Shelburne—Yarmouth—Clare

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Shelburne—Yarmouth—Clare was a federal electoral district in the province of Nova Scotia, Canada, that was represented in the Canadian House of Commons from 1935 to 1949 and from 1953 to 1968.

This riding was created in 1933 from parts of Digby and Annapolis and Shelburne—Yarmouth ridings. It consisted of the counties of Shelburne and Yarmouth, and the municipality of Clare in the county of Digby. It was abolished in 1947 when it was redistributed into Digby—Yarmouth and Queens—Shelburne ridings.

It was re-created in 1952 from those two ridings, and was abolished again in 1966 into South Shore and South Western Nova ridings.

Members of Parliament[edit]

This riding elected the following Members of Parliament:

1935–1949

  1. Vincent-Joseph Pottier, Liberal (1935–1945)
  2. Loran Ellis Baker, Liberal (1945–1949)

1953–1968

  1. Thomas Andrew Murray Kirk, Liberal (1953–1958)
  2. Felton Fenwick Legere, Progressive Conservative (1958–1963)
  3. Frederick T. Armstrong, Liberal (1963–1965)
  4. John Oates Bower, Progressive Conservative (1965–1968)

Election results[edit]

1935–1949[edit]

Canadian federal election, 1935
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal Vincent Joseph Pottier 11,102
Conservative René-Wilfrid-Emilien Landry 5,086
Reconstruction James Donald Burton 1,594
Canadian federal election, 1940
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal Vincent-Joseph Pottier 10,851
National Government James Marven Walker 6,569
Canadian federal election, 1945
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal Loran Ellis Baker 9,341
Progressive Conservative Ulric Gathorne Dawson 8,595
Co-operative Commonwealth Ronald Grantham 1,071

1953–1968[edit]

Canadian federal election, 1953
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal Thomas Andrew Murray Kirk 11,556
Progressive Conservative Donald Farish Filleul 7,392
Canadian federal election, 1957
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal Thomas Andrew Murray Kirk 10,734
Progressive Conservative James Douglas Trefry 9,806
Canadian federal election, 1958
Party Candidate Votes
Progressive Conservative Felton Fenwick Legere 12,071
Liberal Thomas Andrew Murray Kirk 10,187
Canadian federal election, 1962
Party Candidate Votes
Progressive Conservative Felton Fenwick Legere 11,162
Liberal Frederick Thomas Armstrong 10,665
Social Credit Ashley Allen Crowell 374
New Democratic Arthur P. Monahan 329
Canadian federal election, 1963
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal Frederick Thomas Armstrong 11,607
Progressive Conservative John O. Bower 10,380
Social Credit Ashley Allen Crowell 220
New Democratic Victor A. Ross 215
Canadian federal election, 1965
Party Candidate Votes
Progressive Conservative John O. Bower 10,744
Liberal Frederick T. Armstrong 9,884
New Democratic A. Boyd MacGillivray 1,538

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