Westmorland (provincial electoral district)

Westmorland was a provincial electoral district for the Legislative Assembly of New Brunswick, Canada. It used a bloc voting system to elect candidates. It was abolished with the 1973 electoral redistribution, when the province moved to single-member ridings.

Westmorland
New Brunswick electoral district
Defunct provincial electoral district
LegislatureLegislative Assembly of New Brunswick
District created1785
District abolished1973
First contested1785
Last contested1970

Members of the Legislative AssemblyEdit

Legislature Years Member Party Member Party Member Party Member Party
1st 1786 – 1792     Amos Botsford[1] Ind.     Charles Dixon Ind.     Samuel Gay Ind.     Andrew Kinnear Ind.
2nd 1793 – 1795     Thomas Chandler Ind.     William Black Ind.     Thomas Dixson Ind.
3rd 1795 – 1802     Samuel Gay Ind.     Ralph Siddall Ind.
4th 1802 – 1809     Benjamin Wilson Ind.     James Easterbrooks Ind.
5th 1809 – 1812     Titus Knapp Ind.     John Chapman Ind.
1813 – 1816     William Botsford[2] Ind.
6th 1817 – 1819     Rufus Smith Ind.
7th 1820     Joseph Crandall[3] Ind.
8th 1821 – 1823     Benjamin Wilson Ind.
1823 – 1824     Malcolm Wilmot Ind.
1824 – 1827     William Crane Ind.
9th 1827 – 1830     Edward Barron Chandler Ind.     Philip Palmer Ind.     Robert Scott Ind.
10th 1831 – 1834     Rufus Smith Ind.
11th 1835 – 1837     Philip Palmer Ind.     Daniel Hanington Ind.
12th 1837 – 1842     William Wilson Ind.
13th 1843 – 1846     John Smith Ind.     William Hazen Botsford Ind.
14th 1847 – 1850     William Wilson Ind.     Amand Landry Ind.
15th 1851 – 1853     William Crane[4] Ind.     Bliss Botsford Ind.     Robert B. Chapman Ind.
1853 – 1854     Amand Landry Ind.
16th 1854 – 1856     Albert James Smith[5] Lib.     James Steadman Ind.
17th 1856 – 1857     Bliss Botsford Ind.     Robert K. Gilbert Ind.
18th 1857 – 1861     James Steadman Ind.
19th 1862 – 1865     Amand Landry Ind.     William J. Gilbert Ind.
20th 1865 – 1866     Bliss Botsford Ind.
21st 1866 – 1867     Angus McQueen Ind.
1867 – 1870     Joseph Lytle Moore[6] Ind.
22nd 1870 – 1871     Pierre-Amand Landry Cons.
1871 – 1874     John A. Humphrey Lib.-Con.
23rd 1875 – 1878     Edward J. Smith Lib.     Thomas Pickard Lib.
24th 1879 – 1882     Amasa E. Killam Lib.-Con.     Pierre-Amand Landry Cons.     Daniel Lionel Hanington Lib.-Con.     Joseph Laurence Black Ind.
25th 1883 – 1886     Charles A. Black Cons.     John A. Humphrey Lib.-Con.
26th 1886 – 1890     Joseph Laurence Black Ind.     Amasa E. Killam Lib.-Con.
27th 1890 – 1891     Olivier-Maximin Melanson Ind.     Henry Absalom Powell[7] Ind.     H.T. Stevens[7] Ind.
1891 – 1892     Joseph A. McQueen Lib.     Henry Absalom Powell Ind.
28th 1892 – 1895     ? Smith Ind.     W. Woodbury Wells[8] Lib.     Amasa E. Killam Lib.-Con.
29th 1896 – 1899     Ambrose D. Richard Cons.     Frederick W. Sumner Cons.
30th 1899 – 1901     William F. Humphrey Ind.     Clifford William Robinson Lib.     Olivier-Maximin Melanson Ind.
1901 – 1903     Arthur Bliss Copp Lib.
31st 1903 – 1908     Francis J. Sweeney Lib.     Clement M. Leger Lib.
32nd 1908 – 1912
33rd 1912 – 1916     Frank Bunting Black Cons.     Patrick G. Mahoney[9] Ind.     William T. Humphrey Ind.     Olivier-Maximin Melanson Ind.
1916 – 1917     Ernest A. Smith Lib.
34th 1917 – 1920     Francis J. Sweeney Lib.     Clement M. Leger Lib.     Fred Magee Lib.
35th 1921 – 1925     Frederick L. Estabrooks Lib.     A. Chase Fawcett UF     Reid McManus Lib.
36th 1925 – 1930     Melville A. Oulton[10] Cons.     Antoine Joseph Léger Cons.     Herbert M. Wood Cons.     Medley G. Siddall Cons.
37th 1930
1931 – 1935     Lewis Smith Cons.
38th 1935 – 1939     Austin Claude Taylor[11] Lib.     Frank Copp Lib.     E. R. McDonald Lib.     Simeon Melanson Lib.
39th 1939 – 1944     Édouard S. Léger Lib.     A. W. McQueen Lib.
40th 1944 – 1948     L. C. Dysart Lib.
41st 1948 – 1952
42nd 1952 – 1956     Donald C. Harper[12] PC     Joseph E. Leblanc Lib.     Cléophas Léger Lib.
43rd 1957 – 1960     Lib.     PC
44th 1960 – 1963     Percy Mitton Lib.     Lib.
45th 1963 – 1965
1965 – 1967     W. Wynn Meldrum Lib.
46th 1967 – 1970
47th 1970 – 1974     William J. McNevin Lib.
Riding dissolved into Memramcook, Petitcodiac, Shediac and Tantramar

