1897 Newfoundland general election

The 1897 Newfoundland general election was held on 28 October 1897 to elect members of the 18th General Assembly of Newfoundland in Newfoundland Colony. The Tory Party led by James Spearman Winter formed the government. On February 15, 1900, the government was defeated following a vote on a motion of no confidence which was supported by the Liberals and several Tories.

Results by partyEdit

  Party Leader 1893 Seats won % change Popular vote (%)
Tory James Spearman Winter 12 23 +91.7%
Liberal Sir William Whiteway 23 13 -43.5%
  Independent 1 0 -100%
Totals 36 36

Elected membersEdit

ReferencesEdit

  • Smallwood, Joseph R (1981). Encyclopedia of Newfoundland and Labrador. Vol. v. 1. ISBN 0-920508-14-6.