Victoria (Nova Scotia electoral district)

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Victoria
Nova Scotia electoral district
Defunct federal electoral district
Legislature House of Commons
District created 1867
District abolished 1903
First contested 1867
Last contested 1900
Demographics
Census divisions Victoria

Victoria was a federal electoral district in Nova Scotia, Canada, that was represented in the Canadian House of Commons from 1867 to 1904. It was created by the British North America Act, 1867. It consisted of the County of Victoria. It was abolished in 1903 when it was merged into North Cape Breton and Victoria electoral district.

Members of Parliament[edit]

This riding elected the following Members of Parliament:

Parliament Years Member Party
Victoria
1st  1867–1869     William Ross Anti-Confederation
 1869–1872     Liberal
2nd  1872–1873
 1873–1874
3rd  1874–1874
 1874–1875     Charles James Campbell Conservative
 1875–1876     Barclay Edmund Tremaine Liberal
 1876–1878     Charles James Campbell Conservative
4th  1878–1882     Duncan McDonald Liberal
5th  1882–1887     Charles James Campbell Conservative
6th  1887–1887
 1887–1891     John Archibald McDonald Liberal
7th  1891–1892     Conservative
 1892–1896
8th  1896–1900 John Lemuel Bethune
9th  1900–1904     William Ross Liberal
Riding dissolved into North Cape Breton and Victoria

Election results[edit]

Canadian federal election, 1867
Party Candidate Votes
Anti-Confederation William Ross acclaimed
Canadian federal election, 1872
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal William Ross acclaimed
By-election on 20 December 1873

On Mr. Ross being appointed Minister of Militia, 7 November 1873

Party Candidate Votes
Liberal William Ross 541
Conservative Charles James Campbell 523
Canadian federal election, 1874
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal William Ross acclaimed
By-election on 17 December 1874

On Mr. Ross' resignation, 29 September 1874, to become
Collector of Customs at Halifax, N.S., 5 November 1874

Party Candidate Votes
Conservative Charles James Campbell 541
Liberal Barclay Edmund Tremaine 523
By-election on 28 April 1875

On Mr. Campbell being unseated by decision of the Supreme Court of N.S., 28 February 1875,
Mr. B.E. Tremaine was declared duly elected by decision of Election Court, 28 April 1875

Party Candidate Votes
Liberal Barclay Edmund Tremaine
By-election on 21 September 1876

On Mr. Tremaine's resignation, 21 August 1876, to become
County Court Judge of District No. 7 Cape Breton, 21 August 1876

Party Candidate Votes
Conservative Charles James Campbell 624
Liberal John Ross 526
Canadian federal election, 1878
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal Duncan McDonald 748
Conservative Charles James Campbell 645
Canadian federal election, 1882
Party Candidate Votes
Conservative Charles James Campbell 857
Conservative J.T. Bethune 544
Canadian federal election, 1887
Party Candidate Votes
Conservative Charles James Campbell 830
Liberal W.F. McCurdy 777
By-election on 21 November 1887

On election being declared void

Party Candidate Votes
Liberal John Archibald McDonald 960
Conservative Charles James Campbell 398
Canadian federal election, 1891
Party Candidate Votes
Conservative John Archibald McDonald 822
Liberal William Ross 770
By-election on 26 January 1892

On election being declared void

Party Candidate Votes
Conservative John Archibald McDonald acclaimed
Canadian federal election, 1896
Party Candidate Votes
Conservative John L. Bethune 1,049
Liberal S.C. Campbell 877
Canadian federal election, 1900
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal William Ross 1,072
Conservative Duncan A. McCaskill 785

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