Brandon (electoral district)

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Brandon was a federal electoral district in the province of Manitoba, Canada, that was represented in the House of Commons from 1896 to 1953.

It was created in 1892 from parts of Marquette and Selkirk ridings.

In 1952, the constituency was merged with the constituency of Souris to form the district of Brandon—Souris.

Members of Parliament[edit]

This riding has elected the following Members of Parliament:

Election results[edit]

By-election: On the death of Mr. Matthews' on 24 November 1950

By-election on 25 June 1951
Party Candidate Votes
Progressive Conservative Walter Dinsdale 11,124
Liberal J.W. Grant MacEwan 8,371
Canadian federal election, 1949
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal James Ewen Matthews 11,263
Progressive Conservative John Bracken 7,150
Independent Dwight Lyman Jackson 1,964
Canadian federal election, 1945
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal James Ewen Matthews 6,870
Progressive Conservative Frederick Henry Young 5,621
Co-operative Commonwealth Alexander MacDonald Brown 5,294
Labor–Progressive Albert Edward Smith 497
Canadian federal election, 1940
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal James Ewen Matthews 8,908
National Government John William McLeod Thompson 6,168
Co-operative Commonwealth James Henry Wood 2,609

By-election: On the death of Mr. Beaubier on 1 September 1938

By-election on 14 November 1938
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal James Ewen Matthews 6,583
Conservative George Baubier 5,600
Co-operative Commonwealth James Henry Wood 3,577
Canadian federal election, 1935
Party Candidate Votes
Conservative David Wilson Beaubier 6,575
Liberal James Ewen Matthews 6,368
Co-operative Commonwealth James Henry Wood 3,396
Reconstruction Cecil Evadne Leech 556
Canadian federal election, 1930
Party Candidate Votes
Conservative David Wilson Beaubier 8,512
Liberal Thomas Alexander Crerar 6,457
Labour Beatrice Alice Brigden 1,331

By-election: On the appointment of Mr. Forke to the senate on 30 December 1929

By-election on 5 February 1930
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal Thomas Alexander Crerar Acclaimed

By-election: On the appointment of Mr. Forke as Minister of Immigration and Colonization on 5 October 1926

By-election on 2 November 1926
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal–Progressive Robert Forke Acclaimed
Canadian federal election, 1926
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal–Progressive Robert Forke 8,267
Conservative David Wilson Beaubier 7,101
Canadian federal election, 1925
Party Candidate Votes
Progressive Robert Forke 6,411
Conservative David Wilson Beaubier 5,428
Canadian federal election, 1921
Party Candidate Votes
Progressive Robert Forke 9,596
Conservative Charles Edmund Ivens 4,067
Liberal Frederick Charles Cox 404
Canadian federal election, 1917
Party Candidate Votes
Government (Unionist) Howard Primrose Whidden 11,465
Opposition (Laurier Liberals) Hugh Savigny Patterson 1,329
Canadian federal election, 1911
Party Candidate Votes
Conservative James Albert Manning Aikins 4,436
Liberal Alfred Edward Hill 3,570
Canadian federal election, 1908
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal Clifford Sifton 3,567
Conservative Thomas Mayne Daly 3,498
Independent Benjamin D'Arcy Wallace 100
Canadian federal election, 1904
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal Clifford Sifton 3,625
Independent R.L. Richardson 2,804
Canadian federal election, 1904
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal Clifford Sifton 5,011
Conservative Hugh John MacDonald 4,342

By-election: Mr McCarthy elected to sit for Simcoe North on 25 August 1896

By-election on 27 November 1896
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal Clifford Sifton Acclaimed
Canadian federal election, 1896
Party Candidate Votes
McCarthyite D'Alton McCarthy 3,073
Conservative W.A. McDonald 2,738
Patrons of Industry W. Postlethwaite 1,102

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