Halifax—East Hants

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Halifax—East Hants
Nova Scotia electoral district
Defunct federal electoral district
Legislature House of Commons
District created 1966
District abolished 1976
First contested 1968
Last contested 1978 by-election

Halifax—East Hants was a federal electoral district in the province of Nova Scotia, Canada, that was represented in the Canadian House of Commons from 1968 to 1979. The riding was created in 1966 from parts of Colchester—Hants riding. It consisted of the Municipality of East Hants in the county of Hants, and parts of the county of Halifax and the city of Halifax.

The electoral district was abolished in 1976 when it was redistributed between Annapolis Valley—Hants, Halifax and Halifax West ridings.

Members of Parliament[edit]

This riding has elected the following Members of Parliament:

Parliament Years Member Party
Halifax—East Hants
Riding created from Colchester—Hants
28th  1968–1972     Robert McCleave Progressive Conservative
29th  1972–1974
30th  1974–1977
 1978–1979 Howard Edward Crosby
Riding dissolved into Annapolis Valley—Hants, Halifax and Halifax West

Election results[edit]

Canadian federal election, 1968
Party Candidate Votes
Progressive Conservative MCCLEAVE, Robert 22,323
Liberal CREGAN, Alex J. 13,488
New Democratic DEVANNEY, Burris 1,718
Canadian federal election, 1972
Party Candidate Votes
Progressive Conservative MCCLEAVE, Bob 27,645
Liberal CASEY, Mary M. 14,308
New Democratic AUBE, Donald 5,530
Not affiliated BILEY, Barbara Joan 135
Canadian federal election, 1974
Party Candidate Votes
Progressive Conservative MCCLEAVE, Bob 25,563
Liberal OZARD, Bill 18,308
New Democratic SHAW, Lloyd 5,861
Social Credit KIRK, Robert 204
Marxist–Leninist ANDSTEIN, Robert 113

By-election On Mr. McCleave's resignation, 9 December 1977

By-election on 16 October 1978
Party Candidate Votes
Progressive Conservative CROSBY, Howard 18,767
Liberal MACINNIS, Ken 10,161
New Democratic DOULL, Edgar Charles 1,697
Not affiliated MORGAN, David 355

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