Kent (Ontario electoral district)

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Kent was a federal electoral district (riding) represented in the Canadian House of Commons from 1867 to 1904, 1917 to 1968, and 1979 to 1997. It was located in the province of Ontario, and was created by the British North America Act of 1867.

Geographic history[edit]

Kent initially consisted of the Townships of Chatham, Dover, East Tilbury, Romney, Raleigh, and Harwich, and the Town of Chatham. In 1882, the township of Chatham was excluded from the riding, and the village of Blenheim was added.

The electoral district was abolished in 1903 when it was redistributed between Kent East and Kent West ridings.

The electoral district of Kent was recreated from Kent West and Kent East in 1914, and consisted of the county of Kent, excluding the townships of Zone and Camden.

In 1924, it was redefined as consisting of the part of the county of Kent lying west or south of and including the Gore of Chatham, the township of Chatham and the river Thames, but excluding the town of Tilbury and the village of Wheatley.

In 1933, it was redefined as consisting of the county of Kent, excluding the townships of Camden, Gore of Camden, Gore of Chatham and Zone, and including the city of Chatham, the town of Tilbury and the village of Wheatley.

In 1947, it was redefined as consisting of the county of Kent, excluding the townships of Camden and Zone, and that part of the township of Chatham formerly known as the Gore of Chatham; but including the city of Chatham, the town of Tilbury and the village of Wheatley.

The electoral district was abolished in 1966 when it was redistibuted between Kent—Essex and Lambton—Kent ridings.

The electoral district of Kent was recreated a second time from Kent—Essex and Lambton—Kent ridings 1976. It consisted of:

(a) the part of the County of Kent lying north and east and including the Township of Dover, the City of Chatham, the Township of Chatham and the Township of Howard to the shore of Lake Erie, and

(b) Indian Reserve No. 46 in the County of Lambton.

In 1987, it was redefined to consist of

(a) the part of the County of Kent lying north and east of and including the Township of Howard, the Township of Chatham, the City of Chatham, and the Township of Dover, and

(b) that part of the County of Lambton contained in Walpole Island Indian Reserve No. 46.

The electoral district was abolished in 1996 when it was redistributed between Kent—Essex and Lambton—Kent—Middlesex ridings.

Election results[edit]

Canadian federal election, 1867
Party Candidate Votes
Conservative STEPHENSON, Rufus 1,524
Liberal MCKELLAR, Archibald 1,427
Canadian federal election, 1872
Party Candidate Votes
Conservative STEPHENSON, Rufus 1,874
Unknown STRIPP, Wm. S. 1,730
Canadian federal election, 1874
Party Candidate Votes
Conservative STEPHENSON, Rufus 1,895
Unknown STRIPP, Wm. S. 1,823
Canadian federal election, 1878
Party Candidate Votes
Conservative STEPHENSON, Rufus 2,502
Unknown MCMAHON, H. 1,969
Canadian federal election, 1882
Party Candidate Votes
Conservative SMYTH, Henry 2,223
Unknown SAMSON, Jas. 2,066

On the election being declared void, 31 December 1883:

By-election on 29 January 1884
Party Candidate Votes
Conservative SMYTH, Henry 2,548
Unknown SAMSON, James 2,266
Canadian federal election, 1887
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal CAMPBELL, Archibald 2,982
Conservative SMYTH, Henry 2,870

On Mr. Campbell being unseated, 17 November 1887:

By-election on 2 May 1888
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal CAMPBELL, Archibald 2,679
Conservative SMYTH, Henry 2,585
Canadian federal election, 1891
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal CAMPBELL, Archibald 3,138
Conservative KILLACKEY, William P. 2,662
Canadian federal election, 1896
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal CAMPBELL, Archibald 3,315
Conservative BALL, W. 3,158
Canadian federal election, 1900
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal STEPHENS, George 3,390
Conservative SMITH, Theodore A. 3,173
Canadian federal election, 1917
Party Candidate Votes
Opposition (Laurier Liberals) MCCOIG, Archibald Blake 7,402
Independent Liberal PLEWES, John Warcup 6,313
Canadian federal election, 1921
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal MCCOIG, Archibald Blake 11,093
Progressive MCDIARMID, Duncan Robert 7,211
Conservative HAMMOND, Wm. Andrew 5,288

