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Peterborough West was a federal electoral district represented in the House of Commons of Canada from 1867 to 1953. It was located in the province of Ontario. It was created by the British North America Act of 1867 which divided the County of Peterborough was into two ridings. The West Riding consisted of the Townships of South Monaghan (in the County of Northumberland), North Monaghan, Smith, and Ennismore, and the Town of Peterborough.

In 1903, the townships of Cavendish, Galway, Harvey, and the village of Ashburnham were added to the riding. In 1914, the village of Ashburnham was excluded.

In 1924, Peterborough West was defined to consist of the part of the county of Peterborough included in the townships of Galway, Cavendish, Harvey, Ennismore, Smith, Douro, Otanabee and North Monaghan, and that part of the county of Northumberland included in the township of South Monaghan, together with the city of Peterborough. In 1947, South Monaghan was excluded from the riding.

The electoral district was abolished in 1952 when it was merged into Peterborough riding.

Electoral historyEdit

Canadian federal election, 1867: West Riding of Peterborough
Party Candidate Votes
  Conservative Charles Perry 681
  Unknown Mr. Gordon 652


Canadian federal election, 1872: West Riding of Peterborough
Party Candidate Votes
  Liberal John Bertram 735
  Conservative William Cluxton 702


Canadian federal election, 1874: West Riding of Peterborough
Party Candidate Votes
  Liberal John Bertram 892
  Conservative William Hepburn Scott 801


Canadian federal election, 1878: West Riding of Peterborough
Party Candidate Votes
  Liberal-Conservative George Hilliard 1,071
  Liberal John Bertram 874


Canadian federal election, 1882: West Riding of Peterborough
Party Candidate Votes
  Liberal-Conservative George Hilliard 1,035
  Unknown John J. Lundy 875


Canadian federal election, 1887: West Riding of Peterborough
Party Candidate Votes
  Conservative James Stevenson 1,280
  Liberal George Albertus Cox 1,264


Canadian federal election, 1891: West Riding of Peterborough
Party Candidate Votes
  Conservative STEVENSON, James 1,447
  Liberal HALL, Richard 1,215


Canadian federal election, 1896: West Riding of Peterborough
Party Candidate Votes
  Conservative KENDRY, James 1,485
  Liberal HALL, Richard 1,166
  Independent NEWMAN, Rob. C. 622


Canadian federal election, 1900: West Riding of Peterborough
Party Candidate Votes
  Conservative KENDRY, James 1,750
  Liberal MCCLELLAN, Joseph H. 1,399


Canadian federal election, 1904: West Riding of Peterborough
Party Candidate Votes
  Liberal HALL, R.R. 2,467
  Conservative KENDRY, James 2,280


Canadian federal election, 1908: West Riding of Peterborough
Party Candidate Votes
  Liberal STRATTON, James Robert 2,851
  Conservative BURNHAM, John Hampden 2,518


Canadian federal election, 1911: West Riding of Peterborough
Party Candidate Votes
  Conservative BURNHAM, John Hampden 2,944
  Liberal STRATTON, James Robert 2,902


Canadian federal election, 1917: West Riding of Peterborough
Party Candidate Votes
  Government BURNHAM, John Hampden 6,382
  Opposition HALL, Robert Richard 2,964


By-election: On Mr. Burnham's resignation, 7 February 1921: West Riding of Peterborough
Party Candidate Votes
  Liberal GORDON, George Newcombe 4,093
  National Liberal and Conservative DENNE, Roland 2,811
  Independent Conservative BURNHAM, John Hampden 2,595
  United Farmers of Ontario CAMPBELL, James Corbett 2,319
     Labour MCMURRAY, Thomas Joseph 1,103


Canadian federal election, 1921: West Riding of Peterborough
Party Candidate Votes
  Liberal GORDON, George Newcombe 6,890
  Conservative BURNHAM, John Hampden 4,732


Canadian federal election, 1925: Peterborough West
Party Candidate Votes
  Conservative PECK, Edward Armour 9,100
  Liberal GORDON, Hon. George Newcombe 7,137


Canadian federal election, 1926: Peterborough West
Party Candidate Votes
  Conservative PECK, Edward Armour 8,934
  Liberal DUFFUS, Joseph James 6,825


Canadian federal election, 1930: Peterborough West
Party Candidate Votes
  Conservative PECK, Edward Armour 9,663
  Liberal DUFFUS, Joseph James 7,902


Canadian federal election, 1935: Peterborough West
Party Candidate Votes
  Liberal DUFFUS, Joseph James 8,027
  Conservative STRICKLAND, James Fordyce 6,342
Reconstruction ACKERMAN, Charles Hadyn 3,071
  Co-operative Commonwealth THOMAS, Lorna Cotton 1,489


Canadian federal election, 1940: Peterborough West
Party Candidate Votes
     National Government FRASER, Gordon Knapman 9,683
  Liberal GLOVER, Roland Maxwell 9,505


Canadian federal election, 1945: Peterborough West
Party Candidate Votes
  Progressive Conservative FRASER, Gordon Knapman 10,949
  Liberal GLOVER, Roland Maxwell 8,181
  Co-operative Commonwealth THOMAS, Lorna Cotton 2,512


Canadian federal election, 1949: Peterborough West
Party Candidate Votes
  Progressive Conservative FRASER, Gordon Knapman 10,981
  Liberal CLAPPER, Aubrey Victor 10,738
  Co-operative Commonwealth MILES, John Howard 2,804

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