Simcoe South

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Simcoe South was a federal electoral district represented in the Canadian House of Commons from 1867 to 1925, and from 1979 to 1988. It was located north of Toronto in the province of Ontario. It was initially created by the British North America Act of 1867 when the County of Simcoe was divided into two ridings, to be called the South and North Ridings in the Legislative Assembly of the Province of Canada.

The South Riding consisted of the Townships of West Gwillimbury, Tecumseh, Innisfil, Essa, Tossorontio, Mulmur, and the Village of Bradford.

In 1882, the electoral district of the County of Simcoe was divided into three ridings. The South Riding consisted of the townships of Mulmur, Tossorontio, Essa, Innisfil, and Tecumseth, and the village of Alliston.

In 1903, the south riding was redefined to consist of the townships of Adjala, Essa, Gwillimbury West, Innisfil, Tecumseth and Tossorontio, the towns of Alliston and Barrie, and the villages of Beeton, Bradford and Tottenham.

The electoral district was abolished in 1924 when it was incorporated into Dufferin—Simcoe riding.

It was recreated in 1976 from parts of Grey—Simcoe, Peel—Dufferin—Simcoe and York—Simcoe ridings. It consisted of the City of Barrie and the Townships of Essa, Flos, Innisfil, Tecumseth, Vespra and West Gwillimbury, but excluding the Towns of Alliston and Wasaga Beach.

The electoral district was abolished in 1987 when it was redistributed between Simcoe Centre, Simcoe North and York—Simcoe ridings.

Electoral history[edit]

Canadian federal election, 1867
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal–Conservative William Carruthers Little 1,411
Independent Mr. Saunders 1,055
Canadian federal election, 1872
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal–Conservative William Carruthers Little Acclaimed
Canadian federal election, 1874
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal–Conservative William Carruthers Little Acclaimed
Canadian federal election, 1878
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal–Conservative William Carruthers Little 1,137
Independent Geo. Fletcher 694
Canadian federal by-election, 1882
Party Candidate Votes
Conservative Richard Tyrwhitt Acclaimed
Canadian federal election, 1882
Party Candidate Votes
Conservative Richard Tyrwhitt 1,441
Independent D. Dunn 1,435
Canadian federal election, 1887
Party Candidate Votes
Conservative Richard Tyrwhitt 1,834
Liberal W. Wright 774
Canadian federal election, 1891
Party Candidate Votes
Conservative Richard Tyrwhitt Acclaimed
Canadian federal election, 1896
Party Candidate Votes
Conservative Richard Tyrwhitt 2,146
Patrons of Industry Thos. W. Lennox 1,620
Canadian federal election, 1900
Party Candidate Votes
Conservative Haughton Lennox 2,331
Liberal Jos. Whitesides 1,409
Canadian federal election, 1904
Party Candidate Votes
Conservative Haughton Lennox 1,702
Liberal William C. Henry 1,643
Canadian federal election, 1908
Party Candidate Votes
Conservative Haughton Lennox 2,830
Liberal James Campbell 1,300
Canadian federal election, 1911
Party Candidate Votes
Conservative Haughton Lennox 3,278
Liberal Thomas Hammell 1,636
Canadian federal by-election, 1912
Party Candidate Votes
Conservative William Alves Boys Acclaimed
Canadian federal election, 1917
Party Candidate Votes
Government (Unionist) William Alves Boys 5,771
Opposition (Laurier Liberals) John Henry Mitchell 1,157
Canadian federal election, 1921
Party Candidate Votes
Conservative William Alves Boys 6,509
Progressive Compton Barker Jeffs 4,758
Canadian federal election, 1979
Party Candidate Votes
Progressive Conservative Ronald Stewart 25,483
Liberal Ray Ramsay 12,687
New Democratic Gaye Lamb 8,307
Canadian federal election, 1980
Party Candidate Votes
Progressive Conservative Ronald Stewart 19,768
Liberal Bruce Owen 16,174
New Democratic Paul Wessenger 9,474
Canadian federal election, 1984
Party Candidate Votes
Progressive Conservative Ronald Stewart 30,702
Liberal Bruce Owen 13,900
New Democratic Frank Berry 8,283

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