Oxford South

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Oxford South was a federal electoral district represented in the Canadian House of Commons from 1867 to 1935. It was located in the province of Ontario. It was created by the British North America Act of 1867.

In 1882, the South Riding of the county of Oxford consisted of the town of Ingersoll, the village of Norwich, and the townships of Oxford East, Oxford West, Oxford North, Norwich North, Norwich South, Burford and Oakland.

In 1903, the riding was redefined to include the township of Dereham and the town of Tilsonburg, and to exclude the townships of Burford and Oakland.

In 1924, Oxford South was defined to consist of the part of the county of Oxford lying south of and including the townships of Oxford North and Oxford West, south of and excluding the city of Woodstock, and south of and including the township of Oxford East.

The electoral district was abolished in 1933 when it was merged into Oxford riding.

Electoral history[edit]

Canadian federal election, 1867: South Riding of Oxford
Party Candidate Votes
     Liberal BODWELL, Ebenezer Vining acclaimed


Canadian federal election, 1872: South Riding of Oxford
Party Candidate Votes
     Liberal BODWELL, Ebenezer Vining acclaimed


Canadian federal election, 1874: South Riding of Oxford
Party Candidate Votes
     Liberal BODWELL, Ebenezer V. 981
     Unknown THRALL, Dr. 223


By-election: On Mr. Bodwell being appointed superintendent of the
Welland Canal, 23 May 1874: South Riding of Oxford
Party Candidate Votes
     Liberal SKINNER, James Atchison 1,186
     Unknown EDGAR, James David 823


Canadian federal election, 1878: South Riding of Oxford
Party Candidate Votes
     Liberal SKINNER, James A. 1,915
     Unknown GIBSON, Jos. 1,554


Canadian federal election, 1882: South Riding of Oxford
Party Candidate Votes
     Liberal HARLEY, Archibald 1,831
     Liberal SKINNER, Jas. A. 1,054


Canadian federal election, 1887: South Riding of Oxford
Party Candidate Votes
     Liberal CARTWRIGHT, Sir R.J. 2,099
     Conservative HAWKINS, John J. 977


Canadian federal election, 1891: South Riding of Oxford
Party Candidate Votes
     Liberal CARTWRIGHT, Sir R.J. 2,021
     Conservative WALSH, Michael 1,287


Canadian federal election, 1896: South Riding of Oxford
Party Candidate Votes
     Liberal CARTWRIGHT, Sir R.J. 2,347
     Conservative MAYBERRY, Ths. R. 1,597


By-election: On Mr. Cartwright being named Minister of
Trade and Commerce, 30 July 1896: South Riding of Oxford
Party Candidate Votes
     Liberal CARTWRIGHT, Sir R.J. acclaimed


Canadian federal election, 1900: South Riding of Oxford
Party Candidate Votes
     Liberal CARTWRIGHT, Sir R.J. 2,042
     Conservative KING, Stephen 1,226


Canadian federal election, 1904: South Riding of Oxford
Party Candidate Votes
     Liberal SCHELL, Malcolm S. 2,565
     Conservative HENDERSON, J.C. 2,070


Canadian federal election, 1908: South Riding of Oxford
Party Candidate Votes
     Liberal SCHELL, Malcolm Smith 2,712
     Conservative SUTHERLAND, Donald 2,619


Canadian federal election, 1911: South Riding of Oxford
Party Candidate Votes
     Conservative SUTHERLAND, Donald 2,503
     Liberal SCHELL, Malcolm Smith 2,479


Canadian federal election, 1917: South Riding of Oxford
Party Candidate Votes
     Government SUTHERLAND, Donald 4,124
     Opposition SCHELL, Malcolm Smith 2,812


Canadian federal election, 1921: South Riding of Oxford
Party Candidate Votes
     Conservative SUTHERLAND, Donald 4,476
     Progressive HALEY, Martin Lee 3,597
     Liberal DEAN, Matthew 3,135


Canadian federal election, 1925: Oxford South
Party Candidate Votes
     Conservative SUTHERLAND, Donald 5,400
     Liberal INNES, James William 5,200


Canadian federal election, 1926: Oxford South
Party Candidate Votes
     Liberal CAYLEY, Thomas Merritt 6,064
     Conservative SUTHERLAND, Hon. Donald 5,364


Canadian federal election, 1930: Oxford South
Party Candidate Votes
     Liberal CAYLEY, Thomas Merritt 5,711
     Conservative SUTHERLAND, Hon. Donald 5,656


By-election: On Mr. Cayley's death, 16 April 1934: Oxford South
Party Candidate Votes
     Liberal RENNIE, Almon Secord 6,692
     Conservative SUTHERLAND, Hon. Donald 5,199

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