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Bonavista—Twillingate

Bonavista—Twillingate was a federal electoral district in Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada, that was represented in the House of Commons of Canada from 1949 to 1968.

Bonavista—Twillingate
Newfoundland and Labrador electoral district
Defunct federal electoral district
LegislatureHouse of Commons
District created1949
District abolished1966
First contested1949
Last contested1967 by-election

This riding was created in 1949 when Newfoundland joined the Canadian Confederation.

It was abolished in 1966 when it was redistributed into Bonavista—Trinity—Conception, Burin—Burgeo, Gander—Twillingate and Grand Falls—White Bay—Labrador ridings.

It initially consisted of the Districts of Twillingate, Fogo, Bonavista North, and Bonavista South excluding any part of the territory within a radius of five miles from the railway station at Gander.

In 1952, it was expanded to include the unorganized territory bounded on the North and West by the District of Grand Falls, on the South by the Districts of Burgeo and LaPoile and Fortune Bay-Hermitage, on the East by the Districts of Trinity North, Bonavista South and Bonavista North.

Members of ParliamentEdit

This riding elected the following Members of Parliament:

Parliament Years Member Party
Bonavista—Twillingate
21st  1949–1953     Frederick Gordon Bradley Liberal
22nd  1953–1957 Jack Pickersgill
23rd  1957–1958
24th  1958–1962
25th  1962–1963
26th  1963–1965
27th  1965–1967
 1967–1968 Charles Granger
Riding dissolved into Bonavista—Trinity—Conception, Burin—Burgeo,
Gander—Twillingate and Grand Falls—White Bay—Labrador

Election resultsEdit

1949 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal Frederick Gordon Bradley 9,744
Progressive Conservative Kenneth S.G. Dawe 1,415
1953 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal Jack Pickersgill 10,072
Progressive Conservative Edward Russell 2,564
1957 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal Jack Pickersgill 9,158
Progressive Conservative John Charles Pinsent 1,347
1958 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal Jack Pickersgill 13,670
Progressive Conservative Gerald M. Winter 4,323
1962 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal Jack Pickersgill 11,530
Progressive Conservative Whitfield Bannister 3,846
1963 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal Jack Pickersgill 11,748
Progressive Conservative Guy H. Eveleigh 2,448
Independent Liberal Walter Herbert Davis 1,943
1965 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal Jack Pickersgill 10,113
Progressive Conservative William Q. Moss 3,687
By-election on 6 November 1967

On Mr. Pickersgill's, resignation, 19 September 1967

Party Candidate Votes
Liberal Charles Granger 8,112
Progressive Conservative Wilfred Nathan French 6,356
Independent Samuel Drover 370

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