Essex South

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Essex South was a federal and provincial electoral district represented in the Canadian House of Commons from 1882 to 1968. It was located in the province of Ontario. This riding was created in 1882 from parts of Essex riding.

It was created when the County of Essex was divided into two ridings: Essex North and Essex South. It initially consisted of the townships of Anderdon, Malden, North Colchester, South Colchester, Gosfield, Mersea, the town of Amherstburg, the villages of Leamington and Kingsville, and Pelée Island in the county of Essex.

In 1903, it was expanded to include the townships of Malden, Tilbury North, Tilbury West, Essex, and the portion of the village of Tilbury lying in the county of Essex. In 1914, it was expanded to include the village of Wheatley lying in the county of Essex.

In 1924, it was redefined to consist of the townships of Anderdon, Malden, Sandwich South, Colchester (North and South), Gosfield (North and South), Mersea and Pelee Island in the county of Essex, and the part of the village of Wheatley lying in the county of Kent. In 1933, it was expanded to exclude the township of Sandwich South, and the village of Wheatley. In 1947, it was redefined to include Pelee Island, Sandwich South, Tilbury West and the town of Essex, and exclude the village of Wheatley and the town of Tilbury.

In 1952, it was redefined to consist of the townships of Anderdon, Malden, Colchester (North and South), Gosfield (North and South), Mersea, Pelee Island, Sandwich South, Tilbury West and the town of Essex but excluding the village of Wheatley.

The electoral district was abolished in 1966 when it was redistributed between Essex and Essex—Kent ridings.

Election results[edit]

Federal[edit]

Canadian federal election, 1882
Party Candidate Votes
Conservative Lewis Wigle 1,475
Unknown William McGregor 1,415
Canadian federal election, 1887
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal James Brien 2,177
Conservative Lewis Wigle 2,144
Canadian federal election, 1891
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal Henry William Allan 2,390
Conservative Lewis Wigle 2,333
Canadian federal election, 1896
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal COWAN, M.K. 2,426
Conservative KING, S.A. 2,244
Canadian federal election, 1900
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal COWAN, Mahlon K. 2,539
Conservative WIGLE, Lewis 2,456
Canadian federal election, 1904
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal CLARKE, A.H. 3,193
Conservative WIGLE, Lewis 2,780
Canadian federal election, 1908
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal CLARKE, Alfred Henry 3,334
Conservative WIGLE, Darius 2,611
Canadian federal election, 1911
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal CLARKE, Alfred Henry 2,946
Conservative PARK, William Frederick 2,745
Canadian federal election, 1917
Party Candidate Votes
Government (Unionist) BRIEN, John Wesley 3,645
Opposition (Laurier Liberals) ATKIN, Robert 3,476
Canadian federal election, 1921
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal GRAHAM, Hon. George Perry 4,968
Progressive WILLAN, Thomas James 4,455
Conservative SCRATCH, Eugene S. 2,953

On Mr. Graham's being named Minister of Militia and Defence, 29 December 1921, and Minister of Naval Service, 29 December 1921:

By-election on 19 January 1922
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal GRAHAM, Hon. George Perry acclaimed
Canadian federal election, 1925
Party Candidate Votes
Conservative GOTT, Eccles James 6,851
Liberal GRAHAM, Rt. Hon. George Perr 6,017
Canadian federal election, 1926
Party Candidate Votes
Conservative GOTT, Eccles James 6,761
Liberal ROWLEY, Thomas 6,438
Canadian federal election, 1930
Party Candidate Votes
Conservative GOTT, Eccles James 8,261
Liberal MONTGOMERY, John Clarence 6,281
Canadian federal election, 1935
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal CLARK, Stuart Murray 5,592
Conservative GOTT, Eccles James 4,889
Unknown MORRIS, James Ramsey 2,563
Canadian federal election, 1940
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal CLARK, Stuart Murray 7,624
National Government BRUNER, Albert Leonard 5,457
Canadian federal election, 1945
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal Stuart Murray Clark 7,875
Progressive Conservative William D. Conklin 7,540
Co-operative Commonwealth Edward Amos McGee 574
Canadian federal election, 1949
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal CLARK, Stuart Murray 10,427
Progressive Conservative JASPERSON, Fred 9,110
Canadian federal election, 1953
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal CLARK, Stuart Murray 10,620
Progressive Conservative MCKEE, Percy 7,420
Canadian federal election, 1957
Party Candidate Votes
Progressive Conservative THRASHER, Richard Devere 10,006
Liberal CLARK, Robert M. 9,580
Co-operative Commonwealth MACMILLAN, E. Lee 775
Social Credit CHARRON, Edgar B. 311
Canadian federal election, 1958
Party Candidate Votes
Progressive Conservative THRASHER, Richard Devere 14,326
Liberal ODETTE, Thomas Charles 8,222
Co-operative Commonwealth HAGGAR, George 861
Canadian federal election, 1962
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal WHELAN, Eugene 11,397
Progressive Conservative THRASHER, Richard D. 10,409
New Democratic CERVIN, Val 1,342
Unknown BACKER, Jack 284
Canadian federal election, 1963
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal WHELAN, Eugene F. 12,947
Progressive Conservative THRASHER, Richard Devere 12,178
Social Credit BACKER, Jack 419
Canadian federal election, 1965
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal WHELAN, Eugene F. 12,887
Progressive Conservative THRASHER, Richard D. 10,072
New Democratic BERTRAND, Donald E. 1,329

Provincial (partial)[edit]

Ontario provincial by-election, December 2, 1993
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal Bruce Crozier 12,736
Progressive Conservative Joan Flood 3,295
New Democratic David Maris 1,100
Family Coalition Joyce Ann Cherryr 1,060
Green Michael Green 132
Independent John Turmel 84

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