1901 Nova Scotia general election

The 1901 Nova Scotia general election was held on 2 October 1901 to elect members of the 33rd House of Assembly of the Province of Nova Scotia, Canada. It was won by the Liberal party.

1901 Nova Scotia general election

← 1897 October 2, 1901 1906 →

38 seats of the Nova Scotia House of Assembly
20 seats needed for a majority
  First party Second party
  George Henry Murray (cropped).jpg
Con
Leader George Henry Murray Charles Smith Wilcox
Party Liberal Liberal-Conservative
Last election 35 3
Seats won 36 2
Seat change Increase1 Decrease1
Popular vote 80,196 55,889
Percentage 58.79% 40.97%
Swing Increase3.22pp Decrease3.06pp

1901 Nova Scotia general election - Results by riding.svg

Premier before election

George Henry Murray
Liberal

Premier after election

George Henry Murray
Liberal

ResultsEdit

Results by partyEdit

36 2
Liberal Liberal-Conservative
Official results [1][2]
Party Party leader # of
candidates
Seats Popular vote
1897 Dissolution Elected Change # % Change (pp)
  Liberal George Henry Murray 40 35 34 36 +1 80,196 58.79% +3.22%
  Liberal-Conservative Charles Smith Wilcox 32 3 4 2 -1 55,889 40.97% -3.06%
  Independent/Other 1 0 0 0 0 326 0.24% -0.16%
  Vacant 0  
Total valid votes 136,411 100.00%
Blank and invalid ballots 0 0.00%
Total 73 38 38 38 136,411 100.00%
Popular vote
Liberal
58.79%
Liberal-Conservative
40.97%
Independent/Other
0.24%
Seats summary
Liberal
94.74%
Liberal-Conservative
5.26%

Retiring incumbentsEdit

Liberal
Liberal-Conservative

Nominated candidatesEdit

1901 Nova Scotia Provincial Election[3][4]

Legend
bold denotes party leader
† denotes an incumbent who is not running for re-election or was defeated in nomination contest

ValleyEdit

Electoral district Candidates Incumbent
Liberal Liberal-Conservative Independent/Other
Annapolis James Wilberforce Longley
1,825
29.60%
W. C. Healey
1,348
21.87%
James Wilberforce Longley
Joseph A. Bancroft
1,750
28.39%
Frank Andrews
1,242
20.15%
Joseph A. Bancroft
Digby Ambroise-Hilaire Comeau
1,507
37.12%
J. K. Tobin
611
15.05%
Ambroise-Hilaire Comeau
Angus Morrison Gidney
1,400
34.48%
Louis Dugas
542
13.35%
Angus Morrison Gidney
Hants Arthur Drysdale
2,092
29.54%
A. S. Sanford
1,458
20.58%
Arthur Drysdale
Francis Parker McHeffey
1,914
27.02%
Charles Smith Wilcox
1,619
22.86%
Charles Smith Wilcox
Kings Brenton Dodge
2,225
33.97%
J. W. Ryan
1,116
17.04%
Brenton Dodge
Harry H. Wickwire
2,122
32.40%
Peter Innes
1,087
16.60%
Harry H. Wickwire

South ShoreEdit

Electoral district Candidates Incumbent
Liberal Liberal-Conservative Independent/Other
Lunenburg Edward Doran Davison
2,932
28.24%
A. J. Wolfe
2,335
22.49%
John Drew Sperry
Alexander Kenneth Maclean
2,923
28.15%
J. A. Roberts
2,192
21.11%
Charles Edward Church
Queens Edward Matthew Farrell
925
27.95%
John Hutt
783
23.66%
Edward Matthew Farrell
Charles F. Cooper
843
25.48%
W. L. Libbey
758
22.91%
Thomas Keillor
Shelburne Thomas Johnston
817
41.98%
Arthur Hood
326
16.75%
Thomas Johnston
Thomas Robertson
803
41.26%
Thomas Robertson
Yarmouth Augustus Stoneman
Acclamation
Augustus Stoneman
Henry S. LeBlanc
Acclamation
Henry S. LeBlanc

