Charlottetown (electoral district)

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Charlottetown
Flag of Prince Edward Island.svg Prince Edward Island electoral district
Charlottetown, riding.png
Charlottetown in relation to the other Prince Edward Island ridings
Federal electoral district
Legislature House of Commons
MP
 
 
 
Sean Casey
Liberal
District created 2003
First contested 2004
Last contested 2011
District webpage profile, map
Demographics
Population (2011)[1] 34,562
Electors (2011) 26,067
Area (km²)[2] 44.33
Pop. density (per km²) 779.7
Census divisions Queens
Census subdivisions Charlottetown

Charlottetown is a federal electoral district in Prince Edward Island, Canada, that has been represented in the House of Commons of Canada since 2004. The district, which includes the entire City of Charlottetown, has an area of 46 km2 and a population of 32,245 as of 2001.

Demographics[edit]

  • Ethnic groups: 97.2% White
  • Languages: 94.8% English, 2.1% French, 2.5% Other
  • Religions: 47.7% Catholic, 39.5% Protestant, 2.5% Other Christian, 8.3% no affiliation
  • Average income: $26,205

History[edit]

From 1966 until 2004, most of the Charlottetown riding was part of the riding of Hillsborough. In 2003, there was a riding readjustment; some pieces of the old Hillsborough riding became part of Cardigan. 96.4% of the riding of Charlottetown was previously part of the Hillsborough riding, and 3.6% was previously part of Malpeque. There will be no boundary changes as a result of the 2012 federal electoral redistribution.

Member of Parliament[edit]

This riding has elected the following Members of Parliament:

Parliament Years Member Party
Hillsborough
Riding created from Queen's
28th  1968 − 1972     Heath MacQuarrie Progressive Conservative
29th  1972 − 1974
30th  1974 − 1979
31st  1979 − 1980     Tom McMillan Progressive Conservative
32nd  1980 − 1984
33rd  1984 − 1988
34th  1988 − 1993     George Proud Liberal
35th  1993 − 1997
36th  1997 − 2000
37th  2000 − 2004     Shawn Murphy Liberal
Riding renamed — Charlottetown
38th  2004 − 2006     Shawn Murphy Liberal
39th  2006 − 2008
40th  2008 − 2011
41st  2011 − Present     Sean Casey Liberal

Election results[edit]

Charlottetown, 2013 Representation Order[edit]

There will be no boundary changes for the 42nd Canadian federal election.

Charlottetown, 2003 Representation Order[edit]

Canadian federal election, 2011
Party Candidate Votes % ∆% Expenditures
Liberal Sean Casey 7,292 39.48 -10.58 $61,465.09
Conservative Donna Profit 6,040 32.71 +0.60 $48,556.35
New Democratic Joe Byrne 4,632 25.08 +12.77 $45,026.11
Green Eliza Knockwood 417 2.26 -2.57 $2,301.92
Christian Heritage Baird Judson 87 0.47 -0.23 $3,159.86
Total valid votes/Expense limit 18,468 100.0   $69,664.10
Total rejected ballots 113 0.61 -0.16
Turnout 18,581 70.10 +3.96
Eligible voters 26,507
Liberal hold Swing -5.59
Sources: [3] [4]
Canadian federal election, 2008
Party Candidate Votes % ∆% Expenditures
Liberal Shawn Murphy 8,893 50.06 -0.10 $66,093.14
Conservative Tom DeBlois 5,704 32.11 -2.03 $48,302.66
New Democratic Brian Pollard 2,187 12.31 +1.19 $4,744.42
Green Laura Bisaillon 858 4.83 +1.76 $1,257.27
Christian Heritage Baird Judson 124 0.70 +0.19 $8,750.00
Total valid votes/Expense limit 17,776 100.0   $67,455
Total rejected, unmarked and declined ballots 137 0.77 +0.18
Turnout 17,913 66.14 -4.61
Eligible voters 27,083
Liberal hold Swing +0.96
Canadian federal election, 2006
Party Candidate Votes % ∆% Expenditures
Liberal Shawn Murphy 9,586 50.16 +0.80 $60,442.09
Conservative Tom DeBlois 6,524 34.14 +6.59 $60,317.15
New Democratic Brian Pollard 2,126 11.12 -7.32 $5,251.38
Green David Daughton 586 3.07 -1.02 $780.62
Marijuana Andrew J. Chisholm 193 1.01 none listed
Christian Heritage Baird Judson 97 0.51 -0.05 $5,346.77
Total valid votes/Expense limit 19,112 100.0   $62,665
Total rejected, unmarked and declined ballots 114 0.59 -0.12
Turnout 19,226 70.75 +3.45
Eligible voters 27,175
Liberal hold Swing -2.90
Canadian federal election, 2004
Party Candidate Votes % ∆% Expenditures
Liberal Shawn Murphy 9,175 49.36 +6.80 $59,677.46
Conservative Darren Peters 5,121 27.55 -7.80 $60,605.56
New Democratic Dody Crane 3,428 18.44 -2.91 $13,197.84
Green Will McFadden 760 4.09 $1,647.47
Christian Heritage Baird Judson 105 0.56 $2,837.13
Total valid votes/Expense limit 18,589 100.0   $61,440
Total rejected, unmarked and declined ballots 133 0.71
Turnout 18,722 67.30
Eligible voters 27,820
Liberal notional hold Swing +7.30
Changes from 2000 are based on redistributed results. Change for the Conservatives is based on the combined total of the Progressive Conservatives and the Canadian Alliance.
2000 federal election redistributed results
Party Vote  %
  Liberal 7,427 42.56
  Progressive Conservative 5,270 30.20
  New Democratic 3,725 21.35
  Alliance 899 5.15
  Others 129 0.74

