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Colchester was a federal electoral district in Nova Scotia, Canada, that was represented in the House of Commons of Canada from 1867 to 1935. It was created in the British North America Act, 1867, and was abolished in 1933 when it was merged into Colchester—Hants riding. The district consisted of the County of Colchester.

Colchester
Nova Scotia electoral district
Defunct federal electoral district
LegislatureHouse of Commons
District created1867
District abolished1933
First contested1867
Last contested1930

Members of ParliamentEdit

This riding has elected the following Members of Parliament:

Parliament Years Member Party
Colchester
1st  1867–1869     Archibald McLelan Anti-Confederation
 1869–1869     Liberal–Conservative
 1869–1870 Adams George Archibald
 1870–1872     Frederick M. Pearson Liberal
2nd  1872–1874
3rd  1874–1874     Thomas McKay Liberal–Conservative
 1874–1878
4th  1878–1881
 1881–1882     Archibald McLelan Conservative
5th  1882–1887
6th  1887–1887
 1887–1888
 1888–1891     Adams George Archibald Liberal–Conservative
7th  1891–1896     William Albert Patterson Conservative
8th  1896–1897 Wilbert David Dimock
 1897–1900     Firman McClure Liberal
9th  1900–1904     Seymour Eugene Gourley Conservative
10th  1904–1907     Frederick Andrew Laurence Liberal
 1907–1908     John Stanfield Conservative
11th  1908–1911
12th  1911–1917
13th  1917–1920     Fleming Blanchard McCurdy Government (Unionist)
 1921–1921     Nationalist Liberal
14th  1921–1925     Harold Putnam Liberal
15th  1925–1926     George Taylor MacNutt Conservative
16th  1926–1930
17th  1930–1935     Martin Luther Urquhart Liberal
Riding dissolved into Colchester—Hants

Election resultsEdit

1867 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes
Anti-Confederation Archibald Woodbury McLelan 1,649
Liberal–Conservative Adams George Archibald 1,289
By-election on 9 September 1869

On Mr. McLellan being called to the Senate, August 1869

Party Candidate Votes
Liberal–Conservative Adams George Archibald 1,585
Liberal Frederick M. Pearson 1,230
By-election on 8 November 1870

On Mr. Archibald being appointed Lieutenant-Governor of Manitoba and the Northwest Territories, May 1870

Party Candidate Votes
Liberal Frederick M. Pearson 1,672
Unknown R. Chambers 268
1872 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal Frederick M. Pearson 1,634
Unknown J.F. Blanchard 1,209
1874 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal–Conservative Thomas McKay 1,429
Liberal F.M. Pearson 1,313
By-election on 17 December 1874

On Mr. McKay being un-seated on petition, 14 November 1874

Party Candidate Votes
Liberal–Conservative Thomas McKay 1,818
Unknown Alex C. Page 951
1878 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal–Conservative Thomas McKay 1,829
Unknown Alex C. Page 1,453
By-election on 18 June 1881

On Mr. McKay's resignation in June 1881

Party Candidate Votes
Conservative Archibald Woodbury McLelan 1,802
Independent Charles N. Cummings 1,374
1882 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes
Conservative Archibald Woodbury McLelan 1,887
Unknown F.A. Laurence 1,452
1887 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes
Conservative Archibald Woodbury McLelan 2,446
Liberal Samuel David McLelland 1,819
By-election on 27 October 1887

On Mr. McLelan being un-seated for bribery by agents

Party Candidate Votes
Conservative Archibald Woodbury McLelan 2,137
Liberal Samuel David McLelland 1,511
By-election on 15 August 1888

On Mr. McLelan being appointed Lieutenant-Governor of Nova Scotia

Party Candidate Votes
Liberal–Conservative Adams George Archibald 1,773
Unknown Cyrus Eaton 1,267
Unknown E. Fulton 315
1891 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes
Conservative William Albert Patterson 2,588
Liberal P. McG. Archibald 1,785
Unknown A.B. Fletcher 165
1896 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes
Conservative Wilbert David Dimock 2,483
Liberal Firman McClure 2,306
By-election on 20 April 1897

On Mr. Dimock's election being declared void, 19 January 1897

Party Candidate Votes
Liberal Firman McClure 2,350
Conservative D.H. Muir 2,344
1900 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes
Conservative Seymour Eugene Gourley 2,449
Liberal Firman McClure 2,170
1904 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal Frederick Andrew Laurence 2,610
Conservative S.E. Gourley 2,419
By-election on 28 November 1907

On Mr. Laurence being appointed Judge, 4 November 1907

Party Candidate Votes
Conservative John Stanfield 2,586
Liberal Charles Hill 2,363
1908 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes
Conservative John Stanfield 2,736
Liberal Charles Hill 2,621
1911 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes
Conservative John Stanfield 2,847
Liberal Samuel David McLellan 2,203
1917 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes
Government (Unionist) Fleming Blanchard McCurdy acclaimed
By-election on 20 September 1920

On Mr. McCurdy being appointed Minister of Public Works, 13 July 1920

Party Candidate Votes
Nationalist Liberal Fleming Blanchard McCurdy 6,478
United Farmers Hugh Archibald Dickson 5,034
1921 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal Harold Putnam 5,888
Conservative Fleming Blanchard McCurdy 5,562
1925 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes
Conservative George Taylor MacNutt 6,405
Liberal Maynard B. Archibald 3,394
1926 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes
Conservative George Taylor MacNutt 6,067
Liberal Alfred Dickie 4,049
1930 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal Martin Luther Urquhart 6,131
Conservative George Taylor MacNutt 5,734

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