Cardwell (electoral district)

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Cardwell, a federal electoral district in the Canadian province of Ontario, was represented in the House of Commons of Canada from 1867 to 1904. Cardwell is sometimes also considered one of Ontario's historic counties, as Cardwell was listed in some post-Confederation census records as a county of residence.

Cardwell consisted of the Simcoe County townships of Adjala and Mono, and the Peel County townships of Albion (including the town of Bolton) and Caledon.

The Cardwell electoral district was abolished in 1903 when it was redistributed between Dufferin, Peel and Simcoe South ridings.

Members of Parliament[edit]

This riding elected the following members of the House of Commons of Canada:

  1. Thomas Roberts Ferguson, Conservative - 1867-1872
  2. John Hillyard Cameron, Conservative - 1872-1876
  3. D'Alton McCarthy, Conservative - 1876-1878
  4. Thomas White, Conservative - 1878-1888
  5. Robert Smeaton White, Conservative - 1888-1895
  6. William Stubbs, Independent Conservative - 1895-1900
  7. Robert Johnston, Conservative - 1900-1903

Election results[edit]

1867 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes
Conservative FERGUSON, Thomas Roberts 1,155
Unknown PHILIPS, 1,078
1872 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes
Conservative CAMERON, Hon. John Hillyard 1,232
Unknown BOULTON, 1,016
1874 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes
Conservative CAMERON, Hon. John Hillyard 1,204
Unknown BOWLES, Thomas 1,140

On Mr. Cameron's death, 14 November 1876:

By-election on 14 December 1876
Party Candidate Votes
Conservative MCCARTHY, D'Alton acclaimed
1878 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes
Conservative WHITE, Thomas 1,218
Unknown PATTULO, Jos. 961
1882 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes
Conservative WHITE, Thomas 1,407
Unknown MCLAUGHLIN, Jas. F. 1,066

On Mr. White's nomination as member of the Privy Council and as Minister of the Interior, 5 August 1885:

By-election on 27 August 1885
Party Candidate Votes
Conservative WHITE, Thomas acclaimed
1887 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes
Conservative WHITE, Hon. Thomas 1,531
Liberal NEWLOVE, James H. 1,128

On Mr. White's death, 21 April 1888:

By-election on 3 October 1888
Party Candidate Votes
Conservative WHITE, Robert Smeaton 1,088
Independent Conservative STUBBS, William 949
1891 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes
Conservative WHITE, Robert S. 1,628
Liberal MYERS, Elgin 1,380

On Mr. White's resignation, October 1895:

By-election on 24 December 1895
Party Candidate Votes
Independent Conservative STUBBS, William acclaimed
1896 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes
Independent Conservative STUBBS, William 1,825
Conservative WALSH, William Legh 1,441
1900 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes
Conservative JOHNSTON, Robert 1,484
Independent Conservative STUBBS, William 1,293

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