List of Nova Scotia by-elections

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The list of Nova Scotia by-elections includes every by-election held in the Canadian province of Nova Scotia. By-elections occur whenever there is a vacancy in the House of Assembly, although an imminent general election may allow the vacancy to remain until the dissolution of parliament. Between 1840 and 1927 incumbent members were required to recontest their seats upon being appointed to Cabinet. These Ministerial by-elections were almost always uncontested.

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61st General Assembly of Nova Scotia 2009-2013[edit]

By-election Date Incumbent Party Winner Party Cause Retained
Cape Breton North June 21, 2011 Cecil Clarke      Progressive Conservative Eddie Orrell      Progressive Conservative Resignation to contest the 2011 Federal Election Yes
Cumberland South October 26, 2010 Murray Scott      Progressive Conservative Jamie Baillie      Progressive Conservative Resignation Yes
Yarmouth June 22, 2010 Richard Hurlburt      Progressive Conservative Zach Churchill      Liberal Resignation due to a constituency expense scandal No
Glace Bay June 22, 2010 David Wilson      Liberal Geoff MacLellan      Liberal Resignation Yes
Inverness October 20, 2009 Rodney MacDonald      Progressive Conservative Allan MacMaster      Progressive Conservative Resignation Yes
Antigonish October 20, 2009 Angus MacIsaac      Progressive Conservative Maurice Smith      NDP Resignation No

60th General Assembly of Nova Scotia 2006-2009[edit]

By-election Date Incumbent Party Winner Party Cause Retained
Cole Harbour-Eastern Passage October 2, 2007 Kevin Deveaux      NDP Becky Kent      NDP Resignation Yes

59th General Assembly of Nova Scotia 2003-2006[edit]

By-election Date Incumbent Party Winner Party Cause Retained
Chester-St. Margaret's June 12, 2005 John Chataway      Progressive Conservative Judy Streatch      Progressive Conservative Death Yes

58th General Assembly of Nova Scotia 1999-2003[edit]

By-election Date Incumbent Party Winner Party Cause Retained
Halifax Fairview March 6, 2001 Eileen O'Connell      NDP Graham Steele      NDP Death Yes
Cape Breton North March 6, 2001 Russell MacLellan      Liberal Cecil Clarke      Progressive Conservative Resignation No
Cape Breton East April 4, 2000 David Wilson      Liberal David Wilson      Liberal Void Election Yes

57th General Assembly of Nova Scotia 1998-1999[edit]

no by-elections held

56th General Assembly of Nova Scotia 1993-1998[edit]

By-election Date Incumbent Party Winner Party Cause Retained
Halifax Citadel November 4, 1997 Terry Donahoe      Progressive Conservative Ed Kinley      Liberal Resignation to contest the 1997 Federal Election No
Cumberland North November 4, 1997 Ross Bragg      Liberal Ernie Fage      Progressive Conservative Death No
Cape Breton The Lakes November 4, 1997 Bernie Boudreau      Liberal Helen MacDonald      NDP Resignation No
Cape Breton North November 4, 1997 Ron Stewart      Liberal Russell MacLellan      Liberal Resignation Yes
Halifax Fairview June 4, 1996 Alexa McDonough      NDP Eileen O'Connell      NDP Resignation upon election as Leader of the Federal NDP Yes
Cape Breton West October 10, 1995 Russell MacKinnon      Liberal Alfie MacLeod      Progressive Conservative Resignation to enter municipal politics No
Colchester-Musquodoboit Valley November 2, 1993 Ken Streatch      Progressive Conservative Brooke Taylor      Progressive Conservative Resignation to contest the 1993 Federal Election Yes
Pictou East August 3, 1993 Donald W. Cameron      Progressive Conservative Wayne Fraser      Liberal Resignation No

55th General Assembly of Nova Scotia 1988-1993[edit]

By-election Date Incumbent Party Winner Party Cause Retained
Halifax Atlantic August 27, 1991 John Buchanan      Progressive Conservative Robert Chisholm      NDP Appointed to the Senate No
Cape Breton Centre August 28, 1990 Russell MacNeil      Liberal Russell MacNeil      Liberal Void Election Yes
Cape Breton Centre August 22, 1989 Wayne Connors      Liberal Russell MacNeil      Liberal Resignation Yes

54th General Assembly of Nova Scotia 1984-1988[edit]

By-election Date Incumbent Party Winner Party Cause Retained
Inverness South February 24, 1987 Billy Joe MacLean      Progressive Conservative Billy Joe MacLean      Independent Expelled after pleading guilty to submitting forged documents. No

53rd General Assembly of Nova Scotia 1981-1984[edit]

By-election Date Incumbent Party Winner Party Cause Retained
Lunenburg Centre June 5, 1984 Bruce Cochran      Progressive Conservative Maxine Cochran      Progressive Conservative Death Yes
Kings South February 12, 1984 Harry How      Progressive Conservative Paul Kinsman      Progressive Conservative Resignation Yes
Cape Breton The Lakes February 22, 1983 Ossie Fraser      Liberal John Newell      Progressive Conservative Death No

52nd General Assembly of Nova Scotia 1978-1981[edit]

By-election Date Incumbent Party Winner Party Cause Retained
Cape Breton East December 2, 1980 Jeremy Akerman      NDP Donnie MacLeod      Progressive Conservative Resignation to become Executive Director of Intergovernmental Affairs No
Victoria May 6, 1980 Peter John Nicholson      Liberal Murdock Matheson      Liberal Resignation Yes
Richmond May 6, 1980 Gaston T. LeBlanc      Liberal Jonn E. LeBrun      Liberal Death Yes
Halifax Needham May 6, 1980 Gerald Regan      Liberal Edmund L. Morris      Progressive Conservative Resignation to contest the 1980 Federal Election No

51st General Assembly of Nova Scotia 1974-1978[edit]

By-election Date Incumbent Party Winner Party Cause Retained
Pictou Centre September 6, 1977 Fraser MacLean      Progressive Conservative Jack MacIsaac      Progressive Conservative Resignation Yes
Cape Breton West September 7, 1976 Allan Sullivan      Liberal Ossie Fraser      Liberal Appointed a judge Yes

50th General Assembly of Nova Scotia 1970-1974[edit]

By-election Date Incumbent Party Winner Party Cause Retained
Guysborough June 5, 1973 Angus MacIsaac      Progressive Conservative Sandy Cameron      Liberal Resignation to contest the 1972 Federal Election No
Queens November 16, 1971 W. S. Kennedy Jones      Progressive Conservative Floyd MacDonald      Progressive Conservative Resignation Yes
Kings West November 16, 1971 Gordon Tidman      Progressive Conservative Frank Bezanson      Liberal Void Election No

