Chatham-Kent—Essex

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Chatham-Kent—Essex
Flag of Ontario.svg Ontario electoral district
Chatham-Kent-Essex.png
Chatham-Kent—Essex in relation to other southern Ontario electoral districts
Federal electoral district
Legislature House of Commons
MP
 
 
 
Dave Van Kesteren
Conservative
District created 1996
First contested 1997
Last contested 2011
District webpage profile, map
Demographics
Population (2011)[1] 105,579
Electors (2011) 74,973
Area (km²)[2] 1,795.47
Pop. density (per km²) 58.8
Census divisions Chatham-Kent, Essex
Census subdivisions Chatham-Kent, Leamington, Moravian 47
For the provincial electoral district, see Chatham-Kent—Essex (provincial electoral district).

Chatham-Kent—Essex (formerly known as Kent—Essex) is a federal electoral district in Ontario, Canada, that has been represented in the Canadian House of Commons since 1997.

Federal riding[edit]

The federal riding was created in 1996 as "Kent—Essex" from Essex—Kent and Kent ridings. Its name was changed to the present name in 1998.

The riding includes the Municipality of Chatham-Kent located south of the Thames River, the former City of Chatham, the Town of Leamington, and the Indian reserve of Moravian 47. The population in 2001 was 106,144 and the area is 1,924 km2.

Members of Parliament[edit]

This riding has elected the following member of the Members of Parliament:

Parliament Years Member Party
36th 1997–2000     Jerry Pickard Liberal
37th 2000–2004
38th 2004–2006
39th 2006–2008     Dave Van Kesteren Conservative
40th 2008–2011
41st 2011–present

Politics[edit]

The riding is evenly divided between urban and rural voters, so both manufacturing and agricultural issues sway the results.

Jerry Pickard retired just before the 2006 election campaign, and the federal Conservatives won this riding in the January 23, 2006 election on the back of a promise to help farmers by scrapping the CAIS program. Area farmers believe this promise has not been kept,[3] but the Conservatives held on to the riding in 2008 and 2011.

Federal election results[edit]

Chatham-Kent—Essex[edit]

Canadian federal election, 2011
Party Candidate Votes % ±pp Expenditures
Conservative Dave Van Kesteren 23,360 53.8 +5.9
New Democratic Ron Franko 11,449 26.3 +9.8
Liberal Matt Daudlin 7,172 16.5 -12.6
Green Rob Hodgson 1,470 3.4 +0.5
Total valid votes 43,451 100.0
Total rejected ballots 221 0.05
Turnout 43,672 59.43
Total eligible voters 73,484
Canadian federal election, 2008
Party Candidate Votes % ±pp Expenditures
Conservative Dave Van Kesteren 19,960 47.9 +5.1 $70,361
Liberal Matt Daudlin 12,127 29.1 -2.2 $46,213
New Democratic Ron Cadotte 6,850 16.5 -5.9 $6,134
Green Alina Abbott 2,712 6.5 +2.9 $1,214
Total valid votes/Expense limit 41,649 100.0 $82,648
Total rejected ballots
Turnout
Canadian federal election, 2006
Party Candidate Votes % ±pp
Conservative Dave Van Kesteren 20,820 42.8 +5.1
Liberal Jim Comiskey 15,204 31.3 -8.3
New Democratic Kathleen Kevany 10,875 22.4 +5.3
Green Ken Bell 1,737 3.6 -0.6
Total valid votes 48,636 100.0
Canadian federal election, 2004
Party Candidate Votes % ±pp
Liberal Jerry Pickard 17,435 39.6 -10.1
Conservative Dave Van Kesteren 17,028 38.7 -3.7
New Democratic Kathleen Kevany 7,538 17.1 +11.6
Green Rod Hetherington 1,845 4.2 +2.4
Marxist–Leninist Margaret Mondaca 150 0.3
Total valid votes 43,996 100.0

Note: Conservative vote is compared to the total of the Canadian Alliance vote and Progressive Conservative vote in 2000 election.

Canadian federal election, 2000
Party Candidate Votes % ±pp
Liberal Jerry Pickard 20,085 49.7 -0.5
Alliance Sean Smart 12,957 32.1 +11.1
Progressive Conservative Ryan Bailey 4,156 10.3 -5.2
New Democratic Susan MacKay 2,209 5.5 -4.7
Green Bobby Clarke 715 1.8 +1.1
Canadian Action Dudley Smith 213 0.5 -0.6
Independent Louis Duke 73 0.2
Total valid votes 40,408 100.0

Note: Canadian Alliance vote is compared to the Reform vote in 1997 election.

Kent—Essex[edit]

Canadian federal election, 1997
Party Candidate Votes %
Liberal Jerry Pickard 21,451 50.2
Reform Don R. Clarke 8,941 20.9
Progressive Conservative Jim Hawryluk 6,634 15.5
New Democratic Derry McKeever 4,323 10.1
Christian Heritage Roger James 621 1.5
Canadian Action Victor Knight 470 1.1
Green Greg Zolad 291 0.7
Total valid votes 42,731 100.0

See also[edit]

References[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Statistics Canada
  2. ^ Statistics Canada
  3. ^ Boughner (2008). "Liberal leader Stephane Dion to visit Monday". Chatham Daily News. Retrieved 6 April 2011. 

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 42°16′37″N 82°17′17″W / 42.277°N 82.288°W / 42.277; -82.288