Prince Edward Island general election, 1904

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Prince Edward Island general election, 1904
Prince Edward Island
1900 ←
December 7, 1904
→ 1908

30 seats of the Legislative Assembly of Prince Edward Island
16 seats were needed for a majority
  First party Second party
  Arthur Peters.jpg John Mathieson.jpg
Leader Arthur Peters John Alexander Mathieson
Party Liberal Conservative
Leader since 1901 1903
Leader's seat 2nd Kings 5th Kings
Last election 21 9
Seats won 22 8
Seat change +1 -1
Popular vote 17,011 14,427
Percentage 54.11% 45.89%
Swing -% -%

Premier before election

Arthur Peters
Prince Edward Island Liberal Party

Elected Premier

Arthur Peters
Prince Edward Island Liberal Party

The 1904 Prince Edward Island general election was held on December 7, 1904. It elected members of the Legislative Assembly of Prince Edward Island. The incumbent Liberal government, led by Premier Arthur Peters, was once again re-elected over the John Alexander Mathieson-led Conservative opposition, despite holding power for the previous fourteen years.

Party standings[edit]

Results by party[edit]

e • d Summary of the December 7, 1904 Legislative Assembly of Prince Edward Island election results
Party Party leader Candidates Seats Popular vote
1900 1904 Change # % % Change
     Liberal Arthur Peters 29 21 22 +1 17,011 54.11
     Conservative John Alexander Mathieson 29 9 8 -1 14,427 45.89
Total 58 30 30 31,438 100  

Results by region[edit]

Party Name Kings County Queens County Prince County Total
     Liberal Seats: 3 9 10 22
     Popular Vote: 48.3% 55.46% 56.93% 54.11%
     Conservative Seats: 7 1 - 8
     Popular Vote: 51.7% 44.54% 43.07% 45.89%
Total seats: 10 10 10 30

Results by district[edit]

Legend

  • bold denotes a party leader
  • † denotes an incumbent who did not run for re-election
  • * denotes an incumbent who sought re-election in a new district

Kings County[edit]

Electoral District Candidates   Incumbent
  Liberal   Old Conservative
1st Kings
Assemblyman
Herbert Hunt Acorn
572 (46.47 %)
    Austin Levi Fraser
659 (53.53 %)
    John McLean
1st Kings
Councillor
Thomas Kickham
409 (49.64 %)
    John Kickham
415 (50.36 %)
    John Kickham
2nd Kings
Assemblyman
    Arthur Peters
515 (50.00 %)1
Harvey David McEwen
515 (50.00 %)1
    Arthur Peters
2nd Kings
Councillor
    James McInnis
406 (53.63 %)
James McIsaac
351 (46.37 %)
    James McInnis
3rd Kings
Assemblyman
Nathaniel McLaren
501 (48.27 %)
    Walter Morson
537 (51.73 %)
    Walter Morson
3rd Kings
Councillor
    Patrick Douglas Bowlen
371 (51.74 %)
Patrick Kelly
346 (48.26 %)
    Patrick Kelly
4th Kings
Assemblyman
George S. Inman
479 (47.57 %)
    Albert Prowse
528 (52.43 %)
    John Alexander Mathieson
4th Kings
Councillor
Thomas L. Cook
310 (45.99 %)
    Murdock MacKinnon
364 (54.01 %)
    Murdock MacKinnon
5th Kings
Assemblyman
    Archibald J. Macdonald
Acclaimed
    Archibald J. Macdonald
5th Kings
Councillor
Wallace Jenkins
272 (41.09 %)
    John Alexander Mathieson*
390 (58.91 %)
    Daniel Gordon

Notes[edit]

  1. In 2nd Kings, Arthur Peters and Harvey D. McEwen each received 515 votes. A writ was issued on February 25, 1905 for a by-election, in which Arthur Peters was elected by acclaimation.

Queens County[edit]

Electoral District Candidates   Incumbent
  Liberal   Old Conservative
1st Queens
Assemblyman
    Matthew Smith
956 (56.07 %)
Donald Nicholson
749 (43.93 %)
    Matthew Smith
1st Queens
Councillor
    George Woodside Simpson
632 (51.55 %)
William Campbell
594 (48.45 %)
    George Woodside Simpson
2nd Queens
Assemblyman
    Albert E. Douglas
895 (57.93 %)
Thomas Doyle
650 (42.07 %)
    Albert E. Douglas
2nd Queens
Councillor
    John McMillan
612 (57.04 %)
Dougald Currie
461 (42.96 %)
    Dougald Currie
3rd Queens
Assemblyman
H. James Palmer
810 (49.21 %)
    Leonard Wood
836 (50.79 %)
    H. James Palmer
3rd Queens
Councillor
    James Cummiskey
584 (50.09 %)
Peter McCourt
582 (49.91 %)
    James Cummiskey
4th Queens
Assemblyman
    David P. Irving
756 (53.05 %)
Samuel A. Nicholson
669 (46.95 %)
    David P. Irving
4th Queens
Councillor
    Francis Longworth Haszard
532 (50.52 %)
Henry Wood
521 (49.48 %)
    George Forbes
Charlottetown Common
Assemblyman
  James Warburton
1,356 (63.19 %)
Picton S. Brown
790 (36.81 %)
  James Warburton
Charlottetown Common
Councillor
  George Edward Hughes
497 (64.38 %)
Roderick McNeill
275 (35.62 %)
  George Edward Hughes

Prince County[edit]

Electoral District Candidates   Incumbent
  Liberal   Old Conservative
1st Prince
Assemblyman
    Benjamin Gallant*
1,067 (58.66 %)
Edward Hackett
752 (41.34 %)
    Benjamin Rogers
1st Prince
Councillor
    John Agnew
731 (58.25 %)
Henry W. Turner
524 (41.75 %)
    Benjamin Gallant
2nd Prince
Assemblyman
    James William Richards
Acclaimed
    James William Richards
2nd Prince
Councillor
    Alfred McWilliams
510 (70.93 %)
Peter J. Bulger
209 (29.07 %)
    Alfred McWilliams
3rd Prince
Assemblyman
    Joseph F. H. Arsenault
630 (51.43 %)
Joseph-Félix Arsenault
595 (48.57 %)
    Joseph-Félix Arsenault
3rd Prince
Councillor
    Peter McNutt
481 (54.91 %)
Charles E. McDonald
395 (45.09 %)
    Peter McNutt
4th Prince
Assemblyman
    Samuel E. Reid
775 (53.74 %)
Michael C. Delaney
667 (46.26 %)
    Samuel E. Reid
4th Prince
Councillor
    Joseph Read
533 (54.95 %)
John Anderson
437 (45.05 %)
    Joseph Read
5th Prince
Assemblyman
    John M. Clarke
523 (55.52 %)
James A. MacNeill
419 (44.48 %)
    George Godkin
5th Prince
Councillor
    George Godkin*
296 (60.04 %)
J. Edward Wyatt
197 (39.96 %)
    Robert C. McLeod

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