49th General Assembly of Nova Scotia 1967-1970[edit]

By-election Date Incumbent Party Winner Party Cause Retained
Halifax Eastern Shore February 11, 1969 Duncan MacMillan      Liberal Alexander Garnet Brown      Liberal Death Yes
Guysborough February 11, 1969 Alexander MacIsaac      Progressive Conservative Angus MacIsaac      Progressive Conservative Death Yes
Dartmouth North November 26, 1968 Gordon L. S. Hart      Liberal Gerald Wambolt      Progressive Conservative Appointed a judge No
Cumberland Centre November 26, 1968 Stephen T. Pyke      Progressive Conservative Raymond M. Smith      Progressive Conservative Resignation Yes
Colchester February 13, 1968 Robert Stanfield      Progressive Conservative Gerry Ritchey      Progressive Conservative Resignation upon election as Leader of the federal Progressive Conservatives Yes

48th General Assembly of Nova Scotia 1963-1967[edit]

no by-elections held

47th General Assembly of Nova Scotia 1960-1963[edit]

By-election Date Incumbent Party Winner Party Cause Retained
Inverness September 11, 1962 Roderick MacLean      Liberal William N. MacLean      Liberal Death Yes
Hants East September 11, 1962 Ernest M. Ettinger      Progressive Conservative Albert J. Ettinger      Progressive Conservative Death Yes

46th General Assembly of Nova Scotia 1956-1960[edit]

By-election Date Incumbent Party Winner Party Cause Retained
Lunenburg East October 14, 1959 R. Clifford Levy      Progressive Conservative Maurice L. Zinck      Progressive Conservative Death Yes

45th General Assembly of Nova Scotia 1953-1956[edit]

By-election Date Incumbent Party Winner Party Cause Retained
Inverness November 14, 1954 Alexander H. McKinnon      Liberal Joseph Clyde Nunn      Liberal Appointed a judge Yes
Hants East November 14, 1954 Alfred Edward Reid      Liberal Alfred Edward Reid      Liberal Void Election Yes
Halifax South November 14, 1954 Angus Lewis Macdonald      Liberal Richard Donahoe      Progressive Conservative Death No

44th General Assembly of Nova Scotia 1949-1953[edit]

By-election Date Incumbent Party Winner Party Cause Retained
Hants West November 27, 1950 George B. Cole      Liberal George Henry Wilson      Progressive Conservative Void Election No
Richmond December 20, 1949 Lauchlin Daniel Currie      Liberal Earl Wallace Urquhart      Liberal Appointed a judge Yes

43rd General Assembly of Nova Scotia 1945-1949[edit]

no by-elections held

42nd General Assembly of Nova Scotia 1941-1945[edit]

By-election Date Incumbent Party Winner Party Cause Retained
Antigonish October 19, 1942 John A. MacIsaac      Liberal John P. Gorman      Liberal Death Yes
Richmond December 15, 1941† Donald David Boyd      Liberal Lauchlin Daniel Currie      Liberal Appointed to the Department of Mines and Labour Yes

† Won by acclamation

41st General Assembly of Nova Scotia 1937-1941[edit]

By-election Date Incumbent Party Winner Party Cause Retained
Inverness October 28, 1940† Moses Elijah McGarry      Liberal Alexander H. McKinnon      Liberal Resignation to contest the 1940 Federal Election Yes
Halifax West October 28, 1940† George E. Hagen      Liberal George E. Hagen      Liberal Resigned seat intending to retire but decided to run again Yes
Halifax South October 28, 1940† Angus Lewis Macdonald      Liberal Joseph R. Murphy      Liberal Appointed to the federal cabinet Yes
Cumberland October 28, 1940† Percy Chapman Black      Conservative Leonard William Fraser      Conservative Resignation to contest the 1940 Federal Election Yes
Colchester October 28, 1940† George Y. Thomas      Conservative George Scott Dickey      Conservative Death Yes
Halifax Centre December 5, 1939† William Duff Forrest      Liberal James Edward Rutledge      Liberal Death Yes
Cape Breton Centre December 5, 1939 Michael Dwyer      Liberal Douglas MacDonald      Cooperative Commonwealth Resignation to become President and General Manager of the Nova Scotia Steel and Coal Company No
Yarmouth November 29, 1938† Lindsay C. Gardner      Liberal Henry A. Waterman      Liberal Death Yes

† Won by acclamation

40th General Assembly of Nova Scotia 1933-1937[edit]

By-election Date Incumbent Party Winner Party Cause Retained
Halifax North March 2, 1936 Gordon Benjamin Isnor      Liberal Harold Connolly      Liberal Resignation to contest the 1935 Federal Election Yes

39th General Assembly of Nova Scotia 1928-1933[edit]

By-election Date Incumbent Party Winner Party Cause Retained
Halifax January 21, 1930 John Francis Mahoney      Conservative George H. Murphy      Conservative Death Yes

38th General Assembly of Nova Scotia 1925-1928[edit]

By-election Date Incumbent Party Winner Party Cause Retained
Queens August 30, 1926† William Lorimer Hall      Conservative William Lorimer Hall      Conservative Sought re-election upon appointment as Attorney General Yes
Richmond and Cape Breton West February 24, 1926† John Alexander Macdonald      Conservative John Angus Stewart      Conservative Resignation to contest the 1925 Federal Election Yes
Hants August 1, 1925† Edgar Nelson Rhodes      Conservative Edgar Nelson Rhodes      Conservative Sought re-election upon appointment as Premier and Provincial Secretary Yes
Halifax August 1, 1925† John Archibald Walker      Conservative John Archibald Walker      Conservative Sought re-election upon appointment as Minister of Natural Resources and Provincial Development Yes
Cumberland August 1, 1925† Percy Chapman Black      Conservative Percy Chapman Black      Conservative Sought re-election upon appointment as Minister of Highways Yes
Cape Breton East August 1, 1925† John Carey Douglas      Conservative John Carey Douglas      Conservative Sought re-election upon appointment as Attorney General Yes
Cape Breton Centre August 1, 1925† Gordon Sidney Harrington      Conservative Gordon Sidney Harrington      Conservative Sought re-election upon appointment as Minister of Public Works and Mines Yes

† Won by acclamation

37th General Assembly of Nova Scotia 1920-1925[edit]

