Durham (electoral district)

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Durham
Flag of Ontario.svg Ontario electoral district
Clarington-Scugog-Uxbridge.png
Durham in relation to other Ontario electoral districts
Coordinates: 43°54′42.5″N 78°41′13.5″W / 43.911806°N 78.687083°W / 43.911806; -78.687083Coordinates: 43°54′42.5″N 78°41′13.5″W / 43.911806°N 78.687083°W / 43.911806; -78.687083
Location of the constituency office in Bowmanville[dated info] (as of 29 July 2012)
Federal electoral district
Legislature House of Commons
MP
 
 
 
Erin O'Toole
Conservative
District created 1987
First contested 1988
Last contested 2011
District webpage profile, map
Demographics
Population (2011)[1] 126,833
Electors (2011) 87,636
Area (km²)[2] 1,509.36
Pop. density (per km²) 84
Census divisions Durham
Census subdivisions Clarington, Mississaugas of Scugog Island, Scugog, Uxbridge
For information on the Durham provincial electoral district, see Durham (provincial electoral district).

Durham (formerly known as Clarington—Scugog—Uxbridge) is a federal electoral district in Ontario, Canada, that has been represented in the House of Commons of Canada from 1904 to 1968, and since 1988.

It was created in 1903 from Durham East and Durham West ridings. It consisted of the county of Durham.

The electoral district was abolished in 1966 when it was merged into Northumberland—Durham ridings.

It was recreated in 1987 from parts of Durham—Northumberland and Ontario ridings.

The second incarnation of the riding was initially defined to consist of the Town of Newcastle, the townships of Scugog and Uxbridge, Scugog Indian Reserve No. 34, the part of the City of Oshawa lying north of Rossland Road and the allowance for road in front of lots 1, 2, 3 and 4, Concession 3, and the part of the Town of Whitby lying north of Taunton Road.

In 1996, it was redefined to consist of the Township of Scugog, Scugog Indian Reserve No. 34, the Town of Clarington, and the part of the City of Oshawa lying north of a line drawn from west to east along Taunton Road, south along Ritson Road North, east along Rossland Road East, south along Harmony Road North, and east along King Street East.

The electoral district was abolished in 2003 when it was redistributed between Clarington—Scugog—Uxbridge, Oshawa and Whitby—Oshawa ridings.

Clarington—Scugog—Uxbridge was defined to consist of the townships of Uxbridge and Scugog, the Municipality of Clarington, and the Mississaugas of Scugog Island reserve.

In 2004, "Clarington—Scugog—Uxbridge" was renamed "Durham" riding.

Demographics[edit]

Ethnic groups (2006): 95.00% White, 1.52% Black, 1.24% Aboriginal
Languages (2011): 91.71% English, 1.51% French
Religions (2001): 52.26% Protestant, 24.13% Catholic, 2.97% Other Christian, 19.92% No religion
Median income (2005): $32,869

Members of Parliament[edit]

This riding has elected the following Members of Parliament:

Parliament Years Member Party
Durham
Riding created from Durham East and Durham West
10th  1904 − 1908     Henry Alfred Ward Conservative
11th  1908 − 1911     Charles Jonas Thornton Conservative
12th  1911 − 1917
13th  1917 − 1921     Newton Rowell Government (Unionist)
14th  1921 − 1925     Fred Wellington Bowen Conservative
15th  1925 − 1926
16th  1926 − 1930
17th  1930 − 1935
18th  1935 − 1940     Frank Rickard Liberal
19th  1940 − 1945
20th  1945 − 1949     Charles Elwood Stephenson Progressive Conservative
21st  1949 − 1953     John James Liberal
22nd  1953 − 1957     Percy Vivian Progressive Conservative
23rd  1957 − 1958
24th  1958 − 1962
25th  1962 − 1963     Russell Honey Liberal
26th  1963 − 1965
27th  1965 − 1968
Riding dissolved
Riding re-created from Northumberland—Durham and Ontario
34th  1988 − 1993     K. Ross Stevenson Progressive Conservative
35th  1993 − 1997     Alex Shepherd Liberal
36th  1997 − 2000
37th  2000 − 2004
38th  2004 − 2006     Bev Oda Conservative
39th  2006 − 2008
40th  2008 − 2011
41st  2011 − 2012
 2012 − Present     Erin O'Toole Conservative

Current Member of Parliament[edit]

This seat is currently held by Erin O'Toole, a former captain in the Maritime Air Group division of Canadian Maritime Command. O'Toole, a member of the Conservative Party of Canada, was elected in a 2012 by-election.

