Huron South

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Huron South was a federal electoral district in Ontario, Canada, that was represented in the Canadian House of Commons from 1867 to 1935. It was created by the British North America Act of 1867 which divided the County of Huron into two ridings: Huron North and Huron South.

In 1872, the County of Huron was divided into three ridings, and Huron Centre was created. The South Riding was defined to consist of the Townships of Goderich, Stanley, Hay, Stephen, Usborne and the Village of Clinton.

In 1882, the South Riding was redefined to consist of the townships of McKillop, Hullett, Tuckersmith, Stanley and Hay, the town of Seaforth and the village of Bayfield.

In 1903, the county of Huron was divided into three ridings: Huron East, Huron West and Huron South. Huron South was redefined to exclude the township of Hullett, and include the townships of Stephen and Usborne, and the villages of Exeter and Hensall.

In 1914, the county of Huron was divided into two ridings: Huron North and Huron South. Huron South was expanded to include the townships of Hullet and Goderich, and the town of Clinton.

In 1924, Huron South was redefined to consist of the part of the county of Huron lying south of and excluding the town of Goderich, and north of and including townships of Goderich, Hullett, and McKillop.

The electoral district was abolished in 1933 when it was redistributed between Huron North and Huron—Perth ridings.

Election results[edit]

Canadian federal election, 1867
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal Malcolm Colin Cameron 1,624
Unknown Mr. Ritchie 1,453
Unknown Mr. Sills 1
Canadian federal election, 1872
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal Malcolm Colin Cameronn 1,393
Independent Thomas Greenway 1,308
Canadian federal election, 1874
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal Malcolm Colin Cameron 1,522
Independent Thomas Greenway 1,436

On the election being declared void, 22 February 1874:

By-election on 11 February 1875
Party Candidate Votes
Independent Thomas Greenway acclaimed
Canadian federal election, 1878
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal Malcolm Colin Cameron 1,874
Liberal–Conservative Robert Porter 1,709
Canadian federal election, 1882
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal MCMILLAN, John 1,621
Unknown SHANNON, W.J. 1,024

On Mr. McMillan's resignation, Dec. 1883:

By-election on 10 December 1883
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal CARTWRIGHT, Richard John acclaimed
Canadian federal election, 1887
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal MCMILLAN, John 1,784
Liberal CAMPBELL, John 1,026
Canadian federal election, 1891
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal MCMILLAN, John 1,845
Liberal WEISMILLER, David 990
Unknown REITH, John 54
Canadian federal election, 1896
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal MCMILLAN, John 1,831
Conservative HAYS, T.E. 1,526
Canadian federal election, 1900
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal MCEWEN, George 1,696
Liberal MCMILLAN, John 1,475
Canadian federal election, 1904
Party Candidate Votes
Conservative GUNN, Benjamin B. 2,532
Liberal FRASER, Thomas 2,421

On Mr. Gunn's death, 9 December 1907:

By-election on 22 January 1908
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal MCLEAN, Murdo Young 2,679
Conservative HORTON, Henry 2,562
Canadian federal election, 1908
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal MCLEAN, Murdo Young 2,586
Conservative SHERRITT, John 2,432
Canadian federal election, 1911
Party Candidate Votes
Conservative MERNER, Jonathan Joseph 2,360
Liberal MCLEAN, Murdo Young 2,246
Canadian federal election, 1917
Party Candidate Votes
Government (Unionist) MERNER, Jonathan Joseph 3,932
Opposition (Laurier Liberals) MCMILLAN, Thomas 3,389
Canadian federal election, 1921
Party Candidate Votes
Progressive BLACK, William 4,105
Liberal MCMILLAN, Thomas 4,061
Conservative MERNER, Jonathan Joseph 3,965
Canadian federal election, 1925
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal MCMILLAN, Thomas 4,947
Conservative MERNER, Jonathan Joseph 4,694
Progressive MCMILLAN, Robert J. 1,680
Canadian federal election, 1926
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal MCMILLAN, Thomas 6,370
Conservative HICKS, Andrew 5,217
Canadian federal election, 1930
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal MCMILLAN, Thomas 6,176
Conservative TREWARTHA, Nelson W. 5,827

On Mr. McMillan's death, 7 June 1932:

By-election on 3 October 1932
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal GOLDING, William Henry 7,046
Conservative RADER, Louis Henry 5,060

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