Halifax West

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This article is about the federal electoral district. For the public high school located in this riding, see Halifax West High School.
Halifax West
Flag of Nova Scotia.svg Nova Scotia electoral district
Halifax west map.png
Halifax West in relation to other Nova Scotia federal electoral districts
Federal electoral district
Legislature House of Commons
MP
 
 
 
Geoff Regan
Liberal
District created 1976
First contested 1979
Last contested 2011
District webpage profile, map
Demographics
Population (2011)[1] 97,710
Electors (2011) 69,960
Area (km²)[1] 482.99
Pop. density (per km²) 202.3
Census divisions Halifax
Census subdivisions Halifax

Halifax West (French: Halifax-Ouest) is a federal electoral district in Nova Scotia, Canada, that has been represented in the House of Commons of Canada since 1979. Its population in 2011 was 97,710.

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Year Pop. ±%
2001 79,933 —    
2006 88,756 +11.0%
2011 97,710 +10.1%

From the 2006 census [2]

Ethnic groups:

Languages:

Religions:

Education:

  • No certificate, diploma or degree: 16.1%
  • High school certificate: 22.4%
  • Apprenticeship or trade certificate or diploma: 9.1%
  • Community college, CEGEP or other non-university certificate or diploma: 19.1%
  • University certificate or diploma: 33.2%

Median Age:

  • 38.0

Median total income:

  • $29,849

Average total income:

  • $37,831

Median household income:

  • $59,335

Average household income:

  • $72,291

Median family income:

  • $73,643

Average family income:

  • $85,379

Unemployment:

  • 5.9%

Geography[edit]

The district includes the communities of Bedford, the west end of Halifax, and an area that extends to the community of Upper Hammonds Plains in the north, Tantallon in the west and Terence Bay in the south. The area is 564 km2.

History[edit]

The electoral district was created in 1976 from Halifax—East Hants riding. As of the 2012 federal electoral redistribution, this riding will lose 10% of its area to South Shore—St. Margaret's and a small piece to Halifax.

Members of Parliament[edit]

This riding has elected the following Members of Parliament:

Parliament Years Member Party
Halifax West
Riding created from Halifax—East Hants
31st  1979 − 1980     Howard Edward Crosby Progressive Conservative
32nd  1980 − 1984
33rd  1984 − 1988
34th  1988 − 1993
35th  1993 − 1997     Geoff Regan Liberal
36th  1997 − 2000     Gordon Earle New Democratic
37th  2000 − 2004     Geoff Regan Liberal
38th  2004 − 2006
39th  2006 − 2008
40th  2008 − 2011
41st  2011 − Present

Election results[edit]

Halifax West, 2013 Representation Order[edit]

This riding will lose territory to South Shore—St. Margaret's and Halifax as a result of the 2012 federal electoral redistribution.

2011 federal election redistributed results
Party Vote  %
  Liberal 14,824 37.27
  Conservative 12,005 30.18
  New Democratic 11,318 28.45
  Green 1,632 4.10

Halifax West, 2003 Representation Order[edit]

