Leighton Edward Buckwell
Member of the Legislative Assembly of Alberta
In office
1967–1975
Preceded byJames Hartley
Succeeded byThomas Walker
ConstituencyMacleod
Personal details
BornNovember 28, 1918
DiedJanuary 2, 1997
Political partySocial 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.

Political career

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.[1]

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.[2]

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.[3]

Buckwell died on January 2, 1997.[4]

References

  1. ^ "Macleod results 1967". Alberta Heritage Community Foundation. Retrieved December 9, 2009.
  2. ^ "Macleod results 1971". Alberta Heritage Community Foundation. Retrieved December 9, 2009.
  3. ^ "Macleod results 1975". Alberta Heritage Community Foundation. Retrieved December 9, 2009.
  4. ^ https://www.assembly.ab.ca/isys/LADDAR_files/docs/hansards/han/legislature_23/session_5/19970211_1330_01_han.pdf (PDF). Parliamentary Debates (Hansard). Legislative Assembly of Alberta. February 11, 1997. p. 5. ((cite book)): |chapter-url= missing title (help)