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Antigonish—Guysborough was a federal electoral district in Nova Scotia, Canada, that was represented in the House of Commons of Canada from 1917 to 1968.

Antigonish—Guysborough
Nova Scotia electoral district
Defunct federal electoral district
LegislatureHouse of Commons
District created1914
District abolished1966
First contested1917
Last contested1965

This riding was created in 1914 and combined the former ridings of Antigonish and Guysborough. Antigonish—Guysborough was abolished under redistribution in 1966 forming parts of Cape Breton Highlands—Canso and Central Nova.

Members of ParliamentEdit

This riding has elected the following Members of Parliament:

Parliament Years Member Party
Antigonish—Guysborough
Riding created from Antigonish and Guysborough
13th  1917–1921     John Howard Sinclair Opposition (Laurier Liberals)
14th  1921–1925     Colin Francis McIsaac Liberal
15th  1925–1926 Edward Mortimer Macdonald
16th  1926–1926     John Carey Douglas Conservative
 1927–1930     William Duff Liberal
17th  1930–1935
18th  1935–1936
 1936–1940 J. Ralph Kirk
19th  1940–1945
20th  1945–1949
21st  1948–1953
22nd  1953–1957
23rd  1957–1958     Angus Ronald Macdonald Progressive Conservative
24th  1958–1962 Clement O'Leary
25th  1962–1963     John Benjamin Stewart Liberal
26th  1963–1965
27th  1965–1968
Riding dissolved into Cape Breton Highlands—Canso and Central Nova

Election resultsEdit

1917 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes
Opposition (Laurier Liberals) John Howard Sinclair 3,944
Government (Unionist) William Alexander Wells 2,506
1921 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal Colin Francis McIsaac 6,752
Progressive Conservative Walter McNeil 3,356
Progressive Daniel McIsaac 1,553
1925 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal Edward Mortimer Macdonald 6,135
Conservative Duncan Stewart Chisholm 5,545
1926 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes
Progressive Conservative John Carey Douglas 6,140
Liberal Colin Francis McIsaac 6,003
By-election on 18 January 1927
On the death of John Carey Douglas, 10 December 1926
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal William Duff 6,415
Conservative Neil Romuald McArthur 5,292
1930 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal William Duff 6,370
Conservative Howard A. Rice 5,811
1935 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal William Duff 7,779
Reconstruction John Howard MacKichan 3,783
By-election on 16 March 1936
On William Duff being named to the Senate, 28 February 1936
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal James Ralph Kirk acclaimed
1940 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal James Ralph Kirk 7,281
National Government William Edward Landry 4,610
1945 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal James Ralph Kirk 6,379
Progressive Conservative John Douglas Macdonald 3,483
Co-operative Commonwealth Cyrus MacLellan 791
1949 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal James Ralph Kirk 7,586
Progressive Conservative John Archibald Walker 4,385
1953 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal James Ralph Kirk 6,884
Progressive Conservative Grant McDonald 3,395
1957 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes
Progressive Conservative Angus Ronald MacDonald 6,053
Liberal James Ralph Kirk 5,856
1958 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes
Progressive Conservative Clement O'Leary 6,758
Liberal Alasdair Graham 5,827
1962 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal John B. Stewart 6,296
Progressive Conservative Clement O'Leary 6,183
New Democratic John Hugh Campbell 208
Social Credit Alexander James Malloy 104
1963 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal John B. Stewart 6,947
Progressive Conservative Jack Forbes 5,835
1965 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal John B. Stewart 6,210
Progressive Conservative D. Hugh Gillis 6,163
New Democratic Leslie Myers 228

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