Lunenburg (electoral district)

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This page refers to the former federal riding of Lunenburg. See Lunenburg (provincial electoral district) for the current provincial riding
Nova Scotia electoral district
Defunct federal electoral district
Legislature House of Commons
District created 1867, 1947
District abolished 1924, 1952
First contested 1867
Last contested 1930
Census divisions Lunenburg

Lunenburg was a federal electoral district in Nova Scotia, Canada, that was represented in the Canadian House of Commons from 1867 to 1925 and from 1949 to 1953. Its boundary was that of Lunenburg County, Nova Scotia.


The electoral district was created as part of the British North America Act, 1867. In 1924, it became obsolete when consolidated with Queens—Lunenburg riding. In the redistribution of 1947, the riding was re-established from Queens—Lunenburg, and then re-consolidated with the previous riding in 1952.

Members of Parliament[edit]

This riding elected the following Members of Parliament:

Parliament Years Member Party
1st  1867–1868     Edmund Mortimer McDonald Anti-Confederation
 1868–1872     Liberal–Conservative
2nd  1872–1874     Charles Edward Church Liberal
3rd  1874–1878
4th  1878–1882     Charles Edwin Kaulbach Conservative
5th  1882–1883     Thomas Twining Keefler Liberal
 1883–1887     Charles Edwin Kaulbach Conservative
6th  1887–1891     James Daniel Eisenhauer Liberal
7th  1891–1896     Charles Edwin Kaulbach Conservative
8th  1896–1900
9th  1900–1904
10th  1904–1908     Alexander Kenneth Maclean Liberal
12th  1908–1909
 1909–1911 John Drew Sperry
13th  1911–1917     Dugald Stewart Conservative
14th  1917–1921     William Duff Opposition (Laurier Liberals)
15th  1921–1925     Liberal
Riding dissolved into Queens—Lunenburg
Riding re-created from Queens—Lunenburg
21st  1949–1953     Robert Winters Liberal
Riding dissolved into Queens—Lunenburg

Election results[edit]

Lunenburg, 1867–1925[edit]

Canadian federal election, 1867
Party Candidate Votes
Anti-Confederation E.M. McDonald 1,557
Unknown H.A.N. Kaulback 905
Canadian federal election, 1872
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal Charles Edward Church 1,338
Unknown W.H. Owens 1,205
Canadian federal election, 1874
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal Charles Edward Church acclaimed
Canadian federal election, 1878
Party Candidate Votes
Conservative Charles Edwin Kaulbach 1,899
Liberal Charles Edward Church 1,173
Canadian federal election, 1882
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal Thomas T. Keefler 1,169
Conservative Charles Edwin Kaulbach 1,032
By-election on 10 October 1883

On election being declared void

Party Candidate Votes
Conservative Charles Edwin Kaulbach 1,991
Liberal Thomas Twining Keefler 1,712
Canadian federal election, 1887
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal James D. Eisenhauer 2,430
Conservative Charles Edwin Kaulbach 2,308
Canadian federal election, 1891
Party Candidate Votes
Conservative Charles Edwin Kaulbach 2,592
Liberal James D. Eisenhauer 2,402
Canadian federal election, 1896
Party Candidate Votes
Conservative Charles Edwin Kaulbach 2,403
Liberal John D. Sperry 2,318
Canadian federal election, 1900
Party Candidate Votes
Conservative Charles Edwin Kaulbach 2,896
Liberal Alexander Kenneth MacLean 2,574
Canadian federal election, 1904
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal Alexander Kenneth MacLean 3,274
Conservative Charles Edwin Kaulbach 2,822
Canadian federal election, 1908
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal Alexander Kenneth MacLean 3,533
Conservative Carmon Smith Marshall 3,332
By-election on 22 December 1909

On Mr. McLean's resignation, 23 October 1909

Party Candidate Votes
Liberal John Drew Sperry 3,371
Conservative Carmon Smith Marshall 3,104
Canadian federal election, 1911
Party Candidate Votes
Conservative Dugald Stewart 3,645
Liberal John Drew Sperry 3,237
Canadian federal election, 1917
Party Candidate Votes
Opposition (Laurier Liberals) William Duff 4,699
Government (Unionist) Joseph Willis Margeson 3,861
Canadian federal election, 1921
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal William Duff 7,899
Conservative Dugald Stewart 4,541

Lunenburg, 1949–1953[edit]

Canadian federal election, 1949
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal Robert Henry Winters 8,829
Progressive Conservative Melbourne Morton Gardner 7,527
Co-operative Commonwealth George Herbert Crouse 574

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