Brandon East

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Brandon East is a provincial electoral division in the Canadian province of Manitoba.

Historical riding[edit]

The original riding of Brandon East existed from 1886 to 1888, when the City of Brandon was divided into two electoral districts for the first time. The city was re-established as a single riding in 1888.

List of provincial representatives[edit]

Name Party Took Office Left Office
James Smart Lib 1886 1888

Current riding[edit]

The modern riding of Brandon East was created in 1968, when the City of Brandon was again divided into two separate ridings. It has formally existed since the provincial election of 1969.

The riding borders on Brandon West to the west, and by Minnedosa in all other directions. Brandon itself is the second-largest city in Manitoba (after Winnipeg), and is located in the southwestern region of the province.

Brandon East's population in 1996 was 19,850. In 1999, the average family income was $40,233, and the unemployment rate was 8.60%. The service sector accounts for 19% of the riding's industry, followed by retail trade at 15% and health and social services at 14%. Eleven per cent of the riding's residents are aboriginal.

Brandon East has been held by the New Democratic Party since its creation, and is considered safe for the party.

List of provincial representatives[edit]

Name Party Took Office Left Office
Len Evans NDP 1969 1999
Drew Caldwell NDP 1999 present

Electoral results[edit]

Manitoba general election, 2011
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
New Democratic Drew Caldwell 3,864 54.68 +0.73
Progressive Conservative Mike Waddell 2,711 38.36 +0.26
Liberal Shaun Cameron 280 3.96 -3.99
Green Vanda Fleury 177 2.50 -
Total valid votes 7,032
Rejected and declined votes 35
Turnout 7,067 53.12
Electors on the lists 13,305

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Manitoba general election, 2007
Party Candidate Votes % ∆% Expenditures
     New Democratic Party Drew Caldwell 3,760 53.95 -8.09
     Progressive Conservative Mike Waddell 2,655 38.10 +5.46
Liberal Cheryl Burke 554 7.95 +3.56
Total valid votes 6,969 100.00
Rejected and declined votes 31
Turnout 7,000 58.72 +6.06
Electors on the lists 11,921

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Manitoba general election, 2003
Party Candidate Votes % ∆% Expenditures
     New Democratic Party Drew Caldwell 3,870 62.04 +0.76 $14,549.00
     Progressive Conservative Greg Dinsdale 2,036 32.64 +6.30 $13,316.52
Liberal Scott Brigden 274 4.39 -1.35 $1,771.36
     Communist Lisa Gallagher 58 0.93 $436.91
Total valid votes 6,238 100.00
Rejected and declined ballots 26
Turnout 6,264 52.66 -11.69
Electors on the lists 11,895

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Manitoba general election, 1999
Party Candidate Votes % ∆% Expenditures
     New Democratic Party Drew Caldwell 4,840 61.28 $18,137.00
     Progressive Conservative Marty Snelling 2,080 26.34 $25,283.41
     Independent Don Jessiman 525 6.65 $1,040.69
Liberal Peter Logan 453 5.74 $4,017.07
Total valid votes 7,898 100.00
Rejected and declined ballots 57
Turnout 7,955 64.35
Electors on the lists 12,362

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "Results of 40th General Election, 2011". Elections Manitoba. Retrieved 2013-12-03. 
  2. ^ "Results of 39th General Election, 2007". Elections Manitoba. Retrieved 2013-12-03. 
  3. ^ "Brandon East — Official Results — 2003 Provincial General Election". Elections Manitoba. 2003-06-03. Archived from the original on 2012-03-01. Retrieved 2013-12-03. 
  4. ^ "Results of 37th General Election, 1999". Elections Manitoba. Retrieved 2013-12-03. 

Coordinates: 49°50′06″N 99°53′38″W / 49.835°N 99.894°W / 49.835; -99.894