Cape Breton—The Sydneys

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Cape Breton—The Sydneys was a federal electoral district in Nova Scotia, Canada, that was represented in the House of Commons of Canada from 1968 to 1997.

This riding was created in 1966 from Cape Breton South. It consisted initially of part of the county of Cape Breton, including the city of Sydney. In 1987, it was redefined to consist of parts of the Counties of Inverness, Victoria and Cape Breton including the City of Sydney. It was abolished in 1996.

Members of Parliament[edit]

This riding elected the following Members of Parliament:

Parliament Years Member Party
Cape Breton South prior to 1966
28th 1968–1972     Robert Muir Progressive Conservative
29th 1972–1974
30th 1974–1979
31st 1979–1980     Russell MacLellan Liberal
32nd 1980–1984
33rd 1984–1988
34th 1988–1993
35th 1993–1997

Election results[edit]

Canadian federal election, 1968
Party Candidate Votes
Progressive Conservative Robert Muir 14,971
Liberal Vincent Morrison 10,543
New Democratic Martin J. Merner 3,426
Canadian federal election, 1972
Party Candidate Votes
Progressive Conservative Robert Muir 15,394
Liberal Mark Johnstone 9,529
New Democratic Bill Mozvik 7,314
Canadian federal election, 1974
Party Candidate Votes
Progressive Conservative Robert Muir 14,373
Liberal Russell MacLellan 12,622
New Democratic Tom King 5,523
Canadian federal election, 1979
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal Russell MacLellan 12,857
Progressive Conservative Joyce MacDougall 12,011
New Democratic Ed Murphy 10,310
Marxist–Leninist Glen Brown 128
Canadian federal election, 1980
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal Russell MacLellan 15,164
New Democratic Ed Murphy 10,180
Progressive Conservative Joyce MacDougall 9,191
Marxist–Leninist Glen Brown 85
Canadian federal election, 1984
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal Russell MacLellan 16,051
Progressive Conservative Joe Salter 13,658
New Democratic Ed Murphy 6,673
Canadian federal election, 1988
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal Russell MacLellan 23,931
Progressive Conservative David A. MacDonald 10,901
New Democratic Ed MacLeod 2,999
Canadian federal election, 1993
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal Russell MacLellan 25,185
Progressive Conservative Marlene Lovett 3,732
New Democratic Robert Arthur Hawley 2,126
Reform Keith Dingwall 1,907
Natural Law Avard Mills 287

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