Oxford (electoral district)

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Oxford
Flag of Ontario.svg Ontario electoral district
Oxford, riding.png
Oxford in relation to the southern Ontario ridings
Federal electoral district
Legislature House of Commons
MP
 
 
 
Dave MacKenzie
Conservative
District created 1933
First contested 1935
Last contested 2011
District webpage profile, map
Demographics
Population (2011)[1] 105,719
Electors (2011) 75,290
Area (km²)[2] 2,039.53
Pop. density (per km²) 51.8
Census divisions Oxford County
Census subdivisions Woodstock, Tillsonburg, Ingersoll, Norwich, Zorra, South-West Oxford, East Zorra – Tavistock, Blandford-Blenheim

Oxford is a federal electoral district in Ontario, Canada, that has been represented in the House of Commons of Canada since the 1935 election.

It consists of the county of Oxford and a small portion of Brant County.[3]

It was created in 1933 when the ridings of Oxford North and Oxford South were merged. It consisted initially of the county of Oxford, including the part of the village of Tavistock that lies in the county of Oxford.

In 1966, it was expanded to include the Town of Tillsonburg and the whole of the Village of Tavistock. In 1976, it was defined as consisting of the County of Oxford. In 1987, it was expanded to include the Township of Burford in the County of Brant. In 1996, it was defined as consisting of the county of Oxford.

Members of Parliament[edit]

Parliament Years Member Party
Oxford
Riding created from Oxford North and Oxford South
18th  1935 − 1940     Almon Rennie Liberal
19th  1940 − 1945
20th  1945 − 1949     Kenneth Daniel Progressive Conservative
21st  1949 − 1953     Clark Murray Liberal
22nd  1953 − 1957     Wally Nesbitt Progressive Conservative
23rd  1957 − 1958
24th  1958 − 1962
25th  1962 − 1963
26th  1963 − 1965
27th  1965 − 1968
28th  1968 − 1972
29th  1972 − 1974
30th  1974 − 1979     Bruce Halliday Progressive Conservative
31st  1979 − 1980
32nd  1980 − 1984
33rd  1984 − 1988
34th  1988 − 1993
35th  1993 − 1997     John Baird Finlay Liberal
36th  1997 − 2000
37th  2000 − 2004
38th  2004 − 2006     Dave MacKenzie Conservative
39th  2006 − 2008
40th  2008 − 2011
41st  2011 − Present

Election results[edit]

Canadian federal election, 2011
Party Candidate Votes % ∆% Expenditures
Conservative Dave MacKenzie 27,973 58.90 +6.23
New Democratic Paul Arsenault 12,164 25.61 +7.59
Liberal Tim Lobzun 4,521 9.52 -9.86
Green Mike Farlow 2,058 4.33 -3.24
Christian Heritage John Markus 776 1.63 -0.70
Total valid votes 47,492 100.00
Total valid votes/Expense limit 179 0.38 -0.05
Turnout 47,671 62.60 +3.58
Eligible voters 76,149
Canadian federal election, 2008
Party Candidate Votes % ∆% Expenditures
Conservative Dave MacKenzie 23,330 52.67 +6.13 $57,473
Liberal Martha Dennis 8,586 19.38 -8.70 $50,017
New Democratic Diane Abbott 7,982 18.02 +0.65 $9,242
Green Cathy Mott 3,355 7.57 +4.43 $2,819
Christian Heritage Shaun MacDonald 1,036 2.33 -0.55 $14,229
Total valid votes/Expense limit 44,289 100.00 $82,866
Total rejected ballots 145 0.33 -
Turnout 44,434 59.02
     Conservative hold Swing +7.4
Canadian federal election, 2006
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Conservative Dave MacKenzie 23,140 46.54 +1.6
Liberal Greig Mordue 13,961 28.08 -2.4
New Democratic Zoé Dorcas Kunschner 8,639 17.37 +2.9
Green Ronnee Sykes 1,566 3.14 -1.2
Christian Heritage John Markus 1,434 2.88 -0.4
Marijuana James Bender 771 1.55 -0.1
Libertarian Kaye Sargent 204 0.41 -0.1
Total valid votes 49,715 100.00
Total rejected ballots 164 0.33
Turnout 49,879 67.14
Canadian federal election, 2004
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Conservative Dave MacKenzie 20,606 44.9 -12.5
Liberal Murray Coulter 14,011 30.5 -5.0
New Democratic Zoé Dorcas Kunschner 6,673 14.5 -5.3
Green Irene Tietz 1,951 4.3
Christian Heritage Leslie Bartley 1,534 3.3
Marijuana James Bender 794 1.7
Libertarian Kaye Sargent 226 0.5
Canadian Action Alex Kreider 108 0.2 -0.3
Total valid votes 45,903 100.0

