Newfoundland general election, 1893

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The 18th Newfoundland general election was held on 6 November 1893 to elect members of the 17th General Assembly of Newfoundland in the Dominion of Newfoundland. Although the Liberals won the majority of seats, the Tory party filed petitions against 15 elected Liberals and one Independent, James Murray, alleging election irregularities. The results of those elections were set aside by the courts and the candidates were barred from seeking reelection. The Tory Party, led by Augustus F. Goodridge, temporarily holding the balance of power, formed a government in 1894. Once the resulting by-elections had been held, the Liberals regained the balance of power and formed a government led by Daniel J. Greene. Greene's government passed legislation allowing candidates who had been disqualified to seek election again. William Whiteway was subsequently reelected in a by-election in early 1895 and became Premier.

Results by party[edit]

  Party Leader 1889 Seats won % change Popular vote (%)
Liberal Sir William Whiteway 28 23 -17.9%
Tory Augustus F. Goodridge 3[1] 12 +300%
  Independent 1 1 0.00%
Totals 32 36

Elected members[edit]


  • Smallwood, Joseph R (1981). Encyclopedia of Newfoundland and Labrador. v. 1. ISBN 0-920508-14-6.
  1. ^ As Reform