Perth (electoral district)

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Not to be confused with Electoral district of Perth.

Perth (also known as Perth—Wilmot) was a federal electoral district in Ontario, Canada, that was represented in the Canadian House of Commons from 1935 to 1988. This riding was created in 1933 from Perth North and parts of Perth South ridings.

It initially consisted of the county of Perth, excluding the townships of Fullarton and Hibbert, but including the city of Stratford, the town of Mitchell, and the part of the village of Tavistock that lies in the county of Perth.

In 1947, Perth riding was redefined to consist of the county of Perth, excluding the townships of Fullarton, Logan, and Hibbert but including the city of Stratford and that part of the village of Tavistock contained in the township of Easthope South.

In 1952, it was redefined to consist of the county of Perth, excluding the township of Hibbert but including the city of Stratford and that part of the village of Tavistock contained in the township of Easthope South.

In 1966, it was redefined to consist of the County of Perth (excluding the Town of Palmerston and the Village of Tavistock), and that part of the County of Waterloo contained in the Township of Wilmot.

The name of electoral district was changed in 1970 to Perth—Wilmot.

Perth—Wilmot was abolished in 1976 when it was redistributed between Oxford, Perth and Waterloo ridings.

The new riding of Perth consisted of County of Perth. Perth electoral district was abolished in 1987 when it was incorporated into Perth—Wellington—Waterloo riding.

Electoral history[edit]

Perth, 1933 - 1970[edit]

Canadian federal election, 1935
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal Frederick George Sanderson 12,766
Progressive Conservative Gerrance Hastings Jose 7,551
Reconstruction Harry Watson 2,016
Co-operative Commonwealth James Gerald Connor 1,211
Canadian federal election, 1940
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal Frederick George Sanderson 12,926
Conservative John Murray 8,451
Canadian federal election, 1945
Party Candidate Votes
Progressive Conservative Albert James Bradshaw 10,961
Liberal Theodore Parker 10,785
Co-operative Commonwealth Norman Garfield McCully 1,772
Canadian federal election, 1949
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal James Neilson Corry 10,901
Progressive Conservative Albert James Bradshaw 9,667
Co-operative Commonwealth John Walter 1,697
Canadian federal election, 1953
Party Candidate Votes
Progressive Conservative Jay Monteith 12,959
Liberal James Neilson Corry 10,939
Canadian federal election, 1957
Party Candidate Votes
Progressive Conservative Jay Monteith 16,663
Liberal James C. Neilson 9,186
Canadian federal election, 1958
Party Candidate Votes
Progressive Conservative Jay Monteith 18,295
Liberal James C. Neilson 6,842
Independent Theodore R. Parker 859
Canadian federal election, 1962
Party Candidate Votes
Progressive Conservative Jay Monteith 15,108
Liberal Fred Hotson 8,839
Canadian federal election, 1963
Party Candidate Votes
Progressive Conservative Jay Monteith 15,328
Liberal R. Neill Bissonnette 10,442
New Democratic Thomas O. Soper 1,065
Canadian federal election, 1965
Party Candidate Votes
Progressive Conservative Jay Monteith 13,558
Liberal C. Isabel MacBeth 9,309
New Democratic Gerald Alan Pout-MacDonald 1,712
Canadian federal election, 1968
Party Candidate Votes
Progressive Conservative Jay Monteith 14,959
Liberal Bill Somerville 12,864
New Democratic Jack Bishop 3,009

Perth—Wilmot, 1970 - 1976[edit]

Canadian federal election, 1972
Party Candidate Votes
Progressive Conservative William H. Jarvis 19,859
Liberal C. Cy Cline 11,684
New Democratic Gary Gardiner 4,069
Canadian federal election, 1974
Party Candidate Votes
Progressive Conservative William H. Jarvis 17,636
Liberal J. David Bradshaw 13,997
New Democratic Joan E. Rankin 3,503

Perth, 1976 - 1987[edit]

Canadian federal election, 1979
Party Candidate Votes
Progressive Conservative William H. Jarvis 19,019
Liberal J. David Bradshaw 9,255
New Democratic John Davies 4,255
Canadian federal election, 1980
Party Candidate Votes
Progressive Conservative William H. Jarvis 15,172
Liberal Bob McTavish 12,077
New Democratic John Davies 4,635
Marxist–Leninist Salah Bachir 56
Canadian federal election, 1984
Party Candidate Votes
Progressive Conservative A.H. Brightwell 19,186
Liberal Brian Innes 10,155
New Democratic Ian Munro 5,599

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