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Middlesex North was a federal electoral district in Ontario, Canada, that was represented in the House of Commons of Canada from 1867 to 1917. It was created by the British North America Act of 1867 which divided the County of Middlesex into three ridings: the Middlesex North, Middlesex West and Middlesex East.

The North Riding consisted of the Townships of McGillivray and Biddulph (taken from the County of Huron), and Williams East, Williams West, Adelaide, and Lobo.

In 1882, it was redefined add the township of Stephen and the villages of Ailsa Craig, Lucan, Exeter and Parkhill, and to exclude the townships of Adelaide and Lobo.

In 1903, it was redefined to consist of the townships of Adelaide, Biddulph, Lobo, McGillivray, Williams East and Williams West, the town of Parkhill and the villages of Ailsa Craig and Lucan.

The electoral district was abolished in 1914 when it was redistributed between Middlesex East and Middlesex West ridings.

Electoral historyEdit

Canadian federal election, 1867
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal Thomas Scatcherd 1,605
Unknown Mr. Watson 874
Canadian federal election, 1872
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal Thomas Scatcherd acclaimed
Canadian federal election, 1874
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal Thomas Scatcherd acclaimed

On Mr. Scatcherd's death, 15 April 1876:

By-election on 7 June 1876
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal Robert Colin Scatcherd 1,576
Unknown John Levi 1,318
Canadian federal election, 1878
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal–Conservative Timothy Coughlin 1,629
Liberal Robert Colin Scatcherd. 1,621
Canadian federal election, 1882
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal–Conservative COUGHLIN, Timothy 1,741
Unknown SHIPLEY, L.E. 1,632
Canadian federal election, 1887
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal–Conservative COUGHLIN, T. 2,133
Unknown SHIPLEY, L.E. 1,864
Canadian federal election, 1891
Party Candidate Votes
Conservative HUTCHINS, W.H. 1,965
Liberal TAYLOR, W.H. 1,959
Canadian federal election, 1896
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal RATZ, Valentine 2,184
Conservative HUTCHINS, William H. 2,122
Canadian federal election, 1900
Party Candidate Votes
Conservative SHERRITT, John 2,221
Liberal RATZ, Valentine 2,008
Canadian federal election, 1904
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal RATZ, Valentine 1,894
Liberal BOSTON, Robert 1,598
Canadian federal election, 1908
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal SMITH, Alexander Wilson 1,842
Conservative DOYLE, James William 1,779
Canadian federal election, 1911
Party Candidate Votes
Conservative ELLIOT, George 1,768
Liberal SMITH, Alexander Wilson 1,715

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