By-election Date Incumbent Party Winner Party Cause Retained
Victoria March 1, 1923† George Henry Murray      Liberal Daniel Alexander Cameron      Liberal Resignation Yes
Kings January 16, 1923† Harry H. Wickwire      Liberal James Sealy      Liberal Death Yes
Halifax January 16, 1923† Robert Emmett Finn      Liberal Walter Joseph O'Hearn      Liberal Resignation to contest a federal by-election Yes
Antigonish January 16, 1923† William Chisholm      Liberal William Chisholm      Liberal Sought re-election upon appointment as Minister of Highways Yes
Queens September 2, 1920 Frank E. Smith      Liberal Ernest Howard Armstrong      Liberal Resignation to provide a seat for Armstrong Yes

† Won by acclamation

36th General Assembly of Nova Scotia 1916-1920[edit]

By-election Date Incumbent Party Winner Party Cause Retained
Kings July 3, 1918† Harry H. Wickwire      Liberal Harry H. Wickwire      Liberal Sought re-election upon appointment as Minister of Highways Yes

† Won by acclamation

35th General Assembly of Nova Scotia 1911-1916[edit]

By-election Date Incumbent Party Winner Party Cause Retained
Victoria February 14, 1914 Angus A. Buchanan      Liberal Phillip McLeod      Conservative Death (Results voided November 17, 1914. No by-election held) No
Antigonish January 16, 1913 Edward Lavin Girroir      Conservative John Stanfield O'Brien      Conservative Appointed to the Senate Yes
Lunenburg November 15, 1911 Alexander Kenneth Maclean      Liberal Alfred Clairmonte Zwicker      Conservative Resignation to contest the 1911 Federal Election No
Digby November 15, 1911 Allen Ellsworth Wall      Liberal Harry Hatheway Marshall      Conservative Resignation to contest the 1911 Federal Election No
Annapolis November 8, 1911† Orlando Daniels      Liberal Orlando Daniels      Liberal Sought re-election upon appointment as Attorney General Yes
Yarmouth August 16, 1911 Ernest Howard Armstrong      Liberal Ernest Howard Armstrong      Liberal Sought re-election upon appointment as Commissioner of Public Works and Mines Yes

† Won by acclamation

34th General Assembly of Nova Scotia 1906-1911[edit]

By-election Date Incumbent Party Winner Party Cause Retained
Kings January 31, 1911† Brenton Dodge      Liberal Harry H. Wickwire      Liberal Death Yes
Digby November 15, 1910 Angus Morrison Gidney      Liberal Allen Ellsworth Wall      Liberal Appointed Collector of Customs Yes
Queens February 16, 1910 Edward Matthew Farrell      Liberal William Lorimer Hall      Conservative Appointed to the Senate No
Lunenburg November 24, 1909 Henry March      Liberal Alexander Kenneth Maclean      Liberal Resignation Yes
Hants November 24, 1909 Charles Smith Wilcox      Conservative Albert Parsons      Conservative Death Yes
Cumberland November 24, 1909 William Thomas Pipes      Liberal Joshua H. Livingston      Liberal Death Yes
Victoria November 17, 1909† John Gillis Morrison      Liberal Angus A. Buchanan      Liberal Resignation Yes
Pictou February 16, 1909 Charles Elliott Tanner      Conservative Robert Hugh MacKay      Liberal Resignation to contest the 1908 Federal Election No
Hants July 17, 1907 Arthur Drysdale      Liberal James O'Brien      Liberal Appointed a judge Yes
Antigonish April 9, 1907† Christopher P. Chisholm      Liberal Christopher P. Chisholm      Liberal Sought re-election upon appointment as Commissioner of Public Works and Mines Yes
Digby February 19, 1907† Ambrose H. Comeau      Liberal Joseph Willie Comeau      Liberal Appointed to the Senate Yes

† Won by acclamation

33rd General Assembly of Nova Scotia 1901-1906[edit]

By-election Date Incumbent Party Winner Party Cause Retained
Annapolis March 6, 1906 James Wilberforce Longley      Liberal Orlando Daniels      Liberal Appointed a judge Yes
Richmond December 15, 1904 Duncan Finlayson      Liberal Charles P. Bissett      Liberal Resignation to contest the 1904 Federal Election Yes
Pictou December 15, 1904 Edward Mortimer Macdonald      Liberal Robert M. McGregor      Liberal Resignation to contest the 1904 Federal Election Yes
Cumberland December 15, 1904 Thomas Reuben Black      Liberal Elisha B. Paul      Liberal Appointed to the Senate Yes
Colchester December 15, 1904 Frederick Andrew Laurence      Liberal Henry T. Laurence      Liberal Resignation to contest the 1904 Federal Election Yes
Cape Breton December 15, 1904 Daniel Duncan McKenzie      Liberal Arthur Samuel Kendall      Liberal Resignation to contest the 1904 Federal Election Yes
Lunenburg December 8, 1904† Alexander Kenneth Maclean      Liberal Charles Uniacke Mader      Liberal Resignation to contest the 1904 Federal Election Yes
Guysborough December 8, 1904† John Howard Sinclair      Liberal James F. Ellis      Liberal Resignation to contest the 1904 Federal Election Yes
Shelburne January 12, 1904 Thomas Johnston      Liberal George A. Cox      Liberal Death Yes
Yarmouth January 5, 1904† Augustus Stoneman      Liberal George P. Sanderson      Liberal Resignation to be appointed to the Legislative Council Yes
Antigonish January 22, 1903† Angus McGillivray      Liberal Fred Robert Trotter      Liberal Appointed a judge Yes
Shelburne December 10, 1902 Thomas Robertson      Liberal Moses H. Nickerson      Liberal Death Yes
Lunenburg December 3, 1902† Edward Doran Davison      Liberal John Drew Sperry      Liberal Death Yes

† Won by acclamation

32nd General Assembly of Nova Scotia 1897-1901[edit]

By-election Date Incumbent Party Winner Party Cause Retained
Halifax December 12, 1900 William Bernard Wallace      Liberal Michael Edwin Keefe      Liberal Resignation to contest the 1900 Federal Election Yes
Cape Breton December 12, 1900 Arthur Samuel Kendall      Liberal Neil J. Gillis      Liberal Resignation to contest the 1900 Federal Election Yes
Alexander Johnston      Liberal Daniel Duncan McKenzie      Liberal Yes
Pictou December 5, 1900† Edward Mortimer Macdonald      Liberal Edward Mortimer Macdonald      Liberal Resignation to contest the 1900 Federal Election Yes
J.D. McGregor      Liberal Charles Elliott Tanner      Conservative No
Yarmouth May 15, 1900† William Law      Liberal Augustus Stoneman      Liberal Appointed to the Legislative Council Yes

