Huron North

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Huron North was a federal electoral district represented in the House of Commons of Canada from 1867 to 1882, and from 1917 to 1953. It was located in the province of Ontario. It was created by the British North America Act of 1867 which divided the County of Huron into two ridings: Huron North and Huron South.

The North Riding consisted of the Townships of Ashfield, Wawanosh, Turnberry, Howick, Morris, Grey, Colborne, Hullett, and the Village of Clinton and McKillop.

In 1872, the County of Huron was divided into three ridings when Huron Centre was created. The townships of Grey, Colborne, Hullett, and the Village of Clinton and McKillop, were transferred from Huron North to the new riding.

The electoral district was abolished in 1882 when it was redistributed between the newly created Huron East and Huron West ridings.

In 1914, Huron North was re-created from Huron East and Huron West when Huron county was again divided into two ridings. The new riding consisted of the townships of Wawanosh East, Wawanosh West, Colborne, Ashfield, Turnberry, Morris, Howick, and Grey, the towns of Goderich and Wingham, and the villages of Blyth, Brussels and Wroxeter.

In 1924, it was redefined to consist of the part of the county of Huron lying north of and including the town of Goderich and the townships of Colborne, Wawanosh (East and West), Morris and Grey.

In 1934, it was redefined to consist of the townships of Goderich, Colborne, Ashfield, Wawanosh (East and West), Morris, Grey, Turnberry and Howick, and the town of Clinton in the county of Huron.

The electoral district was abolished in 1952 when it was redistributed between Huron and Wellington—Huron ridings.

Election results[edit]

Canadian federal election, 1867
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal Joseph Whitehead 1,940
Unknown Mr. Holmes 1,318
Unknown Mr. Sloan 675
Canadian federal election, 1872
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal–Conservative Thomas Farrow 1,550
Liberal James Somerville 1,359
Canadian federal election, 1874
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal–Conservative FARROW, Thomas 1,655
Unknown LECKIE, 1,510
Canadian federal election, 1878
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal–Conservative FARROW, Thomas 1,933
Unknown SLOAN, 1,849
Canadian federal election, 1917
Party Candidate Votes
Government (Unionist) BOWMAN, James 4,799
Opposition (Laurier Liberals) HISLOP, Archibald 2,770
Canadian federal election, 1921
Party Candidate Votes
Progressive KING, John Warwick 5,243
Conservative SPOTTON, George 4,057
Liberal FRASIER, William Henry 2,426
Canadian federal election, 1925
Party Candidate Votes
Progressive KING, John Warwick 5,340
Conservative SPOTTON, George 5,170
Canadian federal election, 1926
Party Candidate Votes
Progressive KING, John Warwick 5,892
Conservative MACEWAN, Hugh John Alexander 5,547

On Mr. King's death, 14 January 1927:

By-election on 12 September 1927
Party Candidate Votes
Conservative SPOTTON, George 4,595
Liberal HISLOP, Archibald 4,407
Progressive BRICKER, Sheldon 2,673
Canadian federal election, 1930
Party Candidate Votes
Conservative SPOTTON, George 6,160
Liberal ROBERTSON, William Henry 5,927
Canadian federal election, 1935
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal DEACHMAN, Robert John 6,508
Conservative SPOTTON, George 5,925
Reconstruction HENDERSON, William James 1,572
Canadian federal election, 1940
Party Candidate Votes
National Government Lewis Elston Cardiff 5,937
Liberal Robert John Deachman 5,897
Canadian federal election, 1945
Party Candidate Votes
Progressive Conservative CARDIFF, Lewis Elston 7,083
Liberal NAIRN, Douglas Ross 5,273
Co-operative Commonwealth MILLS, Morley Francis 586
Canadian federal election, 1949
Party Candidate Votes
Progressive Conservative CARDIFF, Lewis Elston 6,986
Liberal HETHERINGTON, Robert Scott 6,465
Co-operative Commonwealth BURROWS, Harry Charles 497

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