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History of Federal Ridings since 1867



CUMBERLAND, Nova Scotia (1867 - 1968)


British North America Act, 1867

Each of the Eighteen Counties of Nova Scotia shall be an Electoral District. The County of Halifax shall be entitled to return Two Members, and each of the other Counties One Member.

R.S. of Nova Scotia, 1864, c.3, s.6

The boundaries of counties, townships, electoral divisions and polling districts, for the purposes of this chapter, shall be the same as are now established.

Statutes of Nova Scotia, 1840, c.15

That, from and after the passing of this Act, all that part of King's County, lying on the North side of the Basin of Mines, and known as the Township of Parrsborough, shall be, and the same is hereby annexed to the Counties of Cumberland and Colchester, as follows: All that part of the Township of Parrsborough lying to the West of Harrington's River, in the Five Islands, to the County of Cumberland, and the remaining part of said Township, lying East of Harrington River, aforesaid, to the County of Colchester.

And be it further enacted, That the line between said Counties of Cumberland and Colchester shall commence at the mouth of Harrington's River, in Five Islands, and extend up said River to its source, thence North, in a direct line, until it comes to the old line between the Counties of Cumberland and King's, thence Eastwardly, in a direct line, until it comes to the Northwest corner of the Township of Economy...

And be it further enacted, That the line between the said Counties of Colchester and Cumberland shall be continued and run from the North-west corner of the Township of Economy, Eastwardly in a direct line to the North line of Robert Starritt's North farm, in Castlereagh, thence East, in a direct line, until it strikes the line of the Township of Westchester, thence Southwardly along said line until it comes to the South corner of said Township, thence Easterly along the line of said Township, until it comes to the Southeast corner of the Lot of Land set off to Horton and Williams, on the plan of the County of Cumberland, thence Eastwardly in a direct line until it strikes the South side of Sutherland's Lake, thence Eastwardly in a direct line until it strikes the North side of the Folly Lake, thence Eastwardly in a direct line until it strikes the line at Daniel's Clear, which was run between part of said Counties of Cumberland and Colchester in the Year One Thousand Eight Hundred and ThirtyEight.

County of Cumberland (December 16, 1785)

Bounded on the North West parts of Chignecto Channel and New Brunswick on the North East part to the Bay of Vert and the Sea Coast running South to the Head of Tatamagouche Harbour, and on the South side by the County of King's County and by a line drawn from the North Angle of King's County to the North West Angle of Londonderry Township, thence to run East, the Course of the North line of Londonderry to the road leading to Tatamagouche from thence to the Head of Tatamagouche Harbour by said Road.

Parl Date Candidate Occupation Votes Votes (%) Party Elected
1 1867/08/07 TUPPER, Hon. Charles physician  1,368 51.84% Cons. 
ANNAND, William   1,271 48.16% A Conf 

√Člection partielle : On Mr. Tupper being called to the Privy Council and appointed President of that body, June 1870

Parl Date Candidate Occupation Votes Votes (%) Party Elected
1870/06/15 TUPPER, Charles physician  accl.   Cons. 

S.C. 1872, c.13

The boundaries were not adjusted.

Parl Date Candidate Occupation Votes Votes (%) Party Elected
2 1872/07/20 TUPPER, Hon. Charles physician  1,911 74.62% Cons. 
MORSE, W.A.D.   650 25.38% Unknown 

Parl Date Candidate Occupation Votes Votes (%) Party Elected
3 1874/01/22 TUPPER, Hon. Charles physician  1,580 56.81% Cons. 
HIBBARD, G.   1,201 43.19% Unknown 

Parl Date Candidate Occupation Votes Votes (%) Party Elected
4 1878/09/17 TUPPER, Hon. Charles physician  2,030 58.03% Cons. 
PIPES, Wm. Thos.   1,468 41.97% Unknown 

By-Election:   On Mr. Tupper being named Minister of Public Works, 17-10-1878

Parl Date Candidate Occupation Votes Votes (%) Party Elected
1878/11/04 TUPPER, Hon. Charles physician  accl.   Cons. 

S.C. 1882, c.3

The boundaries were not adjusted.

Parl Date Candidate Occupation Votes Votes (%) Party Elected
5 1882/06/20 TUPPER, Sir Charles physician  accl.   Cons. 

