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Events in Manitoba History: Manitoba Provincial Election (1920)

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Provincial General Election (1915) | Provincial General Election (1922)

The Manitoba general election of 1920 was held on 29 June. The results were as follows:

Party

Leader

Seats

Liberal

Tobias Crawford Norris (1861-1936)

20

Labour

?

11

Conservative

Albert Prefontaine (1861-1935)

10

Farmer

?

9

Independent

-

5

Total

55

This was the first provincial election in Manitoba where proportional representation was used to select ten members for the Winnipeg constituency, wherein all those candidates receiving more votes than the quota (4,312 votes) would be elected and their unneeded votes would be apportioned to other candidates based on preferences declared by voters at the polling stations.

The voting results for individual constituencies were as follows:

Constituency

Candidate

Party

Votes

Arthur

John Williams (1860-1931)

Liberal

891

Duncan Lloyd McLeod (1874-1935)

Conservative

881

Assiniboia

William Dowell Bayley (1879-1955)

Labour

2,054

John W. Wilton (1879-1942)

Independent

1,941

Beautiful Plains

George Little (1858-1940)

Farmer

Acclaim

Birtle

George John Huntley Malcolm (1865-1930)

Liberal

995

Samuel Larcombe (1852-1937)

Farmer

861

Brandon

Albert Edward Smith (1870-1947)

Labour

2,007

Stephen Emmett Clement (1867-1947)

Liberal

1,403

James Kirkcaldy (1866-1957)

Conservative

1,245

Carillon

Maurice Duprey (1873-1945)

Farmer

973

Albert Prefontaine (1861-1935)

Conservative

925

Cypress

William Hooey Spinks (1873-1949)

Conservative

1,487

Andrew Watson Myles (1884-1970)

Liberal

1,319

Dauphin

George Hastings Palmer (1881-1947)

Labour

1,466

William James Harrington (1871-1941)

Liberal

1,044

Deloraine

Robert Stirton Thornton (1863-1936)

Liberal

1,503

John Christie Walker Reid (1871-1942)

Conservative

1,188

Dufferin

Edward Arthur “Eddie” August (1860-1935)

Liberal

1,478

Alexander Morrison (1851-1930)

Conservative

1,401

Emerson

Dymtro Yakimischak (1888-1958)

Farmer

989

Roy Whitman

Conservative

925

John David Baskerville (1857-1926)

Liberal

756

Ethelbert

Nicholas Apoluner Hryhorczuk (1888-1979)

Independent

1,271

Ernest A. Marcroft

Farmer

684

James Guiszdaski

Liberal

110

Fairford

Albert Walmsley Kirvan (1870-1952)

Liberal

241

G. G. Serkan

Liberal

240

O. Calverly

Independent

236

A. F. Carpenter

Independent

137

J. Matheson

Independent

121

Fisher

Henry Liddell Mabb (1872-1961)

Independent Farmer

443

Jaroslaw William Arsenych (1889-1953)

Liberal

362

A. J. Gamache

Liberal

214

Gilbert Plains

William Blain Findlater (1871-1962)

Liberal

735

Robert J. Dalgleish

Independent

715

Gimli

Gudmundur Fjelsted (?-1961)

Farmer

1,359

Taras Dempster Ferley (1882-1947)

Liberal

1,242

Gladstone

James William Armstrong (1860-1928)

Liberal

1,327

Wesley Lobb

Farmer

1,147

Glenwood

William Robson (1864-1941)

Conservative

1,149

James Washington Breakey (1865-1952)

Liberal

1,145

Hamiota

John Henry McConnell (1862-1944)

Liberal

1,109

William Ferguson (1862-?)

Conservative

762

Iberville

Arthur Rivers Boivin (1878-1951)

Independent

Acclaim

Kildonan and St. Andrews

Charles Albert Tanner (1887-1970)

Labour

1,184

David Morrison

Liberal

876

T. McConnell

Farmer

852

Killarney

Samuel Fletcher (1858-1950)

Farmer

1,072

Samuel Melville Hayden (1858-1934)

Liberal

676

Lakeside

Charles Duncan McPherson (1877-1970)

Liberal

1,104

Edwin Herbert Muir (1868-1954)

Conservative

1,081

Lansdowne

Tobias Crawford Norris (1861-1936)

Liberal

1,752

Harvey Elgin Hicks (1865-1940)

Conservative

914

La Verendrye

Phillipe Adjutor “Pete” Talbot (1879-1967)

Independent

1,023

L. R. Magnum

Farmer

709

Manitou

John Sutherland Ridley (1882-1934)

Conservative

1,185

George Compton (1872-1950)

Farmer

926

George Thomas Armstrong (1881-1941)

Liberal

901

Minnedosa

George Allison Grierson (1867-1931)

Liberal

1,236

W. T. Bielby

Farmer

952

Morden and Rhineland

John Hugh Kennedy (1867-1927)

Conservative

814

Howard Waldemar Winkler (1891-1970)

Liberal

752

Morris

William Reid Clubb (1884-1962)

Farmer

930

Alexandre “Buffalo” Ayotte (1859-1932)

Farmer

765

Fred J. Last

Independent

251

Mountain

James Bryson Baird (1859-1939)

Liberal

1,304

Andrew Young

Farmer

1,178

Norfolk

Reuben James Waugh (1875-1945)

Conservative

1,090

John Graham (1864-1951)

Liberal

883

John H. Wright

Farmer

503

Portage la Prairie

Fawcett Gowler Taylor (1878-1940)

Conservative

1,306

Ewan Alexander MacPherson [McPherson] (1879-1954)

Liberal

1,019

Roblin

Henry Robson Richardson (1879-1966)

Farmer

991

Frederic Young Newton (1870-1959)

Conservative

887

Rockwood

William Clarke McKinnell (1873-1939)

Farmer

978

Arthur John Lobb (1871-1928)

Liberal

977

Thomas Scott

Conservative

638

Rupertsland

John Morrison (1868-?)

