Waterloo South

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Waterloo South was a federal electoral district and a provincial electoral district.

Federally, it was represented in the Canadian House of Commons from 1867 to 1968. It was located in the province of Ontario. It was created by the British North America Act of 1867 using an 1859 definition of the "South Riding of Waterloo", which consisted of the Town of Galt and the Villages of Preston, New Hamburg, and Hespeler, as well as the Townships of South Waterloo, North Dumfries and Wilmot.

In 1903, it was redefined to consist of the townships of North Dumfries, South Waterloo and Wilmot, and the towns of Ayr, Galt, Hespeler, New Hamburg and Preston. Beginning in 1924, the riding was called "Waterloo South".

The electoral district was abolished in 1966 when it was redistributed between Kitchener, Perth and Waterloo ridings.

The Waterloo South provincial electoral district represented in the Ontario legislature from 1867 until 1975.

Federal electoral history[edit]

Canadian federal election, 1867: Waterloo South
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
     Liberal James Young 1,324
     Unknown James Cowan 958
Canadian federal election, 1872: Waterloo South
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
     Liberal James Young acclaimed
Canadian federal election, 1874: Waterloo South
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
     Liberal James Young acclaimed
Canadian federal election, 1878: Waterloo South
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
     Conservative Samuel Merner 1,468
     Liberal James Young 1,424
Canadian federal election, 1882: Waterloo South
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
     Liberal LIVINGSTON, James 1,580
     Conservative MERNER, Sam 1,372
Canadian federal election, 1887: Waterloo South
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
     Liberal LIVINGSTON, James 2,254
     Conservative COWAN, Thos. 1,886
Canadian federal election, 1891: Waterloo South
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
     Liberal LIVINGSTON, James 2,228
     Conservative CLARE, G.A. 1,916
Canadian federal election, 1896: Waterloo South
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
     Liberal LIVINGSTON, James 2,543
     Conservative CLARE, George A. 2,454
Canadian federal election, 1900: Waterloo South
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
     Conservative CLARE, George A. 2,708
     Liberal SHANTZ, Peter F. 2,490
Canadian federal election, 1904: Waterloo South
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
     Conservative CLARE, George A. 2,785
     Liberal LAIRD, George 2,420
Canadian federal election, 1908: Waterloo South
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
     Conservative CLARE, George A. 3,015
     Liberal MOYER, Sylvester 2,815
Canadian federal election, 1911: Waterloo South
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
     Conservative CLARE, George Adam 3,492
     Liberal MOYER, Sylvester 2,639
By-election: On Mr. Clare's death, 1 February 1915: Waterloo South
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
     Conservative SCOTT, Frank Stewart acclaimed
Canadian federal election, 1917: Waterloo South
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
     Government SCOTT, Frank Stewart 5,681
     Opposition THOMSON, Adam 2,894
     Labour HALL, Thomas 1,396
Canadian federal election, 1921: Waterloo South
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
     Progressive ELLIOTT, William 7,429
     Conservative SCOTT, Frank Stewart 6,629
Canadian federal election, 1925: Waterloo South
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
     Conservative EDWARDS, Alexander McKay 8,089
     Progressive ELLIOTT, William 5,158
Canadian federal election, 1926: Waterloo South
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
     Conservative EDWARDS, Alexander McKay 7,220
     Liberal WIDDIFIELD, Charles Russell 4,935
Canadian federal election, 1930: Waterloo South
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
     Conservative EDWARDS, Alexander McKay 8,999
     Liberal WIDDIFIELD, Charles Russell 4,950
Canadian federal election, 1935: Waterloo South
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
     Conservative EDWARDS, Alexander McKay 6,731
     Liberal CHARLTON, David S. 6,606
     Co-operative Commonwealth LAZARUS, Felix 2,426
     Reconstruction HAWKE, Harvey Orton 1,000
By-election: On Mr. Edwards' death, 14 November 1938: Waterloo South
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
     Conservative HOMUTH, Karl 7,776
     Liberal SERVISS, R. Kenneth 3,730
     Unknown MITCHELL, John 3,544
Canadian federal election, 1940: Waterloo South
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
     National Government HOMUTH, Karl 7,432
     Liberal FLYNN, Patrick Joseph 6,975
     Co-operative Commonwealth LATSCH, Vardon Stanley 1,549
Canadian federal election, 1945: Waterloo South
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
     Progressive Conservative HOMUTH, Karl 9,201
     Liberal FLYNN, Patrick Joseph 5,824
     Co-operative Commonwealth FERGUSON, Frank Alexander 4,795
Canadian federal election, 1949: Waterloo South
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
     Progressive Conservative HOMUTH, Karl 8,740
     Liberal MOFFATT, J. Mel 8,397
     Co-operative Commonwealth DUFRESNE, Paul 5,425
By-election: On Mr. Homuth's death, 25 June 1951: Waterloo South
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
     Progressive Conservative MEEKER, Howard 8,950
     Liberal MOFFATT, J. Mel 6,483
     Co-operative Commonwealth GEENS, Margaret 5,754
Canadian federal election, 1953: Waterloo South
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
     Liberal WHITE, Arthur Walter Adams 9,058
     Progressive Conservative BARBER, Robert Ross 7,309
     Co-operative Commonwealth GEENS, Peggy 4,039
     Social Credit JOHANNES, Jim 1,275
Canadian federal election, 1957: Waterloo South
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
     Progressive Conservative ANDERSON, William 11,699
     Liberal WHITE, Arthur W.A. 7,450
     Co-operative Commonwealth ISLEY, Theodore H. 4,009
     Social Credit HANCOCK, George 1,532
Canadian federal election, 1958: Waterloo South
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
     Progressive Conservative ANDERSON, William 15,624
     Liberal OLIVER, Marjorie 5,793
     Co-operative Commonwealth ISLEY, Theodore H. 4,415
Canadian federal election, 1962: Waterloo South
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
     Progressive Conservative CHAPLIN, Gordon 11,648
     Liberal SHAVER, Don 8,132
     New Democratic Party STEWART, Rod 7,186
     Social Credit FAST, Peter D. 566
Canadian federal election, 1963: Waterloo South
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
     Progressive Conservative CHAPLIN, Gordon 11,479
     Liberal SHAVER, Don 8,792
     New Democratic Party STEWART, Rod 7,403
     Social Credit BEZAN, Ted 372
By-election: On Mr. Chaplin's death, 9 November 1964: Waterloo South
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
     New Democratic Party SALTSMAN, Max 12,417
     Progressive Conservative CHAPLIN, Jim 10,078
     Liberal STEWART, Rod 5,563
Canadian federal election, 1965: Waterloo South
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
     New Democratic Party SALTSMAN, Max 13,337
     Progressive Conservative CHAPLIN, Jim 9,678
     Liberal MENARY, Reid C. 5,886

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