Ottawa West—Nepean (provincial electoral district)

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Coordinates: 45°21′N 75°47′W / 45.350°N 75.783°W / 45.350; -75.783

Ottawa West—Nepean
Flag of Ontario.svg Ontario electoral district
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Provincial electoral district
Legislature Legislative Assembly of Ontario
MPP
 
 
 
Bob Chiarelli
Liberal
First contested 1999
Last contested 2014
Demographics
Population (2006) 109,735
Electors (2007) 80,791
Area (km²) 88
Pop. density (per km²) 1,247
Census divisions Ottawa
Census subdivisions Ottawa
For the federal electoral district, see Ottawa West—Nepean.

Ottawa West—Nepean is a provincial electoral district in eastern Ontario, Canada. It elects one member to the Legislative Assembly of Ontario.

The riding has been represented in the Ontario legislature by Liberal Bob Chiarelli since 2010.

The riding is fairly solidly Liberal. In the 1999 provincial election, however, former Member of Provincial Parliament Alex Cullen lost the nomination to Rick Chiarelli following fierce party battles. Cullen moved to the Ontario New Democratic Party (NDP) NDP and split the Liberal vote, making Tory Garry Guzzo the surprise victor. In the 2003 provincial election, former Ottawa mayor Jim Watson ousted Guzzo.

Former Ottawa mayor Bob Chiarelli won the seat in a March 4, 2010 by-election, after Jim Watson left his seat to run in the 2010 Ottawa municipal election.

History[edit]

The electoral district was created in 1999 from 77% of Ottawa West, 38% of Nepean and 21% of Ottawa—Rideau.

Members of Provincial Parliament[edit]

This riding has elected the following members of the Legislative Assembly of Ontario:

Ottawa West—Nepean
Assembly Years Member Party
Riding created from Ottawa West, Nepean and Ottawa—Rideau
37th  1999 − 2003     Garry Guzzo Progressive Conservative
38th  2003 − 2007     Jim Watson Liberal
39th  2007 − 2010
 2010 − 2011 Bob Chiarelli
40th  2011 − 2014
41st  2014 − Present

Election results[edit]

Ontario general election, 2014
** Preliminary results — Not yet official **
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Liberal Bob Chiarelli 21,328 45.68 +4.06
Progressive Conservative Randall Denley 15,540 33.29 -6.06
New Democratic Alex Cullen 6,673 14.29 -0.51
Green Alex Hill 2,807 6.01 +2.67
Libertarian Matthew Brooks 338 0.72
Total valid votes 46,686 100.0  
Liberal hold Swing +5.06
Ontario general election, 2011
Party Candidate Votes % ∆% Expenditures
Liberal Bob Chiarelli 18,492 41.62 -1.83 $ 93,241.85
Progressive Conservative Randall Denley 17,483 39.35 +0.36 80,950.00
New Democratic Wendy Byrne 6,576 14.80 +6.35 13,936.09
Green Alex Hill 1,485 3.34 -4.96 3,113.29
Family Coalition John Pacheco 396 0.89   8,382.66
Total valid votes / Expense limit 44,432 100.00 +56.27 $ 97,809.67
Total rejected, unmarked and declined ballots 174 0.39 -0.18
Turnout 44,606 54.27 +21.33
Eligible voters 82,187   -5.32
Liberal hold Swing -1.10
Ontario provincial by-election, March 4, 2010
Resignation of Jim Watson
Party Candidate Votes % ∆% Expenditures
Liberal Bob Chiarelli 12,353 43.45 -7.19 $ 100,242.09
Progressive Conservative Beth Graham 11,086 38.99 +7.19 98,437.24
New Democratic Pam Fitzgerald 2,404 8.45 -1.24 20,689.04
Green Mark Mackenzie 2,359 8.30 +2.13 16,707.36
Independent John Turmel 230 0.81   0.00
Total valid votes 28,432 100.0   -39.61
Total rejected ballots 163 0.57 -0.07
Turnout 28,595 32.94 -24.57
Eligible voters 86,809   +5.35
Ontario general election, 2007
Party Candidate Votes % ∆% Expenditures
Liberal Jim Watson 23,842 50.64 +3.60 $ 81,588.12
Progressive Conservative Mike Patton 14,971 31.80 -9.44 67,155.94
New Democratic Lynn Hamilton 4,564 9.69 +1.35 15,904.92
Green Martin Hyde 2,903 6.17 +3.51 1,064.61
Family Coalition John Pacheco 592 1.26   6,938.62
Independent Robert Gilles Gauthier 207 0.44 -0.28 Unavailable  
Total valid votes/Expense limit 47,079 100.0   -4.24 $ 88,988.76
Total rejected ballots 304 0.64 +0.09
Turnout 47,383 57.51 -4.62
Eligible voters 82,397   +3.55
Ontario general election, 2003
Party Candidate Votes % ∆% Expenditures
Liberal Jim Watson 23,127 47.04 +12.68 $ 67,833.00
Progressive Conservative Garry Guzzo 20,277 41.24 -6.55 60,734.31
New Democratic Marlene Rivier 4,099 8.34 -7.78 17,396.47
Green Neil Adair 1,309 2.66 +1.71 2,684.09
Independent Robert G. Gauthier 353 0.72   Unavailable  
Total valid votes/Expense limit 49,165 100.0   +2.90 $ 76,392.96
Total rejected ballots 272 0.55 -0.27
Turnout 49,437 62.13 +3.24
Eligible voters 79,576   -2.72
Ontario general election, 1999
Party Candidate Votes % Expenditures
Progressive Conservative Garry Guzzo 22,834 47.79 $ 52,524.00
Liberal Rick Chiarelli 16,419 34.36 69,057.01
New Democratic Alex Cullen 7,701 16.12 32,467.74
Green Richard Warman 453 0.95 0.00
Independent Megan Hnatiw 129 0.27 0.00
Independent John Turmel 94 0.20 0.00
Confederation of Regions Anthony C. Silvestro 79 0.17 806.00
Natural Law Lester J. Newby 70 0.15 0.00
Total valid votes/Expense limit 47,779 100.0   $ 78,526.08
Total rejected ballots 393 0.82
Turnout 48,172 58.89
Eligible voters 81,798

2007 electoral reform referendum[edit]

Ontario electoral reform referendum, 2007
Side Votes %
First Past the Post 30,528 68.8
Mixed member proportional 15,172 31.2