Touchwood (electoral district)

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Touchwood is a former provincial electoral district for the Legislative Assembly of the province of Saskatchewan, Canada. Located south of the Wynyard district in east-central Saskatchewan, it was centered on the Touchwood Hills.

This constituency was created for the 2nd Saskatchewan general election in 1908. It was dissolved and combined with the Last Mountain riding (as Last Mountain-Touchwood) before the 18th Saskatchewan general election in 1975.

Members of the Legislative Assembly[edit]

# MLA Served Party
     1. George Maitland Atkinson 1908–1917 Liberal
     2. John Mason Parker 1917–1938 Liberal
     3. Tom Johnston 1938–1956 CCF
     4. Frank Meakes 1956–1964 CCF
     5. George Trapp 1964–1967 Liberal
  6. Frank Meakes 1967–1975 New Democrat

Election results[edit]

Saskatchewan general election, 1908: Touchwood electoral district
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal George Maitland Atkinson 566 57.87%
  Provincial Rights Joseph Hollis 412 42.13%
Total 978 100.00%
Saskatchewan general election, 1912: Touchwood electoral district
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal George Maitland Atkinson 1,066 70.04% +12.17
  Conservative William Brice 456 29.96% -12.17
Total 1,522 100.00%
Saskatchewan general election, 1917: Touchwood electoral district
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal John Mason Parker 2,163 72.10% +2.06
  Conservative John Ernest Johnson 837 27.90% -2.06
Total 3,000 100.00%
Saskatchewan general election, 1921: Touchwood electoral district
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal John Mason Parker 1,734 58.50% -13.60
Nonpartisan League Alton Ernest Bolton 1,230 41.50%
Total 2,964 100.00%
Saskatchewan general election, 1925: Touchwood electoral district
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal John Mason Parker 1,737 51.33% -7.17
Progressive George Maitland Atkinson 1,647 48.67% +7.17
Total 3,384 100.00%
Saskatchewan general election, 1929: Touchwood electoral district
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal John Mason Parker 2,457 58.72% +7.39
Progressive David C. Cragg 1,727 41.28% -7.39
Total 4,184 100.00%
Saskatchewan general election, 1934: Touchwood electoral district
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal John Mason Parker 3,380 42.16% -16.56
     Farmer-Labour Edward Hamilton 2,273 28.36% -12.92
     Independent William James Burak 1,845 23.02%
  Conservative Caleb Henry Fisher 518 6.46% -
Total 8,016 100.00%
Saskatchewan general election, 1938: Touchwood electoral district
Party Candidate Votes % ±
  CCF Tom Johnston 2,301 34.01% +5.65
Liberal John Mason Parker 1,910 28.23% -13.93
  Conservative John Hnatyshyn 1,287 19.02% +12.56
Social Credit Hugh H. Lyle 1,268 18.74%
Total 6,766 100.00%
Saskatchewan general election, 1944: Touchwood electoral district
Party Candidate Votes % ±
  CCF Tom Johnston 3,337 59.99% +25.98
Liberal John J. Collins 1,925 34.60% +6.37
  Prog. Conservative William Seneshen 301 5.41% -13.61
Total 5,563 100.00%
Saskatchewan general election, 1948: Touchwood electoral district
Party Candidate Votes % ±
  CCF Tom Johnston 2,627 42.49% -17.50
Liberal John J. Collins 2,459 39.77% +5.17
Social Credit Harold Fletcher 1,097 17.74% -
Total 6,183 100.00%
Saskatchewan general election, 1952: Touchwood electoral district
Party Candidate Votes % ±
  CCF Tom Johnston 3,614 49.68% +7.19
Liberal John J. Collins 2,726 37.48% -2.29
Social Credit Gustav D. Pelzer 934 12.84% -4.90
Total 7,274 100.00%
Saskatchewan general election, 1956: Touchwood electoral district
Party Candidate Votes % ±
  CCF Frank Meakes 2,757 38.17% -11.51
Liberal Lloyd B. Crawford 2,284 31.63% -5.85
Social Credit Morris J. Wowk 1,964 27.20% +14.36
  Prog. Conservative James N. Ormiston 217 3.00% -
Total 7,222 100.00%
Saskatchewan general election, 1960: Touchwood electoral district
Party Candidate Votes % ±
  CCF Frank Meakes 2,457 37.18% -0.99
Liberal Harold K. Van Luven 1,844 27.90% -3.73
Social Credit Matt Stecyk 1,372 20.76% -6.44
  Prog. Conservative Thomas W. Drever 936 14.16% +11.16
Total 6,609 100.00%
Saskatchewan general election, 1964: Touchwood electoral district
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal George Trapp 2,692 40.92% +13.02
  NDP Frank Meakes 2,566 39.01% +1.83
  Prog. Conservative Alice M.L. Turner 1,320 20.07% +5.91
Total 6,578 100.00%
Saskatchewan general election, 1967: Touchwood electoral district
Party Candidate Votes % ±
  NDP Frank Meakes 3,002 52.53% +13.52
Liberal George Trapp 2,713 47.47% +6.55
Total 5,715 100.00%
Saskatchewan general election, 1971: Touchwood electoral district
Party Candidate Votes % ±
  NDP Frank Meakes 4,450 55.99% +3.46
Liberal Walter E. Schabel 2,605 32.78% -14.69
  Prog. Conservative Arnold B. Tusa 893 11.23% -
Total 7,948 100.00%

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Coordinates: 51°18′N 104°07′W / 51.300°N 104.117°W / 51.300; -104.117