Richmond (Nova Scotia federal electoral district)

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Richmond
Nova Scotia electoral district
Defunct federal electoral district
Legislature House of Commons
District created 1867
District abolished 1914
First contested 1867
Last contested 1911
Demographics
Census divisions Richmond

Richmond was a federal electoral district in the province of Nova Scotia, Canada, that was represented in the Canadian House of Commons from 1867 to 1917.

It was created by the British North America Act, 1867. It consisted of the County of Richmond. It was abolished in 1914 when it was merged into Cape Breton South and Richmond riding.

Members of Parliament[edit]

This riding elected the following Members of Parliament:

Parliament Years Member Party
Richmond
1st  1867–1869     William Joseph Croke Anti-Confederation
 1869–1872     Isaac LeVesconte Conservative
2nd  1872–1874
3rd  1874–1878     Edmund Power Flynn Liberal
4th  1878–1882
5th  1882–1887     Henry Nicholas Paint Conservative
6th  1887–1891     Edmund Power Flynn Liberal
7th  1891–1891     Joseph Alexander Gillies Conservative
 1892–1896
8th  1896–1900
9th  1900–1904     Joseph Matheson Liberal
10th  1904–1908 Duncan Finlayson
11th  1908–1911 George William Kyte
12th  1911–1917
Riding dissolved into Cape Breton South and Richmond

Election results[edit]

Canadian federal election, 1867
Party Candidate Votes
Anti-Confederation William Joseph Croke 545
Unknown Mr. Donovan 279
By-election on 20 April 1869

On Mr. Croke's death, 11 March 1869

Party Candidate Votes
Conservative Isaac Le Vesconte 560
Unknown W.A. Henry 333
Canadian federal election, 1872
Party Candidate Votes
Conservative Isaac Le Vesconte 571
Unknown Mr. Kavanagh 300
Canadian federal election, 1874
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal Edmund Power Flynn 564
Unknown Renée Benoit 486
Canadian federal election, 1878
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal Edmund Power Flynn 666
Unknown Renée Benoit 552
Canadian federal election, 1882
Party Candidate Votes
Conservative Henry Nicholas Paint 525
Liberal Edmund Power Flynn 461
Canadian federal election, 1887
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal Edmund Power Flynn 910
Conservative Henry Nicholas Paint 609
Independent Conservative S.P. Leblanc 317
Canadian federal election, 1891
Party Candidate Votes
Conservative Joseph Alexander Gillies 857
Conservative Henry Nicholas Paint 755
Liberal Edmund Power Flynn 670
By-election on 21 January 1892

On Mr. Gillies being unseated, 21 December 1891

Party Candidate Votes
Conservative Joseph Alexander Gillies acclaimed
Canadian federal election, 1896
Party Candidate Votes
Conservative Joseph Alexander Gillies 1,078
Liberal Edm. V. Flynn 1,056
Canadian federal election, 1900
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal Joseph Matheson 1,092
Conservative Joseph Alexander Gillies 840
Canadian federal election, 1904
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal Duncan Finlayson 1,270
Conservative Joseph Alexander Gillies 868
Conservative Henry Nicholas Paint 20
Canadian federal election, 1908
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal George William Kyte 1,279
Conservative Roderick Ferguson 1,039
Canadian federal election, 1911
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal George William Kyte 1,268
Conservative Joseph Alexander Gillies 983

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