Leeds (electoral district)

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Leeds was a federal electoral district represented in the Canadian House of Commons from 1904 to 1979. It was located in the province of Ontario. This riding was first created in 1903 from parts of Leeds North and Grenville North and Leeds South ridings.

It was initially defined to consist of the county of Leeds, excluding parts included in the electoral district of Brockville.

It 1914, it was redefined to consist of the whole county of Leeds, including the town of Brockville. In 1966, it was redefined to include, in the County of Lanark, in the Townships of North Burgess, North Elmsley and Montague excepting the Village of Merrickville.

The electoral district was abolished in 1976 when it was redistributed between Lanark—Renfrew—Carleton and Leeds—Grenville ridings.

Electoral history[edit]

Canadian federal election, 1904
Party Candidate Votes
Conservative TAYLOR, George 2,175
Liberal GIBSON, W.J. 1,506
Canadian federal election, 1908
Party Candidate Votes
Conservative TAYLOR, George 2,356
Liberal FREDENBURGH, William Cushing 1,432
Canadian federal election, 1911
Party Candidate Votes
Conservative TAYLOR, George 2,392
Liberal CROSS, Firman 1,452

On Mr. George Taylor's resignation on 25 October 1911:

By-election on 6 November 1911
Party Candidate Votes
Conservative WHITE, Hon. T.W. acclaimed
Canadian federal election, 1917
Party Candidate Votes
Government (Unionist) WHITE, Hon. Sir William Thomas 7,236
Opposition (Laurier Liberals) HARDY, Arthur Charles 4,069
Canadian federal election, 1921
Party Candidate Votes
Conservative STEWART, Hugh Alexander 7,868
Liberal MALLORY, Amassa Whitney 5,830
Progressive WARREN, George Fletcher 3,564
Canadian federal election, 1925
Party Candidate Votes
Conservative STEWART, Hugh Alexander 8,931
Liberal COMSTOCK, William Henry 6,689
Canadian federal election, 1926
Party Candidate Votes
Conservative STEWART, Hugh Alexander 9,092
Liberal COMSTOCK, William Henry 7,148
Canadian federal election, 1930
Party Candidate Votes
Conservative STEWART, Hugh Alexander 9,401
Liberal MACLAREN, James Roderick 6,256

On Mr. Stewart's acceptance of an office of emolument under the Crown, 7 August 1930:

Canadian federal by-election, 25 August 1930
Party Candidate Votes
Conservative STEWART, Hon. Hugh Alexander
Canadian federal election, 1935
Party Candidate Votes
Conservative STEWART, Hon. Hugh Alexander 9,487
Liberal LEWIS, Donald Elswood 8,737
Reconstruction LOGAN, Frank William 892
Canadian federal election, 1940
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal FULFORD, George Taylor 10,322
National Government STEWART, Hon. Hugh Alexander 8,227
Canadian federal election, 1945
Party Candidate Votes
Progressive Conservative WEBB, George Robert 9,714
Liberal FULFORD, George Taylor 8,263
Co-operative Commonwealth GODFREY, Albert Earl 907
Canadian federal election, 1949
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal FULFORD, George Taylor 10,080
Progressive Conservative CARROLL, John Lionel 9,302
Co-operative Commonwealth HASTIE, Stewart 699
Canadian federal election, 1953
Party Candidate Votes
Progressive Conservative STANTON, Hayden 10,097
Liberal FULFORD, George Taylor 9,736
Canadian federal election, 1957
Party Candidate Votes
Progressive Conservative STANTON, Hayden 11,065
Liberal FULFORD, George Taylor 10,125
Social Credit SHAW, Charles William 395
Canadian federal election, 1958
Party Candidate Votes
Progressive Conservative STANTON, Hayden 12,675
Liberal FULFORD, George Taylor 9,145

On Mr. Stanton's death, 8 December 1960:

By-election on 29 May 1961
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal MATHESON, John R. 11,352
Unknown STEWART, Richard Elwood 8,804
Canadian federal election, 1962
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal MATHESON, John R. 12,071
Progressive Conservative LANGMUIR, Jack 10,325
Social Credit HUNTER, Bill 424
Canadian federal election, 1963
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal MATHESON, John R. 12,113
Progressive Conservative MACODRUM, Frances D. 9,899
Canadian federal election, 1965
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal MATHESON, Ross 10,365
Progressive Conservative MACLEAN, John 10,066
New Democratic THOMPSON, William F. 946
Canadian federal election, 1968
Party Candidate Votes
Progressive Conservative CODE, Desmond M. 13,536
Liberal MATHESON, John R. 13,532
New Democratic GRAVES, Clayton C. 2,005
Canadian federal election, 1972
Party Candidate Votes
Progressive Conservative COSSITT, Tom 18,130
Liberal BLACK, Gervis 10,650
New Democratic SUTCLIFFE, Keith 4,850
Canadian federal election, 1974
Party Candidate Votes
Progressive Conservative COSSITT, Tom 17,744
Liberal HEALEY, Donna M. 10,845
New Democratic SUTCLIFFE, Keith 4,659

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