Election results[edit]

Durham, 2004–present[edit]

Canadian federal by-election, November 26, 2012
Party Candidate Votes % ∆% Expenditures
Conservative Erin O'Toole 17,280 50.72 -3.83 $95,331
New Democratic Larry O'Connor 8,946 26.26 +5.16 $96,257
Liberal Grant Humes 5,887 17.28 -0.57 $91,946
Green Virginia Ervin 1,386 4.07 -1.32 $742
Christian Heritage Andrew Moriarity 437 1.28 +0.49 $4,379
Online Party Michael Nicula 132 0.39 $1,080
Total valid votes 34,068 100.00
Total rejected ballots 115
Turnout 34,183 35.87
Eligible voters 95,296
Conservative hold Swing -8.99
By-election called due to the resignation of Bev Oda.
Source: "November 26, 2012 By-elections". Elections Canada. November 27, 2012. Retrieved 27 November 2012. 
Canadian federal election, 2011
Party Candidate Votes % ∆% Expenditures
Conservative Bev Oda 31,737 54.55 +0.50
New Democratic Tammy Schoep 12,277 21.10 +10.72
Liberal Grant Humes 10,387 17.85 -5.18
Green Stephen Leahy 3,134 5.39 -6.04
Christian Heritage Andrew Moriarty 462 0.79 -0.30
Libertarian Blaize Barnicoat 187 0.32
Total valid votes 58,184 100.00  
Total rejected ballots 267 0.46 +0.12
Turnout 58,451 64.12
Eligible voters 91,165
     Conservative hold Swing -5.1
Canadian federal election, 2008
Party Candidate Votes % ∆% Expenditures
Conservative Bev Oda 28,551 54.05 +7.04 $69,054
Liberal Bryan Ransom 12,167 23.03 -6.98 $34,901
Green Stephen Leahy 6,041 11.43 +6.79 $4,147
New Democratic Andrew McKeever (withdrawn)[3] 5,485 10.38 -6.88 $1,896
Christian Heritage Henry Zekveld 577 1.09 +0.03 $2,529
Total valid votes 52,821 100.00   $90,063
Total rejected ballots 177 0.33 +0.04
Turnout 52,998 60.48 -8.78
     Conservative hold Swing +7.0
Canadian federal election, 2006
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Conservative Bev Oda 27,087 47.01 +6.27
Liberal Doug Moffatt 17,290 30.01 -8.25
New Democratic Bruce Rogers 9,948 17.26 +2.15
Green Virginia Ervin 2,676 4.64 +0.56
Christian Heritage Henry Zekveld 612 1.06 -0.73
Total valid votes 57,613
Total rejected ballots 168 0.29 -0.20
Turnout 57,779 69.26 +5.02
     Conservative hold Swing +7.3

Clarington—Scugog—Uxbridge, 2003–2004[edit]

Canadian federal election, 2004
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Conservative Bev Oda 20,813 40.74 -9.16
Liberal Tim Lang 19,548 38.26 -5.89
New Democratic Bruce Rogers 7,721 15.11 +10.22
Green Virginia Ervin 2,085 4.08
Christian Heritage Durk Bruinsma 915 1.79
Total valid votes 51,082
Total rejected ballots 251 0.49
Turnout 51,333 64.24
     Conservative notional hold Swing -9.7

^ Change based on redistributed results. Conservative change based on combined Progressive Conservative and Canadian Alliance results.

