Simcoe—Grey (provincial electoral district)

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For the federal electoral district, see Simcoe—Grey.
Simcoe—Grey (provincial electoral district)
Flag of Ontario.svg Ontario electoral district
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Simcoe—Grey in relation to Southern Ontario ridings
Provincial electoral district
Legislature Legislative Assembly of Ontario
MPP
 
 
 
Jim Wilson
Progressive Conservative
District created 1999
First contested 1999
Last contested 2014
Demographics
Population (2006) 125,985
Electors (2011) 93,705
Area (km²) 2,515
Pop. density (per km²) 50.1
Census divisions Simcoe, Grey
Census subdivisions New Tecumseth, Springwater, Collingwood, Essa, Wasaga Beach, Clearview, Adjala-Tosorontio, Blue Mountains

Simcoe—Grey is a provincial electoral district in Ontario, Canada, that has been represented in the Legislative Assembly of Ontario since 1999.

It was created in 1996 from parts of Barrie—Simcoe—Bradford, Bruce—Grey, Simcoe Centre, Simcoe North, Wellington—Grey—Dufferin—Simcoe and York—Simcoe.

It consists of the municipalities of Blue Mountains, Collingwood, Clearview, Wasaga Beach, Springwater, Essa, New Tecumseth and Adjala-Tosorontio. It had a population of 117,505 in 2001, and an area of 2,515 km².

History[edit]

The provincial electoral district was created in 1999 when provincial ridings were defined to have the same borders as federal ridings.

It consisted initially of:

  • the part of the County of Simcoe lying to the west of and including the Town of New Tecumseth and the Township of Essa, to the west of and excluding the City of Barrie, to the east of and including the townships of Vespra and Flos, and to the south of and excluding the Township of Tiny;
  • in the County of Grey, the Town of Thornbury, the villages of Flesherton and Markdale, and the townships of Artemesia, Collingwood and Osprey.

In 2003, it was given its current boundaries as described above.

Members of Provincial Parliament[edit]

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

Simcoe—Grey
Assembly Years Member Party
Riding created from Barrie—Simcoe—Bradford,
Bruce—Grey, Simcoe Centre, Simcoe North,
Wellington—Grey—Dufferin—Simcoe and York—Simcoe
37th  1999 − 2003     Jim Wilson Progressive Conservative
38th  2003 − 2007
39th  2007 − 2011
40th  2011 − 2014
41st  2014 − Present

Election results[edit]

Ontario general election, 2014
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Progressive Conservative Jim Wilson 26,238 47.14 -7.19
Liberal Lorne Kenney 17,385 31.24 +8.93
New Democratic David Matthews 7,837 14.08 -0.58
Green Jesseca Dudun 4,198 7.54 -1.16
Total valid votes 55,658 100.00
Progressive Conservative hold Swing -8.06
Source: Elections Ontario[1]
Ontario general election, 2011
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Progressive Conservative Jim Wilson 25,339 54.33 +3.68
Liberal Donna Kenwell 10,404 22.31 -3.67
New Democratic David Matthews 6,839 14.66 +5.45
Green Mike Schreiner 4,057 8.70 -2.63
Total valid votes 46,639 100.00
Total rejected, unmarked and declined ballots 166 0.35
Turnout 46,805 48.12
Eligible voters 97,272
Progressive Conservative hold Swing +3.68
Source: Elections Ontario[2]
Ontario general election, 2007
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Progressive Conservative Jim Wilson 24,270 50.65 -0.87
Liberal Steven Fishman 12,447 25.97 -7.62
Green Peter Ellis 5,428 11.33 *
New Democratic Katy Austin 4,417 9.22 -0.98
Libertarian Philip Bender 724 1.51
Family Coalition Steven Taylor 361 0.75
Independent Owen Ferguson 273 0.57  
Total valid votes 47,920 100.00
     Progressive Conservative hold Swing +3.37

^ Change based on redistributed results

Ontario general election, 2003
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Progressive Conservative Jim Wilson 26,114 51.47 -14.53
Liberal Mark Redmond 17,505 34.50 +8.06
New Democratic Leo Losereit 5,032 9.92 +2.36
Green Geoffrey Maile 875 1.72  
Family Coalition Steven J. Taylor 801 1.58  
Libertarian Philip Bender 411 0.81  
Total valid votes 50,738 100.0
Ontario general election, 1999
Party Candidate Votes %
Progressive Conservative Jim Wilson 31,984 66.00
Liberal Norman Sandberg 12,815 26.44
New Democratic Mary Hart 3,662 7.56
Total valid votes 48,461 100.0

2007 electoral reform referendum[edit]

Ontario electoral reform referendum, 2007
Side Votes %
First Past the Post 31,429 66.8
Mixed member proportional 15,659 33.2
Total valid votes 47,088 100.0

Sources[edit]

  1. ^ Elections Ontario. "General Election Results by District, 085 Simcoe-Grey". Retrieved 13 June 2014. 
  2. ^ Elections Ontario (2011). "Official return from the records / Rapport des registres officiels - Simcoe—Grey". Retrieved 2 June 2014. 

Coordinates: 44°22′30″N 80°00′29″W / 44.375°N 80.008°W / 44.375; -80.008