Cape Breton (electoral district)

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Cape Breton was a federal electoral district in Nova Scotia, Canada, that was represented in the House of Commons of Canada from 1867 to 1904. It was created as part of the British North America Act in 1867.

The district consisted of the County of Cape Breton and returned two Members of Parliament from 1872. It was abolished when it was redistributed into Cape Breton South and North Cape Breton and Victoria ridings in 1903.

Members of Parliament[edit]

  1. James McKeagney, Anti-Confederate (1867–1872)
  2. Newton LeGayet Mackay, Conservative (1872–1878) and William M. McDonald, Conservative (1872–1884)
  3. Hugh McLeod, Liberal-Conservative (1878–1879)
  4. William McKenzie McLeod, Liberal-Conservative (1879–1882)
  5. Murray Dodd, Conservative (1882–1887)
  6. Hector Francis McDougall, Liberal-Conservative (1884–1900)
  7. David MacKeen, Conservative (1887–1895)
  8. Sir Charles Tupper, Conservative (1896–1900)
  9. Alexander Johnston, Liberal (1900–1904) and A.S. Kendall, Liberal (1900–1904)

Election results[edit]

Canadian federal election, 1867
Party Candidate Votes
Anti-Confederation James McKeagney acclaimed
Canadian federal election, 1872
Party Candidate Votes % Elected
Conservative Newton LeGayet MacKay 1,240 x
Conservative William M. McDonald 1,038 x
Hugh McLeod 932
James McKeagney 882
Canadian federal election, 1874
Party Candidate Votes % Elected
Conservative William M. McDonald 1,251 x
Liberal Newton LeGayet Mackay 1,136 x
Hugh McLeod 1,108
Canadian federal election, 1878
Party Candidate Votes % Elected
Hugh McLeod 2,056 x
Conservative William M. McDonald 2,051 x
Liberal Newton LeGayet Mackay 1,153
Unknown Walter Young 696
By-election on 23 October 1879

On Mr. McLeod's death, 5 August 1879

Party Candidate Votes
William McKenzie McLeod 1,094
Liberal Newton LeGayet Mackay 866
Conservative Murray Dodd 799
Canadian federal election, 1882
Party Candidate Votes % Elected
Conservative William M. McDonald 1,297 x
Conservative Murray Dodd 1,237 x
William McKenzie McLeod 1,124
Liberal Newton LeGayet Mackay 1,013
Hector Francis McDougall 934
By-election on 3 July 1884

On Mr. McDonald being called to the Senate

Party Candidate Votes
Hector Francis McDougall 1,395
Liberal Newton LeGayet Mackay 1,245
Canadian federal election, 1887
Party Candidate Votes % Elected
Hector Francis McDougall 1,883 x
Conservative David MacKeen 1,873 x
Liberal George H. Murray 1,703
Liberal Michael Slattery 1,071
Independent Joseph A. Gillis 896
Independent John K. McLeod 606
Independent E. Tilton Moseley 538
Canadian federal election, 1891
Party Candidate Votes % Elected
Conservative David MacKeen 2,889 x
Hector Francis McDougall 2,681 x
Liberal George H. Murray 2,161
Liberal Joseph McPherson 2,078
By-election on 4 February 1896

On Mr. MacKeen's resignation to provide a seat for Sir Charles Tupper, 18 December 1895

Party Candidate Votes
Conservative Charles Tupper acclaimed n/a
Canadian federal election, 1896
Party Candidate Votes % Elected
Conservative Charles Tupper 3,630 x
Hector Francis McDougall 3,430 x
Liberal A.S. Kendall 2,813
Liberal Joseph McPherson 2,328
Canadian federal election, 1900
Party Candidate Votes % Elected
Liberal A. Johnston 3,922 x
Liberal A.S. Kendall 3,890 x
Conservative Charles Tupper 3,672
Hector Francis McDougall 3,604

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