Canadian federal election, 1882

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Canadian federal election, 1882
Canada
← 1878 June 20, 1882 1887 →

211 seats in the 5th Canadian Parliament
106 seats needed for a majority
  First party Second party
  Sir John A Macdonald circa 1878 retouched.jpg Edward Blake.jpg
Leader John A. Macdonald Edward Blake
Party Conservative Liberal
Leader since 1867 1880
Leader's seat Carleton Durham West
Last election 134 seats, 42.1% 63 seats, 33.1%
Seats won 133 73
Seat change Decrease1 Increase10
Popular vote 208,544 160,574
Percentage 40.4% 31.1%
Swing Decrease1.7% Decrease2.0%

Prime Minister before election

John A. Macdonald
Conservative

Prime Minister-designate

John A. Macdonald
Conservative

The Canadian federal election of 1882 was held on June 20, 1882, to elect members of the Canadian House of Commons of the 5th Parliament of Canada.

Prime Minister Sir John A. Macdonald's Conservatives and Liberal-Conservatives retained power, defeating the Liberal Party of Edward Blake. Voter turn-out: 70.3%

National results[edit]

The Canadian parliament after the 1882 election
133 73 5
Conservative Liberal O
Party Party leader # of
candidates
Seats Popular vote
1878 Elected Change # % Change
  Conservative John A. Macdonald 118 83 94 +13.3% 143,684 27.83% -1.67pp
  Liberal-Conservative 50 46 39 -8.7% 64,860 12.56% -3.22pp
  Liberal Edward Blake 112 57 73 +26.3% 160,547 31.10% +1.95pp
  Independent 7 5 1 -80% 8,227 1.59% -1.12pp
  Nationalist Conservative 1 - 1 - 1,084 0.21% +0.14pp
  Independent Liberal 3 2 2 - 5,740 1.11% +0.12pp
  Independent Conservative 2 2 1 -50% 927 0.18% -
  Unknown 121 9 - -100% 131,178 25.41% +4.48pp
Total 414 204 211 +4.4% 516,247 100.0% -
Sources: http://www.elections.ca -- History of Federal Ridings since 1867

Acclamations:

The following Members of Parliament were elected by acclamation;

  • British Columbia: 2 Liberal-Conservatives
  • Manitoba: 1 Conservative
  • Ontario: 2 Conservatives
  • Quebec: 11 Conservatives, 1 Independent Conservative, 4 Liberal-Conservatives, 3 Liberals
  • New Brunswick: 1 Liberal-Conservative, 1 Independent
  • Nova Scotia: 1 Conservative

Results by province[edit]

Party name BC MB ON QC NB NS PE Total
  Conservative Seats: 3 2 39 38 4 8 - 94
  Popular vote (%): 38.4 13.6 27.0 37.7 25.6 23.0 17.1 27.8
  Liberal-Conservative Seats: 3 1 13 12 3 5 2 39
  Vote (%): 15.8 38.9 9.1 10.4 7.1 25.8 25.4 12.6
  Liberal Seats: - 2 40 12 7 8 4 73
  Vote (%): 10.6 25.3 31.9 21.5 36.8 38.7 40.7 31.1
  Independent Seats:     - - 1 -   1
  Vote (%):     1.7 0.8 0.4 4.8   1.6
  Nationalist Conservative Seats:       1       1
  Vote (%):       1.0       0.2
  Independent Liberal Seats:     - 1 1     2
  Vote (%):     0.7 1.5 6.2     1.1
  Independent Conservative Seats:       1       1
  Vote (%):       0.9       0.2
  Unknown Vote (%): 35.2 22.2 29.6 27.1 23.9 7.7 16.8 25.4
Total seats 6 5 92 65 16 21 6 211

Vote and seat summaries[edit]

Popular vote
Conservative
  
40.40%
Liberal
  
31.10%
Others
  
28.50%
Seat totals
Conservative
  
63.03%
Liberal
  
34.60%
Others
  
2.37%

xx – less than 0.05% of the popular vote

See also[edit]