Nanaimo—Cowichan

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Nanaimo—Cowichan
Flag of British Columbia.svg British Columbia electoral district
Nanaimo—Cowichan.png
Nanaimo—Cowichan in relation to other Vancouver Island federal electoral districts.
Federal electoral district
Legislature House of Commons
MP
 
 
 
Jean Crowder
New Democratic
District created 1987
First contested 1988
Last contested 2011
District webpage profile, map
Demographics
Population (2011)[1] 131,118
Electors (2011) 96,034
Area (km²)[2] 3,849.38
Pop. density (per km²) 34.1
Census divisions Cowichan Valley, Nanaimo
Census subdivisions Nanaimo, North Cowichan, Ladysmith, Duncan, Cowichan Valley A, Cowichan Valley B, Cowichan Valley C, Cowichan Valley E, Nanaimo A, Nanaimo B

Nanaimo—Cowichan is a federal electoral district in British Columbia, Canada, that has been represented in the House of Commons of Canada since 1988. It is located on Vancouver Island.

Demographics[edit]

Population, 2001 116,754
Electors 86,804
Area (km²)
Population density (people per km²)

Geography[edit]

It includes, together with more rural areas, the southern portion of the City of Nanaimo, the City of Duncan, the Town of Ladysmith, and the District of North Cowichan.

History[edit]

The electoral district was created in 1987 from parts of Nanaimo–Alberni and Cowichan—Malahat—The Islands ridings.

Members of Parliament[edit]

This riding has elected the following Members of Parliament:

Parliament Years Member Party
Nanaimo–Alberni and Cowichan—Malahat—The Islands prior to 1988
34th 1988–1993     David Stupich New Democratic
35th 1993–1997     Bob Ringma Reform
36th 1997–2000     Reed Elley Reform
2000     Canadian Alliance
37th 2000–2003
2003–2004     Conservative
38th 2004–2006     Jean Crowder New Democratic
39th 2006–2008
40th 2008–2011
41st 2011–present

Current Member of Parliament[edit]

Its Member of Parliament is Jean Crowder, a former human resources consultant. She was first elected in the 2004 election. She is a member of the New Democratic Party. She is the NDP critic for Aboriginal Affairs. During the 38th Parliament she served as the Vice-Chair of the Standing Committee on the Status of Women and as a member of the Standing Committee on Health. During the 39th & 40th Parliaments, she served as the vice-chair of the Standing Committee on Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development.

Election results[edit]

Canadian federal election, 2011
Party Candidate Votes % ∆% Expenditures
New Democratic Jean Crowder 31,272 48.90 +3.72
Conservative John Koury 24,497 38.31 +0.72
Green Anne Marie Benoit 5,005 7.83 -1.73
Liberal Brian Fillmore 3,007 4.70 -2.67
Marxist–Leninist Jack East 170 0.27 -0.12
Total valid votes/Expense limit 63,951 100.00
Total rejected ballots 162 0.25 -0.01
Turnout 64,113 65.16 +1.71
Eligible voters 98,399
Canadian federal election, 2008
Party Candidate Votes % ∆% Expenditures
New Democratic Jean Crowder 27,454 45.18 -1.59 $77,175
Conservative Reed Elley 22,844 37.59 +5.47 $85,776
Green Christina Knighton 5,816 9.56 +4.48 $6,368
Liberal Brian Scott 4,483 7.37 -7.94 $19,279
Marxist–Leninist Jack East 182 0.39 +0.15 --
Total valid votes/Expense limit 60,779 100.00 $94,753
Total rejected ballots 156 0.26
Turnout 60,935 63.45
     NDP hold Swing -3.53
Canadian federal election, 2006
Party Candidate Votes % ∆% Expenditures
New Democratic Jean Crowder 28,558 46.77 +3.06 $58,554
Conservative Norm Sowden 19,615 32.12 -0.65
Liberal Brian Scott 9,352 15.31 -0.71 $14,209
Green Harold Henn 3,107 5.08 -1.53 $1,476
Canadian Action Jeff Warr 227 0.45 -0.01 $913
Marxist–Leninist Jack East 148 0.24
Total valid votes 61,057 100.00
Total rejected ballots 135 0.22
Turnout 61,192
     N.D.P. hold Swing +1.9
Canadian federal election, 2004
Party Candidate Votes % ∆% Expenditures
New Democratic Jean Crowder 25,243 43.71 +26.75 $63,401
Conservative Dave Quist 18,928 32.77 -21.04 $62,967
Liberal Lloyd Macilquham 9,257 16.02 -5.39 $16,671
Green Harold Henn 3,822 6.61 +4.26
Canadian Action Jeffrey Ian Warr 270 0.46 -2.49
Independent Brunie Brunie 229 0.39 $635
Total valid votes 57,749 100.00
Total rejected ballots 147 0.25 -0.07
57,896 66.70

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 % ∆% Expenditures
Alliance Reed Elley 23,641 46.63 +1.68 $50,405
Liberal Marshall Cooper 10,857 21.41 +0.28 $24,987
New Democratic Garth Mirau 8,599 16.96 -9.02 $33,131
Progressive Conservative Cynthia-Mary Hemsworth 3,640 7.18 +2.96 $993
Canadian Action Doug Catley 1,500 2.95 +1.53 $2,916
Marijuana Meaghan Walker-Williams 1,262 2.48
Green Norm Abbey 1,196 2.35 +0.52 $990
Total valid votes 50,695 100.00
Total rejected ballots 164 0.32 -0.09
Turnout 50,859 64.56 -0.65

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

Canadian federal election, 1997
Party Candidate Votes % ∆% Expenditures
Reform Reed Elley 22,685 44.95 +5.12 $44,831
New Democratic Garth Mirau 13,112 25.98 +3.53 $58,293
Liberal Michael Garland Coleman 10,663 21.13 -0.57 $19,351
Progressive Conservative Lindsay Parcells 2,131 4.22 -4.51 $4,777
Green Karen Margo Shillington 928 1.83 $996
Canadian Action Doug Catley 720 1.42 $1,783
Natural Law Frank S. James Malaka 224 0.44 -0.35
Total valid votes 50,463 100.00
Total rejected ballots 206 0.41
Turnout 50,669 65.21
Canadian federal election, 1993
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Reform Bob Ringma 25,052 39.83 +33.84
New Democratic David Stupich 14,117 22.45 -26.67
Liberal Ron Cantelon 13,647 21.70 +12.28
Progressive Conservative Bruce Wilbee 5,491 8.73 -25.58
National Larry Whaley 3,407 5.42
Natural Law Cliff Brown 497 0.79
Libertarian Mark Alan Chase 245 0.39
Independent R. W. Jackson 163 0.26
Independent Bruce Tober 158 0.25
Canada Party Neall Lenard 115 0.18
Total valid votes 62,892 100.00
Canadian federal election, 1988
Party Candidate Votes %
New Democratic David Stupich 27,177 49.12
Progressive Conservative Ted Schellenberg 18,984 34.31
Liberal Denis St. Denis 5,210 9.42
Reform George Richard Wrean 3,314 5.99
Green Seymour Trieger 484 0.87
Communist Deborah MacDonald 164 0.30
Total valid votes 55,333 100.00

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