|Ernest Shilston Watkins|
|Member of the Legislative Assembly of Alberta|
October 2, 1957 – June 18, 1959
|Preceded by||Arthur Ryan Smith|
|Succeeded by||District abolished|
June 18, 1959 – June 17, 1963
|Preceded by||New District|
|Succeeded by||Bill Dickie|
|Alberta Progressive Conservative Leader|
|Preceded by||Cam Kirby|
|Succeeded by||Milt Harradence|
|Political party||Progressive Conservative|
Watkins was elected in a by-election held in the Calgary provincial electoral district October 2, 1957. He won nearly half the popular vote defeating four other candidates. This was first election held using the first past the post method of voting since 1921.
Watkins was the only Progressive Conservative candidate elected in 1959. He became interim leader of his party replacing Cam Kirby. Watkins held the leadership until 1962 when he was replaced by Milt Harradence.
- "Past By-Election results". Elections Alberta. Archived from the original on June 7, 2009. Retrieved April 25, 2010.
- "Voters Go To Polls Wednesday - In Calgary". Vol L No. 248. The Lethbridge Herald. October 1, 1957. p. 1.
- "Calgary Glenmore results 1959 Alberta general election". Alberta Heritage. Retrieved April 25, 2010.
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