Hillsborough, 1968-2004[edit]

Canadian federal election, 2000
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Liberal Shawn Murphy 8,277 41.81
Progressive Conservative Darren Peters 6,039 30.50
New Democratic Dody Crane 4,328 21.86
Alliance Gerry Stewart 1,005 5.08
Natural Law Peter Cameron 92 0.46
Independent Baird Judson 58 0.29
Turnout 19,895 67.2%
Canadian federal election, 1997
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Liberal George Proud 7,630 40.87
New Democratic Dody Crane 5,751 30.80
Progressive Conservative Mitchell Tweel 4,594 24.61
Reform Blaine Jensen 476 2.55
Christian Heritage Baird Judson 145 0.78
Natural Law Paula Price 74 0.40
Turnout 18,847 71.2%
Canadian federal election, 1993
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Liberal George Proud 11,976 60.57
Progressive Conservative Tom McMillan 5,269 26.65
New Democratic Dody Crane 1,143 5.78
Reform Freeman T. Whitty 744 3.76
National Dave Patterson 350 1.77
Christian Heritage Baird Judson 167 0.84
Natural Law Peter Cameron 123 0.62
Canadian federal election, 1988
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Liberal George Proud 8,897 43.68
Progressive Conservative Tom McMillan 8,638 42.41
New Democratic Dody Crane 1,984 5.78
Independent David Weale 569 2.79
Christian Heritage Baird Judson 281 1.38
Canadian federal election, 1984
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Progressive Conservative Tom McMillan 9,158 53.20
Liberal Gerry Birt 6,768 39.32
New Democratic David Burke 846 4.91
Independent Big John Muise 323 1.88
Independent Izzurd Goat McFadden 82 0.48
Green David Daughton 37 0.21
Canadian federal election, 1980
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Progressive Conservative Tom McMillan 7,128 47.66
Liberal Gerry Birt 6,555 43.83
New Democratic Bob Crockett 1,245 8.32
Marxist–Leninist Kathryn Schmidt 28 0.19
Canadian federal election, 1979
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Progressive Conservative Tom McMillan 8,338 54.99
Liberal Gordon Tweedy 5,319 35.08
New Democratic Bob Crockett 1,453 9.58
Libertarian Garry Anstett 54 0.36
Canadian federal election, 1974
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Progressive Conservative Heath MacQuarrie 9,917 50.36
Liberal George Chandler 8,577 43.56
New Democratic Preston MacLeod 1,197 6.08
Canadian federal election, 1972
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Progressive Conservative Heath MacQuarrie 10,605 55.13
Liberal Ian Glass 7,168 37.26
New Democratic Etsel Ross 1,464 7.61
Canadian federal election, 1968
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Progressive Conservative Heath MacQuarrie 8,328 54.99
Liberal Jack McAndrew 6,447 41.05
New Democratic David Hall 930 5.92

Student Vote results[edit]

2011 election[edit]

In 2011, a Student Vote was conducted at participating Canadian schools to parallel the 2011 Canadian federal election results. The vote was designed to educate students and simulate the electoral process for persons who have not yet reached the legal majority. Schools with a large student body that reside in another electoral district had the option to vote for candidates outside of the electoral district then where they were physically located.[5]

Canadian federal election, 2011
Party Candidate Votes %
New Democratic Joe Byrne 785 29.92
Liberal Sean Casey 767 29.23
Conservative Donna Profit 558 21.26
Green Eliza Knockwood 402 15.32
Christian Heritage Baird Judson 112 4.27
Total valid votes 2,624 100.00

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