Election resultsEdit

1970 New Brunswick general election
Party Candidate Votes % Elected
Liberal Joseph E. Leblanc 10,683 13.10  Y
Liberal Wendell W. Meldrum 10,495 12.87  Y
Liberal William J. McNevin 10,284 12.61  Y
Liberal J. Cléophas Léger 10,141 12.43  Y
Progressive Conservative Frank K. Wortman 9,516 11.67
Progressive Conservative William Sloan 9,316 11.42
Progressive Conservative Max Gordon 9,143 11.21
Progressive Conservative Alfred Leger 8,713 10.68
New Democratic Colin McCabe 1,188 1.46
New Democratic Beatrice Boudreau 1,110 1.36
New Democratic Kevin Noon 982 1.20
Total number of valid votes 81,571 100.00
Number of electors who cast votes/Turnout 22,326 82.03
Eligible voters 27,216
1967 New Brunswick general election
Party Candidate Votes % Elected
Liberal W. W. Meldrum 11,785 15.00  Y
Liberal Joseph E. Leblanc 11,656 14.84  Y
Liberal Percy Mitton 11,346 14.44  Y
Liberal J. Cléophas Léger 11,314 14.40  Y
Progressive Conservative Frank Wortman 8,476 10.79
Progressive Conservative Mark Yeoman 8,243 10.49
Progressive Conservative Leopold Leger 7,952 10.12
Progressive Conservative George Cormier 7,780 9.90
Total number of valid votes 78,552 100.00
1963 New Brunswick general election
Party Candidate Votes % Elected
Liberal Donald C. Harper 11,284 14.18  Y
Liberal Percy Mitton 11,195 14.07  Y
Liberal Joseph E. Leblanc 11,083 13.93  Y
Liberal Joseph C. Léger 11,072 13.92  Y
Progressive Conservative Frank Lutes 8,779 11.04
Progressive Conservative Harvey Hicks 8,770 11.02
Progressive Conservative Louis Landry 8,699 10.93
Progressive Conservative Sylvain Léger 8,672 10.90
1960 New Brunswick general election
Party Candidate Votes % Elected
Liberal Donald C. Harper 11,889 14.16  Y
Liberal Percy Mitton 11,832 14.09  Y
Liberal Joseph E. Leblanc 11,811 14.07  Y
Liberal Joseph C. Léger 11,759 14.00  Y
Progressive Conservative James Henderson 9,269 11.04
Progressive Conservative Harvey Hicks 9,213 10.97
Progressive Conservative Louis Landry 9,138 10.88
Progressive Conservative Régis LeBlanc 9,060 10.79
1956 New Brunswick general election
Party Candidate Votes % Elected
Liberal Austin C. Taylor 11,159 13.84  Y
Liberal Joseph E. Leblanc 11,012 13.66  Y
Liberal Joseph C. Léger 11,005 13.65  Y
Liberal Donald C. Harper 10,962 13.60  Y
Progressive Conservative Aurèle Young 9,147 11.35
Progressive Conservative Howard Trueman 9,132 11.33
Progressive Conservative Louis Landry 9,128 11.32
Progressive Conservative Roy Beckwith 9,069 11.25
1952 New Brunswick general election
Party Candidate Votes % Elected
Liberal Austin C. Taylor 11,829 13.72  Y
Liberal Donald C. Harper 11,569 13.42  Y
Liberal Joseph E. Leblanc 11,487 13.33  Y
Liberal Joseph C. Léger 11,375 13.20  Y
Progressive Conservative Robert S. Black 8,998 10.44
Progressive Conservative Aurèle Young 8,763 10.17
Progressive Conservative Roy Beckwith 8,755 10.16
Progressive Conservative George Belliveau 8,472 9.83
Co-operative Commonwealth Percy Mitton 1,274 1.48
Co-operative Commonwealth Claude P. Milton 1,259 1.46
