Canadian federal election, 1900

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Canadian federal election, 1900
Canada
← 1896 November 7, 1900 1904 →

213 seats in the 9th Canadian Parliament
107 seats needed for a majority
  First party Second party
  The Honourable Sir Wilfrid Laurier Photo C (HS85-10-16873) - tight crop.jpg Tupper Portrait.jpg
Leader Wilfrid Laurier Charles Tupper
Party Liberal Conservative
Leader since 1887 1896
Leader's seat Quebec East Cape Breton (lost re-election)
Last election 117 seats, 41.4% 86 seats, 48.2%
Seats won 128 79
Seat change Increase11 Decrease7
Popular vote 477,758 438,330
Percentage 50.3% 46.1%
Swing Increase8.9% Decrease2.1%

Prime Minister before election

Wilfrid Laurier
Liberal

Prime Minister-designate

Wilfrid Laurier
Liberal

The Canadian federal election of 1900 was held on November 7 to elect members of the Canadian House of Commons of the 9th Parliament of Canada. As a result of the election, the Liberal Party, led by Prime Minister Wilfrid Laurier, was re-elected to a second majority government, defeating the Conservative Party and Liberal-Conservatives led by Charles Tupper. The voter turnout was 77.4%

National results[edit]

The Canadian parliament after the 1900 election
128 79 6
Liberal Conservative O
Party Party leader # of
candidates
Seats Popular vote
1896 Elected Change # % Change
  Liberal Wilfrid Laurier 209 117 1281 +9.4% 477,758 50.25% +8.88pp
  Conservative Charles Tupper 193 83 69 -16.9% 410,953 43.22% -1.18pp
  Liberal-Conservative 11 15 10 -33.3% 27,377 2.88% -0.89pp
  Independent 12 1 3 +200% 13,307 1.40% -0.03pp
  Independent Conservative 4 4 1 -75% 10,081 1.06% -0.20pp
  Independent Liberal 3 1 1 - 4,895 0.51% +0.27pp
  Independent Labour 12 * 1 * 3,441 0.36% *
Labour 3 * - * 2,924 0.31% *
  Unknown 1 - - - 27 x -0.17pp
Total 437 229 213 -7.0% 950,763 100%  
Sources: http://www.elections.ca -- History of Federal Ridings since 1867

Notes:

* Party did not nominate candidates in the previous election.

x - indicates less than 0.005% of the popular vote.

1 Ralph Smith is reported to have run as an Independent Labour candidate in Vancouver. He was elected defeating both a Liberal and Conservative, but immediately joined the Liberal Party caucus when he took his seat in the House of Commons. Some records suggest that he ran as a Liberal in 1900. He was subsequently re-elected as a "Liberal" in 1904 and 1908, and was defeated in 1911. He is listed in these tables as having been elected as a Liberal.

2 Arthur Puttee of Winnipeg was elected as a Labour candidate in a 1900 by-election, and was re-elected as an Independent Labour MP in the subsequent 1900 election.

Results by province[edit]

Party name BC NW MB ON QC NB NS PE Total
  Liberal Seats: 41 4 2 34 57 9 15 3 128
  Popular vote (%): 49.1 55.1 42.9 46.7 56.3 51.9 51.7 51.8 50.3
  Conservative Seats: 2 - 3 47 8 3 5 1 69
  Vote (%): 40.9 44.9 35.3 44.9 43.6 35.6 44.9 39.4 43.2
  Liberal-Conservative Seats:       7   2 - 1 10
  Vote (%):       3.8   8.1 3.4 8.8 2.9
  Independent Seats:     1 2 - -     3
  Vote (%):     13.5 1.7 0.2 0.3     1.4
  Independent Conservative Seats:       1   -     1
  Vote (%):       1.7   4.2     1.1
  Independent Liberal Seats:       1         1
  Vote (%):       1.1         0.5
  Independent Labour Seats:     1           1
  Vote (%):     8.2           0.4
Total seats 6 4 7 92 65 14 20 5 213
Parties that won no seats:
Labour Vote (%): 10.0     0.1         0.3
  Unknown Vote (%):         xx       xx

Notes:

xx - indicates less than 0.05% of the popular vote.

Vote and seat summaries[edit]

Popular vote
Liberal
  
50.25%
Conservative
  
46.10%
Others
  
3.65%
Seat totals
Liberal
  
60.09%
Conservative
  
37.09%
Others
  
2.82%

See also[edit]