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Yarmouth (electoral district)

For the current provincial electoral district, see Yarmouth (provincial electoral district)

Yarmouth
Nova Scotia electoral district
Defunct federal electoral district
LegislatureHouse of Commons
District created1867
District abolished1914
First contested1867
Last contested1911
Demographics
Census divisionsYarmouth

Yarmouth was a federal electoral district in Nova Scotia, Canada, that was represented in the House of Commons of Canada from 1867 to 1917. It was created by the British North America Act, 1867. It consisted of the County of Yarmouth. It was abolished in 1914 when it was merged into Yarmouth and Clare riding.

Members of ParliamentEdit

This riding elected the following Members of Parliament:

Parliament Years Member Party
Yarmouth
1st  1867–1868     Thomas Killam Anti-Confederation
 1869–1872     Frank Killam Liberal
2nd  1872–1874
3rd  1874–1878
4th  1878–1882
5th  1882–1887 Joseph Robbins Kinney
6th  1887–1887 John Lovitt
 1887–1891
7th  1891–1896 Thomas Barnard Flint
8th  1896–1900
9th  1900–1902
 1902–1904 Bowman Brown Law
10th  1904–1908
11th  1908–1911
12th  1911–1917
Riding dissolved into Yarmouth and Clare

Election resultsEdit

1867 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes
Anti-Confederation Thomas Killam 1,225
Unknown George S. Brown 666
By-election on 20 April 1869

On Mr. Killam's death, 15 December 1868

Party Candidate Votes
Liberal Frank Killam 1,220
Unknown N.P. Clements 598
1872 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal Frank Killam 1,176
Unknown W.H. Townsend 440
1874 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal Frank Killam 1,192
Unknown George S.Brown 762
1878 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal Frank Killam 1,343
Liberal Thomas B. Flint 802
1882 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal Joseph R. Kinney 1,204
Liberal Frank Killam 903
1887 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal John Lovitt 1,872
Liberal Joseph R. Kinney 1,180
Independent J.K. Hatfield 21
By-election on 15 December 1887

On election being declared void, 13 August 1887

Party Candidate Votes
Liberal John Lovitt 1,551
Independent T.B. Crosby 980
1891 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal Thomas Barnard Flint 1,732
Liberal J.R. Kinney 1,157
1896 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal Thomas Barnard Flint 1,640
Conservative Jacob Bingay 1,196
1900 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal Thomas Barnard Flint 1,756
Conservative Thomas Edgar Corning 1,535
By-election on 3 December 1902

On Mr. Flint being appointed Clerk of the House of Commons, 11 November 1902

Party Candidate Votes
Liberal Bowman Brown Law 2,076
Conservative Thomas Edgar Corning 1,208
1904 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal Bowman Brown Law 1,883
Conservative Thomas Edgar Corning 1,524
1908 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal Bowman Brown Law 2,285
Conservative Samuel William Williamson 1,446
1911 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal Bowman Brown Law 2,399
Conservative Knowles Eugene Crosby 1,215

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