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Grey South was a federal electoral district represented in the House of Commons of Canada from 1876 to 1917. It was located in the province of Ontario. It was created by the British North America Act of 1867 which divided the County of Grey into two ridings: Grey South and Grey North.

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The South Riding consisted of the Townships of Bentinck, Glenelg, Artemesia, Osprey, Normanby, Egremont, Proton and Melancthon. In 1872, the County of Grey was divided into three ridings when Grey East was created. The townships of Artemesia, Osprey, Proton and Melancthon were excluded from the south riding. In 1882, the township of Artemesia and the town of Durham were incorporated into the riding. In 1903, the township of Sullivan and the village of Hanover were incorporated into the riding.

Grey East was a federal electoral district represented in the House of Commons of Canada from 1872 to 1917. It was located in the province of Ontario. This riding was created in 1872 from parts of Grey North and Grey South ridings.

The electoral district was abolished in 1914 when it was merged into Grey Southeast riding.

Grey Southeast was a federal electoral district represented in the House of Commons of Canada from 1917 to 1935. It was located in the province of Ontario. This riding was created in 1914 from parts of Grey East and Grey South ridings when the county of Grey was re-divided into two ridings, Grey North and Grey Southeast.

Election results

1867 Canadian federal election
PartyCandidateVotes
Conservative George Jackson 1,560
UnknownMr. Dalgleish1,547
1872 Canadian federal election
PartyCandidateVotes
Liberal George Landerkin 1,150
Conservative George Jackson 977
1874 Canadian federal election
PartyCandidateVotes
Liberal George Landerkin 1,248
UnknownMr. Prebble863
1878 Canadian federal election
PartyCandidateVotes
Liberal–Conservative George Jackson 1,163
Liberal George Landerkin 1,082
1882 Canadian federal election
PartyCandidateVotes
Liberal LANDERKIN, George1,765
Liberal–Conservative JACKSON, Geo.1,689
1887 Canadian federal election
PartyCandidateVotes
Liberal LANDERKIN, George2,292
Conservative JAMIESON, David 2,195
1891 Canadian federal election
PartyCandidateVotes
Liberal LANDERKIN, George2,284
Conservative BLYTH, John2,281
1896 Canadian federal election
PartyCandidateVotes
Liberal LANDERKIN, George1,819
Conservative JAMESON, David1,753
Patrons of Industry ALLAN, William1,196
1900 Canadian federal election
PartyCandidateVotes
Liberal–Conservative RICHARDSON, Matthew2,375
Liberal LANDERKIN, George2,231
1904 Canadian federal election
PartyCandidateVotes
Liberal MILLER, Henry Morton2,227
Conservative MCKINNON, Charles1,911
1908 Canadian federal election
PartyCandidateVotes
Liberal MILLER, Henry Morton2,267
Conservative BALL, Robert James2,180
1911 Canadian federal election
PartyCandidateVotes
Conservative BALL, Robert James2,139
Liberal MILLER, Henry Morton2,091

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