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City 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 of St. John
New Brunswick electoral district
Defunct federal electoral district
LegislatureHouse of Commons
District created1867
District abolished1914
First contested1867
Last contested1917
Demographics
Census divisionsSaint John
Census subdivisionsSaint 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
City of St. John
Alongside City and County of St. John
1st  1867–1872     Samuel Leonard Tilley Liberal–Conservative
2nd  1872–1873
 1873–1874     Jeremiah Smith Boies De Veber Liberal
3rd  1874–1878
4th  1878–1878     Samuel Leonard Tilley Liberal–Conservative
 1878–1882
5th  1882–1885
 1885–1887     Frederick Eustace Barker Conservative
6th  1887–1891     John Valentine Ellis Liberal
7th  1891–1896     Ezekiel McLeod Conservative
8th  1896–1900     John Valentine Ellis Liberal
9th  1900–1903 Andrew George Blair
 1904–1904     John Waterhouse Daniel Conservative
10th  1904–1908
11th  1908–1911
12th  1911–1917     William Pugsley Liberal
Riding dissolved into St. John—Albert

Election resultsEdit

1867 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal–Conservative Samuel Leonard Tilley 1,402
Unknown John Wilson 610
1872 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal–Conservative Samuel Leonard Tilley 1,765
Unknown Jeremiah Smith Boies De Veber 1,225

By-election: On Mr. Tilley being appointed Lieutenant-Governor of New Brunswick, 15 November 1873

By-election on 1 December 1873
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal Jeremiah Smith Boies De Veber acclaimed
1874 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal Jeremiah Smith Boies De Veber 1,772
Unknown G.W. Day 591
1878 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal–Conservative Samuel Leonard Tilley 1,475
Liberal Jeremiah Smith Boies De Veber 1,466

By-election: On Mr. Tilley being appointed Minister of Finance, 17 October 1878

By-election on 4 November 1878
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal–Conservative Samuel Leonard Tilley acclaimed
1882 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal–Conservative Sir Samuel Leonard Tilley 1,288
Independent George McLeod 1,151

By-election: On Mr. Tilley being appointed Lieutenant-Governor of New Brunswick, 12 November 1885

By-election on 24 November 1885
Party Candidate Votes
Conservative Frederick Eustace Barker acclaimed
1887 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal John V. Ellis 2,375
Conservative Frederick Eustace Barker 2,162
1891 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes
Conservative Ezekiel McLeod 2,649
Liberal John V. Ellis 2,063
1896 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal ELLIS, John V. 3,249
Conservative CHESLEY, John A. 2,527
Independent PUGSLEY, William 1,427
1900 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal BLAIR, Hon. Andrew George 4,520
Conservative FOSTER, Hon. George Eulas 3,523

By-election: On Mr. Blair's resignation, 27 December 1903

By-election on 16 February 1904
Party Candidate Votes
Conservative DANIEL, J.W. 3,709
Unknown MCKEOWN, H.A. 3,440
1904 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes
Conservative DANIEL, John W. 4,881
Liberal O'BRIEN, Richard 3,670
1908 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes
Conservative DANIEL, John W. 4,394
Liberal PENDER, James 4,202
1911 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal PUGSLEY, Hon. William 4,360
Conservative POWELL, Henry Absalom 4,295

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