South Shore—St. Margaret's

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South Shore—St. Margaret's
Flag of Nova Scotia.svg Nova Scotia electoral district
Southshore stmargarets map.png
South Shore—St. Margaret's in relation to the other Nova Scotia federal electoral districts
Federal electoral district
Legislature House of Commons
MP
 
 
 
Gerald Keddy
Conservative
District created 1966
First contested 1968
Last contested 2011
District webpage profile, map
Demographics
Population (2011)[1] 82,254
Electors (2011) 66,733
Area (km²)[1] 8,234.95
Pop. density (per km²) 10
Census divisions HRM, Lunenburg County, Queens County, Shelburne County
Census subdivisions Bridgewater, Clark's Harbour, Chester, Liverpool, Lunenburg, Mahone Bay, Shelburne

South Shore—St. Margaret's is a federal electoral district in Nova Scotia, Canada, that has been represented in the House of Commons of Canada since 1968. It covers the South Shore region of Nova Scotia.

It was created in 1966 mostly from Queens—Lunenburg and Shelburne—Yarmouth—Clare. In 2003, the district added portions of Halifax West.

The western portion of the riding is heavily Conservative and Gerald Keddy lost votes from this side of the riding in the 2006 election when he was only one of a handful of Conservative MP's to support same-sex marriage. The Region of Queens Municipality is leaning NDP as they won this part of the riding in 2008 by a slim margin. The eastern portion of the riding is slightly leaning Conservative.

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Year Pop. ±%
2001 83,694 —    
2006 82,855 −1.0%
2011 82,254 −0.7%

From the 2006 census [2]

Ethnic groups:

Languages:

Religions:

Education:

  • No certificate, diploma or degree: 34.5%
  • High school certificate: 21.2%
  • Apprenticeship or trade certificate or diploma: 12.2%
  • Community college, CEGEP or other non-university certificate or diploma: 17.4%
  • University certificate or diploma: 14.7%

Median Age:

  • 45.2

Median total income:

  • $20,580

Average total income:

  • $27,987

Median household income:

  • $44,108

Average household income:

  • $53,111

Median family income:

  • $52,772

Average family income:

  • $61,279

Unemployment:

  • 10.3%

Geography[edit]

It consists of:

  • the counties of Shelburne, Queens and Lunenburg;

and

  • the western part of the Halifax Regional Municipality, i.e., the part lying west of a line drawn south from the intersection of the boundary between the regional municipality and the County of Hants with the western shoreline of Pockwock Lake along the shoreline to the western extremity of Ponhook Cove, then south in a straight line for approximately 2.7 km to the mouth of the Pockwock River at Wrights Lake, southeast in a straight line for approximately 3.8 km to the northern extremity of Stillwater Lake, south along that lake, southwest along Route 213 (Hammonds Plains Road) to Trunk 3, southeast in a straight line for approximately 18.6 km to the