|Member of Parliament for Halton|
|Preceded by||Hughes Cleaver|
|Succeeded by||Charles Alexander Best|
|Born||February 7, 1904
St. George, Ontario
|Died||November 12, 1956
funeral in Milton, Ontario
|Political party||Progressive Conservative|
A member of the Progressive Conservative Party, Bennett first ran for election in the 1949 election, but was defeated by Liberal incumbent Hughes Cleaver. Cleaver did not run again in 1953, and Bennett won the riding over new Liberal candidate Murray McPhail.
Along with Margaret Aitken, Ellen Fairclough and Ann Shipley, she was one of four women elected to the House of Commons in 1953, only the second election in Canadian history in which more than one woman was elected to Parliament.
Bennett died at her home on November 12, 1956, and was the first female MP in Canada ever to die in office. No by-election was held following her death; she was succeeded by Charles Alexander Best in the 1957 election.
- "Deaths" (PDF (Pages of the Past). The Toronto Daily Star (Toronto ON). 13 November 1956. p. 33. Retrieved 30 August 2013.
- Meadowvale Women's Institute Tweedsmuir History. Meadowvale, Toronto Township, Ontario: Meadowvale Women's Institute. 1956.; second volume, accessible at the Peel Art Gallery, Museum + Archives.
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