Wellington North

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Wellington North was a federal electoral district represented in the Canadian House of Commons from 1867 to 1953. It was located in the province of Ontario.

It was created by the British North America Act, 1867 which divided the County of Wellington into North, South and Centre Ridings. The North Riding consisted initially of the Townships of Amaranth, Arthur, Luther, Minto, Maryborough, Peel, and the village of Mount Forest.

In 1872, the township of Peel was removed from the riding, and the Village of Mount Arthur was added. In 1882, the riding was re-defined to consist of the townships of Wallace, Minto, Arthur, Luther East, Luther West and Amaranth, the towns of Palmerston, Harriston and Mount Forest, and the villages of Arthur and Clifford.

In 1903, the Wellington's three ridings were combined into two: the north and the south ridings of Wellington. The north riding consisted of the townships of Arthur, Garafraxa West, Luther West, Maryborough, Minto and Peel, the towns of Harriston, Mount Forest and Palmerston, and the villages of Arthur, Clifford and Drayton.

In 1924, the riding was called "Wellington North" and defined as consisting of that part of the county of Wellington lying north of a line described as commencing at the southeast corner of the township of Garafraxa West and following its southerly and westerly boundaries and the southerly boundary of the township of Peel, to the south boundary of Wellington county.

In 1933, it was defined as consisting of the townships of Arthur, Erin, Garafraxa West, Maryborough, Minto, Peel and West Luther in Wellington county, and the townships of Garafraxa East and East Luther in the county of Dufferin. In 1947, it was defined to consist of the townships of Arthur, Erin, Garafraxa West, Maryborough, Minto, Peel and West Luther including the towns of Mount Forest and Palmerston in the county of Wellington, and the townships of Garafraxa East and Luther East in the county of Dufferin, but excluding the town of Orangeville.

The electoral district was abolished in 1952 when it was redistributed between Dufferin—Simcoe, Wellington South and Wellington—Huron ridings.

Electoral history[edit]

Canadian federal election, 1867: Wellington North
Party Candidate Votes % ±
  Liberal-Conservative George Alexander Drew 1,493
  Unknown Mr. Foley 1,271
Canadian federal election, 1872: Wellington North
Party Candidate Votes % ±
  Liberal Nathaniel Higinbotham 1,264
  Liberal-Conservative George Alexander Drew 1,204
Canadian federal election, 1874: Wellington North
Party Candidate Votes % ±
  Liberal Nathaniel Higinbotham 1,470
  Liberal-Conservative George Alexander Drew 1,464
By-election: On Mr. Higinbotham being unseated on petition, 18 March 1875: Wellington North
Party Candidate Votes % ±
  Liberal Nathaniel Higinbotham 1,368
  Liberal-Conservative George Alexander Drew 1,365
Canadian federal election, 1878: Wellington North
Party Candidate Votes % ±
  Liberal-Conservative George Alexander Drew 1,713
  Liberal Nathaniel Higinbotham 1,605
Canadian federal election, 1882: Wellington North
Party Candidate Votes % ±
  Liberal MCMULLEN, James 1,911
  Unknown PLUMB, J.B. 1,891
Canadian federal election, 1887: Wellington North
Party Candidate Votes % ±
  Liberal MCMULLEN, James 2,543
  Conservative GORDON, Robert 2,175
Canadian federal election, 1891: Wellington North
Party Candidate Votes % ±
  Liberal MCMULLEN, James 2,486
  Conservative CLARKE, L.H. 2,300
Canadian federal election, 1896: Wellington North
Party Candidate Votes % ±
  Liberal MCMULLEN, James 2,712
  Conservative CLARKE, L.H. 2,550
Canadian federal election, 1900: Wellington North
Party Candidate Votes % ±
  Conservative TOLTON, Edwin 2,463
  Liberal MCMULLEN, James 2,431
Canadian federal election, 1904: Wellington North
Party Candidate Votes % ±
  Liberal MARTIN, Thomas 2,849
  Conservative MCGOWAN, John 2,541
By-election: On Mr. Martin's death, 20 October 1907: Wellington North
Party Candidate Votes % ±
  Liberal MARTIN, A.M. 2,338
  Conservative HAMILTON, Alex 2,072
Canadian federal election, 1908: Wellington North
Party Candidate Votes % ±
  Liberal MARTIN, Alexander Munro 2,651
  Conservative CLARKE, William A. 2,567
Canadian federal election, 1911: Wellington North
Party Candidate Votes % ±
  Conservative CLARKE, William Aurelius 2,530
  Liberal MARTIN, Alexander Munro 2,505
Canadian federal election, 1917: Wellington North
Party Candidate Votes % ±
  Government CLARKE, William Aurelius 3,492
  Opposition MCEWING, James 1,998
Canadian federal election, 1921: Wellington North
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Progressive PRITCHARD, John 5,138
  Conservative CLARKE, William Aurelius 3,874
Canadian federal election, 1925: Wellington North
Party Candidate Votes % ±
  Conservative SINCLAIR, Duncan 4,152
Progressive PRITCHARD, John 3,370
Canadian federal election, 1926: Wellington North
Party Candidate Votes % ±
  Conservative SINCLAIR, Duncan 4,825
  Liberal DALE, Richard Frederick 4,452
Canadian federal election, 1930: Wellington North
Party Candidate Votes % ±
  Liberal BLAIR, John Knox 4,716
  Conservative SINCLAIR, Duncan 4,626
Canadian federal election, 1935: Wellington North
Party Candidate Votes % ±
  Liberal BLAIR, John Knox 7,063
  Conservative SINCLAIR, Duncan 4,485
Reconstruction SMITH, Robert Hoath 1,276
Canadian federal election, 1940: Wellington North
Party Candidate Votes % ±
  Liberal BLAIR, John Knox 5,748
  National Government MENARY, Lewis 4,266

1945/06/11

Canadian federal election, 1945: Wellington North
Party Candidate Votes % ±
  Progressive Conservative MENARY, Lewis 5,779
  Liberal DARROCK, Arnold 5,764
  Co-operative Commonwealth HALL, Harry 457
Canadian federal election, 1949: Wellington North
Party Candidate Votes % ±
  Liberal DARROCH, Arnold 6,057
  Progressive Conservative MENARY, Lewis 6,025
  Co-operative Commonwealth HEFFERNAN, Frank J. 479

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