Kingston (electoral district)

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Kingston was a federal electoral district represented in the Canadian House of Commons from 1867 to 1925 and from 1953 to 1968. It was located in the province of Ontario. It was created by the British North America Act of 1867, and initially consisted of the city of Kingston, Ontario. In 1903, it was expanded to include the village of Portsmouth.

The electoral district was abolished in 1924 when it was redistributed into Kingston City riding.

In 1952, a new Kingston riding was created from Kingston City and parts of Frontenac—Addington ridings. It consisted of the city of Kingston and the townships of Pittsburg, Storrington, Kingston, Howe Island, and Wolfe Island (including Simcoe Island, Horse Shoe Island, and Mud Island) in the county of Frontenac.

The electoral district was abolished in 1966 when it was redistributed between Frontenac—Lennox and Addington and Kingston and the Islands ridings.

Members of Parliament[edit]

This riding elected the following members of the Canadian House of Commons:

  1. Sir John A. Macdonald, Liberal-Conservative (1867–1878)
  2. Alexander Gunn, Liberal (1878–1887)
  3. Sir John A. Macdonald, Conservative (1887–1891)
  4. James Henry Metcalfe, Conservative (1892–1896)
  5. Byron Moffatt Britton, Liberal (1896–1901)
  6. William Harty, Liberal (1902–1911)
  7. William Folger Nickle, Conservative (1911–1919)
  8. Sir Henry Lumley Drayton, Unionist (1919–1921)
  9. Arthur Edward Ross, Conservative (1921–1925)
  1. William James Henderson, Liberal (1953–1958)
  2. Benjamin Graydon Allmark, Progressive Conservative (1958–1962)
  3. Edgar John Benson, Liberal (1962–1968)

Election results[edit]

Canadian federal election, 1867
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal–Conservative John A. Macdonald 735
Unknown John Stewart 142
Canadian federal election, 1872
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal–Conservative John A. Macdonald 735
Unknown John Carruthers 604
Canadian federal election, 1874
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal–Conservative John A. Macdonald 839
Unknown John Carruthers 801
By-election on 29 December 1874

On Mr. Macdonald's election being declared void, 21 November 1874

Party Candidate Votes
Liberal–Conservative John A. Macdonald 889
Unknown John Carruthers 872
Canadian federal election, 1878
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal Alexander Gunn 991
Liberal–Conservative John A. Macdonald 847
Unknown J. Stewart 6
Canadian federal election, 1882
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal Alexander Gunn 889
Unknown Michael Sullivan 797
Canadian federal election, 1887
Party Candidate Votes
Conservative John A. Macdonald 1,368
Liberal Alexander Gunn 1,351
Canadian federal election, 1891
Party Candidate Votes
Conservative John A. Macdonald 1,784
Liberal Alexander Gunn 1,301
Conservative Major Edwards 29
By-election on 28 January 1892

On Mr. Macdonald's death, 6 June 1891

Party Candidate Votes
Conservative James Henry Metcalfe acclaimed
Canadian federal election, 1896
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal Byron Moffatt Britton 1,671
Conservative Donald Malcolm McIntyre 1,519
Canadian federal election, 1900
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal Byron Moffatt Britton 1,879
Conservative Donald Malcolm McIntyre 1,687
By-election on 15 January 1902

On Mr. Britton being appointed Judge of the Court of King's Bench for Ontario, 24 September 1901

Party Candidate Votes
Liberal William Harty 2,116
Conservative James Henry Metcalfe 1,364
Canadian federal election, 1904
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal William Harty 2,267
Conservative John Gaskin 1,735
Unknown Christopher J. Graham 55
Canadian federal election, 1908
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal William Harty 2,224
Conservative Arthur Edward Ross 1,875
Canadian federal election, 1911
Party Candidate Votes
Conservative William Folger Nickle 2,322
Liberal John McDonald Mowat 1,977
Canadian federal election, 1917
Party Candidate Votes
Government (Unionist) William Folger Nickle 6,194
Opposition (Laurier Liberals) Alexander White Richardson 1,782
By-election on 20 October 1919

On Mr. Nickle's resignation, 7 July 1919

Party Candidate Votes
Government (Unionist) Henry Lumle Drayton acclaimed
Canadian federal election, 1921
Party Candidate Votes
Conservative Arthur Edward Ross 6,055
Liberal John Murdoch Campbell 5,884
Canadian federal election, 1953
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal William James Henderson 14,663
Progressive Conservative Wilbert Aylesworth 11,806
Co-operative Commonwealth Pearl Runnalls 731
Canadian federal election, 1957
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal William James Henderson 14,728
Progressive Conservative Thomas Ashmore Kidd 12,977
Co-operative Commonwealth James Allan Millard 1,032
Canadian federal election, 1958
Party Candidate Votes
Progressive Conservative Benjamin Allmark 16,989
Liberal William James Henderson 14,862
Co-operative Commonwealth John H. McKinnon 887
Canadian federal election, 1962
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal Edgar John Benson 16,828
Progressive Conservative Benjamin Allmark 13,599
New Democratic John McKinnon 1,468
Social Credit Ernest Hogan 214
Canadian federal election, 1963
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal Edgar John Benson 18,425
Progressive Conservative J. Earl McEwen 12,879
New Democratic Denis Kalman 2,400
Social Credit Grace C.A. Gough 194
Canadian federal election, 1965
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal Edgar John Benson 16,022
Progressive Conservative J. Earl McEwen 12,766
New Democratic John Meister 3,530
Parliament of Canada
Preceded by
None
Riding represented by the Prime Minister
1867-1873
Succeeded by
Lambton
Preceded by
Carleton
Riding represented by the Prime Minister
1887-1891
Succeeded by
Vacant; next was Antigonish, in 1892

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