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City and County of St. John was a federal electoral district in New Brunswick, Canada, that was represented in the House of Commons of Canada from 1867 to 1917.

City and County of St. John
New Brunswick electoral district
Defunct federal electoral district
LegislatureHouse of Commons
District created1867
District abolished1914
First contested1867
Last contested1911 by-election
Demographics
Census divisionsSaint John

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HistoryEdit

Originally, Saint John had a special setup for representation in Parliament. The City of Saint John itself returned one member, and the entire County of Saint John (including the city) returned one as well, and two between 1872 and 1896. In effect, the city itself had two or even three Members of Parliament. This practice continued until 1914.

After 1914, the counties of Saint John and Albert were joined, and the riding was known as St. John—Albert. It returned two Members of Parliament until 1935. In 1966, Albert County was moved to the Fundy—Royal riding and the district became known as Saint John—Lancaster. Saint John—Lancaster riding was abolished in the redistribution of ridings of 1976, and Saint John riding was created.

Members of ParliamentEdit

This riding elected the following Members of Parliament:

Parliament Years Member Party Member Party
City and County of St. John
Alongside City of St. John
1st 1867 – 1872     John Hamilton Gray Conservative
2nd 1872 – 1873     Isaac Burpee Liberal     Acalus Lockwood Palmer Liberal
1873 – 1874
3rd 1874 – 1878
4th 1878 – 1882 Charles Wesley Weldon
5th 1882 – 1885
1885 – 1887     Charles Arthur Everett Conservative
6th 1887 – 1891     Charles Nelson Skinner Liberal
7th 1891 – 1892     John Douglas Hazen Conservative
1892 – 1896     John Alexander Chesley Conservative
8th 1896 – 1900     Joseph John Tucker Liberal
9th 1900 – 1904
10th 1904 – 1907     Alfred Augustus Stockton Conservative
1907 – 1908     William Pugsley Liberal
11th 1908 – 1911
12th 1911     John Waterhouse Daniel Conservative
1911 – 1917 John Douglas Hazen
Riding dissolved into St. John—Albert

Election resultsEdit

1867 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes
Conservative John Hamilton Gray acclaimed
1872 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes % Elected
Liberal Isaac Burpee 3,249  Y
Liberal Acalus Lockwood Palmer 2,204  Y
Unknown William Elder 1,771
Unknown D.S. Kerr 486  
By-election on 1 December 1873

On Mr. Burpee being appointed Minister of Customs, 7 November 1873

Party Candidate Votes
Liberal Isaac Burpee acclaimed
1874 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes % Elected
Liberal Isaac Burpee 2,826  Y
Liberal Acalus Lockwood Palmer 2,261  Y
Unknown J.V. Ellis 1,561  
1878 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes % Elected
Liberal Isaac Burpee 2,686  Y
Liberal Charles W. Weldon 2,449  Y
Unknown George Edwin King 2,180  
Liberal Acalus Lockwood Palmer 1,981  
1882 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes % Elected
Liberal Isaac Burpee 2,459  Y
Liberal Charles W. Weldon 2,225  Y
Conservative Charles Arthur Everett 1,925  
Unknown W.H. Tuck 1,864  
By-election on 20 October 1885

On Mr. Burpee's death, 1 March 1885

Party Candidate Votes
Conservative Charles Arthur Everett acclaimed
1887 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes % Elected
Liberal C.N. Skinner 4,136  Y
Liberal Charles W. Weldon 4,063  Y
Conservative Charles Arthur Everett 3,840  
Unknown E. McLeod 3,628  
1891 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes % Elected
Conservative J. Douglas Hazen 4,824  Y
Liberal C.N. Skinner 4,448  Y
Liberal Charles W. Weldon 3,832  
Unknown T.A. Rankine 3,503  
By-election on 22 November 1892

On Mr. Skinner's resignation, October, 1892

Party Candidate Votes
Conservative John Chesley acclaimed
1896 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes % Elected
Liberal Joseph John Tucker 3,924  Y
Conservative J. Douglas Hazen 3,733  Y
Independent D.J. McLaughlin 1,495  
1900 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal Joseph John Tucker 5,449
Conservative Alfred A. Stockton 4,673
1904 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes
Conservative Alfred A. Stockton 5,601
Liberal Harrison A. McKeown 4,964
By-election on 18 September 1907

On Mr. Stockton's death, 15 March 1907

Party Candidate Votes
Liberal William Pugsley acclaimed
1908 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal William Pugsley 5,582
Conservative Alexander William MacRae 5,086
1911 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes
Conservative John Waterhouse Daniel 5,491
Liberal James Lowell 5,381
By-election on 27 October 1911

On Mr. Daniel's resignation, 17 October 1911

Party Candidate Votes
Conservative J.D. Hazen acclaimed

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