Perth (electoral district)

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Perth
Ontario electoral district
Defunct federal electoral district
LegislatureHouse of Commons
District created1933
District abolished1987
First contested1935
Last contested1984

Perth (also known as Perth—Wilmot) was a federal electoral district in Ontario, Canada, that was represented in the House of Commons of Canada 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.

Members of Parliament[edit]

Parliament Years Member Party
Perth
Riding created from Perth North and Perth South
18th  1935–1940     Fred Sanderson Liberal
19th  1935–1940
20th  1945–1949     Albert Bradshaw Progressive Conservative
21st  1949–1953     James Corry Liberal
22nd  1953–1957     Jay Monteith Progressive Conservative
23rd  1957–1958
24th  1958–1962
25th  1962–1963
26th  1963–1965
27th  1965–1968
28th  1968–1972
Perth—Wilmot
29th  1972–1974     William H. Jarvis Progressive Conservative
30th  1974–1979
Riding dissolved into Perth, Oxford, and Waterloo
Perth
31st  1979–1980     William H. Jarvis Progressive Conservative
32nd  1980–1984
33rd  1984–1988 Harry Brightwell
Riding dissolved into Perth—Wellington—Waterloo

Electoral history[edit]

Perth, 1933 - 1970[edit]

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

1972 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes
Progressive Conservative William H. Jarvis 19,859
Liberal C. Cy Cline 11,684
New Democratic Gary Gardiner 4,069
1974 Canadian federal election
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]

1979 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes
Progressive Conservative William H. Jarvis 19,019
Liberal J. David Bradshaw 9,255
New Democratic John Davies 4,255
1980 Canadian federal election
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
1984 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes
Progressive Conservative Harry Brightwell 19,186
Liberal Brian Innes 10,155
New Democratic Ian Munro 5,599

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