† Won by acclamation

31st General Assembly of Nova Scotia 1894-1897[edit]

By-election Date Incumbent Party Winner Party Cause Retained
Victoria August 15, 1896† John Lemuel Bethune      Conservative George Henry Murray      Liberal Resignation to contest the 1896 Federal Election No
Queens August 15, 1896† Albert M. Hemeon      Liberal Edward Matthew Farrell      Liberal Death Yes
Lunenburg August 15, 1896 John Drew Sperry      Liberal Allan Moreash      Liberal Resignation to contest the 1896 Federal Election Yes
Halifax August 15, 1896† William Stevens Fielding      Liberal William Bernard Wallace      Liberal Resignation to contest a federal by-election Yes
Colchester August 15, 1896 Wilbert David Dimock      Conservative Firman McClure      Liberal Resignation to contest the 1896 Federal Election No
Annapolis August 15, 1896† James Wilberforce Longley      Liberal James Wilberforce Longley      Liberal Resignation to contest the 1896 Federal Election Yes
Digby September 28, 1895 Eliakim Tupper      Liberal Angus Morrison Gidney      Liberal Death Yes
Antigonish June 13, 1895 Colin Francis McIsaac      Liberal Angus McGillivray      Liberal Resignation to contest a federal by-election Yes
Colchester January 30, 1895† Wilbert David Dimock      Conservative Wilbert David Dimock      Conservative Resignation to recontest due to election petition Yes
Richmond December 27, 1894 John Morrison      Conservative Joseph Matheson      Liberal Void Election No

† Won by acclamation

30th General Assembly of Nova Scotia 1890-1894[edit]

By-election Date Incumbent Party Winner Party Cause Retained
Annapolis June 8, 1892 Henry H. Chute      Liberal Henry M. Monro      Liberal Death Yes
Hants April 7, 1891 Allen Haley      Liberal Arthur Drysdale      Liberal Resignation to contest the 1891 Federal Election Yes
Cape Breton April 7, 1891 Joseph McPherson      Liberal Joseph McPherson      Liberal Resignation to contest the 1891 Federal Election Yes
Antigonish April 7, 1891 Angus McGillivray      Liberal Christopher P. Chisholm      Liberal Resignation to contest the 1891 Federal Election Yes
Yarmouth December 11, 1890 Albert Gayton      Liberal Forman Hatfield      Liberal Appointed Registrar of Deeds Yes

29th General Assembly of Nova Scotia 1886-1890[edit]

By-election Date Incumbent Party Winner Party Cause Retained
Lunenburg January 16, 1889 George A. Ross      Liberal John Drew Sperry      Liberal Death Yes
Digby October 25, 1887 Henri M. Robicheau      Liberal Henri M. Robicheau      Liberal Resignation to contest a federal by-election Yes
Queens March 8, 1887 Jason M. Mack      Liberal Albert M. Hemeon      Liberal Resignation to contest the 1887 Federal Election Yes
Pictou March 8, 1887† Adam Carr Bell      Conservative William Cameron      Conservative Resignation to contest the 1887 Federal Election Yes
Antigonish March 8, 1887† Angus McGillivray      Liberal Angus McGillivray      Liberal Resignation to contest the 1887 Federal Election Yes

† Won by acclamation

28th General Assembly of Nova Scotia 1882-1886[edit]

By-election Date Incumbent Party Winner Party Cause Retained
Halifax August 20, 1884 William Stevens Fielding      Liberal William Stevens Fielding      Liberal Sought re-election upon appointment as Premier and Provincial Secretary Yes
Cumberland July 2, 1884† Charles James Townshend      Conservative Thomas Reuben Black      Liberal Resignation to contest a federal by-election No
Inverness January 11, 1883 Duncan J. Campbell      Liberal Angus McLennan      Conservative Death No
Cape Breton August 29, 1882 Alonza J. White      Liberal Alonza J. White      Liberal Sought re-election upon appointment as Attorney General Yes
Antigonish August 29, 1882 John Sparrow David Thompson      Conservative Charles B. Whidden      Conservative Appointed a judge Yes
Yarmouth August 22, 1882† Albert Gayton      Liberal Albert Gayton      Liberal Sought re-election upon appointment as Commissioner of Public Works and Mines Yes
Lunenburg August 22, 1882† Charles Edward Church      Liberal Charles Edward Church      Liberal Sought re-election upon appointment as Provincial Secretary Yes

† Won by acclamation

27th General Assembly of Nova Scotia 1878-1882[edit]

By-election Date Incumbent Party Winner Party Cause Retained
Halifax November 25, 1879 Charles James MacDonald      Conservative John Fitzwilliam Stairs      Conservative Appointed a Post Office Inspector Yes
Pictou November 11, 1878† Simon Hugh Holmes      Conservative Simon Hugh Holmes      Conservative Sought re-election upon appointment as Premier and Provincial Secretary Yes
Antigonish November 11, 1878† John Sparrow David Thompson      Conservative John Sparrow David Thompson      Conservative Sought re-election upon appointment as Attorney General Yes

† Won by acclamation

26th General Assembly of Nova Scotia 1874-1878[edit]

By-election Date Incumbent Party Winner Party Cause Retained
Shelburne March 1, 1878 Robert Robertson      Liberal Nathaniel Whitworth White      Conservative Resignation No
Yarmouth January 10, 1878† Albert Gayton      Liberal Albert Gayton      Liberal Sought re-election upon appointment as Commissioner of Public Works and Mines Yes
Antigonish December 4, 1877 John J. McKinnon      Conservative John Sparrow David Thompson      Conservative Resignation Yes
Lunenburg September 27, 1876 Mather Byles DesBrisay      Liberal Charles Henry Davison      Liberal Appointed a judge Yes
Guysborough December 20, 1875 William Henry Wylde      Liberal Otto Schwartz Weeks      Liberal Resignation Yes
Shelburne January 21, 1875† Robert Robertson      Liberal Robert Robertson      Liberal Sought re-election upon appointment as Commissioner of Public Works and Mines Yes

† Won by acclamation

25th General Assembly of Nova Scotia 1871-1874[edit]

