Birtle (electoral district)


Birtle is a former provincial electoral division in Manitoba, Canada.

Birtle was established in 1881, following the western expansion of the province's boundaries. It was located in the central western region of the province, near Roblin and Russell. It was eliminated for the 1886 provincial election, but re-established for the 1888 election.

For most of its history, Birtle was safe for the Liberal and Liberal-Progressive parties. The constituency was abolished with the 1958 election, with much of its territory going to the new constituency of Birtle-Russell.

Provincial representativesEdit

  Name Party Took Office Left Office
  Stephen Clement
Liberal 1881 1882
  Edward Leacock Conservative 1882 1886
  Charles Mickle
Liberal 1888 1909
  George Malcolm
Liberal 1909 1922
  William J. Short
Progressive 1922 1927
  John Pratt
Progressive 1927 1928
  Progressive-Independent 1928 1936
  Francis Bell
Liberal–Progressive 1936 1958