Grey Southeast

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Grey Southeast was a federal electoral district represented in the House of Commons of Canada from 1917 to 1935. It was located in the province of Ontario. This riding was created in 1914 from parts of Grey East and Grey South ridings when the county of Grey was re-divided into two ridings, Grey North and Grey Southeast.

The southeast riding consisted of the towns of Durham and Hanover, and the villages of Markdale, Dundalk, Flesherton and Chatsworth, and the townships of Bentinck, Normandy, Glenelg, Egremont, Proton, Artemesia, Osprey, Holland and Sullivan.

In 1924, it was redefined to consist of the part of the county of Grey lying south of and including the townships of Sullivan, Holland, Artemesia and Osprey.

The electoral district was abolished in 1933 when it was redistributed between Grey North and Grey—Bruce ridings.

It was the first riding in Canada to elect a female Member of Parliament, when it elected Agnes MacPhail of the Progressive Party in the 1921 election.

Election results[edit]

1917 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes
Government (Unionist) BALL, Robert James 4,845
Opposition (Laurier Liberals) WRIGHT, William Henry 3,609
1921 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes
Progressive MACPHAIL, Agnes Campbell 6,958
Conservative BALL, Robert James 4,360
Liberal HASTIE, Walter 2,638
1925 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes
Progressive MACPHAIL, Agnes C. 6,652
Conservative CAMPBELL, Lewis G. 5,245
1926 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes
Progressive MACPHAIL, Agnes Campbell 7,939
Conservative EDWARDS, Robert Thomas 6,211
1930 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes
Progressive MACPHAIL, Agnes Campbell 6,619
Liberal CAMPBELL, Lewis G. 6,376

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