Churchill (electoral district)

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Churchill
Flag of Manitoba.svg Manitoba electoral district
Churchill, riding.png
Churchill in relation to other Manitoba federal electoral districts
Federal electoral district
Legislature House of Commons
MP
 
 
 
Niki Ashton
New Democratic
District created 1933
First contested 1935
Last contested 2011
District webpage profile, map
Demographics
Population (2011)[1] 78,485
Electors (2011) 46,088
Area (km²)[1] 414,257.75
Pop. density (per km²) 0.19
Census divisions Division No. 19, Division No. 21, Division No. 22, Division No. 23
Census subdivisions Thompson, Flin Flon, The Pas, Churchill, Norway House 17, St. Theresa Point, Kelsey, Opaskwayak Cree Nation 21E, Fort Alexander 3, Nelson House 170

Churchill is a federal electoral district in Manitoba, Canada, that has been represented in the House of Commons of Canada since 1935. It covers northern Manitoba, a vast wilderness area dotted with small municipalities and First Nations reserves. It was named after the town of Churchill, Manitoba, which resides on Churchill River.

The riding was created in 1933 when Nelson riding was abolished. The entire area of Nelson was transferred into the new riding of Churchill.

The Churchill riding has the highest percentage of North American Indians (61.1%) in Canada.;[2] the highest percentage of Cree speakers - both those whose mother tongue (21.6%) is Cree[3] as well as those that use it as home language (16.6%)[4] - is also to be found there.

Members of Parliament[edit]

This riding has elected the following Members of Parliament:

Parliament Years Member Party
Nelson prior to 1933
18th 1935–1940     Thomas Crerar Liberal
19th 1940–1945
20th 1945–1949     Ronald Moore Co-operative Commonwealth
21st 1949–1953     George Weaver Liberal
22nd 1953–1957
23rd 1957–1958     Robert Simpson Progressive Conservative
24th 1958–1962
25th 1962–1963
26th 1963–1965
27th 1965–1968
28th 1968–1972
29th 1972–1974     Charles Keith Taylor Progressive Conservative
30th 1974–1979     Cecil Smith Progressive Conservative
31st 1979–1980     Rodney Murphy New Democratic
32nd 1980–1984
33rd 1984–1988
34th 1988–1993
35th 1993–1997     Elijah Harper Liberal
36th 1997–2000     Bev Desjarlais New Democratic
37th 2000–2004
38th 2004–2005
2005–2006     Independent
39th 2006–2008     Tina Keeper Liberal
40th 2008–2011     Niki Ashton New Democratic
41st 2011–present

Current Member of Parliament[edit]

Its Member of Parliament (MP) is Niki Ashton. Ashton ran in the 2006 election, but lost to Tina Keeper. This was Ashton's first win as an MP. She is a member of the New Democratic Party.

Candidates for the 2008 election[edit]

The New Democratic Party candidate was Niki Ashton,[5] for the second time. The Liberals fielded incumbent Tina Keeper.[6] The Conservatives nominated Wally Daudrich.[7] The fourth candidate was Green Party of Canada new-comer, Saara Harvie.[8]

Candidates for the 2006 election[edit]

Bev Desjarlais[9] ran as an independent candidate in the 2006 election. The New Democratic Party candidate was Niki Ashton,[5] daughter of Manitoba Member of the Legislative Assembly (MLA) and cabinet minister Steve Ashton. The Liberals fielded actress Tina Keeper.[10] The Conservatives nominated longtime party member and Flin Flon city councillor Nazir Ahmad,[11] while the Greens ran former substitute teacher Jeff Fountain.[12] Brad Bodnar, a resident of The Pas, ran as an independent.

