Victoria North

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Victoria North was a federal electoral district represented in the House of Commons of Canada from 1867 to 1904. It was located in the province of Ontario. It was created by the British North America Act of 1867, which divided the County of Victoria divided into two ridings: the South and North Ridings.

The North Riding initially consisted of the Townships of Anson, Bexley, Carden, Dalton, Digby, Eldon, Fenelon, Hindon, Laxton, Lutterworth, Macaulay and Drapper, Sommerville, and Morrison, Muskoka, Monck and Watt (taken from the County of Simcoe), and any other surveyed townships lying to the north of the North Riding.

In 1872, it was redefined to exclude townships included in the electoral district of Muskoka. In 1882, it was redefined to consist of the townships of Eldon, Fenelon, Somerville, Carden, Dalton, Bexley, Laxton, Digby, Longford, Lutterworth, Anson, Hindon, Galway, Snowdon, Minden, Stanhope, Sherbourne and McClintock, and the village of Fenelon Falls.

The electoral district was abolished in 1903 when it was amalgamated into Victoria electoral district.

Electoral history[edit]

1867 Canadian federal election: Victoria North
Party Candidate Votes % ±
  Liberal John Morison 687
  Unknown Hector Cameron 403
1872 Canadian federal election: Victoria North
Party Candidate Votes % ±
  Conservative Joseph Staples 629
  Liberal John Morison 541
1874 Canadian federal election: Victoria North
Party Candidate Votes % ±
  Liberal James Maclennan 564
  Conservative Hector Cameron 560
By-election: On election being declared void, 22 December 1874: Victoria North
Party Candidate Votes % ±
  Liberal James Maclennan 604
  Conservative Hector Cameron 601

This by-election was declared void, and Mr. Cameron was declared elected on 17 September 1875.

1878 Canadian federal election: Victoria North
Party Candidate Votes % ±
  Conservative Hector Cameron 917
  Liberal James Maclennan 741
1882 Canadian federal election: Victoria North
Party Candidate Votes % ±
  Conservative Hector Cameron 1,063
  Unknown G.G. Keith 773
1887 Canadian federal election: Victoria North
Party Candidate Votes % ±
  Liberal John Augustus Barron 1,442
  Conservative Hector Cameron 1,141
1891 Canadian federal election: Victoria North
Party Candidate Votes % ±
  Liberal John Augustus Barron 1,614 53.34
  Liberal-Conservative Samuel Hughes 1,412 46.66
By-election: On Mr. Barron being unseated on petition, 11 February 1892: Victoria North
Party Candidate Votes % ±
  Liberal-Conservative HUGHES, Samuel elected
  Liberal BARRON, John Augustus  
1896 Canadian federal election: Victoria North
Party Candidate Votes % ±
  Liberal-Conservative HUGHES, Samuel 1,715
  Liberal MCLAUGHLIN, R.J. 1,464
  McCarthyite DELEMERE, J.H. 338
1900 Canadian federal election: Victoria North
Party Candidate Votes % ±
  Liberal-Conservative HUGHES, Samuel 1,546
  Liberal MCKAY, John 1,417

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