Richmond (Nova Scotia federal electoral district)

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Richmond was a federal electoral district in the province of Nova Scotia, Canada, that was represented in the Canadian House of Commons from 1867 to 1917.

It was created by the British North America Act of 1867. It consisted of the County of Richmond. It was abolished in 1914 when it was merged into Cape Breton South and Richmond riding.

Members of Parliament[edit]

This riding elected the following Members of Parliament:

  1. William Joseph Croke, Anti-Confederate (1867–1869)
  2. Isaac LeVesconte, Conservative (1869–1874)
  3. Edmund Power Flynn, Liberal (1874–1882)
  4. Henry Nicholas Paint, Conservative (1882–1887)
  5. Edmund Power Flynn, Liberal (1887–1891)
  6. Joseph A. Gillies, Conservative (1891–1900)
  7. Joseph Matheson, Liberal (1900–1904)
  8. Duncan Finlayson, Liberal (1904–1908)
  9. George W. Kyte, Liberal (1908–1917)

Election results[edit]

Canadian federal election, 1867
Party Candidate Votes
Anti-Confederation William Joseph Croke 545
Unknown Mr. Donovan 279
By-election on 20 April 1869

On Mr. Croke's death, 11 March 1869

Party Candidate Votes
Conservative Isaac Le Vesconte 560
Unknown W.A. Henry 333
Canadian federal election, 1872
Party Candidate Votes
Conservative Isaac Le Vesconte 571
Unknown Mr. Kavanagh 300
Canadian federal election, 1874
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal Edmund Power Flynn 564
Unknown Renée Benoit 486
Canadian federal election, 1878
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal Edmund Power Flynn 666
Unknown Renée Benoit 552
Canadian federal election, 1882
Party Candidate Votes
Conservative Henry Nicholas Paint 525
Liberal Edmund Power Flynn 461
Canadian federal election, 1887
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal Edmund Power Flynn 910
Conservative Henry Nicholas Paint 609
Independent Conservative S.P. Leblanc 317
Canadian federal election, 1891
Party Candidate Votes
Conservative Joseph Alexander Gillies 857
Conservative Henry Nicholas Paint 755
Liberal Edmund Power Flynn 670
By-election on 21 January 1892

On Mr. Gillies being unseated, 21 December 1891

Party Candidate Votes
Conservative Joseph Alexander Gillies acclaimed
Canadian federal election, 1896
Party Candidate Votes
Conservative Joseph Alexander Gillies 1,078
Liberal Edm. V. Flynn 1,056
Canadian federal election, 1900
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal Joseph Matheson 1,092
Conservative Joseph Alexander Gillies 840
Canadian federal election, 1904
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal Duncan Finlayson 1,270
Conservative Joseph Alexander Gillies 868
Conservative Henry Nicholas Paint 20
Canadian federal election, 1908
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal George William Kyte 1,279
Conservative Roderick Ferguson 1,039
Canadian federal election, 1911
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal George William Kyte 1,268
Conservative Joseph Alexander Gillies 983

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