Monck (electoral district)

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Monck was a federal electoral district in the Canadian province of Ontario, which was represented in the Canadian House of Commons from 1867 to 1892. It is sometimes also considered one of Ontario's historic counties, as it was listed in some post-Confederation census records as a county of residence.

Monck consisted of the Lincoln County townships of Caistor and Gainsborough, the Haldimand County townships of Canborough, Dunn, Dunnville, Moulton and Sherbrooke, and the Welland County townships of Pelham and Wainfleet.

In 1872, it was redefined to include the Township of Dunn (Haldimand). In 1882, it was redefined to include the Township of South Cayuga and exclude the Township of Caistor.

The electoral district was abolished in 1892 when it was redistributed between Haldimand and Monck and Lincoln and Niagara ridings.

Members of Parliament[edit]

This riding elected the following members of the Canadian House of Commons:

  1. Lachlin McCallum (first term), Liberal-Conservative - 1867-1872
  2. James David Edgar, Liberal - 1872-1874
  3. Lachlin McCallum (second term), Liberal-Conservative - 1874-1887
  4. Arthur Boyle (first term), Conservative - 1887-1891
  5. John Brown, Liberal - 1891-1892
  6. Arthur Boyle (second term), Conservative - 1892

Electoral history[edit]

Canadian federal election, 1867
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal–Conservative Lachlin McCallum 1,126
Unknown Mr. Fraser 871
Canadian federal election, 1872
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal James David Edgar 1,334
Liberal–Conservative Lachlin McCallum 1,293
Canadian federal election, 1874
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal–Conservative Lachlin McCallum 1,354
Liberal James David Edgar 1,320
By-election on 22 June 1875

Due to unseating of Lachlin McCallum, 12 May 1875

Party Candidate Votes
Liberal–Conservative Lachlin McCallum 1,333
Liberal James David Edgar 1,329
Canadian federal election, 1878
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal–Conservative Lachlin McCallum 1,459
Liberal James David Edgar 1,431
Canadian federal election, 1882
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal–Conservative Lachlin McCallum 1,445
Unknown George A. McCallum 1,420
Canadian federal election, 1887
Party Candidate Votes
Conservative Arthur Boyle 1,816
Liberal George A. McCallum 1,718
Canadian federal election, 1891
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal John Brown 1,874
Conservative Arthur Boyle 1,614
By-election on 12 March 1892

Due to unseating of John Brown

Party Candidate Votes
Conservative Arthur Boyle acclaimed

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