Leeds South

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Leeds South was a federal electoral district in Ontario, Canada, that was represented in the House of Commons of Canada from 1867 to 1904. It was created by the British North America Act of 1867 which divided the County of Leeds into two ridings: a north riding and a south riding. The north riding was combined with the North Riding of the County of Grenville. The riding did not change its boundaries during its existence. It consisted of the Townships of North Crosby, South Crosby, Burgess South, Bastard, Leeds, Lansdowne, Escott and Yonge.[1]

The electoral district was abolished in 1903 when it was merged into Leeds riding.

Electoral history[edit]

1867 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes %
Conservative John Willoughby Crawford 1,393 50.53
Unknown Albert Norton Richards 1,364 49.47
1872 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes %
Liberal Albert Norton Richards 1,270 50.24
Unknown George Morton 1,258 49.76
1874 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes %
Conservative David Ford Jones 1,602 50.05
Unknown W.H. Fredenburgh 1,599 49.95
1878 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes %
Conservative David Ford Jones 1,904 51.64
Unknown W.H. Fredenburgh 1,783 48.36
1882 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes %
Conservative George Taylor 1,993 53.73
Unknown C.E. Britton 1,716 46.27
1887 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes %
Conservative George Taylor 2,456 54.63
Liberal C.E. Britton 2,040 45.37
1891 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes %
Conservative George Taylor 2,294 51.18
Liberal J.B. Turner 2,188 48.82
1896 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes %
Conservative George Taylor 2,501 52.36
Liberal William H. Fredenburgh 2,013 42.14
Patrons of Industry James H. Horton 263 5.51
1900 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes %
Conservative George Taylor 2,472 54.52
Liberal William A. Lewis 2,062 45.48

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