Election List, 1855-1934

Election**
Party in Power
Premier*
Comments
1855 Liberal P.F. Little  
1859 Liberal J. Kent Kent dismissed by the governor
1861 Conservative H.W. Hoyles  
1865 Conservative F.B.T. Carter Included some senior Liberals
1869 Anti-confederate C.J.F. Bennett  
1873 Anti-confederate C.J.F. Bennett Government collapsed
1874 Conservative F.B.T. Carter  
1878 Conservative W.V. Whiteway  
1882 Conservative W.V. Whiteway Conservative-Liberal coalition
1885 Reform R. Thorburn  
1889 Liberal W.V. Whiteway A new, pro-railway Liberal party
1893 Liberal W.V. Whiteway 
1897 Tory J.S. Winter Government collapsed
1900 Liberal R. Bond  
1904 Liberal R. Bond  
1908 ------- ------- Tie election
1909 People's E.P. Morris  
1913 People's E.P. Morris  
1919 Liberal Reform R.A. Squires  
1923 Liberal Reform R.A. Squires Government collapsed.
Several short-lived administrations followed.
1924 Liberal Conservative W.S. Monroe  
1928 Liberal R.A. Squires  
1932 United Newfoundland F.C. Alderdice  
1934 ------- ------- Suspension of responsible government

*The title "prime minister"was used from 1909.

**General elections took place every four years and in the Fall. Exceptions were the result of a political crisis or other exceptional circumstances. Deviations from the rule occurred in 1861, 1874, 1885, 1900, 1909, 1919 and 1924.