1st Queens

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1st Queens
Prince Edward Island electoral district
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Defunct provincial electoral district
LegislatureLegislative Assembly of Prince Edward Island
District created1873
First contested1873
Last contested1993
Census divisionsQueens County

1st Queens was an electoral district in the Canadian province of Prince Edward Island, which elected two members to the Legislative Assembly of Prince Edward Island from 1873 until the riding was abolished in 1996 with the elimination of dual member ridings.

The district comprised the westernmost portion of Queens County.

The district holds a unique place in the history of women's participation in Prince Edward Island's provincial politics. In 1970, it elected Jean Canfield to the legislature as the province's first female MLA; in 1979, the election of Marion Reid and Leone Bagnall made it the first district in the province's history to elect women to both of its legislative seats. Reid became the province's first female speaker of the legislature; after her retirement from electoral politics she also became the province's first female lieutenant governor. In 1993, the district elected Catherine Callbeck, the province's first female premier.


Dual member[edit]

Assembly Years Member Party Member Party
26th 1873 Peter Sinclair, Sr. Liberal William Stewart Liberal
1873-1876 William Campbell Conservative
27th 1876-1879
28th 1879-1882 Donald Cameron Conservative
29th 1882-1886 Peter Sinclair, Sr. Liberal
30th 1886-1890 James Sutherland Conservative
31st 1890-1891
1891-1893 Alexander Warburton Liberal


Assembly Years Assemblyman Party Councillor Party
32nd 1893-1897 Alexander Warburton Liberal Peter Sinclair, Sr. Liberal
33rd 1897-1898
1898-1900 William Campbell Conservative
34th 1900-1904 Matthew Smith Liberal George Simpson Liberal
35th 1904-1906
1906-1908 Murdock Kennedy Conservative
36th 1908-1909 Murdock Kennedy Conservative Matthew Smith Liberal
1909-1912 Cyrus Crosby Liberal
37th 1912-1915 John Myers Conservative
38th 1915-1919 Alexander McNevin Conservative
39th 1919-1923 Cyrus Crosby Liberal
40th 1923-1927 Alexander McNevin Conservative
41st 1927-1931 Peter Sinclair, Jr. Liberal Alan Stewart Liberal
42nd 1931-1935 Thomas Wigmore Conservative Walter MacKenzie Conservative
43rd 1935-1939 Donald McKay Liberal Alan Stewart Liberal
44th 1939-1943
45th 1943-1947 Walter MacKenzie Progressive Conservative
46th 1947-1951 Frederic Large Liberal
47th 1951-1955 Frank Myers Progressive Conservative
48th 1955-1957 Alan Stewart Liberal Frederic Large Liberal
1957-1959 Frank Myers Progressive Conservative
49th 1959-1962 Walter Shaw Progressive Conservative
50th 1962-1966
51st 1966-1970
52nd 1970-1974 Jean Canfield Liberal Ralph Johnstone Liberal
53rd 1974-1978
54th 1978-1979
55th 1979-1982 Marion Reid Progressive Conservative Leone Bagnall Progressive Conservative
56th 1982-1986
57th 1986-1989
58th 1989-1993 Marion Murphy Liberal
59th 1993-1996 Catherine Callbeck Liberal