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Francis Helme
Member of Parliament
for Prince Albert
In office
June 1949 – June 1953
Preceded byEdward LeRoy Bowerman
Succeeded byJohn Diefenbaker
Personal details
Francis Heselton Helme

(1899-08-26)26 August 1899
Liverpool, England
Died11 May 1984(1984-05-11) (aged 84)
Vancouver, British Columbia
Political partyLiberal
Spouse(s)Faye Bessie Bicknell
m. 15 August 1927[1]
ProfessionPolitician, agent, dealer

Francis Heselton Helme (26 August 1899 – 11 May 1984) was a Liberal party member of the House of Commons of Canada. He was born in Liverpool, England, and went to Canada in 1908. He became an agent and dealer for International Harvester.[1]

He was first elected to Parliament at the Prince Albert riding in the 1949 general election. He defeated the CCF Member for Prince Albert, Edward LeRoy Bowerman, who had in 1945 defeated then Prime Minister William Lyon Mackenzie King. After serving in the 21st Canadian Parliament, Helme did not seek another federal term in the 1953 election. He died of heart disease in Vancouver, British Columbia in 1984.[2]

Electoral record

1949 Canadian federal election: Prince Albert
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Francis Heselton Helme 8,916 48.2 +7.8
Co-operative Commonwealth Edward LeRoy Bowerman 7,341 39.6 -1.3
Progressive Conservative George Henry Whitter 2,258 12.2 -2.1
Total valid votes 18,515 100.0


  1. ^ a b Normandin, Pierre G. (1952). The Canadian Parliamentary Guide.
  2. ^

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