By-Election:   On Mr. Tupper being appointed High Commissioner for Canada in the United Kingdom, 24-5-1884

Parl Date Candidate Occupation Votes Votes (%) Party Elected
1884/06/26 TOWNSHEND, Charles James lawyer  accl.   Lib.-Cons. 

Parl Date Candidate Occupation Votes Votes (%) Party Elected
6 1887/02/22 TUPPER, Sir Charles physician  2,788 54.52% Cons. 
PIPES, W.T.   2,120 41.45% Lib 
BULMER, J.T.   206 4.03% Unknown 

By-Election:   On election being declared void

Parl Date Candidate Occupation Votes Votes (%) Party Elected
1887/11/09 TUPPER, Charles   2,468 70.64% Cons. 
BALMER, J.T.   1,026 29.36% Ind. 

By-Election:   On Mr. Tupper being named High Commissioner for Canada in the United Kingdom, 23-5-1888

Parl Date Candidate Occupation Votes Votes (%) Party Elected
1888/07/13 DICKEY, Arthur Rupert lawyer  2,491 59.06% Cons. 
CASEY, C.R.   1,727 40.94% Unknown 

By-Election:   On election being declared void

Parl Date Candidate Occupation Votes Votes (%) Party Elected
1888/12/26 DICKEY, Arthur Rupert lawyer  2,479 63.40% Cons. 
ELDERKIN,   1,431 36.60% Unknown 

Parl Date Candidate Occupation Votes Votes (%) Party Elected
7 1891/03/05 DICKEY, A.R. lawyer  2,935 55.03% Cons. 
HOWARD, D.S.   2,095 39.28% Lib 
CASEY, C.R.   303 5.68%

S.C. 1892, c.11

The boundaries were not adjusted.

By-Election:   On Mr. Dickey being unseated, 22-12-1891

Parl Date Candidate Occupation Votes Votes (%) Party Elected
1892/01/30 DICKEY, Arthur Rupert lawyer  accl.   Cons. 

By-Election:   On Mr. Dickey being named Secretary of State for Canada, 21-12-1894

Parl Date Candidate Occupation Votes Votes (%) Party Elected
1895/01/15 DICKEY, Arthur Rupert lawyer  accl.   Cons. 

Parl Date Candidate Occupation Votes Votes (%) Party Elected
8 1896/06/23 LOGAN, H.J. lawyer  3,462 51.14% Lib 
DICKEY, A.R. lawyer  3,307 48.86% Cons. 

Parl Date Candidate Occupation Votes Votes (%) Party Elected
9 1900/11/07 LOGAN, Hance J. lawyer  3,742 52.80% Lib 
CAHAN, Charles H.   3,345 47.20% Cons. 

S.C. 1903, c.60

The boundaries were not adjusted.

Parl Date Candidate Occupation Votes Votes (%) Party Elected
10 1904/11/03 LOGAN, Hance J. lawyer  4,535 54.22% Lib 
ROGERS, T. Sherman   3,829 45.78% Cons. 

Parl Date Candidate Occupation Votes Votes (%) Party Elected
11 1908/10/26 RHODES, Edgar N. lawyer  4,800 52.69% Cons. 
RALSTON, J. Layton   4,310 47.31% Lib 

Parl Date Candidate Occupation Votes Votes (%) Party Elected
12 1911/09/21 RHODES, Edgar Nelson lawyer  4,780 51.83% Cons. 
LOGAN, Hance James lawyer  4,442 48.17% Lib 

S.C. 1914, c.51

The boundaries were not adjusted.

Parl Date Candidate Occupation Votes Votes (%) Party Elected
13 1917/12/17 RHODES, Hon. Edgar Nelson lawyer  6,655 54.94% Union 
LOGAN, Hance James   5,459 45.06% Opp 

Parl Date Candidate Occupation Votes Votes (%) Party Elected
14 1921/12/06 LOGAN, Hance James lawyer  9,762 56.55% Lib 
BENT, Charles Edward gentleman  4,407 25.53% Cons. 
MACKINNON, James Anderson farmer  3,094 17.92%

S.C. 1924, c.63

CUMBERLAND consisting of the County of Cumberland.