Election results[edit]

Canadian federal election, 2011
Party Candidate Votes % ∆% Expenditures
New Democratic Niki Ashton 10,262 51.12 +3.36
Conservative Wally Daudrich 5,256 26.18 +5.68
Liberal Sydney Garrioch 4,087 20.36 -8.38
Green Alberteen Spence 471 2.35 -0.94
Total valid votes/Expense limit 20,076 100.00  
Total rejected ballots 107 0.53 -0.02
Turnout 20,183 45.35 +5.20
Eligible voters 44,509
Canadian federal election, 2008
Party Candidate Votes % ∆% Expenditures
New Democratic Niki Ashton 8,734 47.76 +19.35 $79,086
Liberal Tina Keeper 5,289 28.74 -11.94
Conservative Wally Daudrich 3,773 20.50 +8.95 $45,616
Green Saara Harvie 606 3.29 +1.69 $28
Total valid votes/Expense limit 18,402 100.00   $91,452
Total rejected ballots 102 0.55 +0.19
Turnout 18,504 40.15 -13.48
     New Democrat gain from Liberal Swing +
Canadian federal election, 2006
Party Candidate Votes % ∆% Expenditures
Liberal Tina Keeper 10,159 40.68 +2.3 $75,179
New Democratic Niki Ashton 7,103 28.41 -15.0 $70,290
Independent Bev Desjarlais 4,283 17.15 -26.3 $23,042
Conservative Nazir Ahmad 2,886 11.55 -3.6 $23,875
Green Jeff Fountain 401 1.60 -1.4 $2,837
Independent Brad Bodnar 146 0.58 $69
Total valid votes 24,966 100.00  
Total rejected ballots 90 0.36
Turnout 25,056 53.63 +14.1
     Liberal gain from New Democrat Swing +8.7
Canadian federal election, 2004
Party Candidate Votes % ∆% Expenditures
New Democratic Bev Desjarlais 8,612 43.4 -1.5 $45,705
Liberal Ron Evans 7,604 38.4 +6.1 $61,955
Conservative Bill Archer 2,999 15.1 -7.7 $10,379
Green David Nickarz 612 3.1 $646
Total valid votes 19,827 100.0  
Total rejected ballots 88 0.4 0.0
Turnout 19,915 41.4 -9.7

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 % ∆% Expenditures
New Democratic Bev Desjarlais 10,477 44.9 +3.8 $41,854
Liberal Elijah Harper 7,514 32.2 +2.9 $55,871
Alliance Jason Shaw 4,126 17.7 -1.3 $7,444
Progressive Conservative Doreen Murray 1,198 5.1 -5.4 $2,722
Total valid votes 23,315 100.0  
Total rejected ballots 98 0.4 -0.3
Turnout 23,413 51.1 +0.8

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

Canadian federal election, 1997
Party Candidate Votes % ∆% Expenditures
New Democratic Bev Desjarlais 9,616 41.2 +4.3 $45,525
Liberal Elijah Harper 6,852 29.3 -11.4 $59,373
Reform Corky Peterson 4,438 19.0 +9.4 $11,803
Progressive Conservative Don Knight 2,452 10.5 +0.2 $10,729
Total valid votes 23,358 100.0  
Total rejected ballots 158 0.7
Turnout 23,516 50.3
Canadian federal election, 1993
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Liberal Elijah Harper 9,658 40.7 +17.7
New Democratic Rod Murphy 8,751 36.9 -19.5
Progressive Conservative Don Knight 2,438 10.3 -10.3
Reform Wally Daudrich 2,275 9.6
National Charles Settee 590 2.5
Total valid votes 23,712 100.0
Canadian federal election, 1988
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
New Democratic Rod Murphy 14,168 56.4 +10.8
Liberal Rodney Spence 5,800 23.1 +5.1
Progressive Conservative Nazir Ahmad 5,164 20.5 -13.2
Total valid votes 25,132 100.0
Canadian federal election, 1984
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
New Democratic Rod Murphy 10,829 45.6 +2.3
Progressive Conservative Harvey Hanson 8,010 33.7 +8.2
Liberal Jack Kennedy 4,272 18.0 -11.8
Independent Andrew Kirkness 377 1.6
Libertarian Ketih B.P. Muirhead 281 1.2
Total valid votes 23,769 100.0
Canadian federal election, 1980
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
New Democratic Rod Murphy 10,319 43.3 -8.4
Liberal Alan Ross 7,092 29.7 +13.5
Progressive Conservative Cec Smith 6,084 25.5 -6.6
Rhinoceros Roland Campbell 352 1.5
Total valid votes 23,847 100.0
Canadian federal election, 1979
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
New Democratic Rod Murphy 12,544 51.7 +21.0
Progressive Conservative Cecil Smith 7,802 32.1 -8.8
Liberal Andrew Kirkness 3,936 16.2 -10.1
Total valid votes 24,282 100.0
Canadian federal election, 1974
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Progressive Conservative Cecil Smith 11,225 40.9 +6.4
New Democratic Dan Reagan 8,415 30.7 -2.4
Liberal Jean René Allard 7,212 26.3 -4.9
Social Credit Ed Heinrichs 577 2.1
Total valid votes 27,429 100.0
Canadian federal election, 1972
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Progressive Conservative Keith Taylor 9,462 34.6 -7.2
New Democratic Don Duff 9,059 33.1 +10.4
Liberal Bruce Dunlop 8,536 31.2 -4.4
Independent R. Jim Henry 327 1.2
Total valid votes 27,384 100.0
Canadian federal election, 1968
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Progressive Conservative Robert Simpson 9,009 41.8 -9.2
Liberal Frank Dembinsky 7,673 35.6 +8.6
New Democratic Brian Koshul 4,888 22.7 +7.0
Total valid votes 21,570 100.0
Canadian federal election, 1965
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Progressive Conservative Robert Simpson 10,773 51.0 -2.3
Liberal F.L. Jobin 5,694 27.0 -6.1
New Democratic Ken MacMaster 3,306 15.6 +2.0
Social Credit Curt R. Shielman 1,352 6.4
Total valid votes 21,125 100.0
Canadian federal election, 1963
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Progressive Conservative Robert Simpson 11,707 53.3 +2.0
Liberal Bruce Dunlop 7,253 33.0 +2.5
New Democratic Florence Matthews 2,990 13.6 -4.5
Total valid votes 21,950 100.0
Canadian federal election, 1962
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Progressive Conservative Robert Simpson 10,943 51.3 -13.4
Liberal Francis Laurence Jobin 6,511 30.6 +7.2
New Democratic Florence Matthews 3,858 18.1 +6.2
Total valid votes 21,312 100.0

