Humber—St. George's

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Humber—St. George's
Newfoundland and Labrador electoral district
Defunct federal electoral district
Legislature House of Commons
District created 1949
District abolished 1966
First contested 1949
Last contested 1965

Humber—St. George's was a federal electoral district in Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada, that was represented in the Canadian House of Commons from 1949 to 1968.

This riding was created in 1949 when Newfoundland joined the Canadian Confederation.

It was abolished in 1966 when it was redistributed into Burin—Burgeo and Humber—St. George's—St. Barbe ridings.

It consisted of the Districts of St. George's-Port au Port, Humber, and St. Barbe and all the unorganised territory bounded on the North by the District of Humber, on the East by the District of Grand Falls, on the South by the District of Burgeo and LaPoile, and on the West by the District of St. George's-Port au Port.

Members of Parliament[edit]

This riding elected the following Members of Parliament:

Parliament Years Member Party
Humber—St. George's
21st  1949–1953     William Richard Kent Liberal
22nd  1953–1957 Herman Maxwell Batten
23rd  1957–1958
24th  1958–1962
25th  1962–1963
26th  1963–1965
27th  1965–1968
Riding dissolved into Burin—Burgeo and
Humber—St. George's—St. Barbe

Election results[edit]

Canadian federal election, 1949
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal William Richard Kent 11,930
Progressive Conservative Clayton C. Loughlin 1,451
Canadian federal election, 1953
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal Herman Batten 12,526
Progressive Conservative Bertram Butler 3,612
Canadian federal election, 1957
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal Herman Batten 10,272
Progressive Conservative Henry A. Butler 5,080
Canadian federal election, 1958
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal Herman Batten 13,468
Progressive Conservative Thomas J. Cahill 10,239
Canadian federal election, 1962
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal Herman Batten 12,771
Progressive Conservative William J. Smith 7,887
New Democratic Edward Finn 4,313
Canadian federal election, 1963
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal Herman Batten 13,605
New Democratic Edward Finn 4,873
Progressive Conservative Edna Murphy 4,295
Canadian federal election, 1965
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal Herman Batten 13,855
Progressive Conservative James G. Tompkins 8,208

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