Parl Date Candidate Occupation Votes Votes (%) Party Elected
15 1925/10/29 SMITH, Robert Knowlton barrister  8,492 57.44% Cons. 
LOGAN, Hance James barrister  6,291 42.56% Lib 

Parl Date Candidate Occupation Votes Votes (%) Party Elected
16 1926/09/14 SMITH, Robert Knowlton barrister-at-law  8,176 55.30% Cons. 
HANWAY, James Albert barrister  6,609 44.70% Lib 

Parl Date Candidate Occupation Votes Votes (%) Party Elected
17 1930/07/28 SMITH, Robert Knowlton barrister  8,854 54.47% Cons. 
SMILEY, John Stanley barrister  7,401 45.53% Lib 

S.C. 1933, c.54

CUMBERLAND consisting of the county of Cumberland.

Parl Date Candidate Occupation Votes Votes (%) Party Elected
18 1935/10/14 COCHRANE, Kenneth Judson shipbuilder  7,473 43.70% Lib 
COCHRANE, Dara Mason physician  7,158 41.86% Cons. 
LEADBETTER, Alexander merchant  2,469 14.44% Rec 

Parl Date Candidate Occupation Votes Votes (%) Party Elected
19 1940/03/26 BLACK, Percy Chapman businessman  8,073 46.03% Na Gov 
COCHRANE, Kenneth Judson shipbuilder  8,061 45.97% Lib 
DEMINGS, Guy Alton miner  1,403 8.00% CCF 

Parl Date Candidate Occupation Votes Votes (%) Party Elected
20 1945/06/11 BLACK, Percy Chapman businessman  9,121 46.89% P.C. 
MASON, Archibald Joseph businessman  6,522 33.53% Lib 
CRUMMEY, John James labourer  3,807 19.57% CCF 

S.C. 1947, c.71

CUMBERLAND consisting of the county of Cumberland.

Parl Date Candidate Occupation Votes Votes (%) Party Elected
21 1949/06/27 BLACK, Percy Chapman businessman  9,850 49.82% P.C. 
HANWAY, Lawrence Martin barrister  8,718 44.09% Lib 
MACBRIEN, Douglas Haig truckman  1,205 6.09% CCF 

S.C. 1952, c.48

CUMBERLAND consisting of the county of Cumberland.

Parl Date Candidate Occupation Votes Votes (%) Party Elected
22 1953/08/10 LUSBY, Azel Randolph barrister  8,860 51.74% Lib 
WASSON, William Harmon industrial cook  8,263 48.26% P.C. 

Parl Date Candidate Occupation Votes Votes (%) Party Elected
23 1957/06/10 COATES, Robert Carman barrister  10,065 54.51% P.C. 
LUSBY, Randolph barrister  8,398 45.49% Lib 

Parl Date Candidate Occupation Votes Votes (%) Party Elected
24 1958/03/31 COATES, Robert Carman barrister  11,379 60.19% P.C. 
LUSBY, Azel Randolph barrister  7,525 39.81% Lib 

Parl Date Candidate Occupation Votes Votes (%) Party Elected
25 1962/06/18 COATES, Robert C. barrister  9,524 50.74% P.C. 
RUSSELL, H. Keith agrologist  7,817 41.64% Lib 
SPICER, Carson Carlyle farmer  1,265 6.74% N.D.P. 
FORBES, John Vincent merchant  165 0.88% S.C. 

Parl Date Candidate Occupation Votes Votes (%) Party Elected
26 1963/04/08 COATES, Robert C. barrister  9,034 50.22% P.C. 
RUSSELL, H. Keith agrologist  8,082 44.92% Lib 
SPICER, Carson Carlyle farmer  874 4.86% N.D.P. 

Parl Date Candidate Occupation Votes Votes (%) Party Elected
27 1965/11/08 COATES, Robert Carmen lawyer  9,560 53.18% P.C. 
BRAGG, C. Elmer lumberman  7,088 39.43% Lib 
SPICER, Carson C. farmer  1,327 7.38% N.D.P. 

The electoral district was abolished in 1968.


See:CUMBERLAND--COLCHESTER NORTH (Nova Scotia)(1968 - 1979)


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