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Leeds was a federal electoral district represented in the House of Commons of Canada from 1904 to 1979. It was located in the province of Ontario. This riding was first created in 1903 from parts of Leeds North and Grenville North and Leeds South ridings.

Leeds
Ontario electoral district
Defunct federal electoral district
LegislatureHouse of Commons
District created1903
District abolished1976
First contested1904
Last contested1974

It was initially defined to consist of the county of Leeds, excluding parts included in the electoral district of Brockville. The Brockville riding was initially defined as the Town of Brockville and the Township of Elizabethtown. From 1882 to 1903 it included the Township of Kitley and from 1903 to 1914 it also included the Townships of Yonge and Escott, Front, Yonge and Escott, Rear and the village of Athens.

It 1914, it was redefined to consist of the whole county of Leeds, including the town of Brockville. In 1966 it added the Townships of North Burgess, North Elmsley and Montague excepting the Village of Merrickville from Lanark County.

The electoral district was abolished in 1976 when it was redistributed between Lanark—Renfrew—Carleton and Leeds—Grenville ridings.

Members of ParliamentEdit

This riding has elected the following Members of Parliament:

Parliament Years Member Party
Riding created from Leeds North and Grenville North and Leeds South
10th  1904–1908     George Taylor Conservative
11th  1908–1911
12th  1911–1911
 1911–1917 William Thomas White
13th  1917–1921     Government (Unionist)
14th  1921–1925     Hugh Alexander Stewart Conservative
15th  1925–1926
16th  1926–1930
17th  1930–1930
 1930–1935
18th  1935–1940
19th  1940–1945     George Fulford Liberal
20th  1945–1949     George Webb Progressive Conservative
21st  1949–1953     George Fulford Liberal
22nd  1953–1957     Hayden Stanton Progressive Conservative
23rd  1957–1958
24th  1958–1960†
 1961–1962     John Matheson Liberal
25th  1962–1963
26th  1963–1965
27th  1965–1968
28th  1968–1972     Desmond Code Progressive Conservative
29th  1972–1974 Thomas Cossitt
30th  1974–1979
Riding dissolved into Leeds—Grenville and Lanark—Renfrew—Carleton

Election resultsEdit

1904 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes %
Conservative George Taylor 2,175 59.09
Liberal W.J. Gibson 1,506 40.91
1908 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes %
Conservative George Taylor 2,356 62.20
Liberal William Cushing Fredenburgh 1,432 37.80
1911 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes %
Conservative George Taylor 2,392 62.23
Liberal Firman Cross 1,452 37.77

On Mr. George Taylor's resignation on 25 October 1911:

By-election on 6 November 1911
Party Candidate Votes
Conservative William Thomas White acclaimed
1917 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes %
Government (Unionist) William Thomas White 7,236 64.01
Opposition (Laurier Liberals) Arthur Charles Hardy 4,069 35.99
1921 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes %
Conservative Hugh Alexander Stewart 7,868 45.58
Liberal Amassa Whitney Mallory 5,830 33.77
Progressive George Fletcher Warren 3,564 20.65
1925 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes %
Conservative Hugh Alexander Stewart 8,931 57.18
Liberal William Henry Comstock 6,689 42.82
1926 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes %
Conservative Hugh Alexander Stewart 9,092 55.99
Liberal William Henry Comstock 7,148 44.01
1930 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes %
Conservative Hugh Alexander Stewart 9,401 60.04
Liberal James Roderick MacLaren 6,256 39.96

On Mr. Stewart's acceptance of an office of emolument under the Crown, 7 August 1930:

Canadian federal by-election, 25 August 1930
Party Candidate Votes
Conservative Hugh Alexander Stewart Acclaimed
1935 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes %
Conservative Hugh Alexander Stewart 9,487 49.63
Liberal Donald Elswood Lewis 8,737 45.71
Reconstruction Frank William Logan 892 4.67
1940 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes %
Liberal George Fulford 10,322 55.65
National Government Hugh Alexander Stewart 8,227 44.35
1945 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes %
Progressive Conservative George Webb 9,714 51.44
Liberal George Fulford 8,263 43.76
Co-operative Commonwealth Albert Earl Godfrey 907 4.80
1949 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes %
Liberal George Fulford 10,080 50.20
Progressive Conservative John Lionel Carroll 9,302 46.32
Co-operative Commonwealth Stewart Hastie 699 3.48
1953 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes %
Progressive Conservative Hayden Stanton 10,097 50.91
Liberal George Fulford 9,736 49.09
1957 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes %
Progressive Conservative Hayden Stanton 11,065 51.26
Liberal George Fulford 10,125 46.91
Social Credit Charles William Shaw 395 1.83
1958 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes %
Progressive Conservative Hayden Stanton 12,675 58.09
Liberal George Fulford 9,145 41.91

On Mr. Stanton's death, 8 December 1960:

Canadian federal by-election, 29 May 1961
Party Candidate Votes %
Liberal John Matheson 11,352 56.32
Unknown Richard Elwood Stewart 8,804 43.68
1962 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes %
Liberal John Matheson 12,071 52.90
Progressive Conservative Jack Langmuir 10,325 45.25
Social Credit Bill Hunter 424 1.86
1963 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes %
Liberal John Matheson 12,113 55.03
Progressive Conservative Frances D. MacOdrum 9,899 44.97
1965 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes %
Liberal John Matheson 10,365 48.49
Progressive Conservative John MacLean 10,066 47.09
New Democratic William F. Thompson 946 4.43
1968 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes %
Progressive Conservative Desmond Code 13,536 46.56
Liberal John Matheson 13,532 46.54
New Democratic Clayton C. Graves 2,005 6.90
1972 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes %
Progressive Conservative Thomas Cossitt 18,130 53.91
Liberal Gervis Black 10,650 31.67
New Democratic Keith Sutcliffe 4,850 14.42
1974 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes %
Progressive Conservative Thomas Cossitt 17,744 53.37
Liberal Donna M. Healey 10,845 32.62
New Democratic Keith Sutcliffe 4,659 14.01

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