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History of Federal Ridings since 1867



VICTORIA, British Columbia (1872 - 1904)


See:VICTORIA DISTRICT (British Columbia)(1871 - 1872)

S.C. 1872, c.13

The Electoral District of Victoria shall consist of those portions of Vancouver Island, known as "Victoria District," "Esquimalt District," and "Metchosin District," as defined in the official maps of those districts which are in the Land Office, Victoria, and are designated respectively, "Victoria District Official map, 1858," "Esquimalt District Official Map, 1858," and "Metchosin District Official Map, A.D. 1858," and shall return two members.

Parl Date Candidate Occupation Votes Votes (%) Party Elected
2 1872/07/20 NATHAN, Henry Businessman  402 44.97% Lib. 
DE COSMOS, Amor Editor  398 44.52% Lib. 
BEAVEN, R.   94 10.51% Unknown 

Parl Date Candidate Occupation Votes Votes (%) Party Elected
3 1874/01/22 DE COSMOS, Amor Editor  308 30.56% Lib. 
ROSCOE, Francis J. Businessman  304 30.16% Ind. Lib. 
MORTON, C.   299 29.66% Unknown 
HARRIS, T.   97 9.62% Unknown 

Parl Date Candidate Occupation Votes Votes (%) Party Elected
4 1878/09/17 MACDONALD, John Alexander Minister of the Interior  896 46.81% Lib.-Cons. 
DE COSMOS, Amor Editor  538 28.11% Lib. 
DAVIES, J.P.   480 25.08% Unknown 

S.C. 1882, c.3

The Electoral District of Victoria shall consist of those portions of Vancouver Island, known as "Victoria District," "Esquimalt District," and "Metchosin District," as defined in the official maps of those districts which are in the Land Office, Victoria, and are designated respectively, "Victoria District Official map, 1858," "Esquimalt District Official Map, 1858," and "Metchosin District Official Map, A.D. 1858," and shall return two members.

Parl Date Candidate Occupation Votes Votes (%) Party Elected
5 1882/06/20 BAKER, Edgar Crow Accountant  441 26.30% Cons. 
SHAKESPEARE, Noah General agent  400 23.85% Cons. 
DE COSMOS, Amor Editor  307 18.31% Lib. 
BOOTH, C.   241 14.37% Unknown 
BOYD, Jno.   149 8.88% Unknown 
FELL, Jas.   139 8.29% Unknown 

Parl Date Candidate Occupation Votes Votes (%) Party Elected
6 1887/02/22 BAKER, Edgar Crow Accountant  632 26.34% Cons. 
SHAKESPEARE, Noah General agent  548 22.84% Cons. 
HUMPHREYS, T.B.   394 16.42% Ind. Cons. 
FELL, James   327 13.63% Ind. Cons. 
ROBERTSON, W.A.   253 10.55% Lib. 
MCCALLUM, A.E.   245 10.21% Lib. 

By-Election:   On Mr. Shakespeare's resignation, June 1887, to become Postmaster of Victoria

Parl Date Candidate Occupation Votes Votes (%) Party Elected
1888/01/23 PRIOR, Edward Gawler Mining engineer  accl.   Cons. 

By-Election:   On Mr. Baker's resignation, 2-5-1889

Parl Date Candidate Occupation Votes Votes (%) Party Elected
1889/10/28 EARLE, Thomas Businessman  accl.   Cons. 

Parl Date Candidate Occupation Votes Votes (%) Party Elected
7 1891/03/05 EARLE, Thomas Businessman  1,061 35.87% Cons. 
PRIOR, Edward Gawler Mining engineer  1,031 34.85% Cons. 
TEMPLEMAN, William   449 15.18% Lib. 
MARCHANT, William   417 14.10% Lib. 

S.C. 1892, c.11

The boundaries were not adjusted.

By-Election:   On Mr. Prior being appointed Controller of Inland Revenue, 17-12-1895

Parl Date Candidate Occupation Votes Votes (%) Party Elected
1896/01/06 PRIOR, Edward Gawler Mining engineer  Cons. 
TEMPLEMAN, William   Lib. 

Parl Date Candidate Occupation Votes Votes (%) Party Elected
8 1896/06/23 PRIOR, Edward Gawler Mining engineer  1,647 27.43% Cons. 
EARLE, Thomas Businessman  1,551 25.83% Cons. 
TEMPLEMAN, William   1,452 24.18% Lib. 
MILNE, George L.   1,355 22.56% Lib. 

Parl Date Candidate Occupation Votes Votes (%) Party Elected
9 1900/11/07 PRIOR, Edward Gawler Mining engineer  1,872 26.96% Cons. 
EARLE, Thomas Businessman  1,775 25.56% Cons. 
DRURY, Richard Low   1,657 23.86% Lib. 
RILEY, George Merchant  1,640 23.62% Lib. 

By-Election:   On Mr. Prior's election being declared void, 2-12-1901

Parl Date Candidate Occupation Votes Votes (%) Party Elected
1902/01/28 RILEY, George Merchant  1,797 56.60% Lib. 
BARNARD, Frank Stillman   1,378 43.40% Cons. 

The electoral district was abolished in 1904.


See:NANAIMO (British Columbia)(1904 - 1962)
VICTORIA CITY (British Columbia)(1904 - 1925)


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