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Inverness (electoral district)

Inverness was a federal electoral district in Nova Scotia, Canada, that was represented in the House of Commons of Canada from 1867 to 1935.

Inverness
Nova Scotia electoral district
Defunct federal electoral district
LegislatureHouse of Commons
District created1867
District abolished1933
First contested1867
Last contested1930
Demographics
Census divisionsInverness

It was created in the British North America Act, 1867. It was abolished in 1933 when it was merged into Inverness—Richmond riding. It consisted of Inverness County.

Members of ParliamentEdit

This riding elected the following Members of Parliament:

Parliament Years Member Party
Inverness
1st  1867–1869     Hugh Cameron Anti-Confederation
 1869–1872     Liberal–Conservative
2nd  1872–1874     Samuel McDonnell Conservative
3rd  1874–1878     Liberal
4th  1878–1882
5th  1882–1887     Hugh Cameron Conservative
6th  1887–1891
7th  1891–1896
8th  1896–1900     Angus MacLennan Liberal
9th  1900–1904
10th  1904–1908
11th  1908–1911 Alexander William Chisholm
12th  1911–1917
13th  1917–1921     Opposition (Laurier Liberals)
14th  1921–1925     Liberal
15th  1925–1926     Isaac Duncan MacDougall Conservative
16th  1926–1930
17th  1930–1935
Riding dissolved into Inverness—Richmond

Election resultsEdit

1867 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes
Anti-Confederation Hugh Cameron 1,186
Conservative Samuel McDonnell 601
1872 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes
Conservative Samuel McDonnell 1,293
Liberal–Conservative Hugh Cameron 1,232
1874 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal Samuel McDonnell 1,223
Liberal–Conservative Hugh Cameron 1,102
1878 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal Samuel McDonnell 1,284
Liberal–Conservative Hugh Cameron 1,175
Unknown Angus MacLennan 739
1882 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal–Conservative Hugh Cameron 1,912
Liberal Samuel McDonnell 1,062
1887 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes
Conservative Hugh Cameron 1,913
Liberal Samuel McDonnell 1,462
1891 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes
Conservative Hugh Cameron 1,877
Liberal Samuel McDonnell 1,567
1896 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal Angus MacLennan 1,676
Conservative Hugh Cameron 1,532
Independent John McKew 737
1900 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal Angus MacLennan 2,702
Conservative Hugh Cameron 1,644
1904 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal Angus MacLennan 1,963
Independent Alexander W. Chisholm 1,653
Conservative John H. Jamieson 1,485
1908 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal Alexander W. Chisholm 3,381
Conservative Roderick C. McLeod 1,837
1911 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal Alexander W. Chisholm 2,928
Conservative Thomas Gallant 1,920
Independent Frank A. MacEchen 128
1917 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes
Opposition (Laurier Liberals) Alexander W. Chisholm 3,544
Government (Unionist) Thomas Gallant 2,258
1921 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal Alexander W. Chisholm 4,650
Progressive Isaac Duncan MacDougall 4,128
1925 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes
Conservative Isaac Duncan MacDougall 5,030
Liberal Alexander W. Chisholm 3,807
1926 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes
Conservative Isaac Duncan MacDougall 4,946
Liberal Donald MacLennan 4,296
1930 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes
Conservative Isaac Duncan MacDougall 4,887
Liberal Angus L. MacDonald 4,722

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