Kent—Essex

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Kent—Essex
Ontario electoral district
Defunct federal electoral district
LegislatureHouse of Commons
District created1966
District abolished1976
First contested1968
Last contested1974

Kent—Essex was a federal electoral district (riding) in Ontario, Canada, that was represented in the House of Commons of Canada from 1968 to 1979.

It was created in the redistribution of 1966 from parts of Essex South and Kent ridings.

It consisted of Point Pelee National Park and the Townships of Gosfield South, Mersea, Pelee and Gosfield North, excepting the Town of Essex in the County of Essex; and the City of Chatham, the Town of Tilbury and the Townships of Raleigh, Romney and Tilbury East in the County of Kent.

It was eliminated in the redistribution of 1976 when it was divided between Essex—Kent and Kent ridings.

Members of Parliament[edit]

This riding elected the following member of the Members of Parliament:

Parliament Years Member Party
Riding created from Kent and Essex South
28th  1968–1972     Harold Danforth Progressive Conservative
29th  1972–1974
30th  1974–1979     Robert Daudlin Liberal
Riding dissolved into Kent and Essex—Kent

Election results[edit]

1968 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes
Progressive Conservative Harold Danforth 15,195
Liberal Thomas Henry 13,077
New Democratic John Wood 2,528
1972 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes
Progressive Conservative Harold Danforth 18,837
Liberal Brady Hinnegan 11,981
New Democratic Jacob Vellinga 4,559
1974 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal Robert Daudlin 17,800
Progressive Conservative Harold Danforth 14,641
New Democratic Ronald Franko 3,558

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