|Member of the Canadian Parliament
|Preceded by||Brent St. Denis|
November 26, 1958 |
Val Caron, Ontario
|Political party||New Democratic Party|
|Profession||CLC Staff Representative|
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 St. Denis both times.
She has told the press that she had not planned to run again 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. She won the riding in that election, and was re-elected in the 2011 election.
|Canadian federal election, 2011|
|New Democratic||Carol Hughes||18,747||51.73%||+6.24%||–|
|Total valid votes/Expense limit||36,242||100.00%|
|Total rejected ballots||179||0.49%|
|New Democratic Party hold||Swing||-3.2%|
|Canadian federal election, 2008|
|New Democratic||Carol Hughes||15,246||45.49||+10.99|
|Liberal||Brent St. Denis||10,902||32.53||-5.64|
|Total valid votes||33,512|
|Total rejected ballots||–|
|Canadian federal election, 2006|
|Liberal||Brent St. Denis||14,652||38.17||-2.77|
|New Democratic||Carol Hughes||13,244||34.50||+2.81|
|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|
|Liberal||Brent St. Denis||14,276||40.94|
|New Democratic||Carol Hughes||11,051||31.69|
- "Hughes breaks 73 year Liberal stranglehold", Mid-North Monitor.
- "Hughes hails NDP showing". Sault Star, May 3, 2011.
- "Northern Ontario MP Carol Hughes Endorses Ashton for Leader". Local 2 News. January 31, 2012.