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North Battleford (federal electoral district)

North Battleford
Saskatchewan electoral district
Defunct federal electoral district
LegislatureHouse of Commons
District created1914
District abolished1947
First contested1917
Last contested1945

North Battleford was a federal electoral district in Saskatchewan, Canada, that was represented in the House of Commons of Canada from 1917 to 1949.

This riding was created in 1914 from parts of Battleford, Prince Albert and Saskatoon ridings.

It initially consisted of the northwestern part of the province, north of the North Saskatchewan River and west of the third meridian. It was redefined in 1924 and 1933.

The electoral district was abolished in 1947 when it was redistributed into Prince Albert, Rosetown—Biggar and The Battlefords ridings.

Members of Parliament

Parliament Years Member Party
North Battleford
Riding created from Battleford, Prince Albert and Saskatoon
13th  1917–1921     Charles Edwin Long Government (Unionist)
14th  1921–1925     Claudius Charles Davies Progressive
15th  1925–1926     Cameron Ross McIntosh Liberal
16th  1926–1930
17th  1930–1935
18th  1935–1940
19th  1940–1943     Dorise Nielsen Unity
 1943–1945     Labor–Progressive
20th  1945–1949     Frederick Townley-Smith Co-operative Commonwealth
Riding dissolved into Prince Albert, Rosetown—Biggar and The Battlefords

Election results

1945 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Co-operative Commonwealth Frederick W. Townley-Smith 5,049 31.55
Liberal John Hornby Harrison 4,420 27.62 –15.22
Labor–Progressive Dorise W. Nielsen 2,124 13.27 –43.89
Progressive Conservative Albert C. Cadieu 2,039 12.74
Social Credit John William Evanishen 1,525 9.53
Independent Liberal Cameron Ross McIntosh 847 5.29 –37.55
Total valid votes 16,004 100.0  
Co-operative Commonwealth gain from Labor–Progressive Swing +23.38
1940 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Unity Dorise W. Nielsen 10,500 57.16
Liberal Cameron Ross McIntosh 7,868 42.84 –2.23
Total valid votes 18,368 100.0  
Unity gain from Liberal Swing +29.70
1935 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Cameron Ross McIntosh 7,039 45.07 –1.21
Social Credit Robert Harry Watson 4,412 28.25
Co-operative Commonwealth Hill Hamilton 4,168 26.69
Total valid votes 15,619 100.0  
Liberal hold Swing –14.73
1930 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Cameron Ross McIntosh 7,168 46.28 –21.29
Independent William Mackenzie 6,073 39.21
Progressive Arthur O. Rose 2,248 14.51
Total valid votes 15,489 100.0  
Liberal hold Swing –30.25
1926 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Cameron Ross McIntosh 6,147 67.57 +19.42
Conservative Charles Edwin Long 2,950 32.43 +11.47
Total valid votes 9,097 100.0  
Liberal hold Swing +3.98
1925 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Cameron Ross McIntosh 4,204 48.15
Progressive Claudius Charles Davies 2,697 30.89 –31.31
Conservative Leonard Arthur Cattanach Panton 1,830 20.96
Total valid votes 8,731 100.0  
Liberal gain from Progressive Swing +39.73
1921 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Progressive Claudius Charles Davies 8,786 62.20
Unknown William Wellington Livingston 4,596 32.54
Unknown Harold Herbert 744 5.27
Total valid votes 14,126 100.0  
Progressive gain from Government (Unionist) Swing +14.83
1917 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes %
Government (Unionist) Charles Edwin Long 5,630 60.14
Opposition (Laurier Liberals) Charles Comerford 3,732 39.86
Total valid votes 9,362 100.0  
This riding was created from parts of Battleford, Prince Albert and Saskatoon, which elected two Conservatives and a Liberal (respectively) in the last election.

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