Biggar (former provincial electoral district)

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Biggar is a former provincial electoral division for the Legislative Assembly of the province of Saskatchewan, Canada, centred on the town of Biggar. This district was created before the 3rd Saskatchewan general election in 1912. The riding was dissolved and combined with the Rosetown district to form Rosetown-Biggar before the 23rd Saskatchewan general election in 1995. It was the constituency of Premier Woodrow S. Lloyd.

It is now part of the Biggar provincial constituency.

Members of the Legislative Assembly[edit]

# MLA Served Party
     1. Charles Henry Cawthorpe 1912–1917 Liberal
     2. George Hamilton Harris 1917–1921 Liberal
  3. John Meikle 1921–1925 Progressive
     4. Robert Pelham Hassard 1925–1929 Liberal
  5. William Willoughby Miller 1929–1934 Conservative
     6. Robert Pelham Hassard 1934–1938 Liberal
  7. John Allan Young 1938–1944 CCF
  8. Woodrow S. Lloyd 1944–1971 CCF-NDP
  9. Elwood L. Cowley 1971–1982 New Democrat
  10. Harry Baker 1982–1991 Progressive Conservative
  11. Grant Whitmore 1991–1995 New Democrat

Election results[edit]

Saskatchewan general election, 1912: Biggar electoral district
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Charles Henry Cawthorpe 754 57.73%
  Conservative Lachlan MacDonald 552 42.27%
Total 1,306 100.00%
Saskatchewan general election, 1917: Biggar electoral district
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal George Hamilton Harris 1,989 57.01% -0.72
  Conservative William George Dunbar 1,500 42.99% +0.72
Total 3,489 100.00%
Saskatchewan general election, 1921: Biggar electoral district
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Progressive John Meikle 2,293 60.18%
Liberal Lorne V. Locker 1,517 39.82% -17.19
Total 3,810 100.00%
Saskatchewan general election, 1925: Biggar electoral district
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Robert Pelham Hassard 1,758 52.98% +13.16
Progressive John Meikle 1,560 47.02% -13.16
Total 3,318 100.00%
Saskatchewan general election, 1929: Biggar electoral district
Party Candidate Votes % ±
  Conservative William Willoughby Miller 2,733 51.67% -
Liberal Robert Pelham Hassard 2,014 38.08% -14.90
Progressive George Robert Bickerton 542 10.25% -36.77
Total 5,289 100.00%
Saskatchewan general election, 1934: Biggar electoral district
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Robert Pelham Hassard 2,287 40.64% +2.56
     Farmer-Labour Warren Hart 2,044 36.33%
  Conservative William Willoughby Miller 1,296 23.03% -28.64
Total 5,627 100.00%
Saskatchewan general election, 1938: Biggar electoral district
Party Candidate Votes % ±
  CCF John Allan Young 3,341 45.28% +8.95
Liberal Robert Pelham Hassard 3,196 43.32% +2.68
Social Credit Henry A. Gardner 841 11.40%
Total 7,378 100.00%
Saskatchewan general election, 1944: Biggar electoral district
Party Candidate Votes % ±
  CCF Woodrow S. Lloyd 3,633 62.76% +17.48
Liberal Frank Freeman 2,156 37.24% -6.08
Total 5,789 100.00%
Saskatchewan general election, 1948: Biggar electoral district
Party Candidate Votes % ±
  CCF Woodrow S. Lloyd 3,695 55.30% -7.46
Liberal Andrew S. Shaw 2,987 44.70% +7.46
Total 6,682 100.00%
Saskatchewan general election, 1952: Biggar electoral district
Party Candidate Votes % ±
  CCF Woodrow S. Lloyd 3,811 64.18% +8.88
Liberal Andrew S. Shaw 2,127 35.82% -8.88
Total 5,938 100.00%
Saskatchewan general election, 1956: Biggar electoral district
Party Candidate Votes % ±
  CCF Woodrow S. Lloyd 3,182 56.10% -8.08
Liberal Frank Freeman 1,720 30.32% -5.50
Social Credit Edward W. Maybuck 770 13.58% -
Total 5,672 100.00%
Saskatchewan general election, 1960: Biggar electoral district
Party Candidate Votes % ±
  CCF Woodrow S. Lloyd 3,049 51.66% -4.44
Liberal Andrew D. Hutchison 1,932 32.74% +2.42
  Prog. Conservative Jack Lehmond 663 11.23% -
Social Credit Henry Neufeld 258 4.37% -9.21
Total 5,902 100.00%
Saskatchewan general election, 1964: Biggar electoral district
Party Candidate Votes % ±
  CCF Woodrow S. Lloyd 2,875 48.02% -3.64
Liberal Benson M. Blacklock 1,992 33.27% +0.53
  Prog. Conservative George Loucks 1,120 18.71% +7.48
Total 5,987 100.00%
Saskatchewan general election, 1967: Biggar electoral district
Party Candidate Votes % ±
  NDP Woodrow S. Lloyd 2,916 50.09% +2.07
Liberal Elmer McNiven 1,571 26.99% -6.28
  Prog. Conservative Peter Wiebe 1,334 22.92% +4.21
Total 5,821 100.00%
Saskatchewan general election, 1971: Biggar electoral district
Party Candidate Votes % ±
  NDP Elwood L. Cowley 3,599 61.96% +11.87
Liberal Jim Hill 2,210 38.04% +11.05
Total 5,809 100.00%
Saskatchewan general election, 1975: Biggar electoral district
Party Candidate Votes % ±
  NDP Elwood L. Cowley 3,223 48.47% -13.49
  Prog. Conservative Ralph Young 1,906 28.67% -
Liberal Arthur Meister 1,520 22.86% -15.18
Total 6,649 100.00%
Saskatchewan general election, 1978: Biggar electoral district
Party Candidate Votes % ±
  NDP Elwood L. Cowley 4,787 55.61% +7.14
  Prog. Conservative Roy Norris 3,270 37.98% +9.31
Liberal Lynn Tokle 552 6.41% -16.45
Total 8,609 100.00%
Saskatchewan general election, 1982: Biggar electoral district
Party Candidate Votes % ±
  Progressive Conservative Harry Baker 4,437 55.63% +17.65
  NDP Elwood L. Cowley 3,070 38.50% -17.11
Western Canada Concept Roland F. Chouinard 327 4.10% -
Liberal Neil Vander Nagel 141 1.77% -4.64
Total 7,975 100.00%
Saskatchewan general election, 1986: Biggar electoral district
Party Candidate Votes % ±
  Progressive Conservative Harry Baker 3,882 50.26% -5.37
  NDP Pat Trask 3,449 44.65% +6.15
Liberal Sharon Hamilton 393 5.09% +3.32
Total 7,724 100.00%
Saskatchewan general election, 1991: Biggar electoral district
Party Candidate Votes % ±
  NDP Grant Whitmore 3,710 47.62% +2.97
  Prog. Conservative Harry Baker 2,307 29.62% -20.64
Liberal Larry Toner 1,708 21.93% +16.84
     Independent Donald W. Kavanagh 65 0.83% -
Total 7,790 100.00%

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Coordinates: 52°05′N 107°35′W / 52.083°N 107.583°W / 52.083; -107.583