Kings—Hants

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Kings—Hants
Flag of Nova Scotia.svg Nova Scotia electoral district
Kings hants map.png
Kings—Hants in relation to the other Nova Scotia federal electoral districts
Federal electoral district
Legislature House of Commons
MP
 
 
 
Scott Brison
Liberal
District created 1966
First contested 1968
Last contested 2011
District webpage profile, map
Demographics
Population (2011)[1] 83,306
Electors (2011) 64,593
Area (km²)[2] 4,124.01
Pop. density (per km²) 20.2
Census divisions Hants, Kings
Census subdivisions East Hants, West Hants, Kentville, Wolfville, Windsor

Kings—Hants (formerly Annapolis Valley—Hants) is a federal electoral district in Nova Scotia, Canada, that has been represented in the Canadian House of Commons since 1968. Its population in 2006 was 81,531.

It is a largely rural and fairly conservative riding, but its conservatism is in the Red Tory tradition of the rest of the Maritimes, i.e., there is a strong concern for social programs.[citation needed]

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Year Pop.   ±%  
2001 79,286 —    
2006 81,531 +2.8%
2011 83,306 +2.2%

Ethnic groups:

Languages:

Religions:

Education:

  • No certificate, diploma or degree: 28.8%
  • High school certificate: 22.6%
  • Apprenticeship or trade certificate or diploma: 13.0%
  • Community college, CEGEP or other non-university certificate or diploma: 18.8%
  • University certificate or diploma: 16.7%

Median Age:

  • 41.5

Median total income:

  • $22,074

Average total income:

  • $28,340

Median household income:

  • $46,918

Average household income:

  • $55,136

Median family income:

  • $55,346

Average family income:

  • $63,097

Unemployment:

  • 7.6%

Geography[edit]

The district includes all of Hants County and the eastern part of Kings. Communities include East Hants, West Hants, Kentville, Windsor and Wolfville. The area is 4,440 km2.

History[edit]

The electoral district was created as "Annapolis Valley in 1966 from parts of Colchester—Hants and Digby—Annapolis—Kings ridings.

In 1996, it was renamed "Kings—Hants". In 2003, it was given its current boundaries: the area encompassed by the provincial electoral district of Kings West was removed from Kings—Hants and added to West Nova. There will be no territory changes as a result of the 2012 federal electoral redistribution.

Members of Parliament[edit]

This riding has elected the following Members of Parliament:

Parliament Years Member Party
Annapolis Valley
Riding created from Colchester—Hants and Digby—Annapolis—Kings
28th  1968 − 1972     Pat Nowlan Progressive Conservative
29th  1972 − 1974
30th  1974 − 1979
Riding renamed — Annapolis Valley—Hants
31st  1979 − 1980     Pat Nowlan Progressive Conservative
32nd  1980 − 1984
33rd  1984 − 1988
34th  1988 − 1993
35th  1993 − 1997     John Murphy Liberal
Riding renamed — Kings—Hants
36th  1997 − 2000     Scott Brison Progressive Conservative
 2000 − 2000     Joe Clark Progressive Conservative
37th  2000 − 2003     Scott Brison Progressive Conservative
 2003 − 2004     Liberal
38th  2004 − 2006
39th  2006 − 2008
40th  2008 − 2011
41st  2011 − Present

Election results[edit]

Kings—Hants, 2013 Representation Order[edit]

There will be no boundary changes for the 42nd Canadian federal election.

Kings—Hants, 2003 Representation Order[edit]

Canadian federal election, 2011
Party Candidate Votes % ∆% Expenditures
Liberal Scott Brison 15,887 39.56 -4.62 $74,312.84
Conservative David Morse 14,714 36.63 +10.49 $79,610.04
New Democratic Mark Rogers 8,043 20.03 -1.98 $30,929.92
Green Sheila Richardson 1,520 3.78 -2.46 $1,566.57
Total valid votes/Expense limit 40,164 100.0     $82,155.51
Total rejected, unmarked and declined ballots 200 0.50 +0.01
Turnout 40,364 61.76 +3.17
Eligible voters 65,355
Liberal hold Swing -7.56
Sources:[3][4]
Canadian federal election, 2008
Party Candidate Votes % ∆% Expenditures
Liberal Scott Brison 16,641 44.18 -1.38 $57,579.50
Conservative Rosemary Segado 9,846 26.14 -6.05 $59,850.46
New Democratic Carol Harris 8,291 22.01 +2.99 $19,364.79
Green Brendan MacNeill 2,353 6.24 +4.04 $2,914.98
Christian Heritage Jim Hnatiuk 528 1.40 $11,240.76
Total valid votes/Expense limit 37,659 100.0     $79,171
Total rejected, unmarked and declined ballots 187 0.49 +0.08
Turnout 37,846 58.59 -6.60
Eligible voters 64,593
Liberal hold Swing +2.34
Canadian federal election, 2006
Party Candidate Votes % ∆% Expenditures
Liberal Scott Brison 19,491 45.56 -1.05 $74,044.26
Conservative Bob Mullan 13,772 32.19 +2.07 $65,675.63
New Democratic Mary Dewolfe 8,138 19.02 +1.33 $19,691.41
Green Sheila Richardson 947 2.21 -1.41 $1,181.00
Marijuana Chummy Anthony 436 1.02 none listed
Total valid votes/Expense limit 42,784 100.0     $74,073
Total rejected, unmarked and declined ballots 177 0.41 -0.35
Turnout 42,961 65.19 +2.77
Eligible voters 65,898
Liberal hold Swing -1.56
Canadian federal election, 2004
Party Candidate Votes % ∆% Expenditures
Liberal Scott Brison 17,555 46.61 +16.11 $68,487.35
Conservative Bob Mullan 11,344 30.12 -19.42 $64,737.24
New Democratic Skip Hambling 6,663 17.69 +0.08 $24,085.01
Green Kevin Stacey 1,364 3.62 $2,710.55
Christian Heritage Jim Hnatiuk 493 1.31 $7,088.07
Independent Richard Hennigar 242 0.64 +0.34 $5,710.00
Total valid votes/Expense limit 37,661 100.0     $70,804
Total rejected, unmarked and declined ballots 289 0.76
Turnout 37,950 62.42
Eligible voters 60,801
Liberal gain from Progressive Conservative Swing +18.56
Changes from 2000 are based on redistributed results. Changes for Liberal candidate Scott Brison from 2000 are based on the Liberal Party's results. He received +6.48% votes from his results as a Progressive Conservative. Conservative Party change is based on the combination of Canadian Alliance and Progressive Conservative Party totals. Change for independent candidate Richard Hennigar is based on his 2000 results as a Natural Law candidate (results not redistributed).
2000 federal election redistributed results
Party Vote  %
  Progressive Conservative 14,130 40.13
  Liberal 10,741 30.50
  New Democratic 6,202 17.61
  Alliance 3,315 9.41
  Others 826 2.35

Kings—Hants, 1996 Representation Order[edit]

Canadian federal election, 2000
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Progressive Conservative Scott Brison 17,612 40.29 -13.16
Liberal Claude O'Hara 13,213 30.23 -0.03
New Democratic Kaye Johnson 7,244 16.57 -10.57
Alliance Gerry Fulton 4,618 10.56 -5.58
Marijuana Jim King 669 1.53
Independent Kenneth MacEachern 140 0.32
Natural Law Richard Hennigar 133 0.30 -0.28
Communist Graham Jake MacDonald 85 0.19 -0.33
Total valid votes 43,714 100.00

All changes are based on the 2000 by-election, except the Liberal Party and the Natural Law Party, which did not field a candidate; and Communist Party candidate Graham Jake MacDonald, who ran as an Independent.

Canadian federal by-election, September 11, 2000
Party Candidate Votes % ∆% Expenditures
     Progressive Conservative Joe Clark 14,525 53.45 +17.18 $38,552
     New Democratic Party Kaye Johnson 7,375 27.14 +8.17 $45,722
     Canadian Alliance Gerry Fulton 4,385 16.14 +2.75 $40,044
     N/A (Marijuana) Alex Néron 670 2.47 $371
     Independent John Turmel 221 0.81 $0
Total valid votes 27,176 100.00
Total rejected ballots 232
Turnout 27,408 39.54
Electors on the lists 69,319
Cause of by-election: resignation of Scott Brison on July 24, 2000. Canadian Alliance percentages are contrasted with the Reform Party figures from 1997. Sources: Official Results, Elections Canada and Financial Returns, Elections Canada.
Canadian federal election, 1997
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Progressive Conservative Scott Brison 17,401 36.27 +16.04
Liberal John Murphy 14,515 30.26 -9.23
New Democratic Philip A. Brown 9,101 18.97 +13.97
Reform Lloyd Schmidt 6,424 13.39 +0.57
Natural Law James McLelland 278 0.58 -0.47
Independent Graham Jake MacDonald 251 0.52
Total valid votes 47,970 100.00

Annapolis Valley—Hants[edit]

Canadian federal election, 1993
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Liberal John Murphy 18,238 39.49 -0.59
Progressive Conservative Jim White 9,344 20.23 -23.94
Independent Pat Nowlan 8,958 19.40 -24.77
Reform John Merriam 5,919 12.82
New Democratic Dick Terfry 2,308 5.00 -7.52
Christian Heritage Jack Enserink 614 1.33 -1.47
National Steve Mockford 484 1.05
Natural Law John Runkle 319 0.69
Total valid votes 46,184 100.00

Changes from the 1988 election for both Progressive Conservative candidate Jim White and Independent candidate Pat Nowlan are based on the same 1988 result, when Pat Nowlan ran as a Progressive Conservative. Independent Rik Gates was the youngest candidate to run for MP at the age of twenty two.

Canadian federal election, 1988
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Progressive Conservative Pat Nowlan 20,763 44.17 -9.68
Liberal John Murphy 18,840 40.08 +11.62
New Democratic Keith Collins 5,886 12.52 -3.43
Christian Heritage Jack Enserink 1,318 2.80
Independent Rik Gates 200 0.43
Total valid votes 47,007 100.00
Canadian federal election, 1984
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Progressive Conservative Pat Nowlan 23,580 53.85 +11.88
Liberal Howard Fuller 12,463 28.46 -2.87
New Democratic Peggy Hope-Simpson 6,987 15.95 -9.34
Rhinoceros Graham Macdermott 762 1.74 +0.90
Total valid votes 43,792 100.00
Canadian federal election, 1980
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Progressive Conservative Pat Nowlan 17,152 41.97 -8.15
Liberal Jim Munro 12,804 31.33 +1.41
New Democratic Bob Levy 10,338 25.29 +5.33
Rhinoceros Mark Moors 343 0.84
Independent Dick Killam 233 0.57
Total valid votes 40,870 100.00
Canadian federal election, 1979
Party Candidate Votes %
Progressive Conservative Pat Nowlan 20,103 50.12
Liberal Frank C. Bezanson 12,001 29.92
New Democratic Bob Levy 8,008 19.96
Total valid votes 40,112 100.00
Canadian federal election, 1974
Party Candidate Votes
Progressive Conservative Pat Nowlan 19,174
Liberal Brian Bruce 15,712
New Democratic John Patrick O'Meara 1,366
Marxist–Leninist Ronald John Brunton 135
Social Credit Frank Dimock 121
Canadian federal election, 1972
Party Candidate Votes
Progressive Conservative Pat Nowlan 20,962
Liberal Tom Calkin 12,800
New Democratic Virginia Pickett 1,788
Social Credit W. Lincoln Hatt 299
Canadian federal election, 1968
Party Candidate Votes
Progressive Conservative Pat Nowlan 17,435
Liberal Alexander C. Williamson 12,342
New Democratic Donald L. McKay 1,007

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