Essex North (electoral district)

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Essex North was a federal electoral district represented in the Canadian House of Commons from 1883 to 1925. It was located in the province of Ontario. This riding was created in 1882 when Essex riding was divided between Essex North and Essex South.

It initially consisted of the townships of West Sandwich, East Sandwich, Maidstone, Rochester and West Tilbury, the towns of Sandwich and Windsor, and the village of Belle River in the county of Essex.

In 1903, it was redefined to exclude the township of West Tilbury and include the township of Sandwich South, and the town of Walkerville.

In 1914, it was redefined to include the town of Objibway, and the village of Ford City.

The electoral district was abolished in 1924 when it was redistributed between Essex East and Essex West ridings.

Election results[edit]

Canadian federal election, 1882
Party Candidate Votes
Conservative James Colebrooke Patterson 1,714
Unknown J.A. Kilroy 1,022
Canadian federal election, 1887
Party Candidate Votes
Conservative James Colebrooke Patterson 2,301
Liberal Francis Cleary 2,165
Canadian federal election, 1891
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal William McGregor 2,892
Conservative James Colebrooke Patterson 2,043
Canadian federal election, 1896
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal MCGREGOR, William 2,511
Conservative ODETTE, Daniel Bpte. 2,038
Patrons of Industry MASON, Daniel Willis 605
Independent MCNEIL, Alex 70
Canadian federal election, 1900
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal SUTHERLAND, Robert Franklin 3,046
Conservative WHITE, Solomon 2,386
Canadian federal election, 1904
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal SUTHERLAND, Robert Franklin 3,037
Conservative HANNA, James Wesley 2,669
Canadian federal election, 1908
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal SUTHERLAND, Hon. Robert Franklin 3,227
Conservative FLEMING, Oscar Ernest 2,726

On Mr. Sutherland's being named Justice of the High Court, Exchequer Division and Puisne Judge, High Court Division, Supreme Court of Canada, 21 October 1909:

By-election on 10 November 1909
Party Candidate Votes
Conservative WILCOX, Oliver James 2,463
Liberal MCKEE, William J. 2,379
Canadian federal election, 1911
Party Candidate Votes
Conservative WILCOX, Oliver James 3,616
Liberal DEWAR, Peter Anderson 3,440
Canadian federal election, 1917
Party Candidate Votes
Opposition (Laurier Liberals) KENNEDY, William Costello 7,164
Government (Unionist) WIGLE, Ernest S. 6,718
Canadian federal election, 1921
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal KENNEDY, William Costello 14,176
Conservative NEAL, Harry James 6,981

On Mr. Kennedy being named Minister of Railways and Canals, 29 December 1921:

By-election on 19 January 1922
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal KENNEDY, Hon. William Costello acclaimed

On Mr. Kennedy's death, 17 January 1923:

By-election on 1 March 1923
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal HEALY, Albert Frederick 10,456
Conservative ROBINSON, Sidney Cecil 9,384

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