On Mr. McCoig being called to the Senate, 4 January 1922:

By-election on 19 January 1922
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal MURDOCK, Hon. James acclaimed
Canadian federal election, 1925
Party Candidate Votes
Conservative CHAPLIN, Alexander Dew 8,396
Liberal RUTHERFORD, James Warren 7,833
Unknown WARD, John Wesley 4,461
Canadian federal election, 1926
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal RUTHERFORD, James Warren 12,315
Conservative CHAPLIN, Alexander Dew 10,578
Canadian federal election, 1930
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal RUTHERFORD, James Warren 12,179
Conservative STONEHOUSE, Calvert Stanley 10,765
Canadian federal election, 1935
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal RUTHERFORD, James Warren 11,281
Reconstruction LEVERTON, Frederick Arthur 7,588

On Mr. Rutherford's death, 27 February 1939:

By-election on 11 December 1939
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal THOMPSON, Arthur Lisle acclaimed
Canadian federal election, 1940
Party Candidate Votes
National Government DESMOND, Clayton Earl 11,629
Liberal THOMPSON, Arthur Lisle 10,945
Canadian federal election, 1945
Party Candidate Votes
Progressive Conservative DESMOND, Clayton Earl 12,706
Liberal COLBY, William David 10,490
Co-operative Commonwealth MCDIARMID, Duncan Robert 1,291
Canadian federal election, 1949
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal HUFFMAN, Blake 14,903
Progressive Conservative DESMOND, Clayton Earl 12,444
Co-operative Commonwealth SIMPSON, Kenneth 949
Canadian federal election, 1953
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal HUFFMAN, Blake 15,532
Progressive Conservative KING, Eugene 10,496
Canadian federal election, 1957
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal HUFFMAN, Blake 13,977
Progressive Conservative JOLLEY, Albert Evans 10,907
Social Credit BRUBACHER, Enos B. 1,792
Canadian federal election, 1958
Party Candidate Votes
Progressive Conservative DANFORTH, Harold W. 17,348
Liberal HUFFMAN, Blake 13,005
Social Credit BRUBACHER, Enos B. 661
Canadian federal election, 1962
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal CLUNIS, Sidney LeRoi 15,362
Progressive Conservative DANFORTH, Harold W. 14,280
Social Credit YOUCKE, Harold G. 629
Canadian federal election, 1963
Party Candidate Votes
Progressive Conservative DANFORTH, Harold W. 15,381
Liberal CLUNIS, Sidney LeRoi 15,179
New Democratic MOORE, Larry 924
Social Credit HEATHERINGTON, Donald Lawrence 388
Canadian federal election, 1965
Party Candidate Votes
Progressive Conservative DANFORTH, Harold W. 15,472
Liberal MICKLE, George 13,667
New Democratic FIELDING, Dianne Mary 1,231
Canadian federal election, 1979
Party Candidate Votes
Progressive Conservative HOLMES, Bob 18,007
Liberal REINHARDT, Fred 11,713
New Democratic WILKINSON, Marie-France 5,047
Canadian federal election, 1980
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal BOSSY, Maurice 15,140
Progressive Conservative HOLMES, Bob 14,293
New Democratic MCDERMOTT, George 5,758
Canadian federal election, 1984
Party Candidate Votes
Progressive Conservative HARDEY, Elliott 18,279
Liberal BOSSY, Maurice 13,027
New Democratic MCKEEVER, Derry 6,138
Canadian federal election, 1988
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal CRAWFORD, Rex 15,835
Progressive Conservative HARDEY, Elliott 13,835
New Democratic RUSTIN, Leo 7,948
Christian Heritage JAMES, Allan 1,942
Canadian federal election, 1993
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal CRAWFORD, Rex 23,216
Reform BROEDERS, Arnold 5,618
Progressive Conservative SUITOR, Tom 5,017
New Democratic DE MEESTER, Aaron G. 1,370
National KNIGHT, Victor 1,014
Natural Law HOWE, Marty 146

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