Ontario general election, 1905

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Ontario general election, 1905

← 1902 January 25, 1905 1908 →

98 seats in the 11th Legislative Assembly of Ontario
50 seats were needed for a majority

  First party Second party
  James Whitney.jpg Honourable GW Ross, Prime Minister for Ontario (HS85-10-12129).jpg
Leader James P. Whitney George William Ross
Party Conservative Liberal
Leader since 1896 1899
Leader's seat Dundas Middlesex West
Last election 48 50
Seats won 69 28
Seat change +21 -22

Premier before election

George William Ross


James P. Whitney

The Ontario general election, 1905 was the 11th general election held in the Province of Ontario, Canada. It was held on January 25, 1905, to elect the 98 Members of the 11th Legislative Assembly of Ontario ("MLAs").

The Ontario Conservative Party, led by Sir James P. Whitney, defeated the Ontario Liberal Party, led by Sir George William Ross, bringing to an end the control of the government that the Liberal Party had exercised power for the previous 34 years.


  Party Leader 1902 Elected % change
  Conservative James P. Whitney 48 69 +43.8%
  Liberal George William Ross 50 28 -44.0%
  Liberal Independent   1  
Total Seats 98 98 -

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