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Elgin East was a federal electoral district represented in the House of Commons of Canada from 1867 to 1925. It was located in the province of Ontario. It was created by the British North America Act of 1867 which divided the county of Elgin into two ridings: Elgin East and Elgin West based on a traditional division.

In 1882, the East Riding of the county of Elgin was defined as consisting of the townships of Yarmouth, Malahide and Bayham, the villages of Port Stanley, Aylmer and Vienna, and the city of St. Thomas.

In 1903, the riding was redefined to exclude the township of Malahide and the city of St. Thomas, and to include the townships of Dorchester South and Malahide, and the village of Springfield.

The electoral district was abolished in 1924 when it was redistributed between Elgin West and Norfolk—Elgin ridings.

Election resultsEdit

1867 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes
Conservative Thomas William Dobbie 1,492
Unknown Mr. Burwell 1,382
1872 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal William Harvey 1,658
Unknown S. Rice 1,490
1874 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal William Harvey 1,886
Unknown S. Day 1,704

On Mr. Harvey's death, 14 June 1874:

By-election on 11 August 1874
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal Colin MacDougall 1,738
Unknown Thomas Senkins 1,523
1878 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal–Conservative Thomas Arkell 2,168
Liberal Colin MacDougall 2,128
1882 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal John Henry Wilson 2,221
Liberal–Conservative Thomas Arkell 2,097
1887 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal John Henry Wilson 2,744
Conservative Charles Oaks Ermatinger 2,690
1891 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal–Conservative Andrew B. Ingram 2,740
Liberal John Henry Wilson 2,694

On election being declared void:

By-election on 12 February 1892
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal–Conservative INGRAM, Andrew B. acclaimed
1896 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal–Conservative INGRAM, A.B. 2,862
Liberal WILSON, J.H. 2,684
Patrons of Industry MARTYN, J.P. 492
1900 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal–Conservative INGRAM, Andrew B. 3,076
Liberal WILSON, John Henry 2,925
1904 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal–Conservative INGRAM, Andrew B. 2,103
Liberal HEPBURN, Wm. F. 2,082

On Mr. Ingram's resignation, 8 December 1906, because of his appointment as Vice Chairman of the Ontario Railway and Municipal Commission:

By-election on 14 October 1906
Party Candidate Votes
Conservative MARSHALL, David 2,069
Liberal HAIGHT, G. 1,996
1908 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes
Conservative MARSHALL, David 2,263
Liberal RUTHERFORD, Walter W. 2,016
1911 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes
Conservative MARSHALL, David 2,313
Liberal MILLER, Francis Hincks 1,919
1917 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes
Government (Unionist) MARSHALL, David 2,591
Opposition (Laurier Liberals) CHARLTON, William Granville 2,283

On Mr. Marshall's death, 14 February 1920:

By-election on 22 November 1920
Party Candidate Votes
United Farmers of Ontario MCDERMAND, Sydney Smith 3,101
  National Liberal and Conservative STANSELL, John Lawrence 2,850
Liberal CHARLTON, William Granville 2,012
1921 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes
Conservative STANSELL, John Lawrence 3,240
Progressive MCDERMAND, Sydney Smith 3,172
Liberal COLTER, Charles Wesley 1,750

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