Elgin West

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This article is about the federal electoral district. For the provincial electoral district, see Elgin West (provincial electoral district).

Elgin West 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 which divided the county of Elgin into two ridings: Elgin East and Elgin West based on a traditional division.

The West Riding of Elgin was redefined in 1882 to consist of the townships of Southwold, Dunwich, Alboro', Orford and Howard, and the village of Ridgetown. In 1903, it was redefined to exclude the townships of Orford and Howard, and the village of Ridgetown, and include the townships of the city of St. Thomas, and the town of Dutton. In 1914, it was redefined to include the villages of Rodney and West Lorne.

In 1924, it was defined as consisting of the county of Elgin, excluding the townships of Malahide and Bayham, and including the city of St. Thomas.

The electoral district was abolished in 1933 when it was merged into Elgin ridings.

Election results[edit]

Canadian federal election, 1867
Party Candidate Votes
Conservative John H. Munroe 970
Unknown McDougall 766
Canadian federal election, 1872
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal George Elliott Casey 1,115
Conservative John H. Munroe 1,023
Canadian federal election, 1874
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal CASEY, George E. 1,216
Unknown GUSTIN, E.W. 891
Canadian federal election, 1878
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal CASEY, George Elliott 1,319
Unknown MUNRO, M.G. 1,207
Canadian federal election, 1882
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal CASEY, George Elliott 2,110
Unknown CLARK, Alex 1,305
Canadian federal election, 1887
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal CASEY, George E. 2,351
Conservative GREER, James H. 1,519
Canadian federal election, 1891
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal CASEY, George E. 2,335
Conservative MCLEAN, Duncan 1,653
Canadian federal election, 1896
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal CASEY, George E. 2,585
Patrons of Industry MCKILLOP, Alexander A. 1,859
Canadian federal election, 1900
Party Candidate Votes
Independent ROBINSON, Jabel 1,805
Liberal MCGUGAN, Angus Donald 1,765
Independent Liberal CASEY, George Elliott 1,180
Canadian federal election, 1904
Party Candidate Votes
Conservative JACKSON, William 3,082
Liberal STEWART, Peter 2,695
Canadian federal election, 1908
Party Candidate Votes
Conservative CROTHERS, Thomas Wilson 3,259
Liberal TOLMIE, William 2,741
Canadian federal election, 1911
Party Candidate Votes
Conservative CROTHERS, Thomas Wilson 3,629
Liberal MACNISH, Donald 2,732

On Mr. Crother's being appointed Minister of Labour, 10 October 191:

By-election on 27 October 1911
Party Candidate Votes
Conservative CROTHERS, Thomas Wilson acclaimed
Canadian federal election, 1917
Party Candidate Votes
Government (Unionist) CROTHERS, Hon. Thomas Wilson 5,173
Opposition (Laurier Liberals) TOLMIE, William 3,526
Canadian federal election, 1921
Party Candidate Votes
Conservative MCKILLOP, Hugh Charles 4,367
Progressive HOOKWAY, Alfred Ernest 4,013
Liberal TOLMIE, William 3,631
Canadian federal election, 1925
Party Candidate Votes
Conservative MCKILLOP, Hugh C. 8,360
Liberal SLOGGETT, George Henry 6,535
Canadian federal election, 1926
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal HEPBURN, Mitchell Frederick 7,920
Conservative MCKILLOP, Hugh Cummings 7,742
Canadian federal election, 1930
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal HEPBURN, Mitchell Frederick 10,020
Conservative DOWLER, Jonathan 8,583

On Mr. Hepburn's resignation, 8 June 1934:

By-election on 24 September 1934
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal MILLS, Wilson Henry 9,617
Conservative BORBRIDGE, Harry Clyde 6,724
Independent MACDONALD, Ronald William 562

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