Brantford (electoral district)

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Brantford was a federal and provincial electoral district in Ontario, Canada, that was represented in the Canadian House of Commons from 1904 to 1925 and from 1949 to 1968, and in the Legislative Assembly of Ontario from 1986 to 1999.

Federal electoral district[edit]

The riding was first created in 1903 from parts of Brant South riding. It consisted initially of the city of Brantford, the township of Oakland, and the part of the township of Brantford south and west of the Grand River. The electoral district was abolished in 1924 when it was merged into Brantford City riding.

It was recreated in 1947 from parts of Brant and Brantford City ridings. The second incarnation consisted initially of the city of Brantford, the townships of Burford and Oakland and the part of the township of Brantford lying south and west of the left bank of Grand River, in the county of Brant. In 1952, it was redefined to include a part of the township of Brantford lying to the east of the city Brantford.

The electoral district was abolished in 1966 when it was merged into Brant riding.

Members of Parliament[edit]

This riding elected the following Members of Parliament:

  1. William F. Cockshutt, Conservative (1904–1908)
  2. Lloyd Harris, Liberal (1908–1911)
  3. William F. Cockshutt, Conservative (1908–1921)
  4. William Gawtress Raymond, Liberal (1921–1925)
  1. W. Ross Macdonald, Liberal (1949–1953)
  2. James E. Brown, Liberal (1953–1957)
  3. Jack Wratten, Progressive Conservative (1957–1962)
  4. James E. Brown, Liberal (1962–1968)

Provincial electoral district[edit]

The Brantford provincial riding existed from 1926 to 1999. It included the city of Brantford.

Members of the Legislative Assembly/Members of Provincial Parliament[edit]

This riding elected the following members of the Legislative Assembly of Ontario:

  1. William George Martin, Conservative (1926–1934)
  2. Morrison McBride, Independent/Independent-Liberal (1934–1938)
  3. Henry Louis Hagey, Liberal (1938–1943)
  4. Charles Strenge, Co-operative Commonwealth Federation (1943–1945)
  5. Stanley Dye, Progressive Conservative (1945–1948)
  6. George Gordon, Liberal (1948–1967)
  7. Mitro Makarchuk, New Democratic Party (1967–1981)
  8. Philip Gillies, Progressive Conservative (1981–1987)
  9. David Neumann, Liberal (1987–1990)
  10. Bradley Ward, New Democratic Party (1990–1995)
  11. Ron Johnson, Progressive Conservative (1995–1999)

Federal election results[edit]

Canadian federal election, 1904
Party Candidate Votes
Conservative COCKSHUTT, William F. 2,383
Liberal HEYD, Charles B. 2,368
Canadian federal election, 1908
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal HARRIS, Lloyd 2,832
Conservative COCKSHUTT, William F. 2,627
Canadian federal election, 1911
Party Candidate Votes
Conservative COCKSHUTT, William F. 3,159
Liberal PRESTON, Thomas Hiram 2,440
Canadian federal election, 1917
Party Candidate Votes
Government (Unionist) COCKSHUTT, William F. 5,925
Opposition (Laurier Liberals) BOWLBY, John Wedgewood 2,233
Labour MACBRIDE, Morrisson Mann 1,726
Canadian federal election, 1921
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal RAYMOND, William Gawtress 6,879
Conservative COCKSHUT, William Foster 4,892
Progressive BURT, Arthur William 1,244
Canadian federal election, 1949
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal MACDONALD, W. Ross 12,565
Progressive Conservative SHILLINGTON, John Tozeland 6,747
Co-operative Commonwealth COOPER, Reginald 4,160
Canadian federal election, 1953
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal BROWN, James Elisha 9,576
Progressive Conservative SHILLINGTON, John Tozeland 7,912
Co-operative Commonwealth GILLIES, John Houison 3,839
Labor–Progressive NIELSEN, Dorise Winifred 216
Canadian federal election, 1957
Party Candidate Votes
Progressive Conservative WRATTEN, Jack Winifred 9,902
Liberal MCCORMACK, W. John 8,095
Co-operative Commonwealth MCLELLAN, Margaret 5,927
Canadian federal election, 1958
Party Candidate Votes
Progressive Conservative WRATTEN, Jack 14,059
Liberal LESLIE, James Gray 7,694
Co-operative Commonwealth MAYCOCK, John 3,726
Canadian federal election, 1962
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal BROWN, James E. 11,475
Progressive Conservative WRATTEN, Jack Winifred 8,549
New Democratic GOOD, Robert G. 4,085
Social Credit STYLES, Geoffrey E.W. 1,193
Canadian federal election, 1963
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal BROWN, James E. 10,804
Progressive Conservative ANDREASEN, Andy 9,680
New Democratic HUMBLE, Bill 3,706
Social Credit MOTZ, Herb 766
Canadian federal election, 1965
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal BROWN, James E. 9,948
Progressive Conservative HODGE, Ken 7,825
New Democratic MAKARCHUK, Mac 6,176
Social Credit SEDDON, Paul 208

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