Perth South

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Perth South was a federal electoral district represented in the House of Commons of Canada from 1867 to 1935. It was located in the province of Ontario. It was created by the British North America Act of 1867 which divided the County of Perth into two ridings. The South Riding of the County of Perth initially consisted of the Townships of Blanchard, Downie, South Easthope, Fullarton, Hibbert, and the Villages of Mitchell and St. Marys.

In 1882, the townships of Usborne was added to the riding, and that of South Easthope was excluded. In 1903, Usborne was removed from the riding, and Easthope South and Logan townshiops were added. In 1914, the part of the village of Tavistock situated in the township of Easthope South was added.

In 1924, Perth South was defined to consist of the part of the county of Perth lying south of and including the townships of Logan, Fullerton and Downie, south of but excluding the city of Stratford, south of but including the township of Easthope South to the east boundary of the said county. That part of Tavistock lying in the township of Easthope South was also included.

The electoral district was abolished in 1933 when it was redistributed between Huron—Perth and Perth ridings.

Members of Parliament[edit]

Parliament Years Member and margin of victory Party
1st 1867–1872 3.4%     Robert MacFarlane Liberal
2nd 1872–1874 14.5% JamesTrow23.jpg James Trow
3rd 1874–1878 acclaimed
4th 1878–1882 2.2%
5th 1882–1887 5.0%
6th 1887–1891 2.1%
7th 1891–1892 3.9%
7th* 1892–1896 acclaimed     William Pridham Conservative
8th 1896–1900 4.9%     DilmanKErb23.jpg Dilman Kinsey Erb Liberal
9th 1900–1904 0.2%
10th 1904–1908 3.0% Gilbert Howard McIntyre.jpg Gilbert Howard McIntyre
11th 1908–1911 0.6%
12th 1911–1917 1.8%     Michael Steele Conservative
13th 1917–1921 1.0%
14th 1921–1925 2.9%     William Forrester Liberal
15th 1925–1926 4.9% Frederick George Sanderson
16th 1926–1930 5.5%
17th 1930–1935 7.6%

* denotes byelection

Electoral history[edit]

Canadian federal election, 1867: South Riding of the County of Perth
Party Candidate Votes
  Liberal MACFARLANE, Robert 1,490
  Unknown GUEST, 1,393


Canadian federal election, 1872: South Riding of the County of Perth
Party Candidate Votes
  Liberal TROW, James 1,683
  Unknown KIDD, J. 1,256


Canadian federal election, 1874: South Riding of the County of Perth
Party Candidate Votes
  Liberal TROW, James acclaimed


Canadian federal election, 1878: South Riding of the County of Perth
Party Candidate Votes
  Liberal TROW, James 1,796
  Unknown HORNIBROOK, E. 1,719


Canadian federal election, 1882: South Riding of the County of Perth
Party Candidate Votes
  Liberal TROW, James 1,896
  Unknown GUEST, Thos. B. 1,717


Canadian federal election, 1887: South Riding of the County of Perth
Party Candidate Votes
  Liberal TROW, James 2,224
  Conservative SHARP, H.F. 2,131


Canadian federal election, 1891: South Riding of the County of Perth
Party Candidate Votes
  Liberal TROW, James 2,363
  Conservative SHARP, H.F. 2,186


By-election: On election being declared void, 10 March 1892: South Riding of the County of Perth
Party Candidate Votes
  Conservative PRIDHAM, William acclaimed


Canadian federal election, 1896: South Riding of the County of Perth
Party Candidate Votes
  Liberal ERB, D.K. 2,069
  Conservative PRIDHAM, Wm. 1,851
  Protestant Protective DONALD, J.A. 551


Canadian federal election, 1900: South Riding of the County of Perth
Party Candidate Votes
  Liberal ERB, Dilman Kinsey 2,169
  Conservative PRIDHAM, William 2,160


Canadian federal election, 1904: South Riding of the County of Perth
Party Candidate Votes
  Liberal MCINTYRE, Gilbert H. 2,454
  Conservative STEELE, Michael 2,310


Canadian federal election, 1908: South Riding of the County of Perth
Party Candidate Votes
  Liberal MCINTYRE, Gilbert Howard 2,412
  Conservative STEELE, Michael 2,383


Canadian federal election, 1911: South Riding of the County of Perth
Party Candidate Votes
  Conservative STEELE, Michael 2,303
  Liberal MCINTYRE, Gilbert Howard 2,221


Canadian federal election, 1917: South Riding of the County of Perth
Party Candidate Votes
  Government STEELE, Michael 2,770
  Opposition FORRESTER, William 2,713


Canadian federal election, 1921: South Riding of the County of Perth
Party Candidate Votes
  Liberal FORRESTER, William 3,209
  Conservative STEELE, Michael 2,948
Progressive BERRY, Robert 2,908


Canadian federal election, 1925: Perth South
Party Candidate Votes
  Liberal SANDERSON, Frederick George 4,455
  Conservative GRAHAM, Robert S. 4,041


Canadian federal election, 1926: Perth South
Party Candidate Votes
  Liberal SANDERSON, Fred George 4,966
  Conservative GRAHAM, Robert S. 4,451


Canadian federal election, 1930: Perth South
Party Candidate Votes
  Liberal SANDERSON, Frederick George 5,063
  Conservative MONTEITH, Samuel James 4,346

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