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Northumberland West 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 1903, it was defined to consist of the townships of Alnwick, Haldimand and Hamilton, and the town of Cobourg.

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

Electoral historyEdit

1867 Canadian federal election: West Riding of Northumberland
Party Candidate Votes
  Conservative James Cockburn acclaimed


1872 Canadian federal election: West Riding of Northumberland
Party Candidate Votes
  Conservative James Cockburn acclaimed


1874 Canadian federal election: West Riding of Northumberland
Party Candidate Votes
  Liberal William Kerr 1,336
  Conservative James Cockburn 1,105


By-election: On Mr. Kerr being unseated on petition, 17 November 1874:
West Riding of Northumberland
Party Candidate Votes
  Liberal William Kerr 1,315
  Unknown Sidney Smith 1,160


1878 Canadian federal election: West Riding of Northumberland
Party Candidate Votes
  Conservative James Cockburn 1,315
  Liberal William Kerr 1,227


By-election: On Mr. Cockburn's resignation to become Chairman of the
Commission to collect, examine and classify the Statutes passed by the
Parliament of the Dominion of Canada, since Confederation,
19 December 1881: West Riding of Northumberland
Party Candidate Votes
  Conservative GUILLET, George 1,448
  Unknown WATERS, George 1,378


1882 Canadian federal election: West Riding of Northumberland
Party Candidate Votes
  Conservative GUILLET, George 1,298
  Liberal KERR, Wm. 1,293


By-election: On Mr. Guillet being unseated, 7 April 1885:
West Riding of Northumberland
Party Candidate Votes
  Conservative GUILLET, George acclaimed


1887 Canadian federal election: West Riding of Northumberland
Party Candidate Votes
  Conservative GUILLET, George 1,648
  Liberal DUMBLE, J.H. 1,611


1891 Canadian federal election: West Riding of Northumberland
Party Candidate Votes
  Liberal HARGRAFT, John 1,591
  Conservative GUILLET, George 1,554


By-election: On Election being declared void, 15 March 1892:
West Riding of Northumberland
Party Candidate Votes
  Conservative GUILLET, George  
  Liberal HARGRAFT, John  


1896 Canadian federal election: West Riding of Northumberland
Party Candidate Votes
  Conservative GUILLET, George 1,200
  Liberal MCCOLL, John B. 1,130
  Patrons of Industry ROSEVEAR, John C. 621


1900 Canadian federal election: West Riding of Northumberland
Party Candidate Votes
  Liberal MCCOLL, John B. 1,506
  Conservative GUILLET, George 1,371


1904 Canadian federal election: West Riding of Northumberland
Party Candidate Votes
  Liberal MCCOLL, John B. 1,501
  Conservative ARMOUR, Eric Norman 1,357


1908 Canadian federal election: West Riding of Northumberland
Party Candidate Votes
  Liberal MCCOLL, John B. 1,438
  Conservative MUNSON, Charles Arthur 1,308


1911 Canadian federal election: West Riding of Northumberland
Party Candidate Votes
  Conservative MUNSON, Charles Arthur 1,426
  Liberal MCCOLL, John "B." 1,420

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