Brandon—Souris

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Brandon—Souris
Flag of Manitoba.svg Manitoba electoral district
Brandon-Souris.png
Brandon—Souris in relation to other Manitoba federal electoral districts
Federal electoral district
Legislature House of Commons
MP
 
 
 
Larry Maguire
Conservative
District created 1952
First contested 1953
Last contested 2011
District webpage profile, map
Demographics
Population (2011)[1] 89,575
Electors (2011) 61,449
Area (km²)[2] 19,405.74
Pop. density (per km²) 4.6
Census divisions Division No. 4, Division No. 5, Division No. 6, Division No. 7,
Census subdivisions Albert, Argyle, Arthur, Boissevain, Brandon, Brenda, Cameron, Canupawakpa Dakota First Nation, Carberry, Cartwright, Cornwallis, Daly, Deloraine, Edward, Elkhorn, Elton, Glenboro, Glenwood, Hartney, Killarney-Turtle Mountain, Melita, Morton, North Cypress, Oak Lake, Oakland, Pipestone, Rivers, Riverside, Roblin, Sifton, Sioux Valley Dakota Nation, Souris, South Cypress, Strathcona, Virden, Wallace, Waskada, Wawanesa, Whitehead, Whitewater, Winchester, Woodworth

Brandon—Souris is a federal electoral district in Manitoba, Canada, that has been represented in the House of Commons of Canada since 1953.

Demographics[edit]

According to the Canada 2011 Census

Ethnic groups: 83.4% White, 9.8% Aboriginal, 2.3% Latin American, 1.7% Chinese
Languages: 85.8% English, 4.3% German, 2.3% Spanish, 1.7% French, 1.4% Chinese
Religions: 67.4% Christian (23.3% United Church, 16.6% Catholic, 12.5% "Other Christian", 6.1% Anglican, 2.1% Presbyterian, 1.8% Lutheran, 1.6% Baptist), 30.5% None.
Median income: $30,394 (2010)[3]
Average income: $36,827 (2010) [4]

Geography[edit]

The district is in the southwestern corner of the Province of Manitoba. It is bordered by the electoral district of Dauphin—Swan River—Marquette to the north, the electoral district of Portage—Lisgar to the east, the Canada–United States border to the south, and the Province of Saskatchewan to the west.

It includes the communities of Brandon, Cornwallis, Virden, Killarney, Souris and North Cypress.

History[edit]

The electoral district was created in 1952 from the former districts of Brandon and Souris.

Members of Parliament[edit]

This riding has elected the following Members of Parliament:

Parliament Years Member Party
Brandon—Souris
Riding created from Brandon and Souris
22nd  1953 − 1957     Walter Dinsdale Progressive Conservative
23rd  1957 − 1958
24th  1958 − 1962
25th  1962 − 1963
26th  1963 − 1965
27th  1965 − 1968
28th  1968 − 1972
29th  1972 − 1974
30th  1974 − 1979
31st  1979 − 1980
32nd  1980 − 1982
 1983 − 1984     Lee Clark Progressive Conservative
33rd  1984 − 1988
34th  1988 − 1993
35th  1993 − 1997     Glen McKinnon Liberal
36th  1997 − 2000     Rick Borotsik Progressive Conservative
37th  2000 − 2004
 2004 − 2004     Conservative
38th  2004 − 2006     Merv Tweed Conservative
39th  2006 − 2008
40th  2008 − 2011
41st  2011 − 2013
 2013 − Present     Larry Maguire Conservative

Election results[edit]

Canadian federal by-election, November 25, 2013
Party Candidate Votes % ∆% Expenditures
Conservative Larry Maguire 12,205 44.16 -19.57 $ 89,503.81
Liberal Rolf Dinsdale 11,816 42.75 +37.39 76,203.47
New Democratic Cory Szczepanski 1,996 7.22 -17.96 22,981.64
Green David Neufeld 1,349 4.88 -0.85 7,502.04
Libertarian Frank Godon 271 0.98 –   2,404.04
Total valid votes/Expense limit 27,637 100.0   –   $ 94,534.60
Total rejected ballots 106 0.38 -0.01
Turnout 27,743 44.81 -12.83
Eligible voters 61,910    
Conservative hold Swing -28.48
By-election due to the resignation of Merv Tweed.


