Hamilton (electoral district)

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search

Hamilton was a federal electoral district represented in the Canadian House of Commons from 1867 to 1904 and a provincial riding in the Ontario Legislature from 1867 to 1894. It was located in the province of Ontario and consisted of the city of Hamilton.

It was created by the British North America Act of 1867. In 1872, it was assigned a second seat in the House of Commons so that it elected two Members of Parliament at each election.

The electoral district was abolished in 1903 when it was divided into Hamilton West and Hamilton East ridings. A similar split was created in 1894 at the provincial level to create the ridings of Hamilton West and Hamilton East.

Election results[edit]

Canadian federal election, 1867
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal Charles Magill acclaimed
Canadian federal election, 1872
Party Candidate Votes Elected
Liberal–Conservative Daniel Black Chisholm 1,443 x
     Conservative Labour Henry Buckingham Witton 1,422 x
Liberal Aemilius Irving 1,346  
Liberal Charles Magill 1,324  


Canadian federal election, 1874
Party Candidate Votes Elected
Liberal Andrew Trew Wood 2,086 x
Liberal Aemilius Irving 2,083 x
Unknown Mr. O'Reilly 1,518  
     Conservative Labour Henry Buckingham Witton 1,515  

On the election being declared void in each case:

20 May 1875 by-election
Party Candidate Votes Elected
Liberal Aemilius Irving 1,977 x
Liberal Andrew Trew Wood 1,952 x
     Conservative Labour Henry Buckingham Witton 1,691  
Unknown Michael Wilson Browne 1,568  


Canadian federal election, 1878
Party Candidate Votes Elected
Conservative Francis Edwin Kilvert 2,252 x
Liberal Thomas Robertson 2,214 x
Liberal Aemilius Irving 2,005  
Liberal Andrew Trew Wood 1,981  


Canadian federal election, 1882
Party Candidate Votes Elected
Conservative KILVERT, Francis E. 2,666 x
Conservative ROBERTSON, Thomas 2,612 x
Liberal MOORE, Dennis 2,194  
Liberal IRVING, E. 2,146  


Canadian federal election, 1887
Party Candidate Votes Elected
Conservative BROWN, Adam 3,574 x
Conservative MCKAY, Alex 3,571 x
Liberal WALTER, Frederic 3,410  
Liberal BURNS, Alex 3,402  


Canadian federal election, 1891
Party Candidate Votes Elected
Conservative MCKAY, Alex 4,186 x
Conservative RYCKMAN, Samuel S. 4,156 x
Liberal DORAN, Wm. 3,532  
Liberal LAIDLAW, Adam 3,474  


Canadian federal election, 1896
Party Candidate Votes Elected
Liberal WOOD, A.T. 3,837 x
Liberal MACPHERSON, T.H. 3,797 x
Conservative BOVILLE, R.G. 3,773  
Conservative BARKER, Samuel 3,546  
Independent BUCHANNAN, W.W. 928  
Independent WATKINS, F.W. 806  


Canadian federal election, 1900
Party Candidate Votes Elected
Conservative BARKER, Samuel 5,466 x
Conservative BRUCE, Francis C. 5,462 x
Liberal TEETZEL, James V. 4,783  
Liberal WOOD, Andrew T. 4,667  

Pronvincial Riding[edit]

Hamilton was also a provincial riding from 1867 to 1894 and late split to form Hamilton East and Hamilton West.

List of members of provincial parliament for Hamilton:

See also[edit]

External links[edit]