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Shelburne (federal electoral district)

Shelburne
Nova Scotia electoral district
Defunct federal electoral district
LegislatureHouse of Commons
District created1867
District abolished1892
First contested1867
Last contested1891
Demographics
Census division(s)Shelburne

Shelburne was a federal electoral district in the province of Nova Scotia, Canada, that was represented in the House of Commons of Canada from 1867 to 1896.

It was created by the British North America Act, 1867. It consisted of the County of Shelburne. It was abolished in 1892 when it was merged into Shelburne and Queen's riding.

Members of Parliament

This riding elected the following members of Parliament:

Parliament Years Member Party
Shelburne
1st  1867–1869     Thomas Coffin Anti-Confederation
 1869–1872     Liberal–Conservative
2nd  1872–1873
 1873–1874     Liberal
3rd  1874–1878
4th  1878–1882 Thomas Robertson
5th  1882–1887
6th  1887–1887
 1887–1888     John Wimburn Laurie Conservative
 1888–1891
7th  1891–1896     Nathaniel Whitworth White Liberal–Conservative
Riding dissolved into Shelburne and Queen's

Election results

1867 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes
Anti-Confederation Thomas Coffin acclaimed
Source: Canadian Elections Database[1]
1872 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal–Conservative Thomas Coffin acclaimed
Source: Canadian Elections Database[2]
By-election on 9 December 1873

On Mr. Coffin being appointed Receiver-General of Canada, 7 November 1873

Party Candidate Votes
Liberal Thomas Coffin acclaimed
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1874 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal Thomas Coffin acclaimed
1878 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal Thomas Robertson 966
Unknown Robert W. Freeman 899
Liberal Thomas Coffin 198
1882 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal Thomas Robertson 912
Unknown N.W. White 775
1887 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal Thomas Robertson 1,194
Conservative John Wimburn Laurie 1,160
By-election on 15 December 1887

On election being declared void, 9 November 1887

Party Candidate Votes
Conservative John Wimburne Laurie 1,083
Liberal Thomas Robertson 1,075
By-election on 22 October 1888

On election being declared void

Party Candidate Votes
Conservative John Wimburne Laurie 987
Unknown Congden 976
1891 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal–Conservative Nathaniel Whitworth White 1,388
Liberal Thomas Robertson 1,369

See also

  1. ^ Sayers, Anthony M. "1867 Federal Election". Canadian Elections Database. Archived from the original on 22 January 2024.
  2. ^ Sayers, Anthony M. "1872 Federal Election". Canadian Elections Database. Archived from the original on 3 February 2024.
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