Canadian federal election, 2011
Party Candidate Votes % ∆% Expenditures
Conservative Merv Tweed 22,386 63.73 +6.67 $42,483
New Democratic Jean Luc Bouché 8,845 25.18 +7.52 $11,846
Green Dave Barnes 2,012 5.73 -10.06 $10,620
Liberal Wes Penner 1,882 5.36 -2.92 $15,300
Total valid votes/Expense limit 35,125 100.0     $ 88,412.19
Total rejected ballots 139 0.39 +0.07
Turnout 35,264 57.54 +1.58
Eligible voters 61,289
Conservative hold Swing -0.42
Canadian federal election, 2008
Party Candidate Votes % ∆% Expenditures
Conservative Merv Tweed 19,558 57.06 +2.63 $40,902
New Democratic Jean Luc Bouché 6,055 17.67 -2.57 $16,762
Green Dave Barnes 5,410 15.78 +11.20 $39,823
Liberal Martha Jo Willard 2,836 8.27 -9.73 $12,178
Christian Heritage Jerome Dondo 292 0.85 +0.07 $728
Communist Lisa Gallagher 124 0.36 +0.04 $622
Total valid votes/Expense limit 34,275 100.0     $ 85,829
Total rejected ballots 112 0.33 -0.04
Turnout 34,387 55.96 -4.36
Eligible voters 61,449
Conservative hold Swing +2.60
Canadian federal election, 2006
Party Candidate Votes % ∆% Expenditures
Conservative (x)Merv Tweed 20,247 54.43 +2.70 $51,606
New Democratic Bob Senff 7,528 20.24 +1.09 $7,255
Liberal Murray Downing 6,696 18.00 -6.21 $20,605
Green Brad Bird 1,707 4.59 +1.00 $15.50
Independent Mike Volek 611 1.64 $4,238
Christian Heritage Colin Atkins 290 0.78 -0.22 $1,380
Communist Lisa Gallagher 120 0.32 -0.01 $295
Total valid votes/Expense limit 37,119 100.0     –  
Total rejected ballots 138 0.37 -0.18
Turnout 37,337 60.32 +4.07
Eligible voters 61,903
Conservative hold Swing +0.81
Canadian federal election, 2004
Party Candidate Votes % ∆% Expenditures
Conservative Merv Tweed 18,209 51.72 -17.64 $54,647
Liberal Murray Downing 8,522 24.21 +6.83 $26,903
New Democratic Mike Abbey 6,740 19.15 +7.05 $13,512
Green David Kattenburg 1,264 3.59 $1,322
Christian Heritage Colin Atkins 351 1.00 $683
Communist Lisa Gallagher 118 0.34 $665
Total valid votes 35,204 100.0     –  
Total rejected ballots 194 0.55
Turnout 35,398 56.24 -8.96
Eligible voters 62,938
Conservative notional hold Swing +12.23

^ Conservative change is from combined Canadian Alliance and Progressive Conservative. Percent change based on redistributed results.

