Victoria City (electoral district)

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This article is for a federal electoral district. For the provincial electoral district of the same name, see Victoria City (provincial electoral district). For other electoral districts with the name Victoria, or for electoral districts in the area of Victoria, B.C., please see Victoria (electoral districts). For the city, see Victoria, British Columbia.
Victoria City
British Columbia electoral district
Defunct federal electoral district
LegislatureHouse of Commons
District created1903
District abolished1924
First contested1904
Last contested1921

Victoria City was a federal electoral district in British Columbia, Canada, that was represented in the House of Commons of Canada from 1904 to 1924. This riding was created in 1903 from Victoria riding. It was identical at the time of its creation to the provincial electoral district of the same name. It was abolished in 1924 into a new Victoria riding.

Geography[edit]

It covered the City of Victoria.

Members of Parliament[edit]

Parliament Years Member Party
Riding created from Victoria
10th  1904–1906     George Riley Liberal
 1906–1908     William Templeman Liberal
11th  1908–1911     George Henry Barnard Conservative
12th  1911–1917
13th  1917–1919     Simon Fraser Tolmie Government (Unionist)
 1919–1921
14th  1921–1925     Conservative
Riding dissolved into Victoria

Election results[edit]

Canadian federal election, 1921
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Simon Fraser Tolmie 7,485 59.79 +1.12
Liberal William McKinnon Ivel 5,033 40.21
Total valid votes 12,518 100.0  
Conservative hold Swing -19.54
Canadian federal by-election, 1919
On Simon Tolmie being appointed Minister of Agriculture
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Government (Unionist) Simon Fraser Tolmie 7,219 58.67 -19.62
Independent Thomas Albert Barnard 5,085 41.33
Total valid votes 12,304 100.0  
Government (Unionist) hold Swing -30.48
Canadian federal election, 1917
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Government (Unionist) Simon Fraser Tolmie 11,365 78.29 +26.51
Opposition (Laurier Liberals) Stuart Henderson 2,601 17.92 -24.96
Unknown Albert Samuel Wells 551 3.80
Total valid votes 14,517 100.0  
Government (Unionist) hold Swing +25.74
Canadian federal election, 1911
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative George Henry Barnard 2,816 51.78 +1.63
Liberal William Templeman 2,332 42.88 -6.97
Socialist Gordon Brown 290 5.33
Total valid votes 5,438 100.0  
Conservative hold Swing +4.30
Canadian federal election, 1908
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative George Henry Barnard 2,179 50.15 +18.62
Liberal William Templeman 2,166 49.85 -7.29
Total valid votes 4,345 100.0  
Conservative gain from Liberal Swing +12.96
Canadian federal by-election, 1906
On the resignation of George Riley
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal W. Templeman 1,553 57.14 +4.59
Conservative J.L. Beckwith 857 31.53 -5.49
Independent W.H. Marcon 308 11.33
Total valid votes 2,718 100.0  
Liberal hold Swing +5.04
Canadian federal election, 1904
Party Candidate Votes %
Liberal George Riley 1,692 52.55
Conservative Edward G. Prior 1,192 37.02
Socialist James C. Watters 336 10.43
Total valid votes 3,220 100.0  
This riding was created from parts of the multi-member riding of Victoria, which elected a Liberal and a Conservative in the last election. George Riley was one of the incumbents.

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Coordinates: 48°26′N 123°22′W / 48.43°N 123.37°W / 48.43; -123.37