By-election Date Incumbent Party Winner Party Cause Retained
Hants March 10, 1874 William McDougall      Conservative Henry Yeomans      Liberal Resignation No
Cape Breton March 10, 1874† Alonza J. White      Liberal Alonza J. White      Liberal Sought re-election upon appointment as Commissioner of Crown Lands Yes
Richmond March 4, 1874 Edmund Power Flynn      Liberal Charles Boudroit      Liberal Resignation to contest the 1874 Federal Election Yes
Hants March 4, 1874 William Henry Allison      Conservative Thomas Barlow Smith      Liberal Resignation to contest the 1874 Federal Election No
Guysborough March 4, 1874 John Angus Kirk      Liberal Charles M. Franchville      Liberal Resignation to contest the 1874 Federal Election Yes
Victoria October 23, 1873 Charles James Campbell      Conservative David McCurdy      Liberal Appointed to the Legislative Council No
Halifax February 18, 1873 William Garvie      Liberal John Taylor      Liberal Death Yes
Antigonish February 11, 1873† Daniel MacDonald      Liberal Daniel MacDonald      Liberal Sought re-election upon appointment as Commissioner of Public Works and Mines Yes
Yarmouth October 16, 1872 William H. Townsend      Liberal John K. Ryerson      Liberal Resignation Yes
Pictou October 16, 1872 James McDonald      Conservative Alexander MacKay      Conservative Resignation to contest the 1872 Federal Election Yes
Inverness October 16, 1872 Samuel McDonnell      Conservative Duncan J. Campbell      Conservative Resignation to contest the 1872 Federal Election Yes

† Won by acclamation

24th General Assembly of Nova Scotia 1867-1871[edit]

By-election Date Incumbent Party Winner Party Cause Retained
Guysborough December 13, 1870 John Joseph Marshall      Anti-Confederate William Henry Wylde      Anti-Confederate Death Yes
Halifax November 17, 1870 Jeremiah Northup      Anti-Confederate Philip Carteret Hill      Confederation Party Appointed to the Senate (Results voided March 20, 1871. No by-election held.) No
Inverness October 22, 1868 Hiram Blanchard      Confederation Party Hugh McDonald      Anti-Confederate Void Election No
Digby December 12, 1867 William Berrian Vail      Anti-Confederate William Berrian Vail      Anti-Confederate Sought re-election upon appointment as Provincial Secretary Yes
Shelburne December 5, 1867† Robert Robertson      Anti-Confederate Robert Robertson      Anti-Confederate Sought re-election upon appointment as Commissioner of Public Works and Mines Yes
Pictou December 5, 1867† Martin Isaac Wilkins      Anti-Confederate Martin Isaac Wilkins      Anti-Confederate Sought re-election upon appointment as Attorney General Yes

† Won by acclamation

23rd General Assembly of Nova Scotia 1863-1867[edit]

By-election Date Incumbent Party Winner Party Cause Retained
Yarmouth Township January 16, 1866 George Stayley Brown      Liberal William H. Townsend      Liberal Resignation Yes
Lunenburg December 27, 1865 William Slocumb      Conservative Abraham Hebb      Liberal Death No
Annapolis January 12, 1865 James William Johnston      Conservative William Hallett Ray      Liberal Appointed Judge in Equity No
Pictou East December 12, 1864 James McDonald      Conservative James McDonald      Conservative Sought re-election upon appointment as Financial Secretary Yes
Richmond June 30, 1863 Isaac LeVesconte      Conservative Isaac LeVesconte      Conservative Sought re-election upon appointment as Financial Secretary Yes
Cumberland June 30, 1863 Charles Tupper      Conservative Charles Tupper      Conservative Sought re-election upon appointment as Provincial Secretary Yes
Antigonish June 30, 1863 William Alexander Henry      Conservative William Alexander Henry      Conservative Sought re-election upon appointment as Solicitor General Yes
Annapolis June 30, 1863 James William Johnston      Conservative James William Johnston      Conservative Sought re-election upon appointment as Premier and Attorney General Yes

22nd General Assembly of Nova Scotia 1859-1863[edit]

By-election Date Incumbent Party Winner Party Cause Retained
Kings South June 4, 1861 William Bennett Webster      Liberal Daniel Charles Moore      Conservative Death No
Victoria May 8, 1861 Charles James Campbell      Conservative William Gammell      Liberal By-election results voided No
Cumberland December 31, 1860 William Young      Liberal Robert Donkin      Conservative Appointed Chief Justice of Nova Scotia No
Victoria December 1860 Hugh Munro      Liberal Charles James Campbell      Conservative Appointed Chairman of the Board of Works No
Hants South March 9, 1860 Joseph Howe      Liberal Joseph Howe      Liberal Sought re-election upon appointment as Provincial Secretary Yes
Halifax East March 9, 1860 William Annand      Liberal William Annand      Liberal Sought re-election upon appointment as Financial Secretary Yes
Colchester South March 8, 1860 Adams George Archibald      Liberal Adams George Archibald      Liberal Sought re-election upon appointment as Attorney General Yes

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20th General Assembly of Nova Scotia 1855-1859[edit]

By-election Date Incumbent Party Winner Party Cause Retained
Hants County July 29, 1858 Ichabod Dimock      Liberal Bennett Smith      Conservative Death No
Colchester County May 11, 1858 Gloud Wilson McLelan      Liberal Archibald McLelan      Liberal Death Yes
Annapolis Township February 4, 1858 Alfred Whitman      Conservative Moses Shaw      Conservative Appointed to the Legislative Council Yes
Granville Township January 26, 1858 Stephen S. Thorne      Conservative Timothy Dwight Ruggles      Conservative Appointed Chairman of the Board of Works Yes
Guysborough County March 30, 1857 John Joseph Marshall      Conservative John Joseph Marshall      Conservative Sought re-election upon appointment as Financial Secretary Yes
Cumberland County March 28, 1857 Charles Tupper      Conservative Charles Tupper      Conservative Sought re-election upon appointment as Provincial Secretary Yes
Annapolis County March 28, 1857 James William Johnston      Conservative James William Johnston      Conservative Sought re-election upon appointment as Premier and Attorney General Yes
Pictou Township March 26, 1857 Martin Isaac Wilkins      Conservative Martin Isaac Wilkins      Conservative Sought re-election upon appointment as Solicitor General Yes
Windsor Township September 9, 1856 Lewis Morris Wilkins      Liberal Joseph Howe      Liberal Appointed a judge Yes
Sydney County September 9, 1856 William Alexander Henry      Liberal William Alexander Henry      Liberal Sought re-election upon appointment as Provincial Secretary Yes
Colchester County September 9, 1856 Adams George Archibald      Liberal Adams George Archibald      Liberal Sought re-election upon appointment as Solicitor General Yes
Cape Breton County July 19, 1856 James McLeod      Liberal Thomas Caldwell      Liberal Death Yes
Cornwallis Township March 12, 1856 Samuel Chipman      Liberal Samuel Chipman      Liberal Sought re-election upon appointment as Financial Secretary Yes

19th General Assembly of Nova Scotia 1851-1855[edit]

