1881 Quebec general election

The 1881 Quebec general election was held on December 2, 1881, to elect members of the 5th Legislative Assembly for the Province of Quebec, Canada. The Quebec Conservative Party, led by Premier Joseph-Adolphe Chapleau, defeated the Quebec Liberal Party, led by Henri-Gustave Joly de Lotbinière.

1881 Quebec general election

← 1878 December 2, 1881 1886 →

65 seats in the 5th Legislative Assembly of Quebec
33 seats needed for a majority
  First party Second party
  Joseph-Adolphe Chapleau.jpg HenriGustaveJolydeLotbiniere23.jpg
Leader Joseph-Adolphe Chapleau Henri-Gustave Joly de Lotbinière
Party Conservative Liberal
Leader since 1878 1869
Leader's seat Terrebonne Lotbinière
Last election 32 seats
49.5% popular vote
31 seats
47.5% popular vote
Seats won 49 15
Seat change Increase17 Decrease16
Popular vote 49,152 38,020
Percentage 50.4% 39.0%
Swing Increase0.9% Decrease8.5%

Premier before election

Joseph-Adolphe Chapleau
Conservative

Premier after election

Joseph-Adolphe Chapleau
Conservative

ResultsEdit

Party Party Leader # of
candidates
Seats Popular Vote
1878 Elected % Change # % % Change
Conservative Joseph-Adolphe Chapleau   32 49 +53.1% 49,152 50.38% +0.9%
Liberal Henri-Gustave Joly de Lotbinière   31 15 -51.6% 38 020 38.97% -8.5%
  Independent Conservative   2 1 -50.0% 10 387 10.65% +7.6%
  Other   - - -
Total   65 65 -   100%  
Popular vote
PCQ
50.38%
PLQ
38.97%
Others
10.65%
Seats summary
PCQ
75.38%
PLQ
23.08%
Others
1.54%

See alsoEdit