Saskatoon—Rosetown—Biggar

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Saskatoon—Rosetown—Biggar
Flag of Saskatchewan.svg Saskatchewan electoral district
Saskatoon-Rosetown-Biggar.png
Saskatoon—Rosetown—Biggar in relation to other Saskatchewan federal electoral districts
Federal electoral district
Legislature House of Commons
MP
 
 
 
Kelly Block
Conservative
District created 1996
First contested 1997
Last contested 2011
District webpage profile, map
Demographics
Population (2011)[1] 72,893
Electors (2011) 49,314
Area (km²)[2] 10,935.79
Pop. density (per km²) 6.7
Census divisions Saskatoon
Census subdivisions Saskatoon, Corman Park No. 344, Vanscoy No. 345, Rosetown, Biggar

Saskatoon—Rosetown—Biggar (formerly known as Saskatoon—Rosetown) is a federal electoral district in Saskatchewan, Canada, that has been represented in the Canadian House of Commons since 1997.

Geography[edit]

The district consists of the southwestern quadrant of Saskatoon and the surrounding southwestern rural area which includes the towns of Biggar, Rosetown and Delisle.

History[edit]

It was created in 1996 as "Saskatoon—Rosetown" from Kindersley—Lloydminster, Saskatoon—Clark's Crossing, Saskatoon—Dundurn and The Battlefords—Meadow Lake ridings.

In 1997, it was renamed "Saskatoon—Rosetown—Biggar".

This riding was the closest in Saskatchewan in 2008, when it was decided by fewer than 300 votes. The major parties nominated the same candidates in 2011 as they did in 2008. The incumbent was Conservative Kelly Block, an administrator from Saskatoon. She held the riding against Delisle farmer and National Farmers Union activist Nettie Wiebe.

Members of Parliament[edit]

Parliament Years Member Party
Saskatoon—Rosetown
Riding created from Kindersley—Lloydminster, Saskatoon—Clark's Crossing,
Saskatoon—Dundurn and The Battlefords—Meadow Lake
36th  1997 − 1999     Chris Axworthy New Democratic
 1999 − 2000     Dennis Gruending New Democratic
Riding renamed — Saskatoon—Rosetown—Biggar
37th  2000 − 2003     Carol Skelton Alliance
 2003 − 2004     Conservative
38th  2004 − 2006
39th  2006 − 2008
40th  2008 − 2011     Kelly Block Conservative
41st  2011 − Present

Current Member of Parliament[edit]

Its Member of Parliament is Kelly Block, a former administrator and mayor. She was first elected in 2008. She is a member of the Conservative Party of Canada.

Election results[edit]

Canadian federal election, 2011
Party Candidate Votes % ∆% Expenditures
Conservative x-Kelly Block 14,652 48.70 +3.31 $80,469
New Democratic Nettie Wiebe 14,114 46.91 +2.49 $73,723
Liberal Lee Reaney 697 2.32 -2.09 $7,509
Green Vicki Strelioff 626 2.08 -2.49 $1,459
Total valid votes/Expense limit 30,089 100.00   $81,126
Total rejected ballots 131 0.43 +0.11
Turnout 30,220 62.29 +7.47
Eligible voters 48,516
Canadian federal election, 2008
Party Candidate Votes % ∆% Expenditures
Conservative Kelly Block 12,231 45.39 -0.15 $78,169
New Democratic Nettie Wiebe 11,969 44.42 +5.44 $63,284
Green Amber Jones 1,232 4.57 +2.05 $8,174
Liberal Roy Bluehorn 1,188 4.41 -7.67 $10,785
Independent Rick Barsky 138 0.51 -2.01 N/A
Christian Heritage Marcel Bourassa 115 0.43 -0.45 $50
Libertarian Kevin Stricker 73 0.27 $1,339
Total valid votes/Expense limit 26,946 100.00   $78,625
Total rejected ballots 87 0.32 +0.05
Turnout 27,033 54.82 -4.90
Canadian federal election, 2006
Party Candidate Votes % ∆% Expenditures
Conservative x-Carol Skelton 13,331 45.54 +0.70 $58,211
New Democratic Nettie Wiebe 11,412 38.98 +2.74 $62,156
Liberal Myron Luczka 3,536 12.08 -3.67 $2,869
Green Rick Barsky 738 2.52 -0.66 $1,068
Christian Heritage Marcel Bourassa 258 0.88 $4,463
Total valid votes 29,275 100.00  
Total rejected ballots 78 0.27 -0.08
Turnout 29,353 59.72 +7.20
Canadian federal election, 2004
Party Candidate Votes % ∆% Expenditures
Conservative x-Carol Skelton 11,875 44.84 -2.48 $55,798
New Democratic Dennis Gruending 9,597 36.24 -5.17 $58,518
Liberal Myron Luczka 4,171 15.75 +4.48 $24,337
Green Rick Barsky 841 3.18 $118
Total valid votes 26,484 100.00  
Total rejected ballots 92 0.35 0.00
Turnout 26,576 52.52 -3.1

Note: Conservative vote is compared to the total of the Canadian Alliance vote and Progressive Conservative vote in the 2000 election.

Canadian federal election, 2000
Party Candidate Votes % ∆% Expenditures
Alliance Carol Skelton 11,177 41.66 +14.05 $54,132
New Democratic x-Dennis Gruending 11,109 41.41 +0.82 $59,591
Liberal Alice Farness 3,023 11.27 -4.37 $3,832
Progressive Conservative Dale Buxton 1,518 5.66 -8.67 $5,021
Total valid votes 26,827 100.00  
Total rejected ballots 95 0.35 0.00
Turnout 26,922 55.6 +21.9

Note: Canadian Alliance vote is compared to the Reform vote in the 1999 by-election.

Canadian federal by-election, November 15, 1999
due to the resignation of Chris Axworthy
Party Candidate Votes % ∆% Expenditures
New Democratic Dennis Gruending 6,353 40.59 -3.13 $58,658
Reform Jim McAllister 4,321 27.61 -4.96 $59,422
Liberal Henry Dayday 2,448 15.64 -0.40 $41,974
Progressive Conservative Rich Gabruch 2,242 14.33 +7.35 $35,087
Green David Greenfield 175 1.12 $0
Independent Ace Cetinski 111 0.71 $9,527
Total valid votes/Expense limit 15,650 100.00   $58,901
Total rejected ballots 55 0.35 +0.06
Turnout 15,705 33.66 -26.2
Canadian federal election, 1997
Party Candidate Votes % Expenditures
New Democratic x-Chris Axworthy 12,095 43.72 $56,131
Reform x-Elwin Hermanson 9,011 32.57 $33,126
Liberal Tanyss Munro 4,438 16.04 $37,991
Progressive Conservative Richard Gabruch 1,931 6.98 $11,361
Canadian Action Rick Barsky 191 0.69 $1,760
Total valid votes/Expense limit 27,666 100.00 $58,640
Total rejected ballots 113 0.41
Turnout 27,779 59.9

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