Fundy-NortheastEdit

Electoral district Candidates Incumbent
Liberal Liberal-Conservative Independent/Other
Colchester Benjamin Franklin Pearson
2,169
25.34%
A. S. Black
2,151
25.13%
Thomas McMullen
Frederick Andrew Laurence
2,185
25.53%
John Fitzwilliam Stairs
2,054
24.%
Frederick Andrew Laurence
Cumberland Thomas Reuben Black
2,944
25.50%
C. R. Smith
2,720
23.56%
Thomas Reuben Black
M. L. Tucker
2,933
25.41%
Daniel McLeod
2,946
25.52%
Alexander E. Fraser

HalifaxEdit

Electoral district Candidates Incumbent
Liberal Liberal-Conservative Independent/Other
Halifax George Mitchell
4,955
17.56%
Adam Brown Crosby
4,707
16.68%
George Mitchell
David McPherson
5,049
17.89%
G. M. Campbell
4,487
15.90%
David McPherson
Michael Edwin Keefe
4,840
17.15%
J. J. Stewart
4,185
14.83%
Michael Edwin Keefe

Central NovaEdit

Electoral district Candidates Incumbent
Liberal Liberal-Conservative Independent/Other
Antigonish Angus McGillivray
Acclamation
Angus McGillivray
Christopher P. Chisholm
Acclamation
Christopher P. Chisholm
Guysborough William Whitman
1,498
35.79%
John Keating
620
14.81%
William Akins Fergusson†
John Howard Sinclair
1,511
36.11%
H. T. Harding
556
13.29%
John Howard Sinclair
Pictou Edward Mortimer Macdonald
3,703
20.61%
George E. Munro
3,011
16.76%
Edward Mortimer Macdonald
Robert Dewar
3,157
17.57%
Charles Elliott Tanner
3,186
17.73%
Charles Elliott Tanner
George Patterson
3,534
19.67%
William Cameron
1,377
7.66%
Matthew Henry Fitzpatrick†

Cape BretonEdit

Electoral district Candidates Incumbent
Liberal Liberal-Conservative Independent/Other
Cape Breton Daniel Duncan McKenzie
3,840
32.29%
Colin McKinnon
2,205
18.54%
Daniel Duncan McKenzie
Neil J. Gillis
3,691
31.04%
Vincent Mullins
2,157
18.14%
Neil J. Gillis
Inverness James MacDonald
2,270
27.39%
Charles Edward McMillan
1,326
16.00%
James McDonald
J. L. McDougall
1,317
15.89%
Moses J. Doucet
1,734
20.92%
Daniel McNeil
1,137
13.72%
Moses J. Doucet
Alexander Macdonald
504
6.08%
Richmond Duncan Finlayson
1,090
34.64%
D. G. Stewart
562
17.86%
Duncan Finlayson
Simon Joyce
994
31.59%
Felix Landry
501
15.92%
Simon Joyce
Victoria George Henry Murray
1,177
37.85%
John A. McDonald
581
18.68%
George Henry Murray
John Gillis Morrison
1,023
32.89%
John J. McCabe
329
10.58%
John Gillis Morrison

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Nova Scotia Provincial Elections 1867-2016" (PDF). Elections Nova Scotia. Retrieved November 29, 2021.
  2. ^ "Electoral Districts- History". Nova Scotia Legislature. Retrieved November 29, 2021.
  3. ^ Nova Scotia Provincial Elections 1867–2016 (PDF). Elections Nova Scotia. June 4, 2018. pp. 22–24. Retrieved November 5, 2021.
  4. ^ "Electoral Districts- History". Nova Scotia Legislature. Retrieved November 29, 2021.

Further readingEdit