Wellington Centre

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Wellington Centre 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 Wellington, divided into North, South and Centre Ridings. The Centre Riding consisted of the Townships of Anson, Garrafraxa, Erin, Eramosa, Nichol, and Pilkington, and the Villages of Fergus and Elora.

In 1872, it was defined to consist of the Townships of Pilkington, Elora, Nichol, Fergus, Garrafraxa West, Garrafraxa East, Peel and the Village of Orangeville. In 1882, the township Maryboro' was added to the riding.

The electoral district was abolished in 1903 when it was redistributed between Dufferin, Wellington North and Wellington South ridings.

Electoral history[edit]

1867 Canadian federal election: Wellington Centre
Party Candidate Votes % ±
  Liberal PARKER, Thomas Sutherland acclaimed
By-election: On Mr. Parker's death, 18 January 1869: Wellington Centre
Party Candidate Votes % ±
  Liberal ROSS, James acclaimed
1872 Canadian federal election: Wellington Centre
Party Candidate Votes % ±
  Liberal ROSS, James 1,434
     Liberal-Conservative ORTON, George Turner 1,388
1874 Canadian federal election: Wellington Centre
Party Candidate Votes % ±
     Liberal-Conservative ORTON, George Turner 1,530
  Unknown MCKINE, R. 1,481
By-election: On Mr. Orton being unseated on petition, 3 November 1874: Wellington Centre
Party Candidate Votes % ±
     Liberal-Conservative ORTON, George Turner 1,571
  Liberal ROSS, James 1,445
1878 Canadian federal election: Wellington Centre
Party Candidate Votes % ±
     Liberal-Conservative ORTON, George Turner 1,683
  Unknown ROBINSON, J. 1,677
1882 Canadian federal election: Wellington Centre
Party Candidate Votes % ±
     Liberal-Conservative ORTON, George Turner 2,208
  Liberal CARTWRIGHT, Sir R.J. 2,056
1887 Canadian federal election: Wellington Centre
Party Candidate Votes % ±
  Liberal SEMPLE, Andrew 2,427
     Liberal-Conservative ORTON, George Turner 2,377
1891 Canadian federal election: Wellington Centre
Party Candidate Votes % ±
  Liberal SEMPLE, Andrew 2,455
     Conservative HUNTER, Wm. H. 2,299
1896 Canadian federal election: Wellington Centre
Party Candidate Votes % ±
  Liberal SEMPLE, Andrew 1,917
     Conservative LEWIS, F.W. 1,295
  Independent GROVES, Abraham 752
  Independent GORDON, W.L. 599
1900 Canadian federal election: Wellington Centre
Party Candidate Votes % ±
     Liberal-Conservative MCGOWAN, John 2,364
  Liberal SEMPLE, Andrew 2,079

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