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Hastings West was a federal electoral district in the province of Ontario, Canada, that was represented in the House of Commons of Canada from 1867 to 1925. It was created by the British North America Act of 1867 which divided the County of Hastings, divided into three ridings: Hastings West, Hastings East and Hastings North.

The West Riding consisted of the Town of Belleville, the Township of Sydney, and the Village of Trenton.

In 1903, the county of Hastings was divided into two ridings: Hastings West and Hastings East.

The west riding consisted of the townships of Sydney, Rawdon, Huntingdon, Marmora and Lake, Wollaston, Faraday, Herschel, McClure, Wicklow and Bangor, the city of Belleville, the town of Trenton, and the villages of Marmora and Sterling.

The electoral district was abolished in 1924 when it was redistributed between Hastings South and Hastings—Peterborough ridings.

Election resultsEdit

1867 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes
Conservative BROWN, James 773
Unknown HOLDEN, 313
1872 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes
Conservative BROWN, James 1,030
Unknown PATTERSON, H. 575
1874 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes
Conservative BROWN, James 414
Unknown WILLS, T. 49
1878 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes
Conservative BROWN, James 1,306
Liberal WALLBRIDGE, 1,055
1882 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes
Conservative ROBERTSON, Alexander 1,317
Conservative BROWN, James 1,081
1887 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes
Conservative ROBERTSON, Alexander 1,728
Liberal FROST, John G. 1,550

On Mr. Robertson's death, 29 February 1888:

By-election on 17 March 1888
Party Candidate Votes
Conservative CORBY, Henry A. acclaimed
1891 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes
Conservative CORBY, Henry 1,955
Liberal CLUTE, R.C. 1,595

On Mr. Corby's resignation, 22 June 1894:

By-election on 4 July 1894
Party Candidate Votes
Conservative CORBY, Henry A. acclaimed
1896 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes
Conservative CORBY, H. 1,836
Liberal RITCHIE, Thomas 1,591
1900 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes
Conservative CORBY, Henry 2,094
Liberal YOUNG, Stephen Johnston 1,252

On Mr. Corby's resignation, 28 February 1901:

By-election on 15 January 1902
Party Candidate Votes
Conservative PORTER, E.G. 1,831
Liberal FROST, J.G. 1,330
1904 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes
Conservative PORTER, E. Guss 3,240
Liberal LOTT, Byron O. 2,361
1908 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes
Conservative PORTER, Edward Guss 3,360
Liberal FUNNELL, Jesse 2,199
1911 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes
Conservative PORTER, Edward Guss 3,623
Liberal HUBBELL, William Henry 1,852
1917 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes
Government (Unionist) PORTER, Edward Guss 5,710
Opposition (Laurier Liberals) GRAHAM, Robert James 4,085
1921 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes
Conservative PORTER, Edward Guss 7,279
Liberal MCINTOSH, Arza Daniel 6,108

On Mr. Porter's resignation, 27 June 1924:

By-election on 25 November 1924
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal HANNA, Charles Edward 8,315
Conservative PORTER, E.G. 7,901

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