Durham West

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Durham West was a federal electoral district represented in the Canadian House of Commons from 1867 to 1904. It was located in the province of Ontario. It was created by the British North America Act of 1867 which divided the county of Durham into two ridings: Durham West and Durham East.

The West Riding of Durham was abolished in 1903 when it was merged into Durham riding.

Election results[edit]

Canadian federal election, 1867
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal Edward Blake 1,337
Unknown Mr. Milne 931
Canadian federal election, 1872
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal Hon. Edward Blake acclaimed

On Mr. Blake being elected for Durham West and for Bruce South and on his accepting the seat for Bruce South:

By-election on 10 April 1873
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal Edmund Burke Wood acclaimed
Canadian federal election, 1874
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal Hon. Edmund B. Wood 1,281
Unknown M. Brien 736

On Mr. Wood being appointed Chief Justice, Superior Court of Manitoba:

By-election on 7 April 1874
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal Harvey William Burk 1,251
Unknown Thomas McClung 989
Canadian federal election, 1878
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal Harvey William Burk 1,214[1]
Unknown F. Cubitt 1,172

On Mr. Burk's resignation, 18 October 1879, to allow Edward Blake to stand in Durham West:

By-election on 17 November 1879
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal Edward Dominick Blake acclaimed
Canadian federal election, 1882
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal Hon. Edward Blake 1,497
Unknown C.W. Bunting 1,379
Canadian federal election, 1887
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal Hon. Edward Blake 1,847
Conservative G.T. Blackstock 1,731
Canadian federal election, 1891
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal Robert Beith 1,962
Conservative George T. Blackstock 1,764
Canadian federal election, 1896
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal Robert Beith 1,458
Conservative D.F. Walsh 1,406
Patrons of Industry C.J. Thornton 428
Canadian federal election, 1900
Party Candidate Votes
Conservative Charles Jonas Thornton 1,637
Liberal Robert Beith 1,597

On election being declared void, 6 October 1901:

By-election on 15 January 1902
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal Robert Beith 1,740
Conservative Charles Jonas Thornton 1,728

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