Morse (provincial electoral district)

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Morse is a former provincial electoral division for the Legislative Assembly of the province of Saskatchewan, Canada, centered on the town of Morse, Saskatchewan. The district was created before the 3rd Saskatchewan general election in 1912, and abolished before the 23rd Saskatchewan general election in 1995. It was the riding of Premier Ross Thatcher.

It is now part of the Lumsden-Morse, Swift Current, and Wood River constituencies.

Members of the Legislative Assembly[edit]

# MLA Served Party
     1. Malcolm L. Leitch 1912 – 1921 Liberal
  2. John Archibald Maharg 1921 – 1925 Independent Pro-Government
     3. William Paris MacLachlan 1925 – 1927 Liberal
     4. Duncan Morris Robertson Aug. 1927 – 1929 Liberal
  5. Richard Percy Eades 1929 – 1934 Conservative
     6. Neil John MacDonald 1934 – 1938 Liberal
     7. Benjamin T. Hyde 1938 – 1944 Liberal
  8. Sidney M. Spidell 1944 – 1946 CCF
  9. Jim Gibson Sept. 1946 – 1960 CCF
     10. Ross Thatcher 1960 – 1971 Liberal
     11. Jack Wiebe 1971 – 1978 Liberal
  12. Reg Gross 1978 – 1982 New Democrat
  13. Harold Martens 1982 – 1995 Progressive Conservative

Election results[edit]

