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Gander—Twillingate was a federal electoral district in Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada, that was represented in the House of Commons of Canada from 1968 to 1988.

Gander—Twillingate
Newfoundland and Labrador electoral district
Defunct federal electoral district
LegislatureHouse of Commons
District created1966
District abolished1987
First contested1968
Last contested1984

This riding was created in 1966 from parts of Bonavista—Twillingate and Grand Falls—White Bay—Labrador ridings.

It was abolished in 1987 when it was redistributed into Bonavista—Trinity—Conception and Gander—Grand Falls ridings.

It initially consisted of the provincial districts of Gander, Lewisporte, Twillingate, Fogo and Bonavista North, and the parts of the provincial districts of Green Bay, Bonavista South and Fortune Bay not included in the electoral districts of Grand Falls White Bay-Labrador, Bonavista-Trinity-Conception and Burin-Burgeo.

Members of ParliamentEdit

This riding elected the following Members of Parliament:

Parliament Years Member Party
Gander—Twillingate
Riding created from Bonavista—Twillingate and
Grand Falls—White Bay—Labrador
28th  1968–1972     John Lundrigan Progressive Conservative
29th  1972–1974
30th  1974–1979     George Baker Liberal
31st  1979–1980
32nd  1980–1984
33rd  1984–1988
Riding dissolved into Bonavista—Trinity—Conception
and Gander—Grand Falls

Election resultsEdit

1968 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes
Progressive Conservative John Lundrigan 10,601
Liberal Charles R.M. Granger 9,016
New Democratic Lowell Paulson 352
1972 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes
Progressive Conservative John Lundrigan 12,420
Liberal George Baker 10,396
New Democratic Walwin Blackmore 577
1974 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal George Baker 12,722
Progressive Conservative Rupert Short 8,021
New Democratic Edgar A. Russell 2,143
1979 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal George Baker 15,408
Progressive Conservative Fred J. Dixon 4,727
New Democratic Wallace Bown 4,460
1980 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal George Baker 17,465
Progressive Conservative Harold Collins 7,788
New Democratic Clyde West 2,338
1984 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal George Baker 16,100
Progressive Conservative Eugene Burt 13,076
New Democratic Gerry Panting 1,138

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