Canadian federal election, 2000
Party Candidate Votes % ∆% Expenditures
Progressive Conservative Rick Borotsik 13,707 37.4 +1.8 $43,992
Alliance Gary Nestibo 11,678 31.9 -0.1 $55,926
Liberal Dick Scott 6,544 17.9 +0.1 $42,965
New Democratic Errol Black 4,518 12.3 -1.1 $13,475
Communist Lisa Gallagher 102 0.3 $383
Independent Colin G. Atkins 94 0.3 -0.4 $1,000
Total valid votes 36,643 100.0  
Total rejected ballots 116 0.3 0.0
Turnout 36,759 67.0 +0.2
Canadian federal election, 1997
Party Candidate Votes % ∆% Expenditures
Progressive Conservative Rick Borotsik 13,216 35.6 +13.1 $51,629
Reform Ed Agnew 11,883 32.0 +1.7 $52,341
Liberal Glen McKinnon 6,583 17.7 -15.3 $33,249
New Democratic Jennifer Howard 4,983 13.4 +1.6 $12,213
Independent Geoff Gorf Borden 244 0.7 $19
Christian Heritage Colin George Atkins 229 0.6 -0.3 $34
Total valid votes 37,138 100.0  
Total rejected ballots 135 0.4
Turnout 37,273 66.9
Canadian federal election, 1993
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Liberal Glen McKinnon 12,130 33.1 +2.4
Reform Edward George Agnew 11,125 30.3 +26.1
Progressive Conservative Larry Maguire 8,234 22.4 -24.3
New Democratic Ross C. Martin 4,336 11.8 -1.7
Christian Heritage Abe Neufeld 340 0.9
National Eldon Obach 335 0.3
Natural Law Robert Roberts 110 0.2
Canada Party George H. Armstrong 83 0.2
Total valid votes 36,693 100.0
Canadian federal election, 1988
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Progressive Conservative Lee Clark 17,372 46.8 -5.4
Liberal David Campbell 11,404 30.7 +16.1
New Democratic Dave Serle 5,018 13.5 -2.1
Reform Henry Carroll 1,578 4.2
Christian Heritage Abe Neufeld 1,324 3.6
Confederation of Regions Richard Rattai 333 0.9 -16.6
Independent Tabitha Y. Singha 108 0.3
Total valid votes 37,137 100.0
Canadian federal election, 1984
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Progressive Conservative Lee Clark 18,813 52.2 -10.0
Confederation of Regions Dennis Heeney 6,322 17.5
New Democratic Jake Janzen 5,631 15.6 -4.9
Liberal David Campbell 5,278 14.6 -2.7
Total valid votes 36,044 100.0
Canadian federal by-election, 24 May 1983
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
On Mr. Dinsdale's death, 20 November 1982
Progressive Conservative Lee Clark 19,330 62.2 +15.3
New Democratic Bill Moore 6,381 20.5 -4.2
Liberal Joe Mullally 5,369 17.3 -10.9
Total valid votes 31,080 100.0
Canadian federal election, 1980
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Progressive Conservative Walter Gilbert Dinsdale 16,098 46.9 -5.8
Liberal Joe Mullally 9,661 28.1 +6.3
New Democratic David Serle 8,509 24.8 +0.1
Marxist–Leninist Marnie Frain 76 0.2
Total valid votes 34,344 100.0
Canadian federal election, 1979
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Progressive Conservative Walter Gilbert Dinsdale 19,108 52.7 -5.1
New Democratic David Serle 8,949 24.7 +5.1
Liberal Vaughn Ramsay 7,918 21.8 +1.0
Social Credit John W. Gross 302 0.8 -1.0
Total valid votes 36,277 100.0
Canadian federal election, 1974
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Progressive Conservative Walter Gilbert Dinsdale 16,624 57.8 -2.8
Liberal John W. McRae 5,988 20.8 +0.6
New Democratic Cam Connor 5,616 19.5 +0.9
Social Credit John W. Gross 540 1.9
Total valid votes 28,768 100.0
Canadian federal election, 1972
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Progressive Conservative Walter Gilbert Dinsdale 17,923 60.6 +8.8
Liberal Gary Belecki 5,968 20.2 -14.1
New Democratic Kenneth John Singleton 5,501 18.6 +4.7
Independent William Lea 190 0.6
Total valid votes 29,582 100.0
Canadian federal election, 1968
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Progressive Conservative Walter Gilbert Dinsdale 15,060 51.8 -2.7
Liberal James R. Bates 9,963 34.3 +7.9
New Democratic Harold Van Mulligen 4,031 13.9 +3.7
Total valid votes 29,054 100.0
Canadian federal election, 1965
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Progressive Conservative Walter Gilbert Dinsdale 15,554 54.6 -5.9
Liberal Harry George 7,522 26.4 +3.0
New Democratic Harold E. Weitman 2,913 10.2 +5.2
Social Credit A.W. Bassingthwaighte 2,518 8.8 -2.2
Total valid votes 28,507 100.0
Canadian federal election, 1963
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Progressive Conservative Walter Gilbert Dinsdale 18,100 60.5 +0.3
Liberal A.C. Hamilton 7,011 23.4 +2.7
Social Credit A.W. Bassingthwaighte 3,305 11.0 -3.2
New Democratic Kathleen Forrest 1,514 5.1 +0.2
Total valid votes 29,930 100.0
Canadian federal election, 1962
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Progressive Conservative Walter Gilbert Dinsdale 17,813 60.1 -13.9
Liberal John Cameron Brown 6,143 20.7 +3.1
Social Credit Reginald Pearen 4,229 14.3 +11.1
New Democratic Leslie Victor Robson 1,438 4.9 -0.3
Total valid votes 29,623 100.0
Canadian federal election, 1958
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Progressive Conservative Walter Gilbert Dinsdale 22,185 74.0 +12.4
Liberal Kendric Hambly Williams 5,303 17.7 -3.0
Co-operative Commonwealth Hans Fries 1,552 5.2 +1.1
Social Credit Walter Robert Jones 946 3.2 -17.5
Total valid votes 29,986 100.0
Canadian federal election, 1957
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Progressive Conservative Walter Gilbert Dinsdale 17,389 61.6 +3.5
Liberal Joseph Francis O'Sullivan 5,831 20.7 -14.6
Social Credit Walter Duncan Taylor 3,866 13.7
Co-operative Commonwealth Hans Fries 1,145 4.1 -1.3
Total valid votes 28,231 100.0
Canadian federal election, 1953
Party Candidate Votes %
Progressive Conservative Walter Gilbert Dinsdale 13,915 58.0
Liberal James Albert Creighton 8,456 35.3
Co-operative Commonwealth Baden-Powell Hathaway 1,277 5.3
Labor–Progressive Dorothy Jessie Johnson 323 1.3
Total valid votes 23,971 100.0

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Coordinates: 49°43′26″N 100°01′12″W / 49.724°N 100.020°W / 49.724; -100.020