Colchester—Hants

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Colchester—Hants was a federal electoral district in Nova Scotia, Canada, that was represented in the Canadian House of Commons from 1935 to 1968.

This riding was created in 1933 from Colchester and Hants—Kings. It consisted of the counties of Colchester and Hants. It was abolished in 1966 when it was redistributed into Annapolis Valley, Halifax—East Hants, and Cumberland—Colchester North ridings.

Members of Parliament[edit]

This riding elected the following Members of Parliament:

  1. Gordon T. Purdy, Liberal (1935–1945)
  2. Frank T. Stanfield, Progressive Conservative (1945–1953)
  3. Gordon T. Purdy, Liberal (1953–1957)
  4. Cyril F. Kennedy, Progressive Conservative (1957–1967)
  5. Robert L. Stanfield, Progressive Conservative (1967–1968)

Election results[edit]

Canadian federal election, 1935
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal Gordon Timlin Purdy 9,608
Conservative William Boardman Armstrong 9,402
Reconstruction Wentworth Chauncy Miller 1,923
Canadian federal election, 1940
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal Gordon Timlin Purdy 12,328
National Government Hadley B. Tremain 10,044
Canadian federal election, 1945
Party Candidate Votes
Progressive Conservative Frank Thomas Stanfield 11,141
Liberal Gordon Timlin Purdy 11,133
Co-operative Commonwealth Clifford Parker Wyman 2,165
Canadian federal election, 1949
Party Candidate Votes
Progressive Conservative Frank Thomas Stanfield 13,550
Liberal Gordon Timlin Purdy 13,149
Co-operative Commonwealth Frederick C.G. Scott 814
Canadian federal election, 1953
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal Gordon Timlin Purdy 12,660
Progressive Conservative Fred M. Blois 12,271
Co-operative Commonwealth Ralph Loomer 936
Canadian federal election, 1957
Party Candidate Votes
Progressive Conservative Cyril F. Kennedy 15,231
Liberal Gordon T. Purdy 12,151
Co-operative Commonwealth Ralph Loomer 912
Canadian federal election, 1958
Party Candidate Votes
Progressive Conservative Cyril F. Kennedy 15,653
Liberal Robert Faulkner McLellan 11,779
Co-operative Commonwealth Ralph Loomer 1,267
Canadian federal election, 1962
Party Candidate Votes
Progressive Conservative Cyril F. Kennedy 14,128
Liberal Hector Hill 13,836
New Democratic Lawrence C. Cameron 1,207
Unknown K.Y. Parker 411
Canadian federal election, 1963
Party Candidate Votes
Progressive Conservative Cyril F. Kennedy 14,387
Liberal Hector Hill 14,185
New Democratic Laurence C. Cameron 822
Canadian federal election, 1965
Party Candidate Votes
Progressive Conservative Cyril F. Kennedy 15,250
Liberal Hector Hill 12,962
New Democratic Gordon S. Schurman 1,078
Independent Robert Kirk 299
By-election on 6 November 1967

On Mr. Kennedy's resignation, 18 September 1967

Party Candidate Votes
Progressive Conservative Robert Stanfield 15,389
Independent Liberal Robert Kirk 1,098
Independent Elwood Smith 221

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