Compton—Stanstead

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Compton—Stanstead
Flag of Quebec.svg Quebec electoral district
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Federal electoral district
Legislature House of Commons
MP
 
 
 
Jean Rousseau
New Democratic
District created 1996
First contested 1997
Last contested 2011
District webpage profile, map
Demographics
Population (2011)[1] 105,626
Electors (2011) 78,050
Area (km²)[2] 4,498.75
Pop. density (per km²) 23.5
Census divisions Coaticook RCM, Le Haut-Saint-François RCM, Memphrémagog RCM, Sherbrooke, Le Val-Saint-François RCM
Census subdivisions Ascot Corner, Coaticook, Compton, Cookshire-Eaton, East Angus, Sherbrooke (part), Stanstead, Stoke, Weedon

Compton—Stanstead is a federal electoral district in Quebec, Canada, that has been represented in the Canadian House of Commons since 1997.

It was created in 1996 from Richmond—Wolfe and Sherbrooke ridings.

Geography[edit]

The southern Quebec riding on the US border southeast of Sherbrooke is located in the Quebec region of Estrie. It consists of the RCMs of Coaticook and Le Haut-Saint-François, the eastern half of Memphrémagog, and parts of Le Val-Saint-François and the city of Sherbrooke.

Main towns include Coaticook, Lennoxville (now part of Sherbrooke), North Hatley, Stanstead, and Ayer's Cliff.

Neighbouring ridings are Brome—Missisquoi, Richmond—Arthabaska, Sherbrooke, and Mégantic—L'Érable.

Members of Parliament[edit]

This riding has elected the following Members of Parliament:

Parliament Years Member Party
Compton—Stanstead
Riding created from Richmond—Wolfe and Sherbrooke
36th  1997 − 2000     David Price Progressive Conservative
37th  2000 − 2004     Liberal
38th  2004 − 2006     France Bonsant Bloc Québécois
39th  2006 − 2008
40th  2008 − 2011
41st  2011 − Present     Jean Rousseau New Democratic

Election results[edit]

Canadian federal election, 2011
Party Candidate Votes % ∆% Expenditures
New Democratic Jean Rousseau 24,097 47.59 +36.31
Bloc Québécois France Bonsant 13,179 26.03 - 15.82
Liberal William Hogg 6,132 12.09 -10.44
Conservative Sandrine Gressard Bélanger 5,982 11.72 -7.72
Green Gary Caldwell 1,241 2.57 -2.30
Total valid votes/Expense limit 50,631 100.00
Total rejected ballots 580 1.13 -0.03
Turnout 51,211 64.59 +2.61
Eligible voters 80,382
Canadian federal election, 2008
Party Candidate Votes % ∆% Expenditures
Bloc Québécois France Bonsant 20,332 41.85 -0.9 $42,534
Liberal William Hogg 10,946 22.53 +0.2 $17,476
Conservative Michel Gagné 9,445 19.44 -4.9 $57,862
New Democratic Jean Rousseau 5,483 11.28 +5.1 $1,820
Green Gary Caldwell 2,368 4.87 +0.5 $11,114
Total valid votes/Expense limit 48,574 100.00 $84,153
Total rejected ballots 572 1.16
Turnout 49,146 62.97
Canadian federal election, 2006
Party Candidate Votes % ∆% Expenditures
Bloc Québécois France Bonsant 21,316 42.8 -3.9 $38,909
Conservative Gary Caldwell 12,131 24.3 +13.9 $44,452
Liberal David Price 11,126 22.3 -13.7 $56,653
New Democratic Stéphane Bürgi 3,099 6.2 +2.9 $1,674
Green Gaétan Perreault 2,171 4.4 +0.8 $310
Total valid votes/Expense limit 49,843 100.0 $77,428
Canadian federal election, 2004
Party Candidate Votes % ∆% Expenditures
Bloc Québécois France Bonsant 20,450 46.7 +7.8 $36,450
Liberal David Price 15,752 36.0 -10.6 $55,575
Conservative Gary Caldwell 4,589 10.5 -1.3 $13,713
Green Laurier Busque 1,546 3.5 $540
New Democratic Martin Baller 1,451 3.3 +1.8
Total valid votes/Expense limit 43,788 100.0 $75,354

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

Canadian federal election, 2000
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Liberal David Price 17,729 46.6 +6.6
Bloc Québécois Gaston Leroux 14,808 38.9 +6.0
Progressive Conservative Mary Ann Dewey-Plante 2,422 6.4 -38.2
Alliance Marc Carrier 2,061 5.4
New Democratic Christine Moore 580 1.5 +0.1
Natural Law Marc Roy 476 1.3 +0.2
Total valid votes 38,076 100.0
Canadian federal election, 1997
Party Candidate Votes %
Progressive Conservative David Price 18,125 44.6
Bloc Québécois Maurice Bernier 13,367 32.9
Liberal Gaétan Grenier 8,119 20.0
New Democratic Christine Moore 587 1.4
Natural Law Lisette Proulx 439 1.1
Total valid votes 40,637 100.0

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