Haldimand—Norfolk

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Haldimand—Norfolk
Flag of Ontario.svg Ontario electoral district
Haldimand-Norfolk.png
Haldimand—Norfolk in relation to other southern Ontario electoral districts
Federal electoral district
Legislature House of Commons
MP
 
 
 
Diane Finley
Conservative
District created 2003
First contested 2004
Last contested 2011
District webpage profile, map
Demographics
Population (2011)[1] 108,051
Electors (2011) 79,362
Area (km²)[2] 2,859.66
Pop. density (per km²) 37.8
Census divisions Haldimand, Norfolk
Census subdivisions Haldimand, Norfolk
For the provincial electoral district, see Haldimand—Norfolk (provincial electoral district).

Haldimand—Norfolk is a federal electoral district in Ontario, Canada, that has been represented in the House of Commons of Canada from 1979 to 1997, and since 2004. Its Member of Parliament (MP) is Conservative Diane Finley. The population of the riding is 104,575.

Geography[edit]

This riding is located in rural Southern Ontario, and comprises Haldimand and Norfolk Counties, except for parts of the Six Nations and New Credit Indian Reserves. The total area is 3,073 km2. There are 205 polling divisions. Neighbouring districts include Ancaster—Dundas—Flamborough—Westdale, Brant, Elgin—Middlesex—London, Niagara West—Glanbrook, Oxford, and Welland.

Federal electoral district history[edit]

Haldimand—Norfolk has existed as a federal electoral district twice. It was first created in 1976 from the riding of Norfolk—Haldimand. Haldimand—Norfolk was later abolished in 1996, and was mostly replaced by Haldimand—Norfolk—Brant. It was recreated in 2003 from 12.0% of Erie—Lincoln and 88.0% of Haldimand—Norfolk—Brant.

From its first election in 1979 to 1988, Haldimand—Norfolk was represented by the Progressive Conservative Bud Bradley. In 1988, Liberal Bob Speller defeated Bradley. Speller went on to serve as Minister of Agriculture. In 2004, Haldimand—Norfolk elected Conservative candidate Diane Finley, who was re-elected in 2008 and 2011.

Members of Parliament[edit]

This riding has elected the following Members of Parliament:

Parliament Years Member Party
Haldimand—Norfolk
Riding created from Norfolk—Haldimand
31st  1979 − 1980     Bud Bradley Progressive Conservative
32nd  1980 − 1984
33rd  1984 − 1988
34th  1988 − 1993     Bob Speller Liberal
35th  1993 − 1997
Riding dissolved into Haldimand—Norfolk—Brant
Riding re-created from Haldimand—Norfolk—Brant and Erie—Lincoln
38th  2004 − 2006     Diane Finley Conservative
39th  2006 − 2008
40th  2008 − 2011
41st  2011 − Present

Election results[edit]

2003–present[edit]

Canadian federal election, 2011
Party Candidate Votes % ∆% Expenditures
Conservative Diane Finley 25,655 50.9 +10.1
Liberal Bob Speller 12,549 24.9 -7.5
New Democratic Ian Nichols 10,062 20.0 +9.5
Green Anne Faulkner 1,665 3.3 -0.9
Christian Heritage Steven Elgersma 435 0.9 -0.1
Total valid votes/Expense limit 50,366 100.0 4.1
Total rejected ballots 256 0.51
Turnout 50,622 63.49
Eligible voters 79,729

Source: [1]

Canadian federal election, 2008
Party Candidate Votes % ∆% Expenditures
Conservative Diane Finley 19,657 40.83 -7.5 $67,583
Liberal Eric Hoskins 15,577 32.35 -1.9 $72,913
New Democratic Ian Nichols 5,549 11.53 -1.3 $5,509
Independent Gary McHale 4,821 10.01 $22,798
Green Stephana Johnston 2,041 4.24 +0.7 $2,581
Christian Heritage Steven Elgersma 501 1.04 0.0
Total valid votes/Expense limit 48,146 100 $85,391
Majority 4,080 8.48
Total rejected ballots 248 0.51
Turnout 48,394
Canadian federal election, 2006
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Conservative Diane Finley 25,885 48.33 +6.1
Liberal Bob Speller 18,363 34.29 -4.5
New Democratic Valya Roberts 6,858 12.80 -1.6
Green Carolyn Van Nort 1,894 3.54 +0.1
Christian Heritage Steven Elgersma 559 1.04 -0.2
Majority 7,522 14.0
Turnout 53,559
     Conservative hold. Swing +5.3
Canadian federal election, 2004
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Conservative Diane Finley 20,981 42.2 -6.2
Liberal Bob Speller 19,336 38.8 -7.2
New Democratic Carrie Sinkowski 7,143 14.4 +9.8
Green Colin Jones 1,703 3.4
Christian Heritage Steven Elgersma 617 1.2
Majority 1,645 3.3
Turnout 49,780 63.3
     Notional Conservative hold. Swing +0.5

Poll-by-poll results

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

From 1996 until 2003, Haldimand—Norfolk did not exist as a federal riding, and was mostly represented by Haldimand—Norfolk—Brant. Results for 1997 and 2000 can be found on that page.

1976–1996[edit]

Canadian federal election, 1993
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Liberal Bob Speller 24,100 53.6 +15.6
Reform Ken Gilpen 10,563 23.5
Progressive Conservative Jack Cronkwright 7,273 16.2 -21.4
New Democratic Herman Plas 1,667 3.7 -11.4
National Ross Bateman 1,340 3.0
Total 44,943 100.0
Canadian federal election, 1988
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Liberal Bob Speller 16,921 38.0 +11.7
Progressive Conservative Bud Bradley 16,712 37.6 -21.5
New Democratic Eric Butt 6,736 15.1 +1.9
Christian Heritage Gary Sytsma 3,969 8.9
Libertarian David Yaki 162 0.4
Total 44,500 100.0
Canadian federal election, 1984
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Progressive Conservative Bud Bradley 27,296 59.0 +17.0
Liberal Edith Fuller 12,161 26.3 -15.4
New Democratic Bill Jefferies 6,138 13.3 -2.4
Independent Martin J. Weber 656 1.4
Total valid votes 46,251 100.0
Canadian federal election, 1980
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Progressive Conservative Bud Bradley 18,600 42.0 -7.6
Liberal Art Renn 18,461 41.7 +6.7
New Democratic Norm, Walpole 6,937 15.7 +0.9
Social Credit Charley Harris 284 0.6 0.0
Total valid votes 44,282 100.0
Canadian federal election, 1979
Party Candidate Votes %
Progressive Conservative Bud Bradley 22,655 49.6
Liberal Art Renn 15,990 35.0
New Democratic Joe Clark 6,762 14.8
Social Credit William Triska 309 0.7
Total valid votes 45,716 100.0

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External links[edit]

Federal riding history from the Library of Parliament:

Coordinates: 42°55′N 80°03′W / 42.92°N 80.05°W / 42.92; -80.05