Middlesex West

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Middlesex West was a federal electoral district represented in the House of Commons of Canada from 1867 to 1968. It was located in the province of Ontario. It was created by the British North America Act of 1867 which divided the County of Middlesex into three ridings: Middlesex North, Middlesex West and Middlesex East.

The West Riding initially consisted of the Townships of Delaware, Caradoc, Metcalfe, Mosa and Ekfrid, and the Village of Strathroy.

In 1882, it was redefined to include the townships of Adelaide, Euphemia, the villages of Glencoe, Newbury and Wardsville, and to exclude the township of Carradoc.

In 1903, it was redefined to consist of the townships of Caradoc, Delaware, Ekfrid, Metcalfe and Mosa, the town of Strathroy, and the villages of Glencoe, Newbury and Wardsville.

In 1914, it was redefined to consist of the townships of Adelaide, Lobo, Delaware, Caradoc, Metcalfe, Mosa, Ekfrid, McGillivray, Williams East and Williams West, the towns of Park Hill and Strathroy, and the villages of Ailsa Craig, Glencoe, Newbury and Wardsville.

In 1924, it was defined as consisting of the part of the county of Middlesex lying west of and including the townships of McGillivray, Williams East, Lobo and Delaware.

In 1947, it was redefined to consist of the county of Middlesex, excluding the townships of North Dorchester, London, West Nissouri and Westminster.

In 1952, it was redefined to consist of the county of Middlesex excluding the townships of North Dorchester, London, West Nissouri, Westminster, and the eastern part of the township of London.

The electoral district was abolished in 1966 when it was redistributed between Huron, London West and Middlesex ridings.

Electoral history[edit]

1867 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes
Conservative Angus Peter McDonald 1,063
Unknown G. Billington 1,044
1872 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal George William Ross 1,322
Conservative Angus Peter McDonald 1,266
Unknown G. Billington 7
1874 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal George William Ross acclaimed
1878 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal George William Ross 1,635
Unknown N. Currie 1,587
1882 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal George William Ross 1,651
Unknown A. Currie 1,597

On election being declared void, October 1883:

By-election on 14 December 1883
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal Donald Mackenzie Cameron 1,771
Conservative William Frederick Roome 1,739
1887 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes
Conservative William Frederick Roome 2,110
Liberal Donald Mackenzie Cameron 2,005

On Mr. Roome being unseated on petition:

By-election on 10 March 1888
Party Candidate Votes
Conservative ROOME, William Frederick 1,940
Unknown ELLIOTT, 1,828
1891 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes
Conservative ROOME, Wm. F. 1,529
Liberal MCFARLANE, Hector 1,119
Conservative BROCK, William 1,110
1896 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal CALVERT, Will Samuel 2,274
Conservative ROOME, William T. 1,933
1900 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal CALVERT, Will S. 1,989
Conservative DUNLOP, Richard 1,813
1904 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal CALVERT, William Samuel 1,996
Conservative STEWART, George A. 1,790
1908 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal CALVERT, William Samuel 1,856
Conservative MCLAUCHLIN, Robert 1,844

On Mr. Calvert being appointed member of the National Transcontinental Railway Commission, 21 October 1909:

By-election on 10 November 1909
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal ROSS, Duncan Campbell 1,934
Conservative MCLAUCHLIN, Robert 1,778
1911 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal ROSS, Duncan Campbell 1,883
Conservative COBBAN, James 1,752
1917 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes
Opposition (Laurier Liberals) ROSS, Duncan Campbell 3,930
Government (Unionist) ELLIOT, George Adam 3,531
1921 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes
Progressive DRUMMOND, John Douglas Fraser 5,543
Liberal ROSS, Duncan Campbell 4,004
Conservative ELLIOT, George Adam 2,445
1925 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal ELLIOTT, John Campbell 4,926
Progressive MCDOUGALL, Allan L. 3,548
Conservative ELLIOTT, Thomas 2,816

On Mr. Elliott being appointed Minister of Labour, 8 March 1926:

By-election on 29 March 1926
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal ELLIOTT, Hon. John Campbell 6,443
Unknown ELLIOT, Thomas 3,783
1926 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal ELLIOTT, Hon. John Campbell 6,187
Conservative ALDRED, Alfred Edwin 4,086

On Mr. Elliott being appointed Minister of Public Works, 25 October 1926:

By-election on 2 November 1926
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal ELLIOTT, Hon. John Campbell acclaimed
1930 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal ELLIOTT, Hon. John Campbell 6,329
Conservative CAMPBELL, Peter Henry 4,839
1935 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal ELLIOTT, Hon. John Campbell 6,369
Conservative FREELE, Lloyd W.M. 3,382
Reconstruction CAMPBELL, John Edward 1,920
1940 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal MCCUBBIN, Robert 6,024
National Government FREELE, Lloyd Wm. M. 3,886
1945 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal Robert McCubbin 6,690
Progressive Conservative Archibald Pedden 4,303
Co-operative Commonwealth Allen Coghill 458
1949 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal MCCUBBIN, Robert 7,938
Progressive Conservative LITTLE, James George 5,239
1953 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal MCCUBBIN, Robert 8,645
Progressive Conservative MCTAGGART, Cameron Hugh 5,760
Co-operative Commonwealth POPE, Ross McEwen 432
1957 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes
Progressive Conservative THOMAS, W.H.A. 9,075
Liberal MCCUBBIN, Robert 7,368
Co-operative Commonwealth MCLACHLEN, Jack 631
1958 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes
Progressive Conservative THOMAS, W.H.A. 11,974
Liberal WALES, Harvey 5,883
1962 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes
Progressive Conservative THOMAS, W.H.A. 10,178
Liberal MCDONALD, David 7,914
New Democratic STEWART, Arthur B. 1,658
Social Credit ALFORD, Lloyd H. 327
1963 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes
Progressive Conservative THOMAS, W.H.A. 10,247
Liberal MCKENZIE, George A. 9,320
New Democratic STEWART, Arthur B. 1,327
Social Credit WATSON, James A. 232
1965 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes
Progressive Conservative THOMAS, W.H.A. 9,768
Liberal HODGINS, Norman W. 9,405
New Democratic CHEFURKA, Pat 2,067

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