Election List, 1855-1934

Election**
Party
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
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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
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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.

©2002, J.K. Hiller

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