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Pictou (electoral district)

Pictou was a federal electoral district in Nova Scotia, Canada, that was represented in the House of Commons of Canada from 1867 to 1968. It was created in the British North America Act of 1867. It consisted of the County of Pictou. It was abolished in 1966 when it was merged into the riding of Central Nova. It returned two members from 1872 to 1903.

Pictou
Nova Scotia electoral district
Defunct federal electoral district
LegislatureHouse of Commons
District created1867
District abolished1966
First contested1867
Last contested1965
Demographics
Census divisionsPictou

Members of ParliamentEdit

This riding elected the following Members of Parliament:

Parliament Years Member Party Member Party
Pictou
1st 1867 – 1869     James William Carmichael Anti-Confederation
1869 – 1872     Liberal
2nd 1872 – 1874     Robert Doull Liberal–Conservative     James McDonald Conservative
3rd 1874 – 1878     James William Carmichael Liberal     John A. Dawson Liberal
4th 1878     James McDonald Conservative     Robert Doull Liberal–Conservative
1878 – 1881
1881 – 1882     John McDougald Liberal–Conservative
5th 1882 – 1887     Charles Hibbert Tupper Conservative
6th 1887 – 1888
1888 – 1891
7th 1891 – 1896
8th 1896 – 1900     Adam Carr Bell Conservative
9th 1900 – 1904
10th 1904 – 1908     Edward Mortimer Macdonald Liberal
11th 1908 – 1911
12th 1911 – 1917
13th 1917 – 1921     Alexander McGregor Government (Unionist)
14th 1921 – 1923     Edward Mortimer Macdonald Liberal
1923 – 1925
15th 1925 – 1926     Thomas Cantley Conservative
16th 1926 – 1930
17th 1930 – 1935
18th 1935 – 1940     Henry Byron McCulloch Liberal
19th 1940 – 1945
20th 1945 – 1949
21st 1949 – 1953
22nd 1953 – 1957
23rd 1957 – 1958     Russell MacEwan Progressive Conservative
24th 1958 – 1962
25th 1962 – 1963
26th 1963 – 1965
27th 1965 – 1968
Riding dissolved into Central Nova

Election resultsEdit

1867 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes
Anti-Confederation James William Carmichael 2,011
Conservative James McDonald 1,653
1872 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes Elected
Liberal–Conservative Robert Doull 2,328  Y
Conservative James McDonald 2,327  Y
Liberal James William Carmichael 2,122
Unknown J. Kitchen 2,011
1874 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes Elected
Liberal James William Carmichael 2,178  Y
Liberal John A. Dawson 2,124  Y
Liberal–Conservative Robert Doull 2,123
Conservative James McDonald 2,110
1878 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes Elected
Conservative James McDonald 2,747  Y
Liberal–Conservative Robert Doull 2,681  Y
Liberal James William Carmichael 2,433
Liberal John A. Dawson 2,378
By-election on 4 November 1878

On Mr. McDonald being appointed Minister of Justice and Attorney General, 17 October 1878

Party Candidate Votes
Conservative James McDonald acclaimed
By-election on 18 June 1881

On Mr. McDonald being appointed Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Nova Scotia, 20 May 1881

Party Candidate Votes
Liberal–Conservative John McDougald acclaimed
1882 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes Elected
Liberal–Conservative John McDougald 2,709  Y
Conservative Charles Hibbert Tupper 2,681  Y
Liberal James William Carmichael 2,397
Liberal John A. Dawson 2,320
1887 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes Elected
Liberal–Conservative John McDougald 3,413  Y
Conservative Charles Hibbert Tupper 3,334  Y
Conservative Adam Carr Bell 2,923  
Independent John D. McLeod 2,739  
By-election on 18 June 1888

On Mr. Tupper being appointed Minister of Marine and Fisheries, 30 June 1888

Party Candidate Votes
Conservative Charles Hibbert Tupper acclaimed
1891 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes Elected
Conservative Charles Hibbert Tupper 3,433  Y
Liberal–Conservative John McDougald 3,384  Y
Liberal James A. Fraser 2,708  
Liberal John Yorston 2,594  
1896 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes Elected
Conservative Charles Hibbert Tupper 3,577  Y
Conservative Adam Carr Bell 3,503  Y
Liberal E.M. McDonald 3,349  
Liberal J.W. Carmichael 3,337  
1900 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes Elected
Conservative Charles Hibbert Tupper 3,624  Y
Conservative Adam Carr Bell 3,615  Y
Liberal Edward Mortimer Macdonald 3,523  
Liberal James D. McGregor 3,438  
1904 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal Edward Mortimer MacDonald 4,148
Conservative Adam Carr Bell 3,716
1908 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal Edward Mortimer MacDonald 4,336
Conservative Charles E. Tanner 4,037
1911 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal Edward Mortimer MacDonald 4,221
Conservative Adam Carr Bell 3,937
1917 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes
Government (Unionist) Alexander McGregor 6,800
Opposition (Laurier Liberals) Robert Hugh Mackay 6,043
1921 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal Edward Mortimer MacDonald 11,125
Conservative Thomas Cantley 7,567
Labour Robert McDonald Reid 1,271
By-election on 6 September 1923

On Mr. MacDonald's acceptance of an office of emolument under the Crown, 15 August 1923

Party Candidate Votes
Liberal Edward Mortimer MacDonald acclaimed
1925 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes
Conservative Thomas Cantley 9,693
Liberal Robert H. Mackay 7,731
1926 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes
Conservative Thomas Cantley 9,304
Liberal James A. Fraser 7,920
1930 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes
Conservative Thomas Cantley 9,672
Liberal Josiah H. MacQuarrie 9,174
1935 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal Henry Byron McCulloch 8,416
Conservative John Alexander Macgregor 6,513
Reconstruction Perley Chase Lewis 4,202
1940 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal Henry Byron McCulloch 9,983
National Government James M. Cameron 8,292
Independent Chad MacMillan 615
1945 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal Henry Byron McCulloch 9,774
Progressive Conservative William Thomas Hayden 9,387
Co-operative Commonwealth Murray A. Bent 2,610
Labor–Progressive George MacEachern 323
1949 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal Henry Byron McCulloch 10,930
Progressive Conservative Ernest George Irish 9,236
Co-operative Commonwealth Florence William McCarthy 1,397
1953 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal Henry Byron McCulloch 10,626
Progressive Conservative Donald R. MacLeod 8,778
Co-operative Commonwealth G. Miller Dick 1,599
1957 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes
Progressive Conservative Russell MacEwan 12,208
Liberal Henry Byron McCulloch 9,251
Social Credit Carl J. Bates 473
Co-operative Commonwealth Donald R. Murphy 459
1958 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes
Progressive Conservative Russell MacEwan 13,618
Liberal Alex MacIntosh 8,911
1962 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes
Progressive Conservative Russell MacEwan 10,837
Liberal James M. Cameron 9,153
New Democratic Alfred L. Matheson 1,539
Social Credit John J. Henderson 470
1963 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes
Progressive Conservative Russell MacEwan 10,566
Liberal James M. Cameron 8,847
New Democratic John J. Markie 1,127
Social Credit Kenneth York Parker 181
1965 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes
Progressive Conservative Russell MacEwan 11,289
Liberal Alistair Fraser 8,509
New Democratic John L. MacLean 1,568

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