Lambton—Kent

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Lambton—Kent
Ontario electoral district
Defunct federal electoral district
LegislatureHouse of Commons
District created1933
District abolished1976
First contested1935
Last contested1974

Lambton—Kent was a federal electoral district in Ontario, Canada, that was represented in the House of Commons of Canada from 1935 to 1979. This riding was created in 1933 from parts of Kent, Lambton East and Lambton West ridings.

It was initially defined as consisting of:

  • the part of the county of Lambton contained in the townships of Brooke, Dawn, Enniskillen, Euphemia, Sombra, and Warwick, including the town of Forest, Walpole Island, St. Ann Island and the other islands at the mouth of the St. Clair River; and
  • the part of the county of Kent contained in the townships of the Gore of Chatham, Gore of Camden, Camden and Zone.

In 1947, it was redefined to exclude the village of Arkona (Lambton County); and the townships of Gore of Camden (Kent County).

In 1966, it was defined to consist of:

  • the part of the County of Kent contained in the Townships of Camden, Chatham, Dover, Harwich, Howard, Orford and Zone;
  • the part of the County of Lambton contained in the Townships of Brooke, Dawn, Euphemia, Enniskillen and Sombra;
  • Walpole Island Indian Reserve No. 46.

The electoral district was abolished in 1976 when it was redistributed between Essex—Kent, Kent and Lambton—Middlesex ridings.

Members of Parliament[edit]

This riding elected the following Members of Parliament:

Parliament Years Member Party
Riding created from Kent, Lambton East and Lambton West
18th  1935–1940     Hugh MacKenzie Liberal
19th  1940–1945     Liberal–Progressive
20th  1945–1949     Robert James Henderson Progressive Conservative
21st  1949–1953     Hugh MacKenzie Liberal
22nd  1953–1957
23rd  1957–1958     Ernest Campbell Progressive Conservative
24th  1958–1962
25th  1962–1963     John Wesley Burgess Liberal
26th  1963–1965     Mac McCutcheon Progressive Conservative
27th  1965–1968
28th  1968–1972
29th  1972–1974 John Robert Holmes
30th  1974–1979
Riding dissolved into Essex—Kent, Kent and Lambton—Middlesex

Electoral history[edit]

1935 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal Hugh MacKenzie 6,744
Conservative John Thomas Sproule 5,064
Reconstruction Burt Wendell Fansher 3,349
1940 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal–Progressive Hugh MacKenzie 8,834
National Government Calvert Stanley Stonehouse 6,089
1945 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes
Progressive Conservative Robert James Henderson 7,829
Liberal Hugh MacKenzie 7,615
Co-operative Commonwealth Joseph Wesley Kay 911
1949 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal Hugh MacKenzie 9,674
Progressive Conservative Robert James Henderson 8,189
1953 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal Hugh MacKenzie 9,432
Progressive Conservative Grant Stanley Dean 7,248
1957 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes
Progressive Conservative Ernest Campbell 9,745
Liberal Hugh MacKenzie 7,752
1958 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes
Progressive Conservative Ernest Campbell 12,835
Liberal Roy McBrayne 5,749
1962 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal John Wesley Burgess 9,874
Progressive Conservative Ernest Campbell 9,052
Social Credit Lawrence Verheyden 521
1963 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes
Progressive Conservative Mac McCutcheon 9,520
Liberal John Wesley Burgess 9,496
New Democratic Cecil A. Cunningham 576
Social Credit William E. Kellett 379
1965 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes
Progressive Conservative Mac McCutcheon 10,303
Liberal Jack Beatty 9,413
1968 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes
Progressive Conservative Mac McCutcheon 14,460
Liberal Len Lucier 11,094
New Democratic Ray McGaffey 2,342
1972 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes
Progressive Conservative John Robert Holmes 16,306
Liberal Gus Sonneveld 11,187
New Democratic Mel Muxlow 2,970
1974 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes
Progressive Conservative John Robert Holmes 14,315
Liberal Fred Reinhardt 12,483
New Democratic Ron Howes 2,764

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