Addington (electoral district)

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Addington
Defunct federal electoral district
LegislatureHouse of Commons
District created1867
District abolished1904
First contested1867
Last contested1900
Demographics
Population (1891)[1]24,151
Census divisionsAddington
Census subdivisionsAshby, Camden, Portland, Sheffield, Hinchinbrooke, Kaladar, Kennebec, Olden, Oso, Angelsea, Barrie, Clarendon, Palmerston, Effingham, Abinger, Miller, Canonto, Denbigh, Loughborough, Bedford

Addington was a federal electoral district in Ontario, Canada, that was represented in the House of Commons of Canada from 1867 to 1904. The electoral district was created in the British North America Act of 1867.[2]

The County of Addington consisted of the Townships of Camden, Portland, Sheffield, Hinchinbrooke, Kaladar, Kennebec, Olden, Oso, Angelsea, Barrie, Clarendon, Palmerston, Effingham, Abinger, Miller, Canonto, Denbigh, Loughborough, and Bedford.

In 1882, the township of Ashby was added to the riding.

The electoral district was abolished in 1904 when it was merged into Lennox and Addington riding.

Members of Parliament[edit]

This riding has elected the following Member of Parliament:

Parliament Years Member Party
1st  1867–1872     James N. Lapum Conservative
2nd  1872–1874     Schuyler Shibley Liberal–Conservative
3rd  1874–1878     Conservative
4th  1878–1882     John McRory Conservative
5th  1882–1887     John W. Bell Conservative
6th  1887–1891
7th  1891–1896     George Walker Wesley Dawson Liberal
8th  1896–1900     John W. Bell Conservative
9th  1900–1904
Riding merged into Lennox and Addington

Election results[edit]

1867 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes %
Conservative James N. Lapum 1,120 53.0
Liberal–Conservative Schuyler Shibley 991 46.9
Unknown Sir Henry Smith 2 0.1
Unknown Mr. Price 1 0.0
Unknown D. Cameron 0 0.0
Unknown Mr. Ham 0 0.0
Unknown Mr. Lott 0 0.0
1872 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes %
Liberal–Conservative Schuyler Shibley 1,495 64.0
Conservative James N. Lapum 849 36.0
1874 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes %
Conservative Schuyler Shibley 1,275 56.0
Unknown David John Waggoner 982 44.0

On Mr. Shibley being unseated, on petition, 21 September 1874:

By-election on 28 October 1874
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal–Conservative Schuyler Shibley 1,263
Unknown David John Waggoner 920
1878 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes %
Conservative John McRory 1,656 57.0
Liberal–Conservative Schuyler Shibley 1,244 43.0
1882 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes %
Conservative John W. Bell 1,659 59.0
Unknown J.B. Aylsworth 1,157 41.0
1887 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes %
Conservative John W. Bell 1,927 56.0
Liberal Henry T. Shibley 1,537 44.0
1891 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes %
Liberal George Walker Wesley Dawson 2,307 51.0
Conservative John W. Bell 2,246 49.0
1896 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes %
Conservative BELL, John W. 2,587 51.0
Liberal DAWSON, Geo. W.W. 2,500 49.0
1900 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes %
Conservative BELL, John W. 2,442 56.0
Liberal MARTIN, Wm. A. 1,913 44.0

On Mr. Bell's death, 5 July 1901:

By-election on 15 January 1902
Party Candidate Votes
Conservative AVERY, Melzar 2,505
Liberal WARTMAN, F.S. 2,121

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Electoral Atlas of the Dominion of Canada (1895)" (PDF). Library and Archives of Canada. September 25, 2019. Retrieved September 25, 2019.
  2. ^ "Addington, Ontario (1867-08-06 - 1904-09-19)". Library of Parliament. September 25, 2019. Retrieved September 25, 2019.

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