By-election Date Incumbent Party Winner Party Cause Retained
Windsor Township May 16, 1854 Lewis Morris Wilkins      Conservative Lewis Morris Wilkins      Liberal Sought re-election upon appointment as Provincial Secretary No
Sydney County May 16, 1854 William Alexander Henry      Liberal William Alexander Henry      Liberal Sought re-election upon appointment as Solicitor General Yes
Richmond County May 16, 1854 James Boyle Uniacke      Liberal Thomas Horace Fuller      Liberal Appointed Commissioner of Crown Lands Yes
Inverness County May 9, 1854 William Young      Liberal William Young      Liberal Sought re-election upon appointment as Premier and Attorney General Yes
Kings County November 10, 1853 John C. Hall      Conservative Mayhew Beckwith      Conservative Death Yes
Windsor Township September 11, 1852 James D. Fraser      Conservative Lewis Morris Wilkins      Conservative Death Yes
Cumberland County March 22, 1852 Joseph Howe      Liberal Joseph Howe      Liberal Void Election Yes
Stephen Fulton      Liberal Stephen Fulton      Liberal Yes

18th General Assembly of Nova Scotia 1847-1851[edit]

By-election Date Incumbent Party Winner Party Cause Retained
Colchester County February 1851 Samuel Creelman      Liberal Samuel Creelman      Liberal Sought re-election upon appointment as Financial Secretary Yes
Yarmouth County February 1850 Herbert Huntington      Liberal Herbert Huntington      Liberal Sought re-election upon appointment as Financial Secretary Yes
Guysborough County December 1848 William Frederick DesBarres      Liberal John Joseph Marshall      Conservative Appointed a judge No
Sydney Township May 1848 Edmund Murray Dodd      Conservative James McKeagney      Liberal Appointed a judge No
Cape Breton County April 5, 1848 James Boyle Uniacke      Liberal William Henry Munro      Liberal Vacated seat upon appointment as Premier and Attorney General Yes
Guysborough County March 8, 1848 William Frederick DesBarres      Liberal William Frederick DesBarres      Liberal Sought re-election upon appointment as Solicitor General Yes
Halifax Township March 4, 1848 James McNab      Liberal James Boyle Uniacke      Liberal Appointed to the Legislative Council Yes
Halifax County March 4, 1848 Joseph Howe      Liberal Joseph Howe      Liberal Sought re-election upon appointment as Provincial Secretary Yes

17th General Assembly of Nova Scotia 1843-1847[edit]

By-election Date Incumbent Party Winner Party Cause Retained
Richmond County December 21, 1846 James Turnbull      Liberal Arthur Brymer      Liberal Death Yes
Queens County December 16, 1845 Samuel Prescott Fairbanks      Conservative John Campbell      Conservative Appointed Provincial Treasurer Yes
Pictou Township April 28, 1845 George Smith      Liberal Henry Blackadar      Liberal Void Election (Previous by-election opened March 17 and was suspended on March 20 and a new writ was issued) Yes
Sydney Township December 21, 1844 Edmund Murray Dodd      Conservative Edmund Murray Dodd      Conservative Sought re-election upon appointment as Solicitor General Yes
Horton Township March 21, 1844 Perez Benjamin      Liberal Perez Benjamin      Liberal Void Election Yes

16th General Assembly of Nova Scotia 1840–1843[edit]

By-election Date Incumbent Party Winner Party Cause Retained
Halifax Township December 13, 1841 Thomas Forrester      Liberal William Machin Stairs      Liberal Death Yes
Windsor Township December 1, 1841 Henry Goudge      Liberal Henry Palmer      Liberal Death Yes
Richmond County July 9, 1841 James Charles McKeagney      Liberal William C. Delaney      Liberal Void Election Yes
Colchester County June 3, 1841 Samuel George William Archibald      Liberal Thomas Dickson      Liberal Appointed Master of the Rolls and judge of the Vice-Admiralty Court Yes
Cape Breton County June 1841 James Boyle Uniacke      Liberal James Boyle Uniacke      Liberal Sought re-election upon appointment as Solicitor General Yes

15th General Assembly of Nova Scotia 1836-1840[edit]

By-election Date Incumbent Party Winner Party Cause Retained
Lunenburg County March 8, 1838 William Rudolf      Liberal John Creighton      Conservative Appointed to the Legislative Council No
Pictou County February 21, 1838 George Smith      Liberal Thomas Dickson      Conservative Appointed to the Legislative Council No
Windsor Township February 15, 1838 Lewis Morris Wilkins      Conservative Richard McHeffy      Liberal Appointed to the Legislative Council No
Sydney County November 17, 1837 John Young      Liberal Richard J. Forrestall      Liberal Death Yes
Queens County October 24, 1837 Joseph Freeman      Liberal Zenas Waterman      Liberal Death Yes

14th General Assembly of Nova Scotia 1830-1836[edit]

By-election Date Incumbent Winner Cause
Onslow Township December 21, 1835 Robert Dickson John Crowe Death
Halifax Township December 16, 1835 Charles Rufus Fairbanks Hugh Bell Appointed Master of the Rolls
Yarmouth Township December 10, 1835 Samuel Sheldon Poole Reuben Clements Death
Hants County June 2, 1834 William Blowers Bliss William O'Brien Appointed a judge
Windsor Township February 26, 1833 David Dill Joseph Dill Void Election (David Dill lost at Sea)
Joseph Dill Lewis Morris Wilkins By-election results reversed April 3, 1833
Shelburne County November 26, 1832 John Forman Abraham Lent Death
Sydney Township November 17, 1832 N/A Edmund Murray Dodd New Seat created
Cape Breton County November 12, 1832 N/A William Young Cape Breton County given a third seat
William Young Richard Smith By-election results reversed April 10, 1833
Arichat Township November 1832 N/A Laurence O'Connor Doyle New Seat created
Granville Township November 16, 1831 Timothy Ruggles James Delap Death
Cape Breton County 1831 James Boyle Uniacke James Boyle Uniacke Void Election

13th General Assembly of Nova Scotia 1826-1830[edit]

By-election Date Incumbent Winner Cause
Annapolis County December 7, 1829 Thomas Chandler Haliburton John Johnston Appointed a judge
Shelburne Township June 1, 1829 John Alexander Barry John Alexander Barry Expulsion. Declared in contempt of parliament and placed into custody for refusing to apologize for publishing a letter adjudged to be libelous
Shelburne County January 7, 1829 James Budd Moody John Forman Death
Kings County February 12, 1828 John Starr William Allen Chipman Death
Hants County February 1827 John MacKay Richard Smith Death

