Wellington—Grey

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Wellington—Grey, renamed Wellington—Grey—Dufferin—Waterloo in 1970, was a federal electoral district represented in the House of Commons of Canada from 1968 to 1979. It was located in the province of Ontario. This riding was created in 1966 from parts of Dufferin—Simcoe, Grey—Bruce, Waterloo North, Wellington South and Wellington—Huron ridings.

Wellington—Grey consisted of:

  • the Townships of Amarath, East Luther, Melancthon and East Garafraxa excepting the Town of Orangeville in the County of Dufferin,
  • the Town of Durham and the Townships of Artemesia, Egremont, Glenelg, Normanby and Proton in the County of Grey,
  • the Townships of Wellesley and Woolwich in the County of Waterloo,
  • the Townships of Arthur, West Garafraxa, West Luther, Maryborough, Minto, Nichol, Peel and Pilkington in the County of Wellington, and
  • the Town of Palmerston.

The electoral district was abolished in 1976 when it was redistributed between Bruce—Grey, Dufferin—Wellington, Grey—Simcoe, Guelph and Waterloo ridings.

Members of Parliament[edit]

Parliament Years Member Party
Wellington—Grey
Riding created from Dufferin—Simcoe, Grey—Bruce, Waterloo North,
Wellington South and Wellington—Huron
28th  1968–1972     Marvin Howe Progressive Conservative
Wellington—Grey—Dufferin—Waterloo
29th  1972–1974     Perrin Beatty Progressive Conservative
30th  1974–1979
Riding dissolved into Bruce—Grey, Dufferin—Wellington,
Grey—Simcoe, Guelph and Waterloo

Electoral history[edit]

1968 Canadian federal election: Wellington—Grey
Party Candidate Votes % ±
  Progressive Conservative HOWE, Marvin 12,118
  Liberal CHURCH, Jon 12,027
  New Democratic Party SEYMOUR, Edward E. 2,902
  Independent KIENAPPLE, Melvin Francis 224
1972 Canadian federal election: Wellington—Grey—Dufferin—Waterloo
Party Candidate Votes % ±
  Progressive Conservative BEATTY, Perrin 17,080
  Liberal ROSS, Allan F. 11,640
  New Democratic Party FRANCIS, Don 4,846
1974 Canadian federal election: Wellington—Grey—Dufferin—Waterloo
Party Candidate Votes % ±
  Progressive Conservative BEATTY, Perrin 17,253
  Liberal KIRKHAM, Brian 12,500
  New Democratic Party FRANCIS, Don 4,297

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