Co-operative Commonwealth George A. Wilson 1,259 1.44
Co-operative Commonwealth Joseph O. LeBlanc 1,182 1.37
1948 New Brunswick general election
Party Candidate Votes % Elected
Liberal Austin C. Taylor 13,203 16.91  Y
Liberal Frank H. Copp 12,895 16.52  Y
Liberal Langton C. Dysart 12,794 16.39  Y
Liberal Edouard S. Léger 12,647 16.20  Y
Progressive Conservative J. Lawrence Black 5,143 6.59
Progressive Conservative Percy J. Eagles 5,136 6.58
Progressive Conservative Ambrose Léger 4,832 6.19
Progressive Conservative M. J. Esliger 4,812 6.16
Co-operative Commonwealth Percy Mitton 2,261 2.90
Co-operative Commonwealth Gordon Wilson 2,208 2.83
Co-operative Commonwealth Joseph Breau 2,127 2.72
1944 New Brunswick general election
Party Candidate Votes % Elected
Liberal Austin C. Taylor 9,465 13.02  Y
Liberal Frank H. Copp 9,148 12.59  Y
Liberal Langton C. Dysart 9,076 12.49  Y
Liberal Edouard S. Léger 8,913 12.26  Y
Progressive Conservative Charles Cass 6,493 8.93
Progressive Conservative Carl C. Allen 6,323 8.70
Progressive Conservative William H. Humphrey 6,313 8.69
Progressive Conservative Eloi J. Léger 5,949 8.18
Co-operative Commonwealth R. J. Caldwell 2,840 3.91
Co-operative Commonwealth Edward R. McDonald 2,740 3.77
Co-operative Commonwealth G. W. R. Myles 2,740 3.77
Co-operative Commonwealth P. A. Bannister 2,685 3.69
1939 New Brunswick general election
Party Candidate Votes % Elected
Liberal Austin C. Taylor 9,999 14.85  Y
Liberal Frank H. Copp 9,692 14.39  Y
Liberal Alexander W. McQueen 9,725 14.44  Y
Liberal Edouard S. Léger 9,593 14.25  Y
Progressive Conservative Carl C. Allen 7,132 10.59
Progressive Conservative Emmerson C. Rice 7,104 10.55
Progressive Conservative Medley G. Siddall 7,096 10.54
Progressive Conservative Ferdinand J. Robidoux 6,992 10.38
1935 New Brunswick general election
Party Candidate Votes % Elected
Liberal Austin C. Taylor 10,558 15.49  Y
Liberal Frank H. Copp 10,491 15.39  Y
Liberal Edward McDonald 10,418 15.28  Y
Liberal Siméon Melanson 10,230 15.01  Y
Progressive Conservative William Humphrey 6,807 9.98
Progressive Conservative Herbert M. Wood 6,719 9.68
Progressive Conservative Medley G. Siddall 6,625 9.72
Progressive Conservative Antoine J. Léger 6,327 9.28
1930 New Brunswick general election
Party Candidate Votes % Elected
Progressive Conservative Herbert M. Wood 7,156 12.98  Y
Progressive Conservative Merville A. Oulton 7,060 12.81  Y
Progressive Conservative Medley G. Siddall 7,051 12.79  Y
Progressive Conservative Antoine J. Léger 6,927 12.57  Y
Liberal Austin C. Taylor 6,841 12.41
Liberal William C. Rayworth 6,819 12.37
Liberal Reid McManus 6,671 12.10
Liberal Alphonse T. LeBlanc 6,603 11.98

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ died in 1812
  2. ^ appointed judge
  3. ^ declared ineligible because he was a preacher
  4. ^ died in 1853
  5. ^ elected to federal seat
  6. ^ died in 1871
  7. ^ a b election appealed
  8. ^ died in 1901
  9. ^ named to cabinet; lost subsequent by-election
  10. ^ resigned
  11. ^ named to Senate
  12. ^ died in 1965