Bruce West (electoral district)

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Bruce West was a federal electoral district in Ontario, Canada, that was represented in the House of Commons of Canada from 1882 to 1904. This riding was created in 1882 from parts of Bruce North and Bruce South ridings.

The West Riding of the county of Bruce initially consisted of the townships of Saugeen, Bruce, Kincardine, Huron and Kinloss, the town of Kincardine, the village of Tiverton and the village of Lucknow. In 1892, it was expanded to include the village of Port Elgin.

The electoral district was abolished in 1903 when it was redistributed between Bruce North and Bruce South ridings.

Election results[edit]

1882 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal James Somerville 1,833
Unknown James H. Scott 941
1887 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal Hon. Edward Blake 2,184
Conservative James Henderson Scott 1,099

On Mr. Blake's resignation to sit for Durham West:

By-election on 19 October 1887
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal James Rowand acclaimed
1891 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal James Rowand 2,015
Conservative Hugh Morrison 1,085
1896 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal John Tolmie 2,110
Unknown Peter H. McKenzie 1,622
1900 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal John Tolmie 2,147
Conservative John George 1,513

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