Wentworth (electoral district)

Wentworth was a federal electoral district represented in the House of Commons of Canada from 1904 to 1968. It was located near the City of Hamilton in the province of Ontario. This riding was first created in 1903 from parts of Wentworth North and Brant and Wentworth South ridings.

Wentworth
Ontario electoral district
Defunct federal electoral district
LegislatureHouse of Commons
District created1903
District abolished1966
First contested1904
Last contested1965

Wentworth initially consisted of the county of Wentworth, excluding of the city of Hamilton. In 1914, it was expanded to include those portions of the city of Hamilton not included in Hamilton East and Hamilton West ridings.

In 1947, it was redefined to consist of the county of Wentworth (excluding the townships of Beverly, Ancaster, Glanford and Binbrook), and the northern part the city of Hamilton. In 1952, it was again defined as being the county of Wentworth, excluding the city of Hamilton.

The electoral district was abolished in 1966 when it was redistributed between Halton—Wentworth, Hamilton Mountain, Hamilton—Wentworth and Wellington ridings.

Members of ParliamentEdit

This riding elected the following members of the House of Commons of Canada:

Parliament Years Member Party
Riding created from Wentworth North and Brant and Wentworth South
10th  1904–1905     E. D. Smith Conservative
 1905–1908
11th  1908–1911     William Oscar Sealey Liberal
12th  1911–1917     Gordon Crooks Wilson Conservative
13th  1917–1921     Government (Unionist)
14th  1921–1925     Conservative
15th  1925–1926
16th  1926–1930
17th  1930–1935
18th  1935–1940 Frank Lennard
19th  1940–1945     Ellis Corman Liberal
20th  1945–1949     Frank Lennard Progressive Conservative
21st  1949–1953
22nd  1953–1957
23rd  1957–1958
24th  1958–1962
25th  1962–1963 Joseph Reed Sams
26th  1963–1965     John B. Morison Liberal
27th  1965–1968
Riding dissolved into Halton—Wentworth, Hamilton—Wentworth,
Hamilton Mountain and Wellington

Election resultsEdit

1904 Canadian federal election: Wentworth
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
  Conservative E. D. Smith 2,899
  Liberal William Oscar Sealey 2,889
By-election: On election being declared void, 22 November 1905: Wentworth
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
  Conservative E. D. Smith 2,982
  Liberal William Oscar Sealey 2,965
1908 Canadian federal election: Wentworth
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
  Liberal William Oscar Sealey 3,307
  Conservative William Hall Ptolemy 2,961
1911 Canadian federal election: Wentworth
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
  Conservative Gordon Crooks Wilson 3,832
  Liberal William Oscar Sealey 2,939
1917 Canadian federal election: Wentworth
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
  Government (Unionist) Gordon Crooks Wilson 9,070
  Opposition (Laurier Liberals) John Herbert Dickenson 3,387
  Labour Frederick James Flatman 1,507
1921 Canadian federal election: Wentworth
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
  Conservative Gordon Crooks Wilson 9,375
Progressive Christopher Frederic Woodley 9,246
  Liberal Walter Thompson Evans 3,177
1925 Canadian federal election: Wentworth
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
  Conservative Gordon Crooks Wilson 12,970
Progressive Christopher Frederic Thomas Woodley 5,213
1926 Canadian federal election: Wentworth
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
  Conservative Gordon Crooks Wilson 10,975
  Liberal Harold Stanley Burns 5,335
1930 Canadian federal election: Wentworth
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
  Conservative Gordon Crooks Wilson 13,436
  Liberal Frank Campbell Biggs 9,628
  Unknown Samuel Radcliffe Weaver 1,630
1935 Canadian federal election: Wentworth
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
  Conservative Frank Lennard 9,958
  Liberal Ellis Corman 9,740
Reconstruction William James Peace 5,978
  Co-operative Commonwealth Robert James Hanna 4,513
1940 Canadian federal election: Wentworth
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
  Liberal Ellis Corman 15,714
  National Government Frank Lennard 14,949
1945 Canadian federal election: Wentworth
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
  Progressive Conservative Frank Lennard 15,458
  Liberal Ellis Corman 13,652
  Co-operative Commonwealth John O'Hanley 11,914
1949 Canadian federal election: Wentworth
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
  Progressive Conservative Frank Lennard 16,443
  Liberal Henry Arnott Hicks 13,312
  Co-operative Commonwealth David Lewis 11,638
Labor–Progressive Stanley Bréhaut Ryerson 1,028
  Independent Charles Giles 562
1953 Canadian federal election: Wentworth
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
  Progressive Conservative Frank Lennard 10,476
  Liberal Reginald Wheeler 7,700
  Co-operative Commonwealth Isaac Reginald Gardiner 3,915
1957 Canadian federal election: Wentworth
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
  Progressive Conservative Frank Lennard 19,037
  Liberal Edwin Delbert Hickey 8,922
  Co-operative Commonwealth John Joseph Zuliniak 4,905
1958 Canadian federal election: Wentworth
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
  Progressive Conservative Frank Lennard 23,854
  Liberal William Kitchen Dunham 7,578
  Co-operative Commonwealth John Joseph Zuliniak 4,972
1962 Canadian federal election: Wentworth
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
  Progressive Conservative Joseph Reed Sams 17,050
  Liberal John B. Morison 16,434
  New Democratic John Joseph Zuliniak 16,434
Social Credit Gordon C. Fisher 806
1963 Canadian federal election: Wentworth
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
  Liberal John B. Morison 18,589
  Progressive Conservative Joseph Reed Sams 17,640
  New Democratic Harry Pomeroy 8,088
1965 Canadian federal election: Wentworth
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
  Liberal John B. Morison 17,746
  Progressive Conservative Joseph Reed Sams 15,991
  New Democratic Reginald Gardiner 13,735
Social Credit Gordon C. Fisher 362

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