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Leeds South was a federal electoral district in Ontario, Canada, that was represented in the House of Commons of Canada from 1867 to 1904. It was created by the British North America Act of 1867 which divided the County of Leeds into two ridings: a north riding and a south riding. The north riding was combined with the North Riding of the County of Grenville. The riding did not change its boundaries during its existence. It consisted of the Townships of North Crosby, South Crosby, Burgess South, Bastard, Leeds, Lansdowne, Escott and Yonge.[1]

The electoral district was abolished in 1903 when it was merged into Leeds riding.

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Canadian federal election, 1867
Party Candidate Votes %
Conservative John Willoughby Crawford 1,393 50.53
Unknown Albert Norton Richards 1,364 49.47
Canadian federal election, 1872
Party Candidate Votes %
Liberal Albert Norton Richards 1,270 50.24
Unknown George Morton 1,258 49.76
Canadian federal election, 1874
Party Candidate Votes %
Conservative David Ford Jones 1,602 50.05
Unknown W.H. Fredenburgh 1,599 49.95
Canadian federal election, 1878
Party Candidate Votes %
Conservative David Ford Jones 1,904 51.64
Unknown W.H. Fredenburgh 1,783 48.36
Canadian federal election, 1882
Party Candidate Votes %
Conservative George Taylor 1,993 53.73
Unknown C.E. Britton 1,716 46.27
Canadian federal election, 1887
Party Candidate Votes %
Conservative George Taylor 2,456 54.63
Liberal C.E. Britton 2,040 45.37
Canadian federal election, 1891
Party Candidate Votes %
Conservative George Taylor 2,294 51.18
Liberal J.B. Turner 2,188 48.82
Canadian federal election, 1896
Party Candidate Votes %
Conservative George Taylor 2,501 52.36
Liberal William H. Fredenburgh 2,013 42.14
Patrons of Industry James H. Horton 263 5.51
Canadian federal election, 1900
Party Candidate Votes %
Conservative George Taylor 2,472 54.52
Liberal William A. Lewis 2,062 45.48

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