Durham, 1988–2003[edit]

Canadian federal election, 2000
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal Alex Shepherd 20,602
Alliance Gerry Skipwith 13,743
Progressive Conservative Sam Cureatz 8,367
New Democratic Ken Ranney 2,545
Independent Durk Bruinsma 326
Canadian federal election, 1997
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal Alex Shepherd 19,878
Reform Ian Smyth 13,059
Progressive Conservative Sam Cureatz 8,995
New Democratic Colin Argyle 3,250
Christian Heritage Durk Bruinsma 682
Canadian federal election, 1993
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal Alex Shepherd 22,334
Reform Ian Smyth 18,500
Progressive Conservative Ross Stevenson 15,014
New Democratic Lucy Rybka-Becker 2,519
National W.H. Harry Pope 1,220
Christian Heritage Durk T. Bruinsma 705
Green Judy Hurvid 349
Natural Law Micheal Paul Larmand 270
Canadian federal election, 1988
Party Candidate Votes
Progressive Conservative Ross Stevenson 24,065
Liberal Doug Moffatt 15,083
New Democratic Margaret Wilbur 10,334
Christian Heritage John Kuipers 1,666
Libertarian Rolf Posma 323
Green Harold Tausch 316

Durham, 1904–1968[edit]

Canadian federal election, 1965
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal Russell Clayton Honey 8,017
Progressive Conservative Garnet Rickard 6,725
New Democratic John Anthony Cheyne Ketchum 3,948
Social Credit Wilbur N. Grandall 177
Canadian federal election, 1963
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal Russell C. Honey 8,720
Progressive Conservative Garnet Rickard 8,084
New Democratic Eileen Ethel Coutts 1,901
Social Credit Wilbur N. Crandall 161
Canadian federal election, 1962
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal Russell C. Honey 7,971
Progressive Conservative Percy Vivian 7,704
New Democratic Eileen Coutts 2,217
Social Credit Kenneth C. Toms 158
Canadian federal election, 1958
Party Candidate Votes
Progressive Conservative Percy Vivian 9,732
Liberal Russell C. Honey 6,178
Co-operative Commonwealth Ernest Dent 1,480
Canadian federal election, 1957
Party Candidate Votes
Progressive Conservative Percy Vivian 7,331
Liberal John Mason James 6,829
Co-operative Commonwealth Ernest Dent 1,918
Social Credit Kenneth Toms 399
Canadian federal election, 1953
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal John Mason James 6,684
Progressive Conservative Charles Elwood Stephenson 6,504
Co-operative Commonwealth Merdith Roy Armstrong 1,273
Canadian federal election, 1949
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal John Mason James 6,907
Progressive Conservative Charles Elwood Stephenson 6,476
Co-operative Commonwealth James David Kenny 1,419
Canadian federal election, 1945
Party Candidate Votes
Progressive Conservative Charles Elwood Stephenson 6,479
Liberal W. Frank Rickard 6,003
Co-operative Commonwealth Wilfrd George Bowles 926
Canadian federal election, 1940
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal Wilbert Franklin Rickard 6,743
National Government William Ross Strike 5,435
Canadian federal election, 1935
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal Wilbert Frank Rickard 6,649
Conservative Fred Wellington Bowen 6,176
Reconstruction R. Rufus Choate Macknight 531
Co-operative Commonwealth Ralph Sharpe Staples 497
Canadian federal election, 1930
Party Candidate Votes
Conservative Fred Wellington Bowen 6,827
Liberal Montague John Holman 5,221
Canadian federal election, 1926
Party Candidate Votes
Conservative Fred Wellington Bowen 6,508
Liberal–Progressive Melville Howden Staples 5,024
Canadian federal election, 1925
Party Candidate Votes
Conservative Fred Wellington Bowen 7,020
Liberal Charles Vicent Massey 6,074
Canadian federal election, 1921
Party Candidate Votes
Conservative Fred Wellington Bowen 5,106
Progressive Thomas Albert Victor Reid 3,936
Liberal William Thomas Roche Preston 3,441
Canadian federal election, 1917
Party Candidate Votes
Government (Unionist) Newton Wesley Rowell 5,923
Opposition (Laurier Liberals) George William Jones 1,404
Canadian federal election, 1911
Party Candidate Votes
Conservative Charles Jonas Thornton 3,291
Liberal Thomas Alexander Kelly 2,567
Canadian federal election, 1908
Party Candidate Votes
Conservative Charles Jonas Thornton 3,387
Liberal David Burke Simpson 2,764
Canadian federal election, 1904
Party Candidate Votes
Conservative Henry Alfred Ward 3,322
Liberal Allen B. Aylesworth 3,173

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