12th General Assembly of Nova Scotia 1820-1826[edit]

By-election Date Incumbent Winner Cause
Falmouth Township January 26, 1826 William Mayhew Young William Shey Death
Sydney County May 3, 1825 John Young John Young Previous by-election declared void
Halifax County February 28, 1825 Simon Bradstreet Robie Lawrence Hartshorne, Jr. Appointed to the Nova Scotia Council
Shelburne Township August 26, 1824 Jared Ingersol Chipman Thomas Caldwell Appointed a judge
Sydney County July 18, 1824 John George Marshall John Young Appointed a judge
Annapolis County July 14, 1824 Thomas Ritchie Abraham Gesner Appointed a judge
Hants County July 2, 1824 William Hersey Otis Haliburton Benjamin DeWolf Appointed a judge
Halifax Township September 8, 1823 George Grassie Charles Rufus Fairbanks Death
Cumberland County February 5, 1821 George Oxley Robert Blair Death
Horton Township January 2, 1821 Jonathan Crane Sherman Denison Death

11th General Assembly of Nova Scotia 1818-1820[edit]

By-election Date Incumbent Winner Cause
Halifax County November 23, 1819 Edward Mortimer George Smith Death
Digby Township May 12, 1819 William Henry Roach William Henry Roach Void Election

10th General Assembly of Nova Scotia 1811-1818[edit]

By-election Date Incumbent Winner Cause
Annapolis County June 4, 1817 Peleg Wiswall Cereno Upham Jones Appointed a judge
Lunenburg County June 2, 1817 Lewis Morris Wilkins Edward James Appointed a judge
Sydney County May 20, 1814 Samuel Hood George John Cunningham Death
Yarmouth Township September 3, 1813 Samuel Marshall Samuel Sheldon Poole Death
Queens County August 25, 1813 George Collins John Barss Death
Sydney County August 13, 1812 James Ballaine Samuel Hood George Death

9th General Assembly of Nova Scotia 1806-1811[edit]

By-election Date Incumbent Winner Cause
Lunenburg Township March 30, 1810 John Bolman John Creighton Unseated for lack of attendance
Falmouth Township May 31, 1809 Jeremiah Northup William Shey Death
Annapolis Township 1808 Thomas Walker William Robertson Void Election
Annapolis County May 11, 1808 Henry Rutherford Phineas Lovett Death
Sydney County May 9, 1808 William Allen Chipman John Cunningham Previous by-election voided
Sydney County 1807 Edward Irish William Allen Chipman Death

8th General Assembly of Nova Scotia 1799-1806[edit]

By-election Date Incumbent Winner Cause
Shelburne County 1805 James Cox Jacob Van Buskirk Death
Yarmouth Township 1804 Nathan Utley Samuel Sheldon Poole Death
Halifax County 1803 Michael Wallace William Lyon Appointed to the Council
Halifax Township 1801 Andrew Belcher John George Pyke Appointed to the Council
Amherst Township 1801 Thomas Lusby Thomas Law Dickson Death
Queens County March 24, 1801 James Taylor Snow Parker Death
Halifax County May 22, 1800 William Cottnam Tonge Michael Wallace Void Election
Halifax Township April 19, 1800 John George Pyke Andrew Belcher Void Election

7th General Assembly of Nova Scotia 1793-1799[edit]

By-election Date Incumbent Winner Cause
Shelburne County 1798 James Humphreys George Gracie Unseated for lack of attendance, had returned to Philadelphia
Queens County 1798 Benajah Collins Richard John Uniacke Resignation upon emigrating to Danvers, Massachusetts
Halifax County June 15, 1798 Jonathan Sterns James Stewart Death
Onslow Township 1797 Charles Dickson Daniel Eaton Death
Halifax County February 13, 1797 James Michael Freke Bulkeley Charles Morris Death

6th General Assembly of Nova Scotia 1785-1793[edit]

By-election Date Incumbent Winner Cause
Hants County 1792 Winckworth Tonge George Henry Monk Death
Newport Township 1791 John Day, Jr. William Cottnam Tonge Resignation upon appointment as Sheriff of Hants County
Londonderry Township 1789 James Smith Robert McElhinney Unseated for being a public defaulter
Barrington Township 1789 Joseph Aplin Gideon White Emigrated from the province
Annapolis Township 1789 Stephen De Lancey James De Lancey Appointed to the Council
Halifax County February 22, 1788 Sampson Salter Blowers Charles Morris Appointed to the Council
Liverpool Township June 15, 1787 George William Sherlock George William Sherlock Previous by-election declared void
Liverpool Township March 14, 1787 Ephraim Dean George William Sherlock Death
Cumberland County 1786 Christopher Harper Philip Marchington Election voided due to Harper not being a resident (Thomas Watson was also elected due to an error in the by-election writ calling for the election of two members instead of one and only Marchington was seated.)
Annapolis County 1786 David Seabury David Seabury Void Election
David Seabury Alexander Howe By-election results reversed June 15, 1786
Amherst Township 1786 William Freeman Charles Hill Election voided due to Freeman not being a resident

5th General Assembly of Nova Scotia 1770-1785[edit]

