Middlesex North

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Middlesex North was a federal electoral district in Ontario, Canada, that was represented in the House of Commons of Canada from 1867 to 1917. It was created by the British North America Act of 1867 which divided the County of Middlesex into three ridings: the Middlesex North, Middlesex West and Middlesex East.

The North Riding consisted of the Townships of McGillivray and Biddulph (taken from the County of Huron), and Williams East, Williams West, Adelaide, and Lobo.

In 1882, it was redefined add the township of Stephen and the villages of Ailsa Craig, Lucan, Exeter and Parkhill, and to exclude the townships of Adelaide and Lobo.

In 1903, it was redefined to consist of the townships of Adelaide, Biddulph, Lobo, McGillivray, Williams East and Williams West, the town of Parkhill and the villages of Ailsa Craig and Lucan.

The electoral district was abolished in 1914 when it was redistributed between Middlesex East and Middlesex West ridings.

Electoral history[edit]

1867 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal Thomas Scatcherd 1,605
Unknown Mr. Watson 874
1872 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal Thomas Scatcherd acclaimed
1874 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal Thomas Scatcherd acclaimed

On Mr. Scatcherd's death, 15 April 1876:

By-election on 7 June 1876
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal Robert Colin Scatcherd 1,576
Unknown John Levi 1,318
1878 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal–Conservative Timothy Coughlin 1,629
Liberal Robert Colin Scatcherd. 1,621
1882 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal–Conservative COUGHLIN, Timothy 1,741
Unknown SHIPLEY, L.E. 1,632
1887 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal–Conservative COUGHLIN, T. 2,133
Unknown SHIPLEY, L.E. 1,864
1891 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes
Conservative HUTCHINS, W.H. 1,965
Liberal TAYLOR, W.H. 1,959
1896 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal RATZ, Valentine 2,184
Conservative HUTCHINS, William H. 2,122
1900 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes
Conservative SHERRITT, John 2,221
Liberal RATZ, Valentine 2,008
1904 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal RATZ, Valentine 1,894
Liberal BOSTON, Robert 1,598
1908 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal SMITH, Alexander Wilson 1,842
Conservative DOYLE, James William 1,779
1911 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes
Conservative ELLIOT, George 1,768
Liberal SMITH, Alexander Wilson 1,715

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