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Essex South was a federal and provincial electoral district represented in the House of Commons of Canada from 1882 to 1968. It was located in the province of Ontario. This riding was created in 1882 from parts of Essex riding.

It was created when the County of Essex was divided into two ridings: Essex North and Essex South. It initially consisted of the townships of Anderdon, Malden, North Colchester, South Colchester, Gosfield, Mersea, the town of Amherstburg, the villages of Leamington and Kingsville, and Pelée Island in the county of Essex.

In 1903, it was expanded to include the townships of Malden, Tilbury North, Tilbury West, Essex, and the portion of the village of Tilbury lying in the county of Essex. In 1914, it was expanded to include the village of Wheatley lying in the county of Essex.

In 1924, it was redefined to consist of the townships of Anderdon, Malden, Sandwich South, Colchester (North and South), Gosfield (North and South), Mersea and Pelee Island in the county of Essex, and the part of the village of Wheatley lying in the county of Kent. In 1933, it was expanded to exclude the township of Sandwich South, and the village of Wheatley. In 1947, it was redefined to include Pelee Island, Sandwich South, Tilbury West and the town of Essex, and exclude the village of Wheatley and the town of Tilbury.

In 1952, it was redefined to consist of the townships of Anderdon, Malden, Colchester (North and South), Gosfield (North and South), Mersea, Pelee Island, Sandwich South, Tilbury West and the town of Essex but excluding the village of Wheatley.

The electoral district was abolished in 1966 when it was redistributed between Essex and Essex—Kent ridings.

Election resultsEdit

FederalEdit

1882 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes
Conservative Lewis Wigle 1,475
Unknown William McGregor 1,415
1887 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal James Brien 2,177
Conservative Lewis Wigle 2,144
1891 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal Henry William Allan 2,390
Conservative Lewis Wigle 2,333
1896 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal COWAN, M.K. 2,426
Conservative KING, S.A. 2,244
1900 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal COWAN, Mahlon K. 2,539
Conservative WIGLE, Lewis 2,456
1904 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal CLARKE, A.H. 3,193
Conservative WIGLE, Lewis 2,780
1908 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal CLARKE, Alfred Henry 3,334
Conservative WIGLE, Darius 2,611
1911 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal CLARKE, Alfred Henry 2,946
Conservative PARK, William Frederick 2,745
1917 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes
Government (Unionist) BRIEN, John Wesley 3,645
Opposition (Laurier Liberals) ATKIN, Robert 3,476
1921 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal GRAHAM, Hon. George Perry 4,968
Progressive WILLAN, Thomas James 4,455
Conservative SCRATCH, Eugene S. 2,953

On Mr. Graham's being named Minister of Militia and Defence, 29 December 1921, and Minister of Naval Service, 29 December 1921:

By-election on 19 January 1922
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal GRAHAM, Hon. George Perry acclaimed
1925 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes
Conservative GOTT, Eccles James 6,851
Liberal GRAHAM, Rt. Hon. George Perr 6,017
1926 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes
Conservative GOTT, Eccles James 6,761
Liberal ROWLEY, Thomas 6,438
1930 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes
Conservative GOTT, Eccles James 8,261
Liberal MONTGOMERY, John Clarence 6,281
1935 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal CLARK, Stuart Murray 5,592
Conservative GOTT, Eccles James 4,889
Unknown MORRIS, James Ramsey 2,563
1940 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal CLARK, Stuart Murray 7,624
National Government BRUNER, Albert Leonard 5,457
1945 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal Stuart Murray Clark 7,875
Progressive Conservative William D. Conklin 7,540
Co-operative Commonwealth Edward Amos McGee 574
1949 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal CLARK, Stuart Murray 10,427
Progressive Conservative JASPERSON, Fred 9,110
1953 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal CLARK, Stuart Murray 10,620
Progressive Conservative MCKEE, Percy 7,420
1957 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes
Progressive Conservative THRASHER, Richard Devere 10,006
Liberal CLARK, Robert M. 9,580
Co-operative Commonwealth MACMILLAN, E. Lee 775
Social Credit CHARRON, Edgar B. 311
1958 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes
Progressive Conservative THRASHER, Richard Devere 14,326
Liberal ODETTE, Thomas Charles 8,222
Co-operative Commonwealth HAGGAR, George 861
1962 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal WHELAN, Eugene 11,397
Progressive Conservative THRASHER, Richard D. 10,409
New Democratic CERVIN, Val 1,342
Unknown BACKER, Jack 284
1963 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal WHELAN, Eugene F. 12,947
Progressive Conservative THRASHER, Richard Devere 12,178
Social Credit BACKER, Jack 419
1965 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal WHELAN, Eugene F. 12,887
Progressive Conservative THRASHER, Richard D. 10,072
New Democratic BERTRAND, Donald E. 1,329

Provincial (partial)Edit

Ontario provincial by-election, December 2, 1993
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal Bruce Crozier 12,736
Progressive Conservative Joan Flood 3,295
New Democratic David Maris 1,100
Family Coalition Joyce Ann Cherryr 1,060
Green Michael Green 132
Independent John Turmel 84

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