Inverness—Richmond

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

This riding was created in 1933 from parts of Inverness and Richmond—West Cape Breton ridings. It consisted of the counties of Inverness and Richmond and part of the county of Cape Breton (the municipal districts of Bateston (No. 24), Catalone (No. 15), Gabarus (No. 7), Grand Mira (No. 17), Louisburg Parish (No. 6), Main-à-Dieu (No. 5), and Trout Brook (No. 16)), including the town of Louisburg.

It was abolished in 1966 when it was redistributed between Cape Breton Highlands—Canso and Cape Breton—East Richmond ridings.

Members of Parliament[edit]

This riding elected the following Members of Parliament:

  1. Donald MacLennan, Liberal (1935–1940)
  2. Moses Elijah McGarry, Liberal (1940–1949)
  3. William F. Carroll, Liberal (1949–1953)
  4. Allan J. MacEachen, Liberal (1953–1958)
  5. Robert MacLellan, Progressive Conservative (1958–1962)
  6. Allan J. MacEachen, Liberal (1962–1968)

Election results[edit]

Canadian federal election, 1935
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal Donald MacLennan 9,488
Conservative Isaac Duncan MacDougall 4,672
Reconstruction Benjamin A. Leblanc 2,648
Canadian federal election, 1940
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal Moses Elijah McGarry 9,123
National Government Isaac Duncan MacDougall 7,069
Canadian federal election, 1945
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal Moses Elijah McGarry 8,177
Progressive Conservative William Raymond Pearo 5,037
Co-operative Commonwealth Edward Boutin Doyle 1,720
Canadian federal election, 1949
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal William F. Carroll 10,584
Progressive Conservative Donald Lewis MacDonald 5,082
Canadian federal election, 1953
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal Allan MacEachen 9,033
Progressive Conservative William Charles Boudreau 5,302
Canadian federal election, 1957
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal Allan MacEachen 8,035
Progressive Conservative Robert Simpson MacLellan 7,177
Canadian federal election, 1958
Party Candidate Votes
Progressive Conservative Robert MacLellan 7,725
Liberal Allan MacEachen 7,709
Canadian federal election, 1962
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal Allan MacEachen 8,331
Progressive Conservative Robert MacLellan 7,333
New Democratic Gerard V. Chiasson 816
Canadian federal election, 1963
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal Allan MacEachen 8,373
Progressive Conservative Leo Boudreau 7,013
Canadian federal election, 1965
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal Allan MacEachen 8,137
Progressive Conservative Herman A. Samson 6,798
New Democratic Allan Bragg 427

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