By-election Date Incumbent Winner Cause
Queens County 1784 Nathaniel Freeman Benajah Collins Non-attendance
Newport Township 1784 Isaac Deschamps Joshua Sanford Appointed to the Council
Kings County 1784 Winckworth Tonge Jonathan Crane Non-attendance
Halifax County 1784 William Nesbitt William Abbott Resigned and was granted a pension
Annapolis Township 1784 Phineas Lovett Stephen De Lancey Non-attendance
Sunbury County 1783 James Simonds William Davidson Non-attendance
Sackville Township 1783 Robert Foster Richard John Uniacke Absconded from province
Onslow Township 1783 Charles Dickson Charles Dickson Refused to take the Oath of Allegiance
Hants County 1783 New Seat George Brightman Hants County created
New Seat Benjamin DeWolf
Lunenburg Township 1783 Philip Augustus Knaut Casper Wollenhaupt Death
Cumberland Township 1783 Hezekiah King Martin Gay Non-attendance
Annapolis County 1783 Henry Evans John Ritchie Non-attendance (Died the same year)
Amherst Township 1783 New Seat William Freeman Amherst Township enfranchised
Windsor Township 1782 New Seat George Deschamps Windsor Township enfranchised
Halifax Township February 28, 1782 Thomas Bridge Benjamin Green Emigrated
Truro Township 1781 Samuel Archibald John Harris Refused to take Oath of Allegiance
Kings County 1780 Henry Denny Denson John Whidden Death
Queens County April 20, 1780 William Smith Nathaniel Freeman Death
Londonderry Township 1779 John Morrison John Cunningham Absconded and left the province
Halifax County 1779 James Browne John George Pyke Emigrated
Yarmouth Township April 12, 1779 James Monk Richard Cunningham Non-attendance, left for Quebec
Horton Township January 28, 1779 Joseph Pierce Thomas Caldwell Resignation due to age and infirmities
Halifax County 1778 William Howard South James Browne Death
Sackville Township August 22, 1776 Samuel Rogers Robert Foster Non-attendance
Cumberland Township August 21, 1776 John Allan Hezekiah King Non-attendance
Cumberland County August 20, 1776 William Scurr Thomas Dixson Non-attendance
Annapolis County August 20, 1776 John Hall Henry Evans Non-attendance
Horton Township August 19, 1776 Charles Dickson Joseph Pierce Non-attendance due to illness
Cornwallis Township August 14, 1776 Samuel Willoughby John Chipman Non-attendance
Onslow Township August 6, 1776 Joshua Lamb Charles Dickson Non-attendance
Halifax County 1776 Robert Campbell James Brenton Death
Halifax Township April 20, 1776 John Day Joseph Fairbanks Death (Lost at sea)
Onslow Township February 17, 1776 Richard Upham Joshua Lamb Death
Yarmouth Township 1775 John Crawley James Monk Non-attendance
Truro Township 1775 William Fisher Samuel Archibald Non-attendance
Onslow Township 1775 Joshua Lamb Richard Upham Non-attendance
Falmouth Township 1775 Edward York Jeremiah Northup Non-attendance
Cumberland Township 1775 Jonathan Eddy John Allan Non-attendance, joined the American Revolutionaries
Cumberland County 1775 Jotham Gay Jotham Gay Non-attendance
John Huston William Scurr
Annapolis Township 1775 Obadiah Wheelock Phineas Lovett Non-attendance
Annapolis County 1775 Phineas Lovett John Hall Non-attendance
Joseph Patten William Shaw
Liverpool Township July 3, 1775 Seth Harding Thomas Cochran Non-attendance
Lunenburg County 1775 John Creighton John Newton Appointed to the Council
Halifax Township August 25, 1774 Charles Procter John Day Death
Sackville Township November 6, 1773 Robert Foster Samuel Rogers Non-attendance
Lunenburg County November 5, 1773 Archibald Hinshelwood Otto William Schwartz Death
Halifax County 1773 John Butler John Philipps Appointed to the Council
Liverpool Township July 2, 1773 Samuel Doggett Seth Harding Non-attendance, Went to the West Indies
Sunbury County June 28, 1773 Israel Perley James Simonds Non-attendance
Londonderry Township February 20, 1773 John Morrison John Morrison Non-attendance
Truro Township February 4, 1773 William Fisher William Fisher Non-attendance
Yarmouth Township December 3, 1772 Malachy Salter John Crawley Void Election
Halifax County 1772 John Newton William Howard South Non-attendance
Granville Township 1772 John Harris Christopher Prince Death
Barrington Township 1772 Richard Gibbons John Fillis Void Election
Cumberland County September 23, 1772 Joshua Winslow Jotham Gay Non-attendance
Liverpool Township May 26, 1772 John Doggett Samuel Doggett Death
Falmouth Township 1771 Isaac Deschamps Edward York Chose to sit for Newport Township

4th General Assembly of Nova Scotia 1765-1770[edit]

By-election Date Incumbent Winner Cause
Newport Township October 7, 1769 John Day Henry Denny Denson Unseated for lack of Attendance?
Halifax County 1768 Benjamin Gerrish John Fillis Appointed to the Council
Granville Township 1768 Henry Munroe John Hicks Resignation
Sunbury County September 20, 1768 Beamsley Perkins Glasier Richard Shore Did not take their seats
Thomas Falconer Phineas Nevers
Liverpool Township August 17, 1768 Elisha Freeman Ephraim Dean Resignation due to old age
Queens County August 17, 1768 Simeon Perkins? John Doggett Unseated for lack of attendance?
Horton Township 1767 William Welch Charles Dickson Seat Vacated
Londonderry Township October 26, 1767 New Seat Alexander McNutt Londonderry Township enfranchised
Yarmouth Township 1766 New Seat Malachy Salter Yarmouth Township enfranchised
Sackville Township 1766 New Seat Benjamin Mason Sackville Township enfranchised
Truro Township May 24, 1766 Charles Morris David Archibald Chose to sit for Kings County
Barrington Township March 24, 1766 New Seat Francis White Barrington Township enfranchised
Breton County March 21, 1766 New Seat Gregory Townshend Breton County created. Results voided due to insufficient freeholders June 14, 1766
New Seat John Grant
Sunbury County August 1, 1765 New Seat Beamsley Perkins Glasier Sunbury County created.
New Seat Thomas Falconer

3rd General Assembly of Nova Scotia 1761-1765[edit]

By-election Date Incumbent Winner Cause
Halifax County 1762 Michael Francklin John Butler Appointed to the Council
Annapolis County 1762 John Steele John Harris Death
Onslow Township September 7, 1761 New Seat William Nevil Wolseley Onslow Township enfranchised
New Seat David Cutten

2nd General Assembly of Nova Scotia 1759-1760[edit]

no by-elections held

1st General Assembly of Nova Scotia 1758-1759[edit]

By-election Date Incumbent Winner Cause
Nova Scotia At-Large 1759 Benjamin Gerrish Archibald Hinshelwood Had Left the Province. Richard Bowers contested the result and Hinshelwood quit his seat on April 9, 1759. Unknown if any replacement was elected for the second seat.
John Anderson Unknown

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Notes[edit]

  1. ^ There was no 21st General Assembly. According to the 1983 revised edition of The Legislative Assembly of Nova Scotia 1758 -1983 : a biographical directory:

    "It should be pointed out, however, that an error in numbering the Journals [of the Nova Scotia House of Assembly] occurred in 1860, when the 21st Assembly was mistakenly referred to as the 22nd Assembly. Although the error was corrected in 1864, it reappeared the following year and has since been perpetuated. Consequently, to be strictly accurate, the present Assembly [convened in 1982] should be regarded as the 52nd, rather than the 53rd Assembly of the Province."

References[edit]

  • Government of Nova Scotia. "Election Summary From 1867 - 2011" (PDF). Elections Statistics. Elections Nova Scotia. Retrieved 2013-12-28. 
  • The Legislative Assembly of Nova Scotia 1758 -1983 : a biographical directory