Dartmouth—Cole Harbour

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Dartmouth—Cole Harbour
Flag of Nova Scotia.svg Nova Scotia electoral district
Dartmouth coleharbour map.png
Dartmouth—Cole Harbour in relation to the other Nova Scotia federal electoral districts
Federal electoral district
Legislature House of Commons
MP
 
 
 
Robert Chisholm
New Democratic
District created 1966
First contested 1968
Last contested 2011
District webpage profile, map
Demographics
Population (2011)[1] 89,163
Electors (2011) 69,469
Area (km²)[1] 78.03
Pop. density (per km²) 1,142.7
Census divisions Halifax
Census subdivisions Halifax

Dartmouth—Cole Harbour (formerly Dartmouth and Dartmouth—Halifax East) is a federal electoral district in Nova Scotia, Canada, that has been represented in the House of Commons of Canada since 2004. Its population in 2011 was 89,163.

Robert Chisholm, a member of the New Democratic Party of Canada, represents the riding.

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Year Pop.   ±%  
2001 87,588 —    
2006 87,886 +0.3%
2011 89,163 +1.5%

From the 2006 census [2]

Ethnic groups:

Languages:

Religions:

Education:

  • No certificate, diploma or degree: 20.7%
  • High school certificate: 24.5%
  • Apprenticeship or trade certificate or diploma: 10.2%
  • Community college, CEGEP or other non-university certificate or diploma: 20.4%
  • University certificate or diploma: 24.1%

Median Age:

  • 40.5

Median total income:

  • $27,005

Average total income:

  • $34,363

Median household income:

  • $53,222

Average household income:

  • $64,493

Median family income:

  • $68,047

Average family income:

  • $77,776

Unemployment:

  • 5.9%

Geography[edit]

The district includes the Dartmouth and Cole Harbour areas of the Halifax Regional Municipality. The area is 89 km2.

Political geography[edit]

The Liberals and the NDP were the two main parties in 2008. The NDP saw much of its support in West Dartmouth, around Topsail Lake, the northern part of Cole Harbour, and the communities of Imperoyal and Woodside as well as the Cole Harbour 30 Indian Reserve. The Conservatives won two polls, both in Cole Harbour. The Liberals dominated in Central, Eastern and Northern Dartmouth and in southern Cole Harbour. [1]

History[edit]

The riding of Dartmouth—Halifax East was created in 1966 when the former dual-member Halifax riding was split into two. The district consisted of the Dartmouth area, Bedford and most of eastern Halifax County. Bedford was moved to the riding of Halifax West in a 1976 redistribution. In 1987, the Dartmouth riding was created, taking in nearly all of the former territory of Dartmouth—Halifax East.

The current electoral district of Dartmouth—Cole Harbour was created in 2004: 86.8% of the population of the new riding came from Dartmouth, and 13.2% from Sackville—Musquodoboit Valley—Eastern Shore.

Member of Parliament[edit]

These ridings have elected the following Members of Parliament:

Parliament Years Member Party
Halifax prior to 1968
Dartmouth—Halifax East
28th 1968–1972     Michael Forrestall Progressive Conservative
29th 1972–1974
30th 1974–1979
31st 1979–1980
32nd 1980–1984
33rd 1984–1988
Dartmouth
34th 1988–1993     Ron MacDonald Liberal
35th 1993–1997
36th 1997–2000     Wendy Lill New Democratic
37th 2000–2004
Dartmouth—Cole Harbour
38th 2004–2006     Michael Savage Liberal
39th 2006–2008
40th 2008–2011
41st 2011–present     Robert Chisholm New Democratic

Election results[edit]

Dartmouth—Cole Harbour[edit]

Canadian federal election, 2011
Party Candidate Votes % ±pp Expenditures
New Democratic Robert Chisholm 15,678 36.27 +4.72 --
Liberal Michael Savage 15,181 35.12 -4.37 --
Conservative Wanda Webber 10,702 24.76 +2.30 --
Green Paul Shreenan 1,662 3.85 -2.11 --
Total valid votes/Expense limit 43,223 100.00
Total rejected ballots 255 0.59
Turnout 43,478 62.23
Eligible voters 69,872
Canadian federal election, 2008
Party Candidate Votes % ±pp Expenditures
Liberal Michael Savage 16,016 39.49 -2.81 $63,983
New Democratic Brad Pye 12,793 31.55 -1.09 $56,901
Conservative Wanda Webber 9,109 22.46 -0.21 $66,000
Green Paul Shreenan 2,417 5.96 +3.69 $444
Christian Heritage George Campbell 219 0.54 $352
Total valid votes/Expense limit 40,554 100.00 $80,942
Canadian federal election, 2006
Party Candidate Votes % ±pp
Liberal Michael Savage 18,659 42.30 +0.23
New Democratic Peter Mancini 14,396 32.64 +0.14
Conservative Robert A. Campbell 9,998 22.67 +1.57
Green Elizabeth Perry 1,003 2.27 -0.89
Marxist–Leninist Charles Spurr 56 0.13 -0.04
Total valid votes 44,112 100.00
Canadian federal election, 2004
Party Candidate Votes % ±pp
Liberal Michael Savage 17,425 42.07 +8.93
New Democratic Susan MacAlpine-Gillis 13,463 32.50 -3.78
Conservative Michael MacDonald 8,739 21.10 -9.25
Green Michael Marshall 1,311 3.16
Progressive Canadian Tracy Parsons 415 1.00
Marxist–Leninist Charles Spurr 70 0.17 -0.06
Total valid votes 41,423 100.00