Canadian federal election, 2011
Party Candidate Votes % ∆% Expenditures
Liberal Geoff Regan 16,230 35.92 -5.64 $61,795.88
Conservative Bruce Pretty 13,782 30.50 +9.37 $51,236.29
New Democratic Gregor Ash 13,239 29.30 -0.30 $42,761.72
Green Thomas Trappenberg 1,931 4.27 -2.81 $860.31
Total valid votes/Expense limit 45,182 100.0     $84,619.08
Total rejected, unmarked and declined ballots 239 0.53 +0.16
Turnout 45,421 62.34 +3.21
Eligible voters 72,862
Liberal hold Swing -7.47
Sources:[3][4]
Canadian federal election, 2008
Party Candidate Votes % ∆% Expenditures
Liberal Geoff Regan 17,129 41.56 -7.80 $50,515.55
New Democratic Tamara Lorincz 12,201 29.60 +5.17 $25,480.72
Conservative Rakesh Khosla 8,708 21.13 -1.91 $29,390.36
Green Michael Munday 2,920 7.08 +3.90 $2,823.08
Christian Heritage Trevor Ennis 257 0.62 $123.50
Total valid votes/Expense limit 41,215 100.0     $81,056
Total rejected, unmarked and declined ballots 154 0.37 +0.04
Turnout 41,369 59.13 -3.92
Eligible voters 69,960
Liberal hold Swing -6.48
Canadian federal election, 2006
Party Candidate Votes % ∆% Expenditures
Liberal Geoff Regan 21,818 49.36 +1.86 $54,533.58
New Democratic Alan Hill 10,798 24.43 -3.52 $15,656.30
Conservative Rakesh Khosla 10,184 23.04 +2.10 $46,536.45
Green Thomas Trappenberg 1,406 3.18 -0.43 $642.68
Total valid votes/Expense limit 44,206 100.0     $75,552
Total rejected, unmarked and declined ballots 147 0.33 -0.02
Turnout 44,353 63.05 -0.46
Eligible voters 70,349
Liberal hold Swing +2.69
Canadian federal election, 2004
Party Candidate Votes % ∆% Expenditures
Liberal Geoff Regan 19,083 47.50 +6.55 $60,896.27
New Democratic Bill Carr 11,228 27.95 -0.12 $33,350.95
Conservative Ken MacPhee 8,413 20.94 -9.26 $32,442.47
Green Martin Willison 1,452 3.61 $1,152.00
Total valid votes/Expense limit 40,176 100.0     $71,525
Total rejected, unmarked and declined ballots 141 0.35
Turnout 40,317 63.51 +3.64
Eligible voters 63,479
Liberal notional hold Swing +3.34
Changes from 2000 are based on redistributed results. Conservative Party change is based on the combination of Canadian Alliance and Progressive Conservative Party totals.
2000 federal election redistributed results
Party Vote  %
  Liberal 14,289 40.95
  New Democratic 9,797 28.07
  Progressive Conservative 7,412 21.24
  Alliance 3,126 8.96
  Others 273 0.78

Previous elections[edit]

Canadian federal election, 2000
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Liberal Geoff Regan 18,327 39.21 +8.32
New Democratic Gordon Earle 14,016 29.99 -4.64
Progressive Conservative Charles Cirtwill 9,701 20.76 -2.70
Alliance Hilda Stevens 4,531 9.70 -0.77
Marxist–Leninist Tony Seed 160 0.34 +0.19
Total valid votes 46,735 100.00

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

Canadian federal election, 1997
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
New Democratic Gordon Earle 16,013 34.63 +26.23
Liberal Geoff Regan 14,284 30.89 -14.73
Progressive Conservative Heather Foley 10,848 23.46 -0.29
Reform Stephen Oickle 4,843 10.47 -8.93
Natural Law John Runkle 179 0.39 -0.42
Marxist–Leninist Gary Zatzman 70 0.15
Total valid votes 46,237 100.00
Canadian federal election, 1993
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Liberal Geoff Regan 26 904 45.62 +7.01
Progressive Conservative Joel Matheson 14 005 23.75 -21.00
Reform Jim Donohue 11,439 19.40
New Democratic Sheila Richardson 4,952 8.40 -7.85
National Kirby Judge 1,201 2.04
Natural Law Bernard Gormley 475 0.81
Total valid votes 58,976 100.00
Canadian federal election, 1988
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Progressive Conservative Howard Crosby 24,815 44.75 -9.53
Liberal Michael Kelly 21,409 38.61 +14.36
New Democratic Lois Wiseman 9,011 16.25 -4.59
Commonwealth of Canada Bob Fulcher 217 0.39
Total valid votes 55,452 100.00
Canadian federal election, 1984
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Progressive Conservative Howard Crosby 30,287 54.28 +14.31
Liberal Ben Prossin 13,529 24.25 -14.32
New Democratic Dennis Theman 11,626 20.84 -0.07
Independent Arthur Canning 355 0.64 +0.09
Total valid votes 55,797 100.00
Canadian federal election, 1980
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Progressive Conservative Howard Crosby 19,195 39.97 -7.24
Liberal Dick Boyce 18,522 38.57 +3.85
New Democratic Dennis Theman 10,043 20.91 +3.73
Independent Arthur Canning 266 0.55 -0.02
Total valid votes 48,026 100.00
Canadian federal election, 1979
Party Candidate Votes %
Progressive Conservative Howard Crosby 22,714 47.21
Liberal Dick Boyce 16,702 34.72
New Democratic Dennis Theman 8,265 17.18
Independent Arthur Canning 275 0.57
Independent David Morgan 152 0.32
Total valid votes 48,108 100.00

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