Grey East


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.

In 1872, the County of Grey was divided into three ridings: Grey North, Grey East and Grey South.

The East Riding consisted of the Townships of Proton, Melancthon, Osprey, Artemisia, Collingwood, Euphrasia and St. Vincent. In 1882, the riding was redefined to exclude the township or Artemesia, and include the village of Shelburne and the town of Meaford.

In 1903, The east riding was redefined to consist of the townships of Artemesia, Collingwood, Euphrasia, Holland, Osprey and Proton, the town of Thornbury, and the villages of Dundalk and Markdale.

The electoral district was abolished in 1914 when it was redistributed between Grey North and Grey Southeast ridings.

Election results


1872 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes
ConservativeWilliam Kingston Flesher1,402
UnknownR. McKnight857
1874 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes
ConservativeWilliam Kingston Flesher1,566
UnknownR. McKnight1,121
1878 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes
ConservativeThomas Simpson Sproule1,664
UnknownA. Gifford1,133
1882 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes
ConservativeThomas Simpson Sproule1,934
UnknownPeter Christie1,520
1887 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes
ConservativeThomas Simpson Sproule2,400
LiberalRobert Gilray1,845
1891 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes
ConservativeThomas Simpson Sproule1,977
LiberalJohn Clark1,958
1896 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes
ConservativeSPROULE, Thomas S.2,560
Patrons of IndustryBOWES, James2,039
1900 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes
ConservativeSPROULE, T.S.2,707
LiberalHARTMAN, C.W.2,342
1904 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes
ConservativeSPROULE, Thos S.2,209
LiberalHARTMAN, Clayton W.1,527
1908 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes
ConservativeSPROULE, Thomas Simpson2,396
LiberalRAYMOND, Elzear1,260
1911 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes
ConservativeSPROULE, Thomas Simpson2,560
LiberalHARTMAN, Clayton Webb1,475

See also