Change from 2000 is based on redistributed results. Conservative Party change is based on the combination of Canadian Alliance and Progressive Conservative Party totals.

Dartmouth[edit]

Canadian federal election, 2000
Party Candidate Votes % ±pp
New Democratic Wendy Lill 13,585 36.28 +3.71
Liberal Bernie Boudreau 12,408 33.14 +5.93
Progressive Conservative Tom McInnis 8,085 21.59 -5.32
Alliance Jordi Morgan 3,282 8.76 -2.99
Marxist–Leninist Charles Spurr 86 0.23
Total valid votes 37,446 100.00

Change for the Canadian Alliance from 1997 are based on the results of its predecessor, the Reform Party.

Canadian federal election, 1997
Party Candidate Votes % ±pp
New Democratic Wendy Lill 12,326 32.57 +25.48
Liberal Michael Savage 10,298 27.21 -23.60
Progressive Conservative Rob McCleave 10,183 26.91 +3.33
Reform John Cody 4,446 11.75 -3.87
Independent Cliff Williams 438 1.16 -0.63
Natural Law Claude Viau 156 0.41 -0.71
Total valid votes 37,847 100.00

Change for Independent candidate Cliff Williams is shown based on his results as a National Party candidate in 1993.

Canadian federal election, 1993
Party Candidate Votes % ±pp
Liberal Ron MacDonald 23,368 50.81 +4.62
Progressive Conservative Judith Gass 10,843 23.58 -18.20
Reform Orest Ulan 7,182 15.62
New Democratic Marty Zelenietz 3,261 7.09 -3.77
National Cliff Williams 823 1.79
Natural Law Claude Viau 515 1.12
Total valid votes 45,992 100.00
Canadian federal election, 1988
Party Candidate Votes % ±pp
Liberal Ron MacDonald 21,958 46.19 +20.09
Progressive Conservative Michael Forrestall 19,863 41.78 -13.17
New Democratic Marty Zelenietz 5,162 10.86 -8.09
Libertarian Stanley Hodder 447 0.94
Independent Charles Spurr 109 0.23
Total valid votes 47,539 100.00

Dartmouth—Halifax East[edit]

Canadian federal election, 1984
Party Candidate Votes % ±pp
Progressive Conservative Michael Forrestall 27,549 54.95 +13.10
Liberal Rae Austin 13,084 26.10 -11.63
New Democratic Ken Hale 9,503 18.95 -1.46
Total valid votes 50,136 100.00
Canadian federal election, 1980
Party Candidate Votes % ±pp
Progressive Conservative Michael Forrestall 17,968 41.85 -6.87
Liberal Rae Austin 16,200 37.73 +2.62
New Democratic Nelson Reed 8,764 20.41 +4.24
Total valid votes 42,932 100.00
Canadian federal election, 1979
Party Candidate Votes % ±pp
Progressive Conservative Michael Forrestall 21,441 48.72 -2.74
Liberal John Savage 15,453 35.11 -5.53
New Democratic Frederick Turley 7,116 16.17 +9.00
Total valid votes 44,010 100.00
Canadian federal election, 1974
Party Candidate Votes % ±pp
Progressive Conservative Michael Forrestall 22,090 51.46 -6.02
Liberal Arnold Patterson 17,444 40.64 +8.93
New Democratic Alfred Nieforth 3,076 7.17 -3.03
Social Credit Anthony Morbee 181 0.42 -0.19
Marxist–Leninist Mike Malloch 135 0.31
Total valid votes 42,926 100.00
Canadian federal election, 1972
Party Candidate Votes % ±pp
Progressive Conservative Michael Forrestall 24,553 57.48 +2.31
Liberal John Savage 13,543 31.71 -8.71
New Democratic Norman Dares 4,358 10.20 +5.80
Social Credit Brian Pitcairn 261 0.61
Total valid votes 42,715 100.00
Canadian federal election, 1968
Party Candidate Votes %
Progressive Conservative Michael Forrestall 19,694 55.17
Liberal Arnie Patterson 14, 429 40.42
New Democratic Edward Newell 1,572 4.40
Total valid votes 35,695 100.00

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