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Battle River (electoral district)

Battle River was a federal electoral district in Alberta, Canada, that was represented in the House of Commons of Canada at various times from 1914 to 2005.

This riding was created in 1914 from parts of Strathcona and Victoria ridings. It was abolished in 1952 when it was redistributed into Acadia, Battle River—Camrose, Red Deer and Vegreville ridings.

In 1966, it was recreated from parts of Acadia and Battle River—Camrose ridings. It was abolished again in 1976 when it was redistributed into Crowfoot, Red Deer, Vegreville and Wetaskiwin ridings.

The riding has existed several times:

  • from 1914 – 1952
  • from 1966 – 1976
  • from 2004 – 2005

In 2004, Westlock—St. Paul riding was renamed "Battle River", but the name was changed back to "Westlock—St. Paul" before an election was held.

Election resultsEdit

1914-1952Edit

1917 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes
Government (Unionist) William John Blair 5,733
Opposition (Laurier Liberals) Daniel Webster Warner 4,195
1921 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes
Progressive Henry Elvins Spencer 12,247
Conservative John William Geddie Morrison 1,726
Liberal Henry Vernon Fieldhouse 1,397
1925 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes
Progressive Henry Elvins Spencer 5,067
Liberal Raymond McFarlane Lee 1,690
Conservative John William Geddie Morrison 1,634
1926 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes
United Farmers of Alberta Henry Elvins Spencer 5,597
Conservative John William Geddie Morrison 1,985
1930 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes
United Farmers of Alberta Henry Elvins Spencer 6,874
Conservative John William Geddie Morrison 3,927
1935 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes
Social Credit Robert Fair 7,029
Liberal Martin L. Forster 3,015
Co-operative Commonwealth Henry Elvins Spencer 3,015
Conservative John William Geddie Morrison 1,614
1940 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes
New Democracy Robert Fair 5,045
Liberal Ernest Arthur Pitman 3,808
Co-operative Commonwealth Henry Elvins Spencer 3,401
1945 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes
Social Credit Robert Fair 6,250
Co-operative Commonwealth Henry Elvins Spencer 2,604
Liberal Francis Clifford Saville 1,722
Progressive Conservative George Bennett 1,661
Labor–Progressive Ewart Pearse Taylor 790
1949 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes
Social Credit Robert Fair 7,708
Co-operative Commonwealth Francis Clifford Saville 4,337
Liberal Lee Fox Green 1,977

1966-1976Edit

1968 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes
Progressive Conservative Cliff Downey 15,725
Liberal Rod Knaut 4,124
Social Credit Stan Valleau 2,756
New Democratic William M. Scotten 1,827
1972 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes
Progressive Conservative Harry Kuntz 16,268
New Democratic Vincent Eriksson 3,427
Liberal Rod Knaut 3,277
Social Credit Douglas H. Munro 2,613
1974 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes
Progressive Conservative Arnold Malone 16,819
Liberal Norman Rolf 3,674
New Democratic Vincent Eriksson 2,157
Social Credit Doug Munro 2,058

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