1882 Canadian federal election


The 1882 Canadian federal election was held on June 20, 1882, to elect members of the House of Commons of Canada of the 5th Parliament of Canada.

1882 Canadian federal election

 1878 June 20, 1882 1887 

211 seats in the House of Commons
106 seats needed for a majority
Turnout70.3%[1] (1.2pp)
  First party Second party
 
Leader John A. Macdonald Edward Blake
Party Conservative Liberal
Leader since 1867 1880
Leader's seat Carleton[lower-alpha 1] Durham West
Last election 134 seats, 42.1% 63 seats, 33.1%
Seats won 133 73
Seat change 1 10
Popular vote 208,544 160,574
Percentage 40.4% 31.1%
Swing 1.7% 2.0%

1882 Canadian electoral map

The Canadian parliament after the 1882 election

Prime Minister before election

John A. Macdonald
Conservative

Prime Minister after election

John A. Macdonald
Conservative

Prime Minister Sir John A. Macdonald's Conservatives and Liberal-Conservatives retained power, defeating the Liberal Party of Edward Blake.

National results


133 73 5
Conservative Liberal O
Party Party leader # of
candidates
Seats Popular vote
1878 Elected Change # % Change
  Conservative John A. Macdonald 118 83 94 +13.3% 143,684 27.83% -1.67pp
  Liberal-Conservative 50 46 39 -8.7% 64,860 12.56% -3.22pp
  Liberal Edward Blake 112 57 73 +26.3% 160,547 31.10% +1.95pp
  Independent 7 5 1 -80% 8,227 1.59% -1.12pp
  Nationalist Conservative 1 - 1 - 1,084 0.21% +0.14pp
  Independent Liberal 3 2 2 - 5,740 1.11% +0.12pp
  Independent Conservative 2 2 1 -50% 927 0.18% -
  Unknown 121 9 - -100% 131,178 25.41% +4.48pp
Total 414 204 211 +4.4% 516,247 100.0% -
Sources: http://www.elections.ca -- History of Federal Ridings since 1867 Archived 2008-12-04 at the Wayback Machine

Acclamations:

The following Members of Parliament were elected by acclamation;

  • British Columbia: 2 Liberal-Conservatives
  • Manitoba: 1 Conservative
  • Ontario: 2 Conservatives
  • Quebec: 11 Conservatives, 1 Independent Conservative, 4 Liberal-Conservatives, 3 Liberals
  • New Brunswick: 1 Liberal-Conservative, 1 Independent
  • Nova Scotia: 1 Conservative

Results by province


Party name BC MB ON QC NB NS PE Total
  Conservative Seats: 3 2 39 38 4 8 - 94
  Popular vote (%): 38.4 13.6 27.0 37.7 25.6 23.0 17.1 27.8
  Liberal-Conservative Seats: 3 1 13 12 3 5 2 39
  Vote (%): 15.8 38.9 9.1 10.4 7.1 25.8 25.4 12.6
  Liberal Seats: - 2 40 12 7 8 4 73
  Vote (%): 10.6 25.3 31.9 21.5 36.8 38.7 40.7 31.1
  Independent Seats:     - - 1 -   1
  Vote (%):     1.7 0.8 0.4 4.8   1.6
  Nationalist Conservative Seats:       1       1
  Vote (%):       1.0       0.2
  Independent Liberal Seats:     - 1 1     2
  Vote (%):     0.7 1.5 6.2     1.1
  Independent Conservative Seats:       1       1
  Vote (%):       0.9       0.2
  Unknown Vote (%): 35.2 22.2 29.6 27.1 23.9 7.7 16.8 25.4
Total seats 6 5 92 65 16 21 6 211

Vote and seat summaries


Popular vote
Conservative
40.40%
Liberal
31.10%
Others
28.50%
Seat totals
Conservative
63.03%
Liberal
34.60%
Others
2.37%

xx – less than 0.05% of the popular vote

See also


Notes


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

References


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