Wellington (electoral district)

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For the former provincial electoral district in Manitoba, see Wellington (Manitoba provincial electoral district). For the former provincial electoral district in Ontario, see Wellington (Ontario provincial electoral district).

Wellington was a federal electoral district in Ontario, Canada, that was represented in the House of Commons of Canada from 1968 to 1979.

This riding was created in 1968 from parts of Wellington South and Wentworth ridings. It consisted of the City of Guelph and the Townships of Eramosa, Guelph and Puslinch in the County of Wellington; and the Township of Beverly in the County of Wentworth. It was abolished in 1979 when it was merged into Guelph riding.

Members of Parliament[edit]

Parliament Years Member and margin of victory Party
28th 1968–1972 5.5%     Alfred Hales Progressive Conservative
29th 1972–1974 24.9%
30th 1974–1979 10.3%     Frank Maine Liberal

Election results[edit]

Canadian federal election, 1974
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal MAINE, Frank W. 18,171 46.2 +18.0
Progressive Conservative PAYNE, Bruce Ernest 14,099 35.9 -17.2
New Democratic PUNNETT, W. Gerald 6,165 15.7 -2.4
Independent TUCKER, Walter A. 592 1.5 +1.5
Communist BLYTHE, Gareth 124 0.3 -0.1
Libertarian SEYMOUR, Brian 89 0.2 +0.2
Marxist–Leninist THERIAULT, Terry 58 0.2 0.0
Total valid votes 39,298 100.0
Canadian federal election, 1972
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Progressive Conservative HALES, Alfred Dryden 20,730 53.1 +8.6
Liberal SLINGER, Jake 11,022 28.2 -10.8
New Democratic MCCREADY, Margaret 7,050 18.1 +1.6
Communist BLYTHE, Gareth 174 0.4 +0.4
Marxist–Leninist THERIAULT, Terry 67 0.2 +0.2
Total valid votes 39,043 100.0
Canadian federal election, 1968
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Progressive Conservative HALES, Alfred Dryden 13,496 44.5
Liberal DENT, Ralph 11,842 39.0
New Democratic LANTHIER, Phil 5,012 16.5
Total valid votes 30,350 100.0

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