Carol Hughes

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Carol Hughes
MP
Member of the Canadian Parliament
for Algoma—Manitoulin—Kapuskasing
Incumbent
Assumed office
2008
Preceded by Brent St. Denis
Personal details
Born (1958-11-26) November 26, 1958 (age 55)
Val Caron, Ontario
Political party New Democratic Party
Spouse(s) Keith Hughes
Profession CLC Staff Representative
Religion Roman Catholic

Carol Hughes (born November 26, 1958 in Val Caron, Ontario) is a Canadian politician, who has represented the electoral district of Algoma—Manitoulin—Kapuskasing in the Canadian House of Commons since 2008. She is a member of the New Democratic Party.

Prior to being elected she worked as a staff representative for the Canadian Labour Congress. She ran as the NDP's candidate in the 2004 election and the 2006 election, losing to Liberal incumbent Brent St. Denis both times.

She had told the press that she would not run in the 2008 election, but changed her mind after she stopped in Blind River for dinner on her way home from a Canadian Labour Congress meeting, and a couple she had never met approached her and encouraged her to run again.[1] She won the riding in that election, and was re-elected in the 2011 election.[2]

Hughes endorsed Niki Ashton in the 2012 NDP leadership election.[3]

Electoral record[edit]

Canadian federal election, 2011
Party Candidate Votes % ±pp Expenditures
New Democratic Carol Hughes 18,747 51.73% +6.24%
Conservative Ray Sturgeon 10,943 30.19% +12.55%
Liberal François Cloutier 5,375 14.83% -17.70%
Green Lorraine Rekmans 1,212 3.34% -0.98%
Total valid votes/Expense limit 36,242 100.00%
Total rejected ballots 179 0.49%
Turnout 36,421 62.76%
     New Democratic Party hold Swing -3.2%
Canadian federal election, 2008
Party Candidate Votes % ±pp
New Democratic Carol Hughes 15,246 45.49 +10.99
Liberal Brent St. Denis 10,902 32.53 -5.64
Conservative Dianne Musgrove 5,899 17.60 -5.72
Green Lorraine Rekmans 1,465 4.37 +1.70
Total valid votes 33,512
Total rejected ballots
Turnout  %
Canadian federal election, 2006
Party Candidate Votes % ±pp
Liberal Brent St. Denis 14,652 38.17 -2.77
New Democratic Carol Hughes 13,244 34.50 +2.81
Conservative Ian West 8,952 23.32 +0.11
Green Sarah Hutchinson 1,025 2.67 -1.49
First Peoples National Will Morin 338 0.88 +0.88
Independent Donald Milton Polmateer 174 0.45 +0.45
Total valid votes 38,385
Canadian federal election, 2004
Party Candidate Votes % ±pp
Liberal Brent St. Denis 14,276 40.94
New Democratic Carol Hughes 11,051 31.69
Conservative Blaine Armstrong 8,093 23.21
Green Lindsay Killen 1,449 4.16
Total 34,869

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