Chatham-Kent—Essex (provincial electoral district)

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Chatham-Kent—Essex
Flag of Ontario.svg Ontario electoral district
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Chatham-Kent—Essex in relation to other southwestern Ontario electoral districts
Provincial electoral district
Legislature Legislative Assembly of Ontario
MPP
 
 
 
Rick Nicholls
Progressive Conservative
District created 1999
First contested 1999
Last contested 2014
Demographics
Population (2006) 109,484
Electors (2007) 72,708
Area (km²) 1,924
Pop. density (per km²) 56.9
Census divisions Chatham-Kent, Essex County, Kent County
Census subdivisions Chatham-Kent, Leamington, Mersea Township
For the federal electoral district, see Chatham-Kent—Essex.

Chatham-Kent—Essex (formerly Chatham—Kent Essex) is a provincial electoral district in southwestern, Ontario, Canada. It elects one member to the Legislative Assembly of Ontario.

It was created in 1999 from parts of Essex—Kent, Chatham-Kent and Essex South.

When the riding was created, it included all of Kent County south of the Thames River, the city of Chatham, the town of Leamington and the Township of Mersea Township.

In 2007, the boundaries did not change.

Members of Provincial Parliament[edit]

This riding has elected the following members of the Legislative Assembly of Ontario:

Chatham-Kent—Essex
Assembly Years Member Party
Riding created from Essex—Kent, Chatham—Kent and Essex South
37th  1999 − 2003     Pat Hoy Liberal
38th  2003 − 2007
39th  2007 − 2011
40th  2011 − 2014     Rick Nicholls Progressive Conservative
41st  2014 − Present

Election results[edit]

Ontario general election, 2014
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Progressive Conservative Rick Nicholls 14,183 37.83 -3.95
New Democratic Dan Gelinas 11,667 31.12 +7.87
Liberal Terry Johnson 9,160 24.43 -7.71
Green Ken Bell 1,971 5.26 +2.42
Libertarian Douglas McLarty 514 1.37
Total valid votes 37,495 100.00
Progressive Conservative hold Swing -5.92
Source: Elections Ontario[1]
Ontario general election, 2011
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Progressive Conservative Rick Nicholls 15,121 41.78 +13.08
Liberal Paul Watson 11,631 32.14 -19.85
New Democratic Aleksandra Navarro 8,415 23.25 +10.52
Green Holly Sullivan 1,027 2.84 -2.85
Total valid votes 36,194 100.00
Total rejected, unmarked and declined ballots 233 0.64
Turnout 36,427 49.41
Eligible voters 73,727
Progressive Conservative gain from Liberal Swing +16.47
Source: Elections Ontario[2]
Ontario general election, 2007
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Liberal Pat Hoy 18,782 51.98 -6.93
Progressive Conservative Doug Jackson 10,367 28.69 -0.60
New Democratic Murray Gaudreau 4,601 12.73 +5.04
Green Ken Bell 2,054 5.69 *
Family Coalition Mark Morin 326 0.90
Total valid votes 36,130 100.00
     Liberal hold Swing -3.16

^ Change based on redistributed results

Ontario general election, 2003
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Liberal Pat Hoy 23,022 59.26 +3.22
Progressive Conservative Dave Wilkinson 11,586 29.82 -7.72
New Democratic Derry McKeever 2,893 7.45 +2.10
Green Jim Burgess 1,069 2.75 +1.68
Freedom David Rodman 281 0.72
Total valid votes 38,851 100.00
Ontario general election, 1999
Party Candidate Votes %
Liberal Pat Hoy 24,239 56.04
Progressive Conservative Jack Carroll 16,238 37.54
New Democratic Brian Sharp 2,316 5.35
Green Greg Zolad 462 1.07
Total valid votes 43,255 100.00

2007 electoral reform referendum[edit]

Ontario electoral reform referendum, 2007
Side Votes %
First Past the Post 24,235 69.3
Mixed member proportional 10,734 30.7
Total valid votes 34,969 100.0

Sources[edit]

Coordinates: 42°17′N 82°17′W / 42.28°N 82.29°W / 42.28; -82.29