Lanark (electoral district)

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Lanark was a federal electoral district represented in the Canadian House of Commons from 1917 to 1968. It was located in the province of Ontario. This riding was first created in 1914 from Lanark North and Lanark South ridings.

It consisted of the county of Lanark.

The electoral district was abolished in 1966 when it was redistributed between Frontenac—Lennox and Addington and Lanark and Renfrew ridings.

Electoral history[edit]

Canadian federal election, 1917
Party Candidate Votes
Government (Unionist) HANNA, Adelbert Edward 5,816
Opposition (Laurier Liberals) CALDWELL, Boyd Alexander Conyn 2,609
Unknown BURGESS, George Arthur 661

On Mr. Hanna's death, 27 February 1918:

By-election on 2 May 1918
Party Candidate Votes
Government (Unionist) STEWART, John Alexander acclaimed
Canadian federal election, 1921
Party Candidate Votes
Conservative STEWART, Hon. John Alexander 9,250
Progressive ANDERSON, Robert Matheson 6,615
Labour FERGUSON, William George 158

On Mr. Stewart's death, 7 October 1922:

By-election on 4 December 1922
Party Candidate Votes
Conservative PRESTON, Richard Franklin 8,497
Liberal FINDLAY, David 7,048
Canadian federal election, 1925
Party Candidate Votes
Conservative PRESTON, Richard Franklin 7,620
Independent GEMMELL, Duncan Herbert 4,416
Canadian federal election, 1926
Party Candidate Votes
Conservative PRESTON, Richard Franklin 8,122
Liberal–Progressive BUCHANAN, George W. 4,908

On Mr. Preston's death, 8 February 1929:

By-election on 29 July 1929
Party Candidate Votes
Independent Conservative MURPHY, William Samuel 7,174
Conservative THOMPSON, Thomas Alfred 5,682
Canadian federal election, 1930
Party Candidate Votes
Conservative THOMPSON, Thomas Alfred 7,064
Liberal SOPER, Bert H. 5,699
Independent Conservative MURPHY, William Samuel 3,937
Independent Conservative LOW, Mildred Amelia 75
Canadian federal election, 1935
Party Candidate Votes
Conservative THOMPSON, Thomas Alfred 8,043
Liberal SOPER, Bert H. 7,381
Reconstruction COMBA, George L. 2,252
Canadian federal election, 1940
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal SOPER, Bert H. 8,821
National Government THOMPSON, Thomas Alfred 7,180
Canadian federal election, 1945
Party Candidate Votes
Progressive Conservative BLAIR, William Gourlay 10,350
Liberal SOPER, Bert H. 6,053
Co-operative Commonwealth HETANEN, Lauri A. 753
Canadian federal election, 1949
Party Candidate Votes
Progressive Conservative BLAIR, William Gourlay 10,921
Liberal DOYLE, Frederick Sylvester 6,682
Co-operative Commonwealth POWELL, William Henry 632
Canadian federal election, 1953
Party Candidate Votes
Progressive Conservative BLAIR, William Gourlay 10,029
Liberal MONTGOMERY, H. Burnett 5,316
Co-operative Commonwealth POWELL, William Henry 451
Canadian federal election, 1957
Party Candidate Votes
Progressive Conservative BLAIR, William G. 11,629
Liberal BURCHELL, W. Peter 4,504

On Mr. Blair's death, 16 June 1957:

By-election on 26 August 1957
Party Candidate Votes
Progressive Conservative DOUCETT, George H. acclaimed
Canadian federal election, 1958
Party Candidate Votes
Progressive Conservative DOUCETT, George H. 12,116
Liberal WOOD, William Y. 4,315
Canadian federal election, 1962
Party Candidate Votes
Progressive Conservative DOUCETT, George H. 10,462
Liberal KELLY, Vincent 6,823
Social Credit JAMES, R.H. 660
New Democratic OGILVIE, Charles 410
Canadian federal election, 1963
Party Candidate Votes
Progressive Conservative DOUCETT, George H. 10,475
Liberal STEWART, R. Arthur 7,043
New Democratic GRIFFITH, James O.W. 601
Social Credit VENTRESS, Oscar Wilmot 312
Canadian federal election, 1965
Party Candidate Votes
Progressive Conservative CODE, Des. M. 9,784
Liberal KIRKLAND, John Steele 6,826
New Democratic LIVINGSTONE, Stanley 775
Social Credit HUNTER, William 335

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