Independent

Acclaim

Russell

William Wilber Wilfred Wilson (1885-1964)

Liberal

1,274

R. J. Brown

Farmer

642

Albert G. Lanigan (1864-1932)

Independent

593

St. Boniface

Joseph Bernier (1874-1951)

Conservative

1,434

John Power Howden (1879-1959)

Liberal

942

Joseph Pierre Dumas (1875-1950)

Liberal

730

Christopher R. Rice

Independent

675

Tony Hoornaert

Independent

404

St. Clements

Matthew James Stanbridge (1876-1939)

Labour

977

Donald Andrew Ross (1856-1938)

Liberal

850

H. McLennan

Farmer

445

St. George

Albert E. Kristjansson (1877-1974)

Labour

901

Skuli Sigfusson (1870-1969)

Liberal

784

Ste. Rose

Joseph Hamelin (1873-1947)

Conservative

878

D. J. Hill

Liberal

745

T. H. Rheaume

Liberal

488

Springfield

Arthur Ernest “Jack” Moore (1882-1950)

Labour

987

Isaac Cook

Farmer

928

Edgar Douglass Richmond Bissett (1889-1990)

Liberal

352

E. R. Dugard

Farmer

123

Swan River

Robert William Emmond (1869-1935)

Farmer

1,163

William Henry Sims (1872-1955)

Liberal

544

The Pas

Edward Brown (1865-1947)

Liberal

560

Allan Norgrove

Labour

126

Turtle Mountain

George William McDonald (1875-1950)

Liberal

1,020

Richard Gardiner Willis (1865-1929)

Conservative

1,001

Virden

George Clingan (1868-1944)

Liberal

1,313

Reginald Arthur Knight

Farmer

1,022

Winnipeg (* elected)

Duncan Cameron (1865-1948) *

Liberal

4,312

Frederick John “Fred” Dixon (1881-1931) *

Labour

4,312

John Thomas Haig (1877-1962) *

Conservative

4,312

William “Bill” Ivens (1878-1957) *

Labour

4,312

Thomas Herman Johnson (1870-1927) *

Liberal

4,312

John Queen (1882-1946) *

Labour

4,312

John Stovel (1858-1923) *

Liberal

4,312

George Armstrong (1870-1956) *

Labour

4,263

Edith MacTavish Rogers (1876-1947) *

Liberal

4,010

William Johnston Tupper (1862-1947) *

Conservative

3,583

Robert Boyd “R. B.” Russell (1888-1964)

Labour

3,520

Harriet Snetsinger Dick (1867-1957)

Independent

2,931

Robert Jacob (1879-1944)

Liberal

2,347

Malcolm McInnes

Conservative

2,109

Nelson D. Armstrong

Independent

1,864

William John Christie (1858-1942)

Conservative

1,726

William Linton Parrish (1860-1949)

Liberal

1,424

Samuel Cartwright

Labour

1,384

Leoni St. Clairze “Leo” Warde (1888-1971)

Independent

1,201

William John Pritchard (1888-1975)

Labour

1,155

William Gibbon

Liberal

1,067

Neil T. Carey

Independent

1,019

Thomas Glendenning Hamilton (1873-1935)

Liberal

934

James Lightfoot (1879-1930)

Conservative

862

Edward Bailey Fisher (1873-1946)

Independent

508

W. A. James

Labour

475

Mrs. Genevieve Lipsett Skinner

Conservative

461

Frederick William Law (1883-1960)

Liberal

450

Albert MacMartin

Conservative

342

Frederick George “Fred” Tipping (1885-1973)

Labour

313

Charles Henry Forrester (1856-1923)

Independent

309

Robert Newton Lowery (1882-1962)

Liberal

284

Percy V. Torrance

Conservative

282

George Waldron Prout (1878-c1980)

Independent

261

William Clarence Morden (1878-1930)

Independent

230

Richard James “Dickie” Johns (1888-1970)

Labour

173

George H. Lawrence

Conservative

159

Mrs. Alice Holling

Independent

131

J. O. Turnbull

Conservative

90

David S. Lyons

Independent

50

J. H. Gislason

Independent

40

See also:

Memorable Manitobans: Members of the Sixeenth Legislative Assembly of Manitoba (1921-1922)

Sources:

Manitoba Election Records (December 1870 to November 1957, June 1958 to June 1969), Manitoba Legislative Library.

Burial transcriptions, Manitoba Genealogical Society.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 6 June 2018

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