Digby—Annapolis—Kings

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Digby—Annapolis—Kings
Nova Scotia electoral district
Defunct federal electoral district
Legislature House of Commons
District created 1952
District abolished 1966
First contested 1953
Last contested 1965

Digby—Annapolis—Kings was a federal electoral district in the province of Nova Scotia, Canada, that was represented in the Canadian House of Commons from 1935 to 1949, and from 1953 to 1968.

This riding was created in 1933 from parts of Digby—Annapolis and Hants—Kings ridings. It consisted of the counties of Kings and Annapolis and the county of Digby excluding the municipality of Clare. The district was abolished in 1947 when it was redistributed between Annapolis—Kings and Digby—Yarmouth ridings.

The district was created again in 1952 from Annapolis—Kings and Digby—Yarmouth. It consisted of the counties of Kings and Annapolis and the county of Digby excluding the Municipality of Clare. It was abolished in 1966 when it was redistributed between Annapolis Valley and South Western Nova ridings.

Members of Parliament[edit]

This riding elected the following Members of Parliament:

Parliament Years Member Party
Digby—Annapolis—Kings
Riding created from Digby—Annapolis and Hants—Kings
18th  1935–1940     James Lorimer Ilsley Liberal
19th  1940–1945
20th  1945–1948
 1948–1949     George Nowlan Progressive Conservative
Riding dissolved into Annapolis—Kings and Digby—Yarmouth
Riding re-created from Annapolis—Kings and Digby—Yarmouth
22nd  1953–1957     George Nowlan Progressive Conservative
23rd  1957–1958
24th  1958–1962
25th  1962–1963
26th  1963–1965
27th  1965–1968 Pat Nowlan
Riding dissolved into Annapolis Valley and South Western Nova

Election results[edit]

1935–1949[edit]

Canadian federal election, 1935
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal James Lorimer Ilsley 13,894
Conservative Caldwell Stewart 7,266
Reconstruction Cyril B. Wetmore 1,773
Canadian federal election, 1940
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal James Lorimer Ilsley 15,094
National Government Hiram Thomas 9,518
Canadian federal election, 1945
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal James Lorimer Ilsley 14,445
Progressive Conservative Hiram Thomas 9,885
Co-operative Commonwealth Cecil Hambly Hansford 1,252
Farmer Labour Roscoe Alfred Fillmore 362
By-election on 13 December 1948

On Mr. Ilsley's resignation, 27 October 1948

Party Candidate Votes
Progressive Conservative George Clyde Nowlan 14,057
Liberal John Douglas McKenzie 12,469
Co-operative Commonwealth Lloyd R. Shaw 1,992

1953–1968[edit]

Canadian federal election, 1953
Party Candidate Votes
Progressive Conservative George Clyde Nowlan 16,422
Liberal Eric Wilfred Balcom 15,387
Canadian federal election, 1957
Party Candidate Votes
Progressive Conservative George Clyde Nowlan 18,534
Liberal Arthur Laurence Morfee 13,417
Canadian federal election, 1958
Party Candidate Votes
Progressive Conservative George Clyde Nowlan 19,432
Liberal Angus A. Elderkin 13,981
Canadian federal election, 1962
Party Candidate Votes
Progressive Conservative George Clyde Nowlan 17,499
Liberal Joseph Edward Steadman 14,511
New Democratic Murray Alton Bent 803
Social Credit Granville B. Thompson 456
Canadian federal election, 1963
Party Candidate Votes
Progressive Conservative George Clyde Nowlan 16,887
Liberal John Elvin Shaffner 16,471
New Democratic Murray Alton Bent 579
Canadian federal election, 1965
Party Candidate Votes
Progressive Conservative John Patrick Nowlan 17,845
Liberal John Elvin Shaffner 14,636
New Democratic George W. Turner 1,049

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