Saskatchewan general election, 1912: Morse electoral district
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Malcolm L. Leitch 876 61.52%
  Conservative Henry M. Klassen 548 38.48%
Total 1,424 100.00%
Saskatchewan general election, 1917: Morse electoral district
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Malcolm L. Leitch 1,553 34.45% -27.07
Nonpartisan League Edward Wright Grainger 1,425 31.61%
  Conservative Henry Edmund Houze 871 19.32% -19.16
     Independent John F. Wiebe 659 14.62%
Total 4,508 100.00%
Saskatchewan general election, 1921: Morse electoral district
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Independent Pro-Government John Archibald Maharg Acclaimed 100.00%
Total Acclamation
Saskatchewan general election, 1925: Morse electoral district
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal William Paris MacLachlan 2,480 65.26% -
Progressive John Ferguson Byce 1,320 34.74% -
Total 3,800 100.00%
August 15, 1927 By-Election: Morse electoral district
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Duncan Morris Robertson Acclaimed 100.00%
Total Acclamation
Saskatchewan general election, 1929: Morse electoral district
Party Candidate Votes % ±
  Conservative Richard Percy Eades 2,814 51.51% -
Liberal Duncan Morris Robertson 2,649 48.49% -
Total 5,463 100.00%
Saskatchewan general election, 1934: Morse electoral district
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Neil John MacDonald 2,717 46.06% -2.43
  Conservative Richard Percy Eades 1,752 29.70% -21.81
     Farmer-Labour John McCaig 1,430 24.24%
Total 5,899 100.00%
Saskatchewan general election, 1938: Morse electoral district
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Benjamin T. Hyde 2,861 43.59% -2.47
  CCF Henry Peter Thiessen 1,808 27.55% +3.31
  Conservative Clifford B. Martin 1,416 21.58% -8.12
Social Credit William E. Armstrong 478 7.28%
Total 6,563 100.00%
Saskatchewan general election, 1944: Morse electoral district
Party Candidate Votes % ±
  CCF Sidney M. Spidell 2,763 49.25% +21.70
Liberal Benjamin T. Hyde 2,122 37.83% -5.76
  Prog. Conservative Clifford B. Martin 725 12.92% -8.66
Total 5,610 100.00%
June 27, 1946 By-Election: Morse electoral district
Party Candidate Votes % ±
  CCF Jim Gibson 3,006 46.15% -3.10
Liberal Herbert Wiebe 2,410 37.00% -0.83
  Prog. Conservative Rupert D. Ramsay 1,098 16.85% +3.93
Total 6,514 100.00%
Saskatchewan general election, 1948: Morse electoral district
Party Candidate Votes % ±
  CCF Jim Gibson 3,069 45.75% -0.40
Liberal Ronald D. Miller 2,465 36.74% -0.26
Social Credit Fred Erhardt 694 10.34% -
  Prog. Conservative John Kinchen Rosa 481 7.17% -9.68
Total 6,709 100.00%
Saskatchewan general election, 1952: Morse electoral district
Party Candidate Votes % ±
  CCF Jim Gibson 3,263 56.58% +10.83
Liberal David S. Gall 2,504 43.42% +6.68
Total 5,767 100.00%
Saskatchewan general election, 1956: Morse electoral district
Party Candidate Votes % ±
  CCF Jim Gibson 2,590 42.55% -14.03
Liberal Earl Burgess 2,352 38.64% -4.78
Social Credit Gustav Pilzer 1,145 18.81% -
Total 6,087 100.00%
Saskatchewan general election, 1960: Morse electoral district
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Ross Thatcher 2,791 42.29% +3.65
  CCF Robert Davis 2,629 39.83% -2.72
Social Credit Peter Harder 657 9.96% -8.85
  Prog. Conservative George Gurney 523 7.92% -
Total 6,600 100.00%
Saskatchewan general election, 1964: Morse electoral district
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Ross Thatcher 3,188 51.92% +9.63
  CCF Paul W. Beach 2,952 48.08% +8.25
Total 6,140 100.00%
Saskatchewan general election, 1967: Morse electoral district
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Ross Thatcher 3,396 52.34% +0.42
  NDP Louis H. Lewry 2,398 36.96% -11.12
  Prog. Conservative Earl Cooper 694 10.70% -
Total 6,488 100.00%
Saskatchewan general election, 1971: Morse electoral district
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Ross Thatcher 3,502 55.72% +3.38
  NDP Paul W. Beach 2,783 44.28% +7.32
Total 6,285 100.00%
December 1, 1971 By-Election: Morse electoral district
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Jack Wiebe 2,700 47.75% -7.97
  NDP James R. Murdoch 2,274 40.22% -4.02
  Progressive Conservative Edward Nasserden 680 12.03% -
Total 5,654 100.00%
Saskatchewan general election, 1975: Morse electoral district
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Jack Wiebe 2,517 36.66% -11.09
  NDP Reg Gross 2,502 36.44% -3.78
  Progressive Conservative Harold Martens 1,847 26.90% +14.87
Total 6,866 100.00%
Saskatchewan general election, 1978: Morse electoral district
Party Candidate Votes % ±
  NDP Reg Gross 2,587 37.97% +1.53
  Progressive Conservative Harold Martens 2,203 32.33% +5.43
Liberal Jack Wiebe 2,024 29.70% -6.96
Total 6,814 100.00%
Saskatchewan general election, 1982: Morse electoral district
Party Candidate Votes % ±
  Progressive Conservative Harold Martens 3,565 49.94% +17.61
  NDP Reg Gross 2,409 33.75% -4.22
Western Canada Concept Ray L. Bailey 887 12.43%
Liberal Don Meyer 277 3.88% -25.82
Total 7,138 100.00%
Saskatchewan general election, 1986: Morse electoral district
Party Candidate Votes % ±
  Progressive Conservative Harold Martens 3,694 56.12% +6.18
  NDP Reg Gross 2,209 33.56% -0.19
Liberal Al Harder 605 9.19% +5.31
Western Canada Concept Burton Rempel 74 1.13% -11.30
Total 6,582 100.00%
Saskatchewan general election, 1991: Morse electoral district
Party Candidate Votes % ±
  Progressive Conservative Harold Martens 2,682 44.42% -11.70
  NDP Carl Siemens 2,101 34.80% +1.24
Liberal Ken Nelson 1,255 20.78% +11.59
Total 6,038 100.00%

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Coordinates: 50°27′N 107°00′W / 50.450°N 107.000°W / 50.450; -107.000