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Portage la Prairie (electoral district)

Portage la Prairie was a federal electoral district in Manitoba, Canada, that was represented in the House of Commons of Canada from 1904 to 1949.

This riding was created in 1903 from parts of Macdonald riding.

It was abolished in 1947 when it was redistributed into Norquay, Portage—Neepawa and Selkirk ridings.

Members of ParliamentEdit

This riding elected the following Members of Parliament:

  1. John Crawford, Liberal (1904–1908)
  2. Arthur Meighen, Conservative (1908–1921)
  3. Harry Leader, Progressive (1921–1925)
  4. Arthur Meighen, Conservative (1925–1926)
  5. Ewan McPherson, Liberal (1926–1930)
  6. William Herbert Burns, Conservative (1930–1935)
  7. Harry Leader, Liberal (1935–1946)
  8. Calvert Charlton Miller, Progressive Conservative (1946–1949)

Election resultsEdit

1904 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal CRAWFORD, John 3,048
Conservative BOYD, Nathaniel 2,663
1908 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes
Conservative MEIGHEN, Arthur 3,144
Liberal CRAWFORD, John 2,894
1911 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes
Conservative MEIGHEN, Arthur 3,267
Liberal PATERSON, Robert 2,592

By-election: On Mr. Meighen being appointed Solicitor General, 26 June 1913

By-election on 19 July 1913
Party Candidate Votes
Conservative MEIGHEN, Hon. Arthur acclaimed
1917 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes
Government (Unionist) MEIGHEN, Hon. Arthur 4,611
Opposition (Laurier Liberals) SHIRTLIFF, Frederick 976
1921 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes
Progressive LEADER, Harry 4,314
Conservative MEIGHEN, Right Hon. Arthur 4,137
Independent BANNERMAN, Alexander Melville 139
1925 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes
Conservative MEIGHEN, Rt. Hon. Arthur 5,817
Progressive LEADER, Harry 4,966
1926 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal MCPHERSON, Ewen Alexander 6,394
Conservative MEIGHEN, Right Hon. Arthur 5,966
1930 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes
Conservative BURNS, William Herbert 6,372
Liberal MCPHERSON, Ewen Alexander 6,230
1935 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal LEADER, Harry 5,516
Conservative BURNS, William Herbert 4,043
Reconstruction METCALFE, Wilfred 1,375
1940 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal LEADER, Harry 7,442
National Government JONES, George Herbert 4,835
1945 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal LEADER, Harry 5,457
Progressive Conservative MCCALLISTER, Allen 3,592
Co-operative Commonwealth OGLETREE, Charles Francis 2,306
Social Credit BAILEY, Charles Eric 857

By-election: On Mr. Leader's death, 9 May 1946

By-election on 21 October 1946
Party Candidate Votes
Progressive Conservative MILLER, Calvert Charlton 4,805
Unknown WOOD, Jaffray Smith 4,137
Unknown COULTHARD, Sidney 2,821

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Parliament of Canada
Preceded by
Kings
Constituency represented by the Prime Minister
1920-1921
Succeeded by
York North
Preceded by
Prince Albert
Constituency represented by the Prime Minister
1926
Succeeded by
Prince Albert