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Brandon (electoral district)

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Brandon was a federal electoral district in the province of Manitoba, Canada, that was represented in the House of Commons from 1896 to 1953.


It was created in 1892 from parts of Marquette and Selkirk ridings.

In 1952, the constituency was merged with the constituency of Souris to form the district of Brandon—Souris.

Members of Parliament

This riding has elected the following Members of Parliament:

  • 1896: D'Alton McCarthy - McCarthyite
  • 1896-1911: Sir Clifford Sifton - Liberal
  • 1911-1917: James Albert Manning Aikins - Conservative Party of Canada
  • 1917-1921: Howard Primrose Widden - Unionist Party
  • 1921-1930: Robert Forke - Progressive Party of Canada (1921–1926), Liberal-Progressive (1926–1930)
  • 1930: Thomas Alexander Crerar - Liberal
  • 1930-1938: David Wilson Beaubier - Conservative Party of Canada
  • 1938-1950: James Ewen Matthews - Liberal
  • 1951-1952: Walter Dinsdale - Progressive Conservative
  • Election results

    By-election: On the death of Mr. Matthews' on 24 November 1950

    By-election: On the death of Mr. Beaubier on 1 September 1938

    By-election: On the appointment of Mr. Forke to the senate on 30 December 1929

    By-election: On the appointment of Mr. Forke as Minister of Immigration and Colonization on 5 October 1926

    By-election: Mr McCarthy elected to sit for Simcoe North on 25 August 1896


    Brandon (electoral district) Wikipedia

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