Note: NDP vote is compared to CCF vote in 1958 election.

Canadian federal election, 1958
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Progressive Conservative Robert Simpson 11,506 64.7 +25.9
Liberal Lorne Paterson Ferg 4,159 23.4 -7.9
Co-operative Commonwealth Jack Freedman 2,118 11.9 +0.2
Total valid votes 17,783 100.0
Canadian federal election, 1957
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Progressive Conservative Robert Simpson 6,191 38.8 +20.8
Liberal George Dyer Weaver 4,993 31.3 -9.1
Social Credit Bruce Moore 2,891 18.1 -2.1
Co-operative Commonwealth Gerald Robert Clarkson 1,870 11.7 -6.9
Total valid votes 15,945 100.0
Canadian federal election, 1953
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Liberal George Dyer Weaver 4,984 40.4 -5.2
Progressive Conservative William George Thompson 2,567 20.8 -3.0
Social Credit Delbert Leroy Downs 2,490 20.2
Co-operative Commonwealth Ronald Stewart Moore 2,293 18.6 -12.0
Total valid votes 12,334 100.0
Canadian federal election, 1949
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Liberal George Dyer Weaver 6,847 45.6 +13.2
Co-operative Commonwealth Ronald Stewart Moore 4,595 30.6 -8.2
Progressive Conservative Robert Franklin Milton 3,570 23.8 -5.1
Total valid votes 15,012 100.0
Canadian federal election, 1945
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Co-operative Commonwealth Ronald Moore 5,226 38.8
Liberal George Dyer Weaver 4,359 32.4 -30.1
Progressive Conservative Cecil Ruddock Neely 3,884 28.8 -8.7
Total valid votes 13,469 100.0

Note: Progressive Conservative vote is compared to "National Government" vote in 1940 election.

Canadian federal election, 1940
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Liberal Thomas Crerar 8,276 62.5 +22.5
National Government Will Blakeman Scarth 4,963 37.5 +3.2
Total valid votes 13,239 100.0

Note: "National Government" vote is compared to Conservative vote in 1935 election.

Canadian federal election, 1935
Party Candidate Votes %
Liberal Thomas Crerar 3,603 40.0
Conservative Barney M. Stitt 3,091 34.3
Co-operative Commonwealth Alexander Stewart 2,313 25.7
Total valid votes 9,007 100.0

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Coordinates: 56°N 97°W / 56°N 97°W / 56; -97