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 John Baird Finlay 15,181 35.6 -0.4
Progressive Conservative Dave MacKenzie 13,050 30.6 -1.9
Alliance Patricia Smith 11,455 26.8 +5.8
New Democratic Shawn Rouse 2,254 5.3 -2.2
Independent John Thomas Markus 536 1.3
Canadian Action Alex Kreider 227 0.5 +0.1
Total valid votes 42,703 100.0

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

Canadian federal election, 1997
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Liberal John Baird Finlay 16,281 36.0 -4.9
Progressive Conservative Dave MacKenzie 14,706 32.5 +10.1
Reform Bill Irvine 9,533 21.1 -5.7
New Democratic Martin Donlevy 3,406 7.5 +2.5
Christian Heritage John Zekveld 956 2.1 +0.1
Canadian Action Alex Kreider 192 0.4
Natural Law Jim Morris 181 0.4 -0.1
Total valid votes 45,255 100.0
Canadian federal election, 1993
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Liberal John Baird Finlay 18,381 40.9 +3.9
Reform John Mohr 12,009 26.7
Progressive Conservative George Klosler 10,080 22.4 -17.3
New Democratic Martin Donlevy 2,280 5.1 -10.9
Christian Heritage Hans Strikwerda 892 2.0 -4.6
Independent George Moore 458 1.0
National Bryan John Rahn 400 0.9
Libertarian Kaye Sargent 219 0.5 +0.1
Natural Law Peter Leggat 209 0.5
Total valid votes 44,928 100.0
Canadian federal election, 1988
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Progressive Conservative Bruce Halliday 19,367 39.8 -17.3
Liberal Alfred Apps 18,035 37.0 +8.3
New Democratic Brian Donlevy 7,771 16.0 +2.4
Christian Heritage Hans Strikwerda 3,190 6.5
Libertarian Kaye Sargent 187 0.4 -0.3
Commonwealth of Canada Sharon Rounds 166 0.3
Total valid votes 48,716 100.0
Canadian federal election, 1984
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Progressive Conservative Bruce Halliday 25,642 57.1 +11.2
Liberal Alfred Apps 12,884 28.7 -8.1
New Democratic Wayne Colbran 6,077 13.5 -2.8
Libertarian Kaye Sargent 322 0.7 0.0
Total valid votes 44,925 100.0
Canadian federal election, 1980
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Progressive Conservative Bruce Halliday 19,382 45.9 -9.3
Liberal Ken Peers 15,546 36.8 +6.5
New Democratic Marjorie Lanaway 6,885 16.3 +2.3
Libertarian Nancy Hurd 311 0.7 +0.2
Marxist–Leninist Larry Hannant 100 0.2
Total valid votes 42,224 100.0
Canadian federal election, 1979
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Progressive Conservative Bruce Halliday 23,592 55.2 +8.8
Liberal Ron Calhoun 12,935 30.3 -12.6
New Democratic Marjorie Lanaway 5,980 14.0 +3.2
Libertarian Nancy Hurd 227 0.5
Total valid votes 42,734 100.0
Canadian federal election, 1974
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Progressive Conservative Bruce Halliday 18,934 46.4 -16.2
Liberal Charlie Tatham 17,506 42.9 +12.0
New Democratic Peter Klynstra 4,398 10.8 +4.1
Total valid votes 40,838 100.0
Canadian federal election, 1972
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Progressive Conservative Wally Nesbitt 25,438 62.5 +9.0
Liberal Charlie Tatham 12,540 30.8 -5.9
New Democratic Ron Wettlaufer 2,703 6.6 -3.0
Total valid votes 40,681 100.0
Canadian federal election, 1968
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Progressive Conservative Wally Nesbitt 18,504 53.6 -2.1
Liberal Charlie Tatham 12,697 36.8 +4.6
New Democratic John Hilborn 3,335 9.7 -2.5
Total valid votes 34,536 100.0
Canadian federal election, 1965
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Progressive Conservative Wally Nesbitt 17,657 55.6 -4.8
Liberal Leslie MacDonald Ball 10,202 32.2 -0.1
New Democratic Margaret Caffyn 3,870 12.2 +7.4
Total valid votes 31,729 100.0
Canadian federal election, 1963
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Progressive Conservative Wally Nesbitt 19,402 60.4 +2.6
Liberal William Young 10,359 32.3 -1.6
New Democratic Wilf Vale 1,550 4.8 -1.2
Social Credit Margaret Elsom 805 2.5 +0.2
Total valid votes 32,116 100.0
Canadian federal election, 1962
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Progressive Conservative Wally Nesbitt 18,352 57.8 -17.3
Liberal Robert Alan MacDougall 10,731 33.8 +9.0
New Democratic Wilf Vale 1,918 6.0
Social Credit Charles Elsom 735 2.3
Total valid votes 31,736 100.0
Canadian federal election, 1958
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Progressive Conservative Wally Nesbitt 22,079 75.1 +6.3
Liberal Hector Alexander Clark 7,305 24.9 +74.8
Total valid votes 29,384 100.0
Canadian federal election, 1957
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Progressive Conservative Wally Nesbitt 20,404 68.9 +18.8
Liberal Bruce McCall 8,275 -49.9
Social Credit Charlie Elsom 944 3.2
Total valid votes 29,623 100.0
Canadian federal election, 1953
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Progressive Conservative Wally Nesbitt 12,693 50.1 +4.8
Liberal Alexander Clark Murray 12,654 49.9 +1.6
Total valid votes 25,347 100.0
Canadian federal election, 1949
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Liberal Alexander Clark Murray 12,581 48.3 +6.6
Progressive Conservative Kenneth Roy Daniel 11,791 45.2 -3.6
Co-operative Commonwealth William Gordon Goodwin 1,688 6.5
Total valid votes 26,060 100.0
Canadian federal election, 1945
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Progressive Conservative Kenneth Roy Daniel 11,916 48.9 +5.8
Liberal Almon Secord Rennie 10,149 41.6 -15.2
Co-operative Commonwealth Ralph Burton 2,310 9.5
Total valid votes 24,375 100.0

Note: Progressive Conservative vote is compared to "National Government" vote in 1940 election.

Canadian federal election, 1940
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Liberal Almon Secord Rennie 10,975 56.9 +9.1
National Government Charles Thomas Milton 8,325 43.1 +7.0
Total valid votes 19,300 100.0

Note: "National Government" vote is compared to Conservative vote in 1935 election.

Canadian federal election, 1935
Party Candidate Votes %
Liberal Almon Secord Rennie 11,438 47.8
Conservative Donald Matheson Sutherland 8,655 36.2
Reconstruction Richard Harley Mayberry 2,953 12.3
Co-operative Commonwealth William Andrew MacLeod 886 3.7
Total valid votes 23,932 100.0

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