Brantford (electoral district)

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For the former provincial electoral district, see Brantford (provincial electoral district)

Brantford was a federal electoral district in Ontario, Canada, that was represented in the House of Commons of Canada from 1904 to 1925 and from 1949 to 1968.

The riding was first created in 1903 from parts of Brant South riding. It consisted initially of the city of Brantford, the township of Oakland, and the part of the township of Brantford south and west of the Grand River. The electoral district was abolished in 1924 when it was merged into Brantford City riding.

It was recreated in 1947 from parts of Brant and Brantford City ridings. The second incarnation consisted initially of the city of Brantford, the townships of Burford and Oakland and the part of the township of Brantford lying south and west of the left bank of Grand River, in the county of Brant. In 1952, it was redefined to include a part of the township of Brantford lying to the east of the city Brantford.

The electoral district was abolished in 1966 when it was merged into Brant riding.

Members of Parliament[edit]

This riding elected the following Members of Parliament:

  1. William F. Cockshutt, Conservative (1904–1908)
  2. Lloyd Harris, Liberal (1908–1911)
  3. William F. Cockshutt, Conservative (1908–1921)
  4. William Gawtress Raymond, Liberal (1921–1925)
  1. W. Ross Macdonald, Liberal (1949–1953)
  2. James E. Brown, Liberal (1953–1957)
  3. Jack Wratten, Progressive Conservative (1957–1962)
  4. James E. Brown, Liberal (1962–1968)

Federal election results[edit]

1904 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes
Conservative COCKSHUTT, William F. 2,383
Liberal HEYD, Charles B. 2,368
1908 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal HARRIS, Lloyd 2,832
Conservative COCKSHUTT, William F. 2,627
1911 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes
Conservative COCKSHUTT, William F. 3,159
Liberal PRESTON, Thomas Hiram 2,440
1917 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes
Government (Unionist) COCKSHUTT, William F. 5,925
Opposition (Laurier Liberals) BOWLBY, John Wedgewood 2,233
Labour MACBRIDE, Morrisson Mann 1,726
1921 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal RAYMOND, William Gawtress 6,879
Conservative COCKSHUT, William Foster 4,892
Progressive BURT, Arthur William 1,244
1949 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal MACDONALD, W. Ross 12,565
Progressive Conservative SHILLINGTON, John Tozeland 6,747
Co-operative Commonwealth COOPER, Reginald 4,160
1953 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal BROWN, James Elisha 9,576
Progressive Conservative SHILLINGTON, John Tozeland 7,912
Co-operative Commonwealth GILLIES, John Houison 3,839
Labor–Progressive NIELSEN, Dorise Winifred 216
1957 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes
Progressive Conservative WRATTEN, Jack Winifred 9,902
Liberal MCCORMACK, W. John 8,095
Co-operative Commonwealth MCLELLAN, Margaret 5,927
1958 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes
Progressive Conservative WRATTEN, Jack 14,059
Liberal LESLIE, James Gray 7,694
Co-operative Commonwealth MAYCOCK, John 3,726
1962 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal BROWN, James E. 11,475
Progressive Conservative WRATTEN, Jack Winifred 8,549
New Democratic GOOD, Robert G. 4,085
Social Credit STYLES, Geoffrey E.W. 1,193
1963 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal BROWN, James E. 10,804
Progressive Conservative ANDREASEN, Andy 9,680
New Democratic HUMBLE, Bill 3,706
Social Credit MOTZ, Herb 766
1965 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal BROWN, James E. 9,948
Progressive Conservative HODGE, Ken 7,825
New Democratic MAKARCHUK, Mac 6,176
Social Credit SEDDON, Paul 208

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