Antigonish—Guysborough

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Antigonish—Guysborough
Nova Scotia electoral district
Defunct federal electoral district
Legislature House of Commons
District created 1914
District abolished 1966
First contested 1917
Last contested 1965

Antigonish—Guysborough was a federal electoral district in Nova Scotia, Canada, that was represented in the Canadian House of Commons from 1917 to 1968.

This riding was created in 1914 and combined the former ridings of Antigonish and Guysborough. Antigonish—Guysborough was abolished under redistribution in 1966 forming parts of Cape Breton Highlands—Canso and Central Nova.

Members of Parliament[edit]

This riding has elected the following Members of Parliament:

Parliament Years Member Party
Antigonish—Guysborough
Riding created from Antigonish and Guysborough
13th  1917–1921     John Howard Sinclair Opposition (Laurier Liberals)
14th  1921–1925     Colin Francis McIsaac Liberal
15th  1925–1926 Edward Mortimer Macdonald
16th  1926–1926     John Carey Douglas Conservative
 1927–1930     William Duff Liberal
17th  1930–1935
18th  1935–1936
 1936–1940 J. Ralph Kirk
19th  1940–1945
20th  1945–1949
21st  1948–1953
22nd  1953–1957
23rd  1957–1958     Angus Ronald Macdonald Progressive Conservative
24th  1958–1962 Clement O'Leary
25th  1962–1963     John Benjamin Stewart Liberal
26th  1963–1965
27th  1965–1968
Riding dissolved into Cape Breton Highlands—Canso and Central Nova

Election results[edit]

Canadian federal election, 1917
Party Candidate Votes
Opposition (Laurier Liberals) John Howard Sinclair 3,944
Government (Unionist) William Alexander Wells 2,506
Canadian federal election, 1921
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal Colin Francis McIsaac 6,752
Progressive Conservative Walter McNeil 3,356
Progressive Daniel McIsaac 1,553
Canadian federal election, 1925
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal Edward Mortimer Macdonald 6,135
Conservative Duncan Stewart Chisholm 5,545
Canadian federal election, 1926
Party Candidate Votes
Progressive Conservative John Carey Douglas 6,140
Liberal Colin Francis McIsaac 6,003
By-election on 18 January 1927
On the death of John Carey Douglas, 10 December 1926
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal William Duff 6,415
Conservative Neil Romuald McArthur 5,292
Canadian federal election, 1930
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal William Duff 6,370
Conservative Howard A. Rice 5,811
Canadian federal election, 1935
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal William Duff 7,779
Reconstruction John Howard MacKichan 3,783
By-election on 16 March 1936
On William Duff being named to the Senate, 28 February 1936
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal James Ralph Kirk acclaimed
Canadian federal election, 1940
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal James Ralph Kirk 7,281
National Government William Edward Landry 4,610
Canadian federal election, 1945
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal James Ralph Kirk 6,379
Progressive Conservative John Douglas Macdonald 3,483
Co-operative Commonwealth Cyrus MacLellan 791
Canadian federal election, 1949
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal James Ralph Kirk 7,586
Progressive Conservative John Archibald Walker 4,385
Canadian federal election, 1953
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal James Ralph Kirk 6,884
Progressive Conservative Grant McDonald 3,395
Canadian federal election, 1957
Party Candidate Votes
Progressive Conservative Angus Ronald MacDonald 6,053
Liberal James Ralph Kirk 5,856
Canadian federal election, 1958
Party Candidate Votes
Progressive Conservative Clement O'Leary 6,758
Liberal Alasdair Graham 5,827
Canadian federal election, 1962
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal John B. Stewart 6,296
Progressive Conservative Clement O'Leary 6,183
New Democratic John Hugh Campbell 208
Social Credit Alexander James Malloy 104
Canadian federal election, 1963
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal John B. Stewart 6,947
Progressive Conservative Jack Forbes 5,835
Canadian federal election, 1965
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal John B. Stewart 6,210
Progressive Conservative D. Hugh Gillis 6,163
New Democratic Leslie Myers 228

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