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colspan=4 style="text-align:center;" Canada

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members ="width:50%;text-align:center;" January 22, 1874 ="width:25%;text-align:right;" class="noprint" → 1878
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Canada 1874 Federal Election.svg



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Alexander Mackenzie
style="width:50%; text-align:right; text-size: 80%" Prime Minister-designate
Alexander Mackenzie
}

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colspan=4 style="text-align:center" 206 seats in the 3rd Canadian Parliament
104 seats needed for a majority
style="text-align:left;"   style="text-align:center" First party style="text-align:center" Second party
style="text-align:left" Leader

style="width:75px;text-align:center" Alexander Mackenzie style="width:75px;text-align:center" John A. Macdonald

style="width:75px;text-align:left" Party

style="width:75px;text-align:center" style="width:75px;text-align:center"

style="text-align:left" Leader since

style="width:75px;text-align:center" March 6, 1873 style="width:75px;text-align:center" July 1, 1867

style="text-align:left" Leader's seat

style="width:75px;text-align:center" Lambton style="width:75px;text-align:center" Kingston

style="text-align:left" Last election

style="width:75px;text-align:center" 95 seats, 34.7% style="width:75px;text-align:center" 100 seats, 38.7%

style="text-align:left" Seats won

style="width:75px;text-align:center" 129 style="width:75px;text-align:center" 65

style="text-align:left" Seat change

style="width:75px;text-align:center" Increase34 style="width:75px;text-align:center" Decrease35

style="text-align:left" Popular vote

style="width:75px;text-align:center" 128,455 style="width:75px;text-align:center" 97,925

style="text-align:left" Percentage

style="width:75px;text-align:center" 39.5% style="width:75px;text-align:center" 30.1%

style="text-align:left" Swing

style="width:75px;text-align:center" Increase4.8% style="width:75px;text-align:center" Decrease8.6%

The Canadian federal election of 1874 was held on January 22, 1874, to elect members of the Canadian House of Commons of the 3rd Parliament of Canada. Sir John A. Macdonald, who had recently been forced out of office as prime minister, and his Conservatives were defeated by the Liberal Party under their new leader Prime Minister Alexander Mackenzie.

Macdonald's government had been forced to resign on November 5, 1873 because of allegations of corruption relating to the construction of the Canadian Pacific Railway (see the Pacific Scandal). The Liberals under Mackenzie formed a government two days later with an election called for January. The Tories were unable to recover from the scandal and lost the election as a result.

The election was the first to occur following Prince Edward Island's entry into Confederation, and the first to use secret ballots in Canada. Voter turn-out: 69.6%


Canadian federal election, 1874 sections
Intro  National results  Results by province  Vote and seat summaries  See also  

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colspan=4 style="text-align:center;" Canada

colspan=4 { cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0" style="background:transparent; width:100%;" style="width:25%;text-align:left;" class="noprint" 1872 ←
members ="width:50%;text-align:center;" January 22, 1874 ="width:25%;text-align:right;" class="noprint" → 1878
}

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Canada 1874 Federal Election.svg



colspan=4 style="text-align:center"

{ cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0" style="background:transparent; width:100%;" style="width:50%; text-align:left; text-size: 80%" Prime Minister before election
Alexander Mackenzie
style="width:50%; text-align:right; text-size: 80%" Prime Minister-designate
Alexander Mackenzie
}

Canadian federal election, 1874
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colspan=4 style="text-align:center" 206 seats in the 3rd Canadian Parliament
104 seats needed for a majority
style="text-align:left;"   style="text-align:center" First party style="text-align:center" Second party
style="text-align:left" Leader

style="width:75px;text-align:center" Alexander Mackenzie style="width:75px;text-align:center" John A. Macdonald

style="width:75px;text-align:left" Party

style="width:75px;text-align:center" style="width:75px;text-align:center"

style="text-align:left" Leader since

style="width:75px;text-align:center" March 6, 1873 style="width:75px;text-align:center" July 1, 1867

style="text-align:left" Leader's seat

style="width:75px;text-align:center" Lambton style="width:75px;text-align:center" Kingston

style="text-align:left" Last election

style="width:75px;text-align:center" 95 seats, 34.7% style="width:75px;text-align:center" 100 seats, 38.7%

style="text-align:left" Seats won

style="width:75px;text-align:center" 129 style="width:75px;text-align:center" 65

style="text-align:left" Seat change

style="width:75px;text-align:center" Increase34 style="width:75px;text-align:center" Decrease35

style="text-align:left" Popular vote

style="width:75px;text-align:center" 128,455 style="width:75px;text-align:center" 97,925

style="text-align:left" Percentage

style="width:75px;text-align:center" 39.5% style="width:75px;text-align:center" 30.1%

style="text-align:left" Swing

style="width:75px;text-align:center" Increase4.8% style="width:75px;text-align:center" Decrease8.6%

The Canadian federal election of 1874 was held on January 22, 1874, to elect members of the Canadian House of Commons of the 3rd Parliament of Canada. Sir John A. Macdonald, who had recently been forced out of office as prime minister, and his Conservatives were defeated by the Liberal Party under their new leader Prime Minister Alexander Mackenzie.

Macdonald's government had been forced to resign on November 5, 1873 because of allegations of corruption relating to the construction of the Canadian Pacific Railway (see the Pacific Scandal). The Liberals under Mackenzie formed a government two days later with an election called for January. The Tories were unable to recover from the scandal and lost the election as a result.

The election was the first to occur following Prince Edward Island's entry into Confederation, and the first to use secret ballots in Canada. Voter turn-out: 69.6%


Canadian federal election, 1874 sections
Intro  National results  Results by province  Vote and seat summaries  See also  

PREVIOUS: IntroNEXT: National results
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