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Digby was a federal electoral district in Nova Scotia, Canada, that was represented in the House of Commons of Canada from 1867 to 1917. It was created as part of the British North America Act, 1867, and was abolished in 1914 when it was redistributed into Digby and Annapolis and Yarmouth and Clare ridings.

Digby
Nova Scotia electoral district
Defunct federal electoral district
LegislatureHouse of Commons
District created1867
District abolished1914
First contested1867
Last contested1911
Demographics
Census divisionsDigby

The district consisted of the County of Digby.

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Members of ParliamentEdit

This riding elected the following Members of Parliament:

Parliament Years Member Party
Digby
1st  1867–1869     Alfred William Savary Anti-Confederation
 1869–1872     Conservative
2nd  1872–1874
3rd  1874–1874     Edwin Randolph Oakes Liberal–Conservative
 1874–1877     William Berrian Vail Liberal
 1878–1878     John Chipman Wade Conservative
4th  1878–1882
5th  1882–1887     William Berrian Vail Liberal
6th  1887–1887     John Campbell Conservative
 1887–1891 Herbert Ladd Jones
7th  1891–1892     Edward Charles Bowers Liberal
 1892–1896
8th  1896–1900 Albert James Smith Copp
9th  1900–1904
10th  1904–1908
11th  1908–1911     Clarence Jameson Conservative
12th  1911–1917
Riding dissolved into Digby and Annapolis and Yarmouth and Clare

Election resultsEdit

Canadian federal election, 1867
Party Candidate Votes
Anti-Confederation Alfred William Savary 792
Unknown John Chipman Wade 497
Unknown William Mehan 362
Canadian federal election, 1872
Party Candidate Votes
Conservative Alfred William Savary acclaimed
Canadian federal election, 1874
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal–Conservative E.R. Oakes 1,168
Conservative Alfred William Savary 631
By-election on 26 October 1874

On Mr. Oakes' resignation when appointed to the Legislative Council of Nova Scotia, October 1874

Party Candidate Votes
Liberal William Berrian Vail 932
Unknown W. H. Taylor 656
By-election on 19 January 1878

On Mr. Vail's resignation, 31 December 1877

Party Candidate Votes
Conservative John Chipman Wade 1,210
Liberal William Berrian Vail 845
Canadian federal election, 1878
Party Candidate Votes
Conservative John Chipman Wade 1,019
Unknown P.W. Smith 1,001
Canadian federal election, 1882
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal William Berrian Vail 1,123
Conservative John Chipman Wade 871
Canadian federal election, 1887
Party Candidate Votes
Conservative John Campbell 1,459
Liberal William Berrian Vail 1,364
By-election on 16 July 1887

On Mr. Campbell's death, 26 May 1887

Party Candidate Votes
Conservative Herbert Ladd Jones 1,092
Independent H.M. Robichon 1,056
Canadian federal election, 1891
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal Edward Charles Bowers 1,503
Conservative Herbert Ladd Jones 1,430
By-election on 13 February 1892

Edward Charles Bowers acclaimed

Party Candidate Votes
Liberal Edward Charles Bowers acclaimed
Canadian federal election, 1896
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal Albert James Smith Copp 1,636
Conservative J. Edgar Jones 1,591
Canadian federal election, 1900
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal Albert James Smith Copp 1,923
Conservative J. Edgar Jones 1,418
Canadian federal election, 1904
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal Albert James Smith Copp 1,840
Conservative John Arthur Grinson 1,096
Independent Liberal C. Comeau 105
Canadian federal election, 1908
Party Candidate Votes
Conservative Clarence Jameson 1,771
Liberal Albert James Smith Copp 1,640
Canadian federal election, 1911
Party Candidate Votes
Conservative Clarence Jameson 2,126
Liberal Allan Ellsworth Wall 1,866

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