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North Nanaimo

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North Nanaimo

North Nanaimo was an electoral district in the Canadian province of British Columbia in the 1894, 1898 and 1900 elections only.

For other historical and current ridings named Nanaimo or in the area of Nanaimo, British Columbia please see Nanaimo (electoral districts).


  • Demographics 1
  • Geography 2
  • History 3
  • Notable MLAs 4
  • Election results 5


Population Change, %
Area (km²)
Pop. Density (people per km²)



Notable MLAs

Election results

Note: Winners of each election are in bold.
7th British Columbia election, 1894
Party Candidate Votes % ±% Expenditures
Government John Bryden 411 74.73% unknown
     Labour Ralph Smith1 139 25.27% unknown
Total valid votes 550 100.00%
Total rejected ballots
Turnout %
1 Nominated by the Nanaimo Reform Club, which had been set up by the Opposition but was dominated by the Miners' and Mine-Labourers' Protective Association (MMLPA). The slate was described as "a labor ticket on a labor platform, but with outside support." (T.R. Loosmore, "The British Columbia Labor Movement and Political Action, 1878-1906", 1954, p. 67(2).)
8th British Columbia election, 1898
Party Candidate Votes % ±% Expenditures
Government John Bryden 249 61.94% unknown
Opposition Walter James G. Hellier 153 38.06% unknown
Total valid votes 402 100.00%
Total rejected ballots
Turnout %

The riding was redistributed before the 1903 election. Successor ridings were (roughly) Nanaimo City, Newcastle and The Islands.

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