1887 Canadian federal election

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1887 Canadian federal election
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  1882 February 22, 1887 1891  

215 seats in the House of Commons
108 seats needed for a majority
Turnout70.1% [1] (Decrease2.svg0.2pp)
 First partySecond party
  Sir John A Macdonald circa 1878 retouched.jpg Edward Blake.jpg
Leader John A. Macdonald Edward Blake
Party Conservative Liberal
Leader since18671880
Leader's seat Kingston [lower-alpha 1] Durham West
Last election133 seats, 40.4%73 seats, 31.1%
Seats won12379
Seat changeDecrease2.svg10Increase2.svg6
Popular vote343,805312,736
Percentage47.4%43.1%
SwingIncrease2.svg7.0%Increase2.svg12.0%

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1887 Canadian electoral map

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The Canadian parliament after the 1887 election

Prime Minister before election

John A. Macdonald
Conservative

Prime Minister after election

John A. Macdonald
Conservative

The 1887 Canadian federal election was held on February 22, 1887, to elect members of the House of Commons of Canada of the 6th Parliament of Canada.

Contents

The Conservative Party of Prime Minister Sir John A. Macdonald retained power, defeating the Liberal Party of Edward Blake.

National results

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PartyParty leader# of candidatesSeatsPopular vote
1882 ElectedChange#%Change
  Conservative John A. Macdonald 1729496-7.4%291,13840.15%+2.12pp
  Liberal-Conservative 324227-35.7%52,6677.26%-5.30pp
  Liberal Edward Blake 1837379+8.2%312,73643.13%+12.03pp
 Independent Liberal926+150%15,6952.16%+1.05pp
 Independent Conservative813+200%11,3451.56%+1.39pp
 Independent101 10%8,9841.24%-0.35pp
  Nationalist Conservative 212+100%3,5220.49%+0.28pp
 Unknown18- 24,1723.33%-22.08pp
 Nationalist6*1*4,7840.66%*
Total440213215-3.8%725,043100%-
Sources: http://www.elections.ca -- History of Federal Ridings since 1867 Archived 2008-12-04 at the Wayback Machine

Note:

* Party did not nominate candidates in the previous election.

Acclamations:

The following Members of Parliament were elected by acclamation:

Results by province

Party name BC NT MB ON QC NB NS PE Total
  Conservative Seats:4424523810-96
 Popular vote (%):62.365.532.943.435.639.441.339.040.2
  Liberal-Conservative Seats:2 29824-27
 Vote (%):22.1 17.45.79.26.010.77.57.3
  Liberal Seats:--1372457579
 Vote (%):15.634.544.646.941.740.941.941.843.1
 Independent LiberalSeats:  -131 16
 Vote (%):  5.20.83.73.8 11.72.2
 Independent ConservativeSeats:-- -3 - 3
 Vote (%):18.612.2 0.35.7 0.4 1.6
 IndependentSeats:   -1-- 1
 Vote (%):   xx1.33.45.8 1.2
 Nationalist ConservativeSeats:    2   2
 Vote (%):    2.4   0.5
 UnknownSeats:   --  0
 Vote (%):   3.16.16.50.2 3.3
 NationalistSeats:    1   1
 Vote (%):    3.3   0.7
Total seats 6 4 5 92 65 16 21 6 215

See also

Notes

  1. Macdonald was also elected in Carleton; he chose to sit for Kingston instead, and resigned as the member of Parliament for Carleton.

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References

  1. "Voter Turnout at Federal Elections and Referendums". Elections Canada. Retrieved 10 March 2019.