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Perth North was a federal electoral district represented in the House of Commons of Canada from 1867 to 1935. It was located in the province of Ontario. It was created by the British North America Act of 1867 which divided the County of Perth into two ridings.

The North Riding of the County of Perth consisted of the Townships of Wallace, Elma, Logan, Ellice, Mornington, and North Easthope, and the Town of Stratford.

In 1882, it was redefined to consist of the townships of Ellice, Elma, Mornington and Logan, the towns of Stratford and Listowel, and the village of Milverton. In 1903, it was redefined to include the township of Easthope North. In 1914, it was redefined to include the township of Wallace, and exclude the township of Logan.

In 1924, Perth North was defined to consist of the part of the county of Perth lying north of and including the township of Easthope North, the city of Stratford, and the townships of Ellice and Elma.

The electoral district was abolished in 1933 when it was merged into Perth riding.

Members of ParliamentEdit

Parliament Years Member and margin of victory Party
1st 1867–1872 7.4%     James Redford Liberal
2nd 1872–1874 1.5%       Thomas Mayne Daly, Sr. Liberal-Conservative
3rd 1874–1875 0.4%   Andrew Monteith Conservative
3rd* 1875–1878 0.6%
4th 1878–1882 1.7%   Samuel Rollin Hesson
5th 1882–1887 7.0%
6th 1887–1891 4.4%
7th 1891–1892 1.4%     James Nicol Grieve Liberal
7th* 1892–1896 acclaimed
8th 1896–1900 0.8%       Alexander Ferguson MacLaren Conservative
9th 1900–1904 4.7%
10th 1904–1908 5.4%
11th 1908–1911 0.6%     James Palmer Rankin Liberal
12th 1911–1917 7.1%     Hugh Boulton Morphy Conservative
13th 1917–1921 18.5%
14th 1921–1925 5.1%     James Palmer Rankin Liberal
15th 1925–1926 4.7%     David McKenzie Wright Conservative
16th 1926–1930 4.0%     Francis Wellington Hay Liberal
17th 1930–1935 5.3%     David McKenzie Wright Conservative

* denotes byelection

Electoral historyEdit

1867 Canadian federal election: North Riding of Perth
Party Candidate Votes
  Liberal James Redford 1,515
  Liberal-Conservative Thomas Mayne Daly, Sr. 1,307


1872 Canadian federal election: North Riding of Perth
Party Candidate Votes
  Liberal-Conservative Thomas Mayne Daly, Sr. 1,848
  Liberal James Redford 1,792


1874 Canadian federal election: North Riding of Perth
Party Candidate Votes
  Conservative Andrew Monteith 1,992
  Liberal James Redford 1,829


By-election: On Mr. Monteith being unseated on petition, 7 July 1875: North Riding of Perth
Party Candidate Votes
  Conservative Andrew Monteith 1,737
  Independent James Fisher 1,717


1878 Canadian federal election: North Riding of Perth
Party Candidate Votes
  Conservative Samuel Rollin Hesson 2,533
  Independent J. Fisher 2,450


1882 Canadian federal election: North Riding of Perth
Party Candidate Votes
  Conservative Samuel Rollin Hesson 1,934
  Independent Robert Jones 1,682


1887 Canadian federal election: North Riding of Perth
Party Candidate Votes
  Conservative Samuel Rollin Hesson 2,382
  Liberal James Johnson 2,182


1891 Canadian federal election: North Riding of Perth
Party Candidate Votes
  Liberal James Nicol Grieve 2,520
  Conservative Samuel Rollin Hesson 2,449


By-election: On election being declared void, 19 May 1892: North Riding of Perth
Party Candidate Votes
  Liberal GRIEVE, James Nicol acclaimed


1896 Canadian federal election: North Riding of Perth
Party Candidate Votes
  Conservative MACLAREN, Alex. F. 2,916
  Liberal GRIEVE, James N. 2,870


1900 Canadian federal election: North Riding of Perth
Party Candidate Votes
  Conservative MACLAREN, A.F. 3,118
  Liberal GOETZ, George 2,838


1904 Canadian federal election: North Riding of Perth
Party Candidate Votes
  Conservative MACLAREN, Alexander Ferguson 3,618
  Liberal MABEE, James P. 3,298


1908 Canadian federal election: North Riding of Perth
Party Candidate Votes
  Liberal RANKIN, James Palmer 3,514
  Conservative MACLAREN, Alexander Ferguson 3,473


1911 Canadian federal election: North Riding of Perth
Party Candidate Votes
  Conservative MORPHY, Hugh Boulton 3,741
  Liberal RANKIN, James Palmer 3,244


1917 Canadian federal election: North Riding of Perth
Party Candidate Votes
  Government MORPHY, Hugh Boulton 5,977
  Opposition RANKIN, James Palmer 4,109


1921 Canadian federal election: North Riding of Perth
Party Candidate Votes
  Liberal RANKIN, James Palmer 6,030
  Conservative MORPHY, Hugh Boulton 5,274
Progressive AMOS, William Andrew 3,425


1925 Canadian federal election: Perth North
Party Candidate Votes
  Conservative WRIGHT, David McKenzie 7,386
  Liberal BROWN, Tom 6,725


1926 Canadian federal election: Perth North
Party Candidate Votes
  Liberal HAY, Francis Wellington 8,236
  Conservative WRIGHT, David McKenzie 7,596


1930 Canadian federal election: Perth North
Party Candidate Votes
  Conservative WRIGHT, David M. 8,726
  Liberal SMITH, David 7,850

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