Kings (electoral district)

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Kings was a federal electoral district in Nova Scotia, Canada, that was represented in the Canadian House of Commons from 1867 to 1925.

It was created in the British North America Act of 1867. The riding was abolished in 1924 when it was merged into Hants—Kings riding. It consisted of Kings County.

Members of Parliament[edit]

This riding elected the following Members of Parliament:

  1. William Henry Chipman, Anti-Confederate (1867–1870)
  2. Leverett de Veber Chipman, Liberal (1870–1874)
  3. Sir Frederick W. Borden, Liberal (1874–1882)
  4. Douglas B. Woodworth, Liberal-Conservative (1882–1887)
  5. Sir Frederick W. Borden, Liberal (1887–1911)
  6. Arthur de Witt Foster, Conservative (1911–1917)
  7. Sir Robert Laird Borden, Unionist (1917–1921)
  8. Ernest William Robinson, Liberal (1921–1925).

Election results[edit]

Canadian federal election, 1867
Party Candidate Votes
Anti-Confederation William Henry Chipman 1,472
Unknown Coleman 659
By-election on 23 June 1870

On Mr. Chipman's death, 9 April 1870

Party Candidate Votes
Liberal Leverett de Veber Chipman acclaimed
Canadian federal election, 1872
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal Leverett de Veber Chipman 1,317
Unknown J.L. Wickwire 713
Canadian federal election, 1874
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal Frederick William Borden 1,043
Liberal Leverett de Veber Chipman 945
Canadian federal election, 1878
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal Frederick William Borden 1,639
Liberal–Conservative Douglas B. Woodworth 1,374
Canadian federal election, 1882
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal–Conservative Douglas B. Woodworth 1,707
Liberal Frederick William Borden 1,357
Canadian federal election, 1887
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal Frederick William Borden 1,970
Liberal–Conservative Douglas B. Woodworth 1,522
Canadian federal election, 1891
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal Frederick William Borden 1,815
Conservative C.R. Bill 1,654
By-election on 13 February 1892

On Mr. Borden being unseated on petition, 28 November 1891

Party Candidate Votes
Liberal Frederick William Borden acclaimed
Canadian federal election, 1896
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal Frederick William Borden 2,252
Conservative W.C. Bill 1,781
By-election on 30 July 1896

On Mr. Borden being named Minister of
Militia and Defence, 11 July 1896

Party Candidate Votes
Liberal Frederick William Borden acclaimed
Canadian federal election, 1900
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal Frederick William Borden 2,233
Conservative Barclay Webster 1,890
Canadian federal election, 1904
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal Frederick William Borden 2,594
Conservative J.W. Ryan 1,427
Canadian federal election, 1908
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal Frederick William Borden 2,482
Conservative Nathan Woodworth Eaton 1,991
Canadian federal election, 1911
Party Candidate Votes
Conservative Arthur de Witt Foster 2,474
Liberal Frederick William Borden 2,323
Canadian federal election, 1917
Party Candidate Votes
Government (Unionist) Robert Laird Borden 3,941
Opposition (Laurier Liberals) James Sealy 2,524
Canadian federal election, 1921
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal Ernest William Robinson 5,812
Conservative Horton W. Phinney 5,097

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