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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 Jr. 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% I 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, Right Hon. Sir John A. Minister of the Interior  896 46.81% Lib.-Cons. 
DE COSMOS, A. 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, E.C. accountant  441 26.30% Cons. 
SHAKESPEARE, Noah general agent  400 23.85% Cons. 
DE COSMOS, A. 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, E.C. accountant  632 26.34% Cons. 
SHAKESPEARE, N. general agent  548 22.84% Cons. 
HUMPHREYS, T.B.   394 16.42% I Con 
FELL, James   327 13.63% I Con 
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, E.G. 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, E.G. 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, Hon. Edward Gawlor 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, F.S.   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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