Canadian federal election, 1887

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Canadian federal election, 1887
Canada
← 1882 February 22, 1887 1891 →

215 seats in the 6th Canadian Parliament
108 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 Kingston Durham West
Last election 133 seats, 40.4% 73 seats, 31.1%
Seats won 123 79
Seat change Decrease10 Increase6
Popular vote 343,805 312,736
Percentage 47.4% 43.1%
Swing Increase7.0% Increase12.0%

Canada 1887 Federal Election.svg

Prime Minister before election

John A. Macdonald
Conservative

Prime Minister-designate

John A. Macdonald
Conservative

The Canadian federal election of 1887 was held on February 22, 1887, to elect members of the Canadian House of Commons of the 6th Parliament of Canada.

The Conservative Party of Prime Minister Sir John A. Macdonald retained power, defeating the Liberal Party of Edward Blake. Voter turn-out: 70.1%

National results[edit]

The Canadian parliament after the 1887 election
123 79 13
Conservative Liberal O
Party Party leader # of candidates Seats Popular vote
1882 Elected Change # % Change
  Conservative John A. Macdonald 172 94 96 -7.4% 291,138 40.15% +2.12pp
  Liberal-Conservative 32 42 27 -35.7% 52,667 7.26% -5.30pp
  Liberal Edward Blake 183 73 79 +8.2% 312,736 43.13% +12.03pp
  Independent Liberal 9 2 6 +150% 15,695 2.16% +1.05pp
  Independent Conservative 8 1 3 +200% 11,345 1.56% +1.39pp
  Independent 10 1 1 0% 8,984 1.24% -0.35pp
  Nationalist Conservative 2 1 2 +100% 3,522 0.49% +0.28pp
  Unknown 18 -   24,172 3.33% -22.08pp
  Nationalist 6 * 1 * 4,784 0.66% *
Total 440 213 215 -3.8% 725,043 100% -
Sources: http://www.elections.ca -- History of Federal Ridings since 1867

Note:

* Party did not nominate candidates in the previous election.

Acclamations:

The following Members of Parliament were elected by acclamation:

  • British Columbia: 1 Conservative
  • Manitoba: 1 Liberal-Conservative
  • Quebec: 1 Conservative, 3 Liberals

Results by province[edit]

Party name BC NW MB ON QC NB NS PE Total
  Conservative Seats: 4 4 2 45 23 8 10 - 96
  Popular vote (%): 62.3 65.5 32.9 43.4 35.6 39.4 41.3 39.0 40.2
  Liberal-Conservative Seats: 2   2 9 8 2 4 - 27
  Vote (%): 22.1   17.4 5.7 9.2 6.0 10.7 7.5 7.3
  Liberal Seats: - - 1 37 24 5 7 5 79
  Vote (%): 15.6 34.5 44.6 46.9 41.7 40.9 41.9 41.8 43.1
  Independent Liberal Seats:     - 1 3 1   1 6
  Vote (%):     5.2 0.8 3.7 3.8   11.7 2.2
  Independent Conservative Seats: - -   - 3   -   3
  Vote (%): 18.6 12.2   0.3 5.7   0.4   1.6
  Independent Seats:       - 1 - -   1
  Vote (%):       xx 1.3 3.4 5.8   1.2
  Nationalist Conservative Seats:         2       2
  Vote (%):         2.4       0.5
  Unknown Seats:       - -     0
  Vote (%):       3.1 6.1 6.5 0.2   3.3
  Nationalist Seats:         1       1
  Vote (%):         3.3       0.7
Total seats 6 4 5 92 65 16 21 6 215

Vote and seat summaries[edit]

Popular vote
Conservative
  
47.42%
Liberal
  
43.13%
Others
  
9.45%
Seat totals
Conservative
  
56.74%
Liberal
  
37.21%
Others
  
6.05%

xx – less than 0.05% of the popular vote

See also[edit]