%
Conservative
  
46.21%
Others
  
4.92%


Seat totals
Liberal
  
60.18%
Conservative
  
38.46%
Others
  
1.36%

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ [1]