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Hants was a federal electoral district in Nova Scotia, Canada, that was represented in the House of Commons of Canada from 1867 to 1925. It was created in the British North America Act, 1867, and abolished in 1924 when it was merged into Hants—Kings riding. It consisted of Hants County.

Nova Scotia electoral district
Defunct federal electoral district
LegislatureHouse of Commons
District created1867
District abolished1924
First contested1867
Last contested1921


Members of ParliamentEdit

This riding elected the following Members of Parliament:

Parliament Years Member Party
1st  1867–1869     Joseph Howe Anti-Confederation
 1869–1872     Liberal–Conservative
2nd  1872–1873
 1873–1874     Monson Henry Goudge Liberal
3rd  1874–1878
4th  1878–1882     William Henry Allison Conservative
5th  1882–1887
6th  1887–1891 Alfred Putnam
7th  1891–1896
8th  1896–1900     Allen Haley Liberal
9th  1900–1904 Benjamin Russell
10th  1904–1908
11th  1908–1911
12th  1911–1917     Hadley Brown Tremain Conservative
13th  1917–1921     Government (Unionist)
14th  1921–1925     Lewis Herbert Martell Liberal
Riding dissolved into Hants—Kings

Election resultsEdit

Canadian federal election, 1867
Party Candidate Votes
Anti-Confederation Joseph Howe 1,530
Unknown James King 956
By-election on 24 April 1869

On Mr. Howe being called to the Privy Council and
appointed President of that body, 19 January 1869

Party Candidate Votes
Liberal–Conservative Joseph Howe 1,512
Liberal Monson Henry Goudge 1,129
Canadian federal election, 1872
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal–Conservative Joseph Howe acclaimed
By-election on 5 July 1873

On Mr. Howe being named Lieutenant Governor of Nova Scotia, 7 May 1873

Party Candidate Votes
Liberal Monson Henry Goudge acclaimed
Canadian federal election, 1874
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal Monson Henry Goudge 1,433
Conservative William Henry Allison 1,341
Canadian federal election, 1878
Party Candidate Votes
Conservative William Henry Allison 1,662
Liberal Monson Henry Goudge 1,381
Canadian federal election, 1882
Party Candidate Votes
Conservative William Henry Allison 1,386
Liberal William Curry 1,341
Canadian federal election, 1887
Party Candidate Votes
Conservative Alfred Putnam 1,800
Liberal William Curry 1,678
Canadian federal election, 1891
Party Candidate Votes
Conservative Alfred Putnam 1,705
Liberal Allen Haley 1,604
Canadian federal election, 1896
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal Allen Haley 1,838
Conservative Alfred Putnam 1,803
Canadian federal election, 1900
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal Benjamin Russell 1,882
Conservative Alfred Putnam 1,866
Canadian federal election, 1904
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal J.B. Black 2,033
Conservative Frederick W. Hanright 1,957
Canadian federal election, 1908
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal Judson Burpee Black 2,141
Conservative Frederick W. Hanright 2,008
Canadian federal election, 1911
Party Candidate Votes
Conservative Hadley Brown Tremain 2,191
Liberal Judson Burpee Black 2,105
Canadian federal election, 1917
Party Candidate Votes
Government (Unionist) Hadley Brown Tremain 2,989
Opposition (Laurier Liberals) Lewis Herbert Martell 2,696
Canadian federal election, 1921
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal Lewis Herbert Martell 4,027
Conservative Albert Parsons 3,795
Progressive Henry Ernest Kendall 993

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