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Wentworth South was a federal electoral district represented in the House of Commons of Canada from 1867 to 1904. it was located near Hamilton in the province of Ontario.

It was created by the British North America Act of 1867. The "South Riding of Wentworth" initially consisted of the Townships of Saltfleet, Binbrook, Glanford, Barton and Ancaster. In 1882, the townships of Grimsby and Caistor, and the village of Grimsby were added, while the Township of Ancaster was removed.

In 1892, it was called "South Wentworth" and redefined to consist of the townships of Saltfleet, Binbrooke, Barton, Glanford, North and South Grimsby, Caistor, East and West Flamborough, the town of Dundas, and the villages of Grimsby and Waterdown.

The electoral district was abolished in 1903 when it was redistributed between Lincoln and Wentworth ridings.

Electoral historyEdit

1867 Canadian federal election: Wentworth South
Party Candidate Votes % ±
  Liberal Joseph Rymal 1,015
  Unknown Thomas Robertson 988
1872 Canadian federal election: Wentworth South
Party Candidate Votes % ±
  Liberal RYMAL, Joseph 1,203
  Unknown BETHUNE, A. 995
1874 Canadian federal election: Wentworth South
Party Candidate Votes % ±
  Liberal RYMAL, Joseph 1,184
  Conservative BULL, H.B. 875
1878 Canadian federal election: Wentworth South
Party Candidate Votes % ±
  Liberal RYMAL, Joseph 1,169
  Unknown CARPENTER, F.M. 1,095
1882 Canadian federal election: Wentworth South
Party Candidate Votes % ±
  Liberal SPRINGER, Lewis 1,253
  Unknown WADDELL, R.R. 1,205
1887 Canadian federal election: Wentworth South
Party Candidate Votes % ±
  Conservative CARPENTER, F.M. 1,839
  Liberal RUSSELL, Jas. 1,663
1891 Canadian federal election: Wentworth South
Party Candidate Votes % ±
  Conservative CARPENTER, F.M. 1,773
  Liberal MIDDLETON, Jas. T. 1,772
1896 Canadian federal election: Wentworth South
Party Candidate Votes % ±
  Liberal BAIN, Thomas 2,673
  Conservative PETTIT, Andrew H. 2,486
1900 Canadian federal election: Wentworth South
Party Candidate Votes % ±
  Conservative SMITH, Ernest D'Israeli 2,584
  Liberal SEALEY, William Oscar 2,428

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