Oxford South

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Oxford South was a federal electoral district represented in the Canadian House of Commons from 1867 to 1935. It was located in the province of Ontario. It was created by the British North America Act of 1867.

In 1882, the South Riding of the county of Oxford consisted of the town of Ingersoll, the village of Norwich, and the townships of Oxford East, Oxford West, Oxford North, Norwich North, Norwich South, Burford and Oakland.

In 1903, the riding was redefined to include the township of Dereham and the town of Tilsonburg, and to exclude the townships of Burford and Oakland.

In 1924, Oxford South was defined to consist of the part of the county of Oxford lying south of and including the townships of Oxford North and Oxford West, south of and excluding the city of Woodstock, and south of and including the township of Oxford East.

The electoral district was abolished in 1933 when it was merged into Oxford riding.

Electoral history[edit]

Canadian federal election, 1867: South Riding of Oxford
Party Candidate Votes
  Liberal BODWELL, Ebenezer Vining acclaimed


Canadian federal election, 1872: South Riding of Oxford
Party Candidate Votes
  Liberal BODWELL, Ebenezer Vining acclaimed


Canadian federal election, 1874: South Riding of Oxford
Party Candidate Votes
  Liberal BODWELL, Ebenezer V. 981
  Unknown THRALL, Dr. 223


By-election: On Mr. Bodwell being appointed superintendent of the
Welland Canal, 23 May 1874: South Riding of Oxford
Party Candidate Votes
  Liberal SKINNER, James Atchison 1,186
  Unknown EDGAR, James David 823


Canadian federal election, 1878: South Riding of Oxford
Party Candidate Votes
  Liberal SKINNER, James A. 1,915
  Unknown GIBSON, Jos. 1,554


Canadian federal election, 1882: South Riding of Oxford
Party Candidate Votes
  Liberal HARLEY, Archibald 1,831
  Liberal SKINNER, Jas. A. 1,054


Canadian federal election, 1887: South Riding of Oxford
Party Candidate Votes
  Liberal CARTWRIGHT, Sir R.J. 2,099
  Conservative HAWKINS, John J. 977


Canadian federal election, 1891: South Riding of Oxford
Party Candidate Votes
  Liberal CARTWRIGHT, Sir R.J. 2,021
  Conservative WALSH, Michael 1,287


Canadian federal election, 1896: South Riding of Oxford
Party Candidate Votes
  Liberal CARTWRIGHT, Sir R.J. 2,347
  Conservative MAYBERRY, Ths. R. 1,597


By-election: On Mr. Cartwright being named Minister of
Trade and Commerce, 30 July 1896: South Riding of Oxford
Party Candidate Votes
  Liberal CARTWRIGHT, Sir R.J. acclaimed


Canadian federal election, 1900: South Riding of Oxford
Party Candidate Votes
  Liberal CARTWRIGHT, Sir R.J. 2,042
  Conservative KING, Stephen 1,226


Canadian federal election, 1904: South Riding of Oxford
Party Candidate Votes
  Liberal SCHELL, Malcolm S. 2,565
  Conservative HENDERSON, J.C. 2,070


Canadian federal election, 1908: South Riding of Oxford
Party Candidate Votes
  Liberal SCHELL, Malcolm Smith 2,712
  Conservative SUTHERLAND, Donald 2,619


Canadian federal election, 1911: South Riding of Oxford
Party Candidate Votes
  Conservative SUTHERLAND, Donald 2,503
  Liberal SCHELL, Malcolm Smith 2,479


Canadian federal election, 1917: South Riding of Oxford
Party Candidate Votes
  Government SUTHERLAND, Donald 4,124
  Opposition SCHELL, Malcolm Smith 2,812


Canadian federal election, 1921: South Riding of Oxford
Party Candidate Votes
  Conservative SUTHERLAND, Donald 4,476
Progressive HALEY, Martin Lee 3,597
  Liberal DEAN, Matthew 3,135


Canadian federal election, 1925: Oxford South
Party Candidate Votes
  Conservative SUTHERLAND, Donald 5,400
  Liberal INNES, James William 5,200


Canadian federal election, 1926: Oxford South
Party Candidate Votes
  Liberal CAYLEY, Thomas Merritt 6,064
  Conservative SUTHERLAND, Hon. Donald 5,364


Canadian federal election, 1930: Oxford South
Party Candidate Votes
  Liberal CAYLEY, Thomas Merritt 5,711
  Conservative SUTHERLAND, Hon. Donald 5,656


By-election: On Mr. Cayley's death, 16 April 1934: Oxford South
Party Candidate Votes
  Liberal RENNIE, Almon Secord 6,692
  Conservative SUTHERLAND, Hon. Donald 5,199

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