Huron—Bruce

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For the provincial electoral district, see Huron—Bruce (provincial electoral district).
Huron—Bruce
Flag of Ontario.svg Ontario electoral district
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Huron—Bruce in relation to southern Ontario ridings
Federal electoral district
Legislature House of Commons
MP
 
 
 
Ben Lobb
Conservative
District created 1952
First contested 1953
Last contested 2011
District webpage profile, map
Demographics
Population (2011)[1] 104,842
Electors (2011) 76,964
Area (km²)[2] 5,601.94
Pop. density (per km²) 18.7
Census divisions Bruce, Huron
Census subdivisions Ashfield-Colborne-Wawanosh, Bluewater, Brockton, Central Huron, Howick, Huron East, Goderich, Huron-Kinloss, Kincardine, Morris-Turnberry, North Huron, Saugeen Shores, South Bruce, South Huron

Huron—Bruce (formerly known as Huron and Huron—Middlesex) is a federal electoral district in Ontario, Canada, that has been represented in the Canadian House of Commons since 1953.

History[edit]

The riding was created in 1952 from parts of Huron North and Huron—Perth ridings. It consisted of the township of Hibbert in the county of Perth, and the townships of Hullett, McKillop, Stanley, Tuckersmith, Hay, Stephen, Usborne, Grey, Morris, Colborne, Goderich, Ashfield, East Wawanosh and West Wawanosh in the county of Huron.

In 1966, it was redefined to consist of the County of Huron excluding the Village of Lucknow, and the Village of Ailsa Craig and the Townships of Biddulph and McGillivray in the County of Middlesex.

It was known as "Huron" until 1974. It was known as "Huron—Middlesex" from 1974 to 1976.

In 1976, it was renamed "Huron—Bruce", and defined to consist of the County of Huron and the Townships of Carrick, Culross, Huron and Kinloss in the County of Bruce.

In 1987, the Bruce County portion was redefined as the part of the County of Bruce lying west of and excluding the townships of Carrick, Brant and Elderslie, west of and including the Village of Paisley, west of and excluding the Townships of Elderslie and Arran, and west of and including the Township of Saugeen and the Town of Southampton.

In 2003, the Bruce County portion was redefined as the part of the County of Bruce lying southwest of and excluding the Township of Arran-Elderslie, and west of and including the Town of Saugeen Shores.

Members of Parliament[edit]

This riding has elected the following Members of Parliament:

Parliament Years Member Party
Huron
Riding created from Huron North and Huron—Perth
22nd  1953 − 1957     Elston Cardiff Progressive Conservative
23rd  1957 − 1958
24th  1958 − 1962
25th  1962 − 1963
26th  1963 − 1965
27th  1965 − 1968     Robert McKinley Progressive Conservative
28th  1968 − 1972
29th  1972 − 1974
Riding renamed — Huron—Middlesex
30th  1974 − 1979     Robert McKinley Progressive Conservative
Riding renamed — Huron—Bruce
31st  1979 − 1980     Robert McKinley Progressive Conservative
32nd  1980 − 1984     Murray Cardiff Progressive Conservative
33rd  1984 − 1988
34th  1988 − 1993
35th  1993 − 1997     Paul Steckle Liberal
36th  1997 − 2000
37th  2000 − 2004
38th  2004 − 2006
39th  2006 − 2008
40th  2008 − 2011     Ben Lobb Conservative
41st  2011 − Present

Election results[edit]

Huron—Bruce (1976 - present)[edit]

Canadian federal election, 2011
Party Candidate Votes % ∆% Expenditures
Conservative Ben Lobb 29,255 54.9 +10.1
New Democratic Grant Robertson 13,493 25.3 +10.3
Liberal Charlie Bagnato 8,784 16.5 -16.5
Green Eric Shelley 1,455 2.7 -2.6
Independent Dennis Valenta 254 0.5 0.0
Total valid votes 53,241 100.0
Total rejected ballots 247 0.5
Turnout 53,488 68.8
Eligible voters 77,743
Canadian federal election, 2008
Party Candidate Votes % ∆% Expenditures
Conservative Ben Lobb 22,202 44.8 +6.8 $59,966
Liberal Greg McClinchey 16,346 33.0 -5.0 $74,928
New Democratic Tony McQuail 7,426 15.0 -1.3 $37,499
Green Glen Smith 2,617 5.3 +1.9
Christian Heritage Dave Joslin 747 1.5 -0.4 $5,359
Independent Dennis Valenta 242 0.5 0.0 $3,622
Total valid votes/Expense limit 49,580 100.0 $83,704
Canadian federal election, 2006
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Liberal Paul Steckle 21,260 39.8 -10.0
Conservative Ben Lobb 20,289 38.0 +6.9
New Democratic Grant Robertson 8,696 16.3 3.2
Green Victoria Serda 1,829 3.4 +0.4
Christian Heritage Dave Joslin 1,019 1.9 0.0
Independent Dennis Valenta 270 0.5
Total valid votes 53,363 100.0
Canadian federal election, 2004
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Liberal Paul Steckle 25,538 49.8 -0.1
Conservative Barb Fisher 15,930 31.1 -11.7
New Democratic Grant Robertson 6,707 13.1 +6.9
Green Dave Vasey 1,518 3.0
Christian Heritage Dave Joslin 958 1.9 +1.3
Marijuana Glen Smith 638 1.2
Total valid votes 51,289 100.0

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

Canadian federal election, 2000
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Liberal Paul Steckle 21,547 49.9 -1.4
Alliance Mark Beaven 10,343 24.0 +2.9
Progressive Conservative Ken Kelly 8,138 18.9 -0.7
New Democratic Christine Kemp 2,669 6.2 -0.3
Independent Dave Joslin 249 0.6 -1.1
Canadian Action Philip Holley 225 0.5
Total valid votes 43,171 100.0

Note: Canadian Alliance vote is compared to the Reform vote in 1997 election.

Canadian federal election, 1997
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Liberal Paul Steckle 24,240 51.3 +7.6
Reform Doug Fines 9,925 21.0 +0.1
Progressive Conservative Colleen Schenk 9,223 19.5 -8.2
New Democratic Jan Johnstone 3,037 6.4 +2.2
Christian Heritage Dave Joslin 781 1.7 -0.3
Total valid votes 47,206 100.0
Canadian federal election, 1993
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Liberal Paul Steckle 21,629 43.8 +8.4
Progressive Conservative Murray Cardiff 13,714 27.8 -14.8
Reform Len Lobb 10,357 21.0
New Democratic Tony McQuail 2,093 4.2 -12.2
Christian Heritage Henry Zekveld 953 1.9 -3.7
Libertarian Allan Dettweiler 404 0.8
Natural Law Rick Alexander 242 0.5
Total valid votes 49,392 100.0
Canadian federal election, 1988
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Progressive Conservative Murray Cardiff 20,042 42.6 -22.2
Liberal Ken Dunlop 16,629 35.3 +11.6
New Democratic Tony McQuail 7,746 16.5 +5.5
Christian Heritage Tom Clark 2,633 5.6
Total valid votes 47,050 100.0
Canadian federal election, 1984
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Progressive Conservative Murray Cardiff 23,969 64.8 +17.2
Liberal Bruce McDonald 8,802 23.8 -17.6
New Democratic Valerie Bolton 4,075 11.0 -0.1
Libertarian Joe Yundt 158 0.4
Total valid votes 37,004 100.0
Canadian federal election, 1980
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Progressive Conservative Murray Cardiff 16,520 47.5 -11.7
Liberal Graeme Craig 14,364 41.3 +8.2
New Democratic Tony McQuail 3,864 11.1 +3.5
Total valid votes 34,748 100.0
Canadian federal election, 1979
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Progressive Conservative Robert E. McKinley 21,122 59.2 0.0
Liberal Graeme Craig 11,818 33.1 -1.7
New Democratic Moira Couper 2,729 7.7 +1.7
Total valid votes 35,669 100.0

Huron—Middlesex (1974 - 1976)[edit]

Canadian federal election, 1974
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Progressive Conservative Robert E. McKinley 17,186 59.2 +4.6
Liberal John Lydon 10,103 34.8 -6.1
New Democratic Shirley Weary 1,752 6.0 +1.5
Total valid votes 29,041 100.0

Huron (1952 - 1974)[edit]

Canadian federal election, 1972
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Progressive Conservative Robert E. McKinley 18,921 64.3 +9.7
Liberal Charles H. Thomas 8,570 +29.1 -16.3
New Democratic Shirley Weary 1,852 +6.3
Independent T. Edward Bain 85 0.3
Total valid votes 29,428 100.0
Canadian federal election, 1968
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Progressive Conservative Robert E. McKinley 14,652 54.6 -9.7
Liberal Maitland E. Edgar 10,960 40.9 +11.7
New Democratic Shirley M. Weary 1,212 4.5 -1.8
Total valid votes 26,824 100.0
Canadian federal election, 1965
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Progressive Conservative Robert E. McKinley 10,670 49.6 -2.1
Liberal Mait Edgar 9,537 44.3 +3.3
New Democratic J. Carl Hemingway 1,311 6.1 +1.0
Total valid votes 21,518 100.0
Canadian federal election, 1963
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Progressive Conservative Elston Cardiff 12,224 54.6 +5.0
Liberal Gordon McGavin 10,169 45.4 +1.1
Total valid votes 22,393 100.0
Canadian federal election, 1962
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Progressive Conservative Elston Cardiff 11,562 51.7 -13.4
Liberal Ernie Fisher 9,177 41.1 +6.2
New Democratic J. Carl Hemingway 1,148 +5.1
Social Credit Earl Dougals 466 2.1
Total valid votes 22,353 100.0
Canadian federal election, 1958
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Progressive Conservative Elston Cardiff 14,108 65.1 +7.0
Liberal William G.Cochrane 7,550 34.9 -7.0
Total valid votes 21,658 100.0
Canadian federal election, 1957
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Progressive Conservative Elston Cardiff 12,323 58.2 +5.9
Liberal Andrew Y. McLean 8,860 41.8 -5.9
Total valid votes 21,183 100.0
Canadian federal election, 1953
Party Candidate Votes %
Progressive Conservative Elston Cardiff 11,045 52.3
Liberal Andrew Y. McLean 10,092 47.7
Total valid votes 21,137 100.0

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Notes[edit]

Coordinates: 44°00′N 81°24′W / 44.0°N 81.4°W / 44.0; -81.4