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Northumberland East was a federal electoral district represented in the House of Commons of Canada from 1867 to 1917. It was located in the province of Ontario. It was created by the British North America Act of 1867.

The original definition of the riding is not known. In 1882, the East Riding of the county of Northumberland was defined to consist of the townships of Cramahe, Brighton, Murray, Percy and Seymour, the villages of Colborne, Brighton, Campbellford, and Hastings.

The electoral district was abolished in 1914 when it was merged into Northumberland riding.

Electoral historyEdit

1867 Canadian federal election: East Riding of Northumberland
Party Candidate Votes
  Liberal-Conservative Joseph Keeler 1,607
  Unknown Kenneth McKenzie 827
  Unknown Mr. Meyers 0


1872 Canadian federal election: East Riding of Northumberland
Party Candidate Votes
  Liberal-Conservative Joseph Keeler 1,497
  Independent Liberal James Lyons Biggar 1,430


1874 Canadian federal election: East Riding of Northumberland
Party Candidate Votes
  Independent Liberal James Lyons Biggar 1,662
  Liberal-Conservative Joseph Keeler 1,497


By-election: On Mr. Biggar being unseated on petition,
12 December 1874: East Riding of Northumberland
Party Candidate Votes
  Independent Liberal James Lyons Biggar 1,670
  Conservative James Cockburn 1,385


1878 Canadian federal election: East Riding of Northumberland
Party Candidate Votes
  Liberal-Conservative Joseph Keeler 1,799
  Independent Liberal James Lyons Biggar 1,736


By-election: On Mr. Keeler's death, 21 January 1881:
East Riding of Northumberland
Party Candidate Votes
  Independent Liberal Darius Crouter acclaimed


1882 Canadian federal election: East Riding of Northumberland
Party Candidate Votes
  Conservative Edward Cochrane 2,073
  Independent Liberal Darius Crouter 1,800


1887 Canadian federal election: East Riding of Northumberland
Party Candidate Votes
  Liberal Albert Elhanon Mallory 2,291
  Conservative Edward Cochrane 2,278


By-election: On Mr. Mallory being unseated for bribery by agents,
22 December 1887: East Riding of Northumberland
Party Candidate Votes
  Conservative COCHRANE, Edward 2,148
  Liberal MALLORY, Albert E. 2,124


By-election: On election being declared void, 21 November 1888:
East Riding of Northumberland
Party Candidate Votes
  Conservative COCHRANE, Edward 2,074
  Liberal MALLORY, Albert E. 2,028


1891 Canadian federal election: East Riding of Northumberland
Party Candidate Votes
  Conservative COCHRANE, E. 2,495
  Liberal KETCHUM, M.P. 2,259


1896 Canadian federal election: East Riding of Northumberland
Party Candidate Votes
  Conservative COCHRANE, E. 2,410
  Patrons of Industry MALLORY, C.A. 2,013


1900 Canadian federal election: East Riding of Northumberland
Party Candidate Votes
  Conservative COCHRANE, Edward 2,452
  Liberal DENIKE, Robert Baldwin 2,086


1904 Canadian federal election: East Riding of Northumberland
Party Candidate Votes
  Conservative COCHRANE, Edward 2,402
  Liberal DOUGLAS, John H. 2,196


By-election: On Mr. Cochrane's death, 29 October 1907:
East Riding of Northumberland
Party Candidate Votes
  Conservative OWEN, C.L. 2,347
  Liberal MULHOLLAND, A.A. 2,105


1908 Canadian federal election: East Riding of Northumberland
Party Candidate Votes
  Conservative OWEN, Charles Lewis 2,448
  Liberal WEBB, Frank Leslie 2,252


1911 Canadian federal election: East Riding of Northumberland
Party Candidate Votes
  Conservative WALKER, Henry Joseph 2,518
  Liberal WEATHERSON, Alexander 2,127

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