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Lake Centre (electoral district)

Lake Centre was a federal electoral district in Saskatchewan, Canada, that was represented in the House of Commons of Canada from 1935 to 1953. This riding was created in 1933 from parts of the ridings of Last Mountain, Long Lake and Regina.

From 1940 to 1953, the riding's Member of Parliament was John Diefenbaker, who later served as Prime Minister of Canada from 1957 to 1963 (though he was the member for Prince Albert by then).

It was abolished in 1952 when it was redistributed into Melville, Moose Jaw—Lake Centre, Rosetown—Biggar and Yorkton ridings.

Election results

1935 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal JOHNSTON, John Frederick 5,894
Conservative PETERS, Allan Armstrong 4,100
Co-operative Commonwealth FANSHER, William Russell 3,909
Social Credit HARTNEY, Russell 1,474
1940 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes
National Government DIEFENBAKER, John George 5,974
Liberal JOHNSTON, John Frederick 5,694
Co-operative Commonwealth FANSHER, William Russell 4,793
1945 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes
Progressive Conservative DIEFENBAKER, John George 6,884
Co-operative Commonwealth BRIGHT, Leslie John 5,875
Liberal LATTA, Frank Campbell 3,812
1949 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes
Progressive Conservative DIEFENBAKER, John George 8,845
Co-operative Commonwealth VALLEAU, Delmar Storey 5,413
Liberal MACRAE, Donald Arthur 3,061
Social Credit HALDEMAN, Joshua Norman 856

See also

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