Morris (electoral district)

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Morris
Flag of Manitoba.svg Manitoba electoral district
MorrisED2011.jpg
The 2011- boundaries of Morris highlighted in red.
Provincial electoral district
Legislature Legislative Assembly of Manitoba
MLA
 
 
 
Shannon Martin
Progressive Conservative
District created 1879
First contested 1879
Last contested 2011
Demographics
Population (2011) 22,664
Electors (2014) 13,782
Census divisions Division No. 2, Division No. 3, Division No. 10, Division No. 11,
Census subdivisions Cartier, Hanover, Headingley, Macdonald, Morris (RM), Morris (Town), Niverville, Ritchot, St. François Xavier

Morris is a provincial electoral division in the Canadian province of Manitoba. It was created by redistribution in 1879, and has existed continuously since that time. The constituency is named after Alexander Morris, who served as Lieutenant Governor of Manitoba from 1872 to 1877.

Morris is a rural riding located in the Red River Valley in the south of the province. In is bordered to the south by Emerson, to the north by Lakeside, to the west by Midland and Portage La Prairie, and to the east by Steinbach, Dawson Trail, Assiniboia, Kirkfield Park and Charleswood.

The largest communities in the riding are Morris, Niverville and La Salle. Other communities include Elie, Oak Bluff, Sanford, Starbuck, Ste. Agathe, St. Eustache and St. Francois Xavier

In 1999, the average family income was $53,719, and the unemployment rate was 3.90%. Agriculture accounts for 23% of the riding's industry, followed by the retail trade at 10%.

Eighteen per cent of Morris's residents are of German background, and a further 17% are French. The riding has the third-highest percentage of francophones in Manitoba.

The Progressive Conservative Party of Manitoba has represented Morris since 1954, and the riding is generally regarded as safe for the party.

List of provincial representatives[edit]

Name Party Took Office Left Office
Joseph Taillefer Independent, probably pro-Government 1879 1883
Henry Tennant Cons 1883 1886
Alphonse Martin Lib 1886 1891
Independent/Opposition 1891 1896
Stewart Mulvey Lib 1896 1899
Colin Campbell Cons 1899 1913
Jacques Parent Cons 1914 1918
William Clubb Farmer 1920 1922
UFM 1922 1932
Lib-Prog 1932 1941
John Dryden Independent, pro-coalition 1941 1945
Lib-Prog 1945 1949
Harry Shewman Independent, pro-coalition 1949 1950
Independent 1950 1954(?)
PC 1954(?) 1968
Warner Jorgenson PC 1969 1981
Clayton Manness PC 1981 1995
Frank Pitura PC 1995 2003
Mavis Taillieu PC 2003 2013
Shannon Martin PC 2014

Election results[edit]

Manitoba provincial by-election, January 28, 2014
Party Candidate Votes % ∆% Expenditures
     Progressive Conservative Shannon Martin 2,642 69.99 -4.01
     New Democrat Dean Harder 488 12.93 -6.44
Liberal Jeremy Barber 422 11.18 +4.55
     Independent Ray Shaw 138 3.66 -
Green Alain Landry 85 2.25 -
Total valid votes 3775
Rejected and declined votes 17
Turnout 3792 27.51
Electors on the lists 13782
Progressive Conservative hold Swing +1.21


Manitoba general election, 2011
Party Candidate Votes % ∆% Expenditures
     Progressive Conservative Mavis Taillieu 5,681 74.00 +17.02
     New Democrat Mohamed Alli 1,487 19.37 -13.20
Liberal Janelle Mailhot 509 6.63 -3.82
Total valid votes 7,677
Rejected and declined ballots 42
Turnout 7,719 50.69
Electors on the lists 15,228
Progressive Conservative hold Swing +15.11

^ Change not based on redistributed results


Manitoba general election, 2007
Party Candidate Votes % ∆% Expenditures
     Progressive Conservative Mavis Taillieu 4,404 56.98 $20,183.91
     New Democratic Party Kevin Stevenson 2,517 32.57 $3,146.85
Liberal Michael Sherby 808 10.45 $340.30
Total valid votes 7,729 99.22
Rejected and declined ballots 61
Turnout 7,790 54.13
Electors on the lists 14,392

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2003[2]

Manitoba general election, 2003
Party Candidate Votes % ∆% Expenditures
     Progressive Conservative Mavis Taillieu 3,996 57.16
     New Democrat John Auger 1,588 22.71
Liberal Michael Van Walleghem 1,407 20.13
Total valid votes 6,991
Rejected and declined ballots 28
Turnout 7,019 52.56
Electors on the lists 13,355


Manitoba general election, 1999
Party Candidate Votes % ∆% Expenditures
     Progressive Conservative Frank Pitura 4,673 53.10 $20,807.00
Liberal Herm Martens 2,179 24.76 $9,869.40
     New Democratic Party Paul Hagen 1,746 20.41 $2,805.00
     Libertarian Party of Manitoba Dennis Rice 107 1.22 $341.37
Total valid votes 8,753 99.40
Rejected and declined ballots 47
Turnout 8,800 52.56
Electors on the lists 13,120

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Manitoba general election, 1995
Party Candidate Votes % ∆% Expenditures
     Progressive Conservative Frank Pitura 5,662 60.99
Liberal Bill Roth 2,329 25.09
     New Democrat Glenn Hallick 1,158 12.47
     Libertarian Dennis Rice 135 1.45
Total valid votes 9,284
Rejected and declined ballots 26
Turnout 9,310 71.05
Electors on the lists 13,104
Manitoba general election, 1990
Party Candidate Votes % ∆% Expenditures
     Progressive Conservative Clayton Manness 5,353 63.64
Liberal Bill Roth 2,036 24.20
     New Democrat Gary Nelson 721 8.57
     Confederation of Regions Mark Edmondson 302 3.59
Total valid votes 8,412
Rejected and declined ballots 15
Turnout 8,427 65.77
Electors on the lists 12,812
Manitoba general election, 1988
Party Candidate Votes % ∆% Expenditures
     Progressive Conservative Clayton Manness 4,578 60.93
Liberal Barbara Plas 1,832 24.38
     Confederation of Regions Raymond Switzer 597 7.95
     New Democrat Clifford Hodgins 449 4.98
     Independent Jeffrey Plas 57 0.76
Total valid votes 7,513
Rejected and declined ballots 11
Turnout 7,524 69.24
Electors on the lists 10,867


Manitoba general election, 1986
Party Candidate Votes % ∆% Expenditures
     Progressive Conservative Clayton Manness 4,378 68.78
     New Democrat Audreen House 1,140 17.91
Liberal Calvin Knaggs 847 13.31
Total valid votes 6,365
Rejected and declined ballots 17
Turnout 6,382 59.73
Electors on the lists 10,685
Manitoba general election, 1981
Party Candidate Votes % ∆% Expenditures
     Progressive Conservative Clayton Manness 4,579 71.55
     New Democrat Peter Francis 1,821 28.45
Total valid votes 6,400
Rejected and declined ballots 35
Turnout 6,435 64.82
Electors on the lists 9,927
Manitoba general election, 1977
Party Candidate Votes % ∆% Expenditures
     Progressive Conservative Warner Jorgenson 4,484 71.55
     New Democrat Alphonse Lenz 1,152 18.73
Liberal Donald Macgillivray 516 8.39
Total valid votes 6,152
Rejected and declined ballots 10
Turnout 6,162 68.84
Electors on the lists 8,951
Manitoba general election, 1973
Party Candidate Votes % ∆% Expenditures
     Progressive Conservative Warner Jorgenson 3,650 60.06
     New Democrat Lawrence Lewco 1,602 26.36
Liberal Norm Dashevsky 825 13.58
Total valid votes 6,077
Rejected and declined ballots 25
Turnout 6,102 74.54
Electors on the lists 8,186


Manitoba general election, 1969
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
     Progressive Conservative Warner Jorgenson 2,472 53.76
Liberal Joseph Legault 1,183 25.73
     New Democratic Party William T. Loftus 712 15.48
     Social Credit Henry Funk 231 5.02
Total valid votes 4,598 100.00
Rejected and discarded votes 15
Turnout 4,613 61.20
Electors on the lists 7,537


Manitoba provincial by-election, February 20, 1969
Party Candidate Votes % ∆% Expenditures
     Progressive Conservative Warner Jorgenson 2,146 65.77 $966.85
Liberal Ralph Rasmussen 841 25.77 $526.56
     New Democratic Party William T. Loftus 276 8.46 $770.61
Total valid votes 3,263 100
Rejected and discarded votes 17
Turnout 3,280 62.07
Electors on the lists 5,284


Manitoba general election, 1966
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
     Progressive Conservative Harry Shewman 1,518 47.80
Liberal Bruce McKenzie 1,288 40.55
     New Democratic Party William T. Loftus 370 11.65
Total valid votes 3,176 100.00
Rejected and discarded votes 33
Turnout 3,209 60.83
Electors on the lists 5,275

Previous boundaries[edit]

The 1998-2011 boundaries of the Morris electoral district highlighted in red

References[edit]

Coordinates: 49°41′56″N 97°26′53″W / 49.699°N 97.448°W / 49.699; -97.448