Montreal West (electoral district)

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Montreal West
Quebec electoral district
Defunct federal electoral district
Legislature House of Commons
District created 1867
District abolished 1892
First contested 1867
Last contested 1891

Montreal West (French: Montréal-Ouest) was a federal electoral district in Quebec, Canada, that was represented in the Canadian House of Commons from 1867 to 1892.

It was created by the British North America Act, 1867. It consisted initially of St. Anne Ward, St. Antoine Ward and St. Lawrence Ward. In 1872, St. Anne Ward was removed from the riding. It was abolished in 1892 when it was redistributed into St. Antoine and St. Lawrence ridings.

Members of Parliament[edit]

This riding elected the following Members of Parliament:

Parliament Years Member Party
Montreal West
1st  1867–1868     Thomas D'Arcy McGee Liberal–Conservative
 1867–1872 Michael Patrick Ryan
2nd  1872–1874     John Young Liberal
3rd  1874–1874 Frederick Mackenzie
 1874–1875
 1875–1878 Thomas Workman
4th  1878–1882     Matthew Hamilton Gault Conservative
5th  1882–1887
6th  1887–1891     Donald Smith Independent Conservative
7th  1891–1896
Riding dissolved into St. Antoine and St. Lawrence

Election results[edit]

Canadian federal election, 1867
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal–Conservative D'Arcy McGee 2,675
Liberal Bernard Devlin 2,478

By-election: On Mr. McGee being assassinated, 7 April 1868

By-election on 20 April 1868
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal–Conservative Michael Patrick Ryan acclaimed
Canadian federal election, 1872
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal John Young 2,138
Unknown George Alexander Drummond 1,322
Canadian federal election, 1874
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal MCKENZIE, Frederick 2,036
Unknown STEVENSON, A.A. 1,442

By-election: On election being declared void, 22 October 1874

By-election on 10 December 1874
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal MCKENZIE, Frederick 2,030
Unknown WHITE, Thomas Jr. 2,023

By-election: On election being declared void, 14 August 1875

By-election on 30 October 1875
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal WORKMAN, Thomas 2,300
Unknown WHITE, Thomas Jr. 2,250
Canadian federal election, 1878
Party Candidate Votes
Conservative GAULT, Matthew Hamilton 3,334
Unknown DARLING, Wm. 1,627
Canadian federal election, 1882
Party Candidate Votes
Conservative GAULT, M.H. 2,707
Unknown WARD, J.K. 1,960
Canadian federal election, 1887
Party Candidate Votes
Independent Conservative SMITH, Sir D.A. 3,908
Liberal WARD, J.K. 2,458
Canadian federal election, 1891
Party Candidate Votes
Independent Conservative SMITH, Sir D.A. 4,586
Liberal COCHRANE, James 880

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