West Calgary (N.W.T. electoral district)

West Calgary was a single member electoral district that was mandated to return members to the Legislative Assembly of the Northwest Territories, Canada, from 1894 until it was abolished in 1905.

HistoryEdit

West Calgary was created from the old Calgary electoral district. This took place after the passage of the North-West Representation Act 1894 passed through parliament. Calgary's electoral districts were split into this district East Calgary and High River.

Members of the Legislative Assembly (MLAs)Edit

[1] Name Elected Left Office
     Oswald Critchley 1894 1898
Richard Bennett 1898 1900
1901 1905

Election resultsEdit

1894 electionEdit

1894 Northwest Territories general election
[1] Name Vote %
     Oswald Critchley 236 35.33%
     Alexander Lucas 228 34.13%
     Arthur Lewis Sifton 204 30.54%
Total Votes 668 100%

1898 electionEdit

1898 Northwest Territories general election
[1] Name Vote %
     Richard Bennett 291 40.87%
     William W. Stuart 205 28.79%
     James Muir 169 23.74%
     Thomas Riley 47 6.60%
Total Votes 712 100%

1901 electionEdit

March 22, 1901 by-election
[1] Name Vote %
     Richard Bennett 562 66.20%
     Charles Stuart 287 33.80%
Total Votes 849 100%

The by-election was caused by the resignation of Richard Bennett, who resigned his seat to run for the House of Commons of Canada in the 1900 Canadian federal election.[2]

1902 electionEdit

1902 Northwest Territories general election
[1] Name Vote %
     Richard Bennett 457 73.59%
     Thomas Riley 164 26.31%
Total Votes 621 100%

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c d e "North-West Territories: Council and Legislative Assembly, 1876-1905" (PDF). Saskatchewan Archives. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2007-09-28. Retrieved 2007-09-30.
  2. ^ "History of Federal Ridings since 1867, Alberta (Provisional District)". Parliament of Canada. Retrieved 2007-11-17.

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