Battlefords—Lloydminster

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Battlefords—Lloydminster
Flag of Saskatchewan.svg Saskatchewan electoral district
Battlefords-Lloydminster.png
Battlefords—Lloydminster in relation to other Saskatchewan federal electoral districts
Federal electoral district
Legislature House of Commons
MP
 
 
 
Gerry Ritz
Conservative
District created 1996
First contested 1997
Last contested 2011
District webpage profile, map
Demographics
Population (2011)[1] 76,295
Electors (2011) 51,039
Area (km²)[2] 32,130.72
Pop. density (per km²) 2.4
Census subdivisions North Battleford, Lloydminster, Kindersley, Battleford, Unity

Battlefords—Lloydminster is a federal electoral district in Saskatchewan, Canada, that has been represented in the Canadian House of Commons since 1997.

Geography[edit]

The district is in Central-Western Saskatchewan. It includes the communities of North Battleford, Kindersley, Battleford and Unity; as well as the Saskatchewan portion of Lloydminster,

History[edit]

The electoral district was created in 1996 from Kindersley—Lloydminster and The Battlefords—Meadow Lake ridings.

Members of Parliament[edit]

This riding has elected the following member of the House of Commons of Canada:

Parliament Years Member Party
Kindersley—Lloydminster and The Battlefords—Meadow Lake prior to 1996
36th 1997–2000     Gerry Ritz Reform
2000     Canadian Alliance
37th 2000–2003
2003–2004     Conservative
38th 2004–2006
39th 2006–2008
40th 2008–2011
41st 2011–present

Current Member of Parliament[edit]

Its Member of Parliament is Gerry Ritz, a former farmer and contractor. He was first elected in 1997. He represents the Conservative Party of Canada. In the last parliamentary session he served as vice-chair of the 'Standing Committee on Agriculture and Agri-Food'. He is the Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food.

Election results[edit]

Canadian federal election, 2011
Party Candidate Votes % ∆% Expenditures
Conservative (x) Gerry Ritz 19,203 66.9 +6.8 $57,125
New Democratic Glenn Tait 7,767 27.1 +1.8 $57,552
Liberal Jordan LaPlante 950 3.3 -4.9 $4,043
Green Norbert Kratchmer 785 2.7 -2.3 $345
Total valid votes/Expense limit 28,705 100.0  
Total rejected ballots 109 0.4 0.0
Turnout 28,814 58.2 +7
Eligible voters 49,530
Canadian federal election, 2008
Party Candidate Votes % ∆% Expenditures[3]
Conservative (x) Gerry Ritz 15,621 60.1 +6.1 $60,942
New Democratic Bob Woloshyn 6,572 25.3 +9.6 $52,759
Liberal Greg Nyholt 2,140 8.2 -4.6
Green Norbert Kratchmer 1,287 5.0 +2.9 $4,638
Christian Heritage Harold Stephan 368 1.4 +0.4 $6
Total valid votes/Expense limit 25,988 100.0   $87,340
Total rejected ballots 96 0.4 +0.1
Turnout 26,084 51 -9
Canadian federal election, 2006
Party Candidate Votes % ∆% Expenditures
Conservative (x) Gerry Ritz 16,491 54.1 -4.2 $54,526
New Democratic Elgin Wyatt 4,829 15.7 -4.6 $20,468
Independent Jim Pankiw 4,396 14.4 $77,133
Liberal Dominic LaPlante 3,901 12.8 -4.6
Green Norbert Kratchmer 637 2.1 -0.8 $145
Christian Heritage Harold Stephan 306 1.0 -0.2 $562
Total valid votes 30,560 100.0  
Total rejected ballots 89 0.3 -0.1
Turnout 30,649 60 +8
Canadian federal election, 2004
Party Candidate Votes % ∆% Expenditures
Conservative (x) Gerry Ritz 15,441 58.3 -7.0 $45,813
New Democratic Shawn McKee 5,367 20.2 +2.9 $41,961
Liberal Del Price 4,617 17.4 +0.1 $32,265
Green Kelsey Pearson 766 2.9  
Christian Heritage Diane Stephan 316 1.2  
Total valid votes 26,507 100.0  
Total rejected ballots 94 0.4
Turnout 26,601 52 -8.3
Canadian federal election, 2000
Party Candidate Votes % ∆% Expenditures
Alliance (x) Gerry Ritz 17,691 60.2 +17.5 $43,761
New Democratic Elgin Wayne Wyatt 5,107 17.4 -10.4 $22,558
Liberal Peter Frey 5,098 17.4 -2.7 $15,510
Progressive Conservative Harry Zamonsky 1,474 5.0 -4.4 $3,102
Total valid votes 29,370 100.0  
Total rejected ballots 107 0.4
Turnout 29,477 60 -3.3
Canadian federal election, 1997
Party Candidate Votes % ∆% Expenditures
Reform Gerry Ritz 13,125 42.7 $37,206
New Democratic (x) Len Taylor 8,535 27.8 $49,152
Liberal Glenn Hornick 6,155 20.0 $43,136
Progressive Conservative Ken Ritter 2,888 9.4 $22,635
Total valid votes 30,703 100.0  
Total rejected ballots 91 0.3
Turnout 30,794 63

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