Elgin (electoral district)

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Elgin
Ontario electoral district
Defunct federal electoral district
Legislature House of Commons
District created 1933
District abolished 1996
First contested 1935
Last contested 1993

Elgin (also known as Elgin—Norfolk) was a federal electoral district represented in the House of Commons of Canada from 1935 to 1997. It was located in the province of Ontario. This riding was created in 1933 from parts of Elgin West and Norfolk—Elgin ridings.

It initially consisted of the county of Elgin, including the city of St. Thomas. In 1966, it was redefined to consist of the County of Elgin and the Village of Belmont in the County of Middlesex. In 1987, it was redefined to consist of the County of Elgin and the Township of Norfolk in the Regional Municipality of Haldimand-Norfolk.

The name of electoral district was changed in 1990 to Elgin—Norfolk.

The electoral district was abolished in 1996 when it was redistributed between Elgin—Middlesex—London and Haldimand—Norfolk—Brant ridings.

Members of Parliament

This riding has elected the following Members of Parliament:

Parliament Years Member Party
Elgin
Riding created from Elgin West and Norfolk—Elgin
18th  1935–1940     Wilson Mills Liberal
19th  1940–1945
20th  1945–1949     Charles Delmer Coyle Progressive Conservative
21st  1949–1953
22nd  1953–1954†
 1954–1957 James Alexander McBain
23rd  1957–1958
24th  1958–1962
25th  1962–1963
26th  1963–1965
27th  1965–1968     Harold Stafford Liberal
28th  1968–1972
29th  1972–1974     John Wise Progressive Conservative
30th  1974–1979
31st  1979–1980
32nd  1980–1984
33rd  1984–1988
34th  1988–1993 Ken Monteith
Elgin—Norfolk
35th  1993–1997     Gar Knutson Liberal
Riding dissolved into Elgin—Middlesex—London
and Haldimand—Norfolk—Brant

Election results

Elgin

1935 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal Wilson Mills 11,295
Conservative Herbert James Davis 9,508
Reconstruction John Laurence Stansell 1,793
1940 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal Wilson Mills 11,867
National Government Norman Roy Martin 8,905
1945 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes
Progressive Conservative Charles Delmer Coyle 11,652
Liberal Gordon Newell 7,484
Co-operative Commonwealth Peter Laing 2,397
1949 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes
Progressive Conservative Charles Delmer Coyle 10,265
Liberal Gordon Newell 9,085
Co-operative Commonwealth Colin Charles Stafford 1,783
1953 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes
Progressive Conservative Charles Delmer Coyle 12,482
Liberal John Frederick Peterson 10,743

On Mr. Coyle's death, 19 January 1954:

By-election on 22 March 1954
Party Candidate Votes
Progressive Conservative James Alexander McBain 11,821
Liberal Harold Scott Rodney 10,680
1957 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes
Progressive Conservative James Alexander McBain 14,822
Liberal James Carman Hindley 7,280
Social Credit Frank H. Whatmore 1,407
Co-operative Commonwealth Lloyd George Allen 1,233
1958 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes
Progressive Conservative James Alexander McBain 17,146
Liberal Peter Laing 6,656
Co-operative Commonwealth Lloyd Allen 1,008
Social Credit Harold G. Youcke 252
1962 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes
Progressive Conservative James Alexander McBain 12,569
Liberal Harold Edwin Stafford 12,491
New Democratic Stuart Henry Phoenix 1,936
Social Credit Richard Orval Tustian 622
1963 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes
Progressive Conservative James Alexander McBain 13,957
Liberal Harold Stafford 12,910
New Democratic Harold Nathaniel Brooks 1,127
Social Credit Kenneth E. Shackleton 757
1965 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal Harold Stafford 13,343
Progressive Conservative James Alexander McBain 12,309
New Democratic Eric Dennis Hargreaves 1,530
Social Credit Clare Inger 520
1968 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal Harold Stafford 12,856
Progressive Conservative John S. Ker 11,799
New Democratic Barry P. Whittaker 4,227
1972 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes
Progressive Conservative John Wise 17,281
Liberal Harold Stafford 13,289
New Democratic Leroy B. Wright 3,345
1974 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes
Progressive Conservative John Wise 15,851
Liberal Marietta Roberts 13,349
New Democratic Bob McNaughton 4,373
Social Credit William Triska 126
1979 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes
Progressive Conservative John Wise 21,181
Liberal Joe Tokar 9,273
New Democratic Mary Lou Weitzel 4,293
1980 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes
Progressive Conservative John Wise 16,845
Liberal Gary Johnson 12,410
New Democratic Mary Lou Weitzel 4,508
Marxist–Leninist Roger Beland 57
1984 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes
Progressive Conservative John Wise 23,302
Liberal Gary Johnson 6,797
New Democratic Bob Habkirk 4,646
1988 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes
Progressive Conservative Ken Monteith 15,694
Liberal Tony Csinos 13,953
New Democratic Bob Habkirk 8,447
Christian Heritage Will Wymenga 2,529

Elgin—Norfolk

1993 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal Gar Knutson 17,438
Progressive Conservative Ken Monteith 11,118
Reform John Van der Veen 8,236
New Democratic Bob Habkirk 2,168
Christian Heritage Bob A. Dekraker 1,263
Natural Law Rod Falk 242
Abolitionist Mai Ly 51

See also

External links

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