Leighton Edward Buckwell
|Member of the Legislative Assembly of Alberta|
|Preceded by||James Hartley|
|Succeeded by||Thomas Walker|
|Born||November 28, 1918|
|Died||January 2, 1997|
|Political party||Social Credit|
Leighton Edward Buckwell (November 28, 1918 – January 2, 1997) was a provincial level politician from Alberta, Canada. He served as a member of the Legislative Assembly of Alberta from 1967 to 1975 sitting with the Social Credit caucus in government and opposition.
Buckwell ran for a seat to the Alberta Legislature in the 1967 Alberta general election. He won the electoral district of Macloed defeating three other candidates by a comfortable margin to hold the district for the Social Credit party.
He ran for a second term in office in the 1971 Alberta general election. Buckwell increased his popular vote to be returned to his district. He faced a tough fight in the three-way race from Progressive Conservative candidate Danny Le Grandeur who finished a close second.
The Social Credit party lost government and formed the official opposition after 1971. Buckwell ran for a third term in office in the 1975 Alberta general election facing a four cornered battle. He lost some of his popular vote and was defeated by Progressive Conservative candidate Thomas Walker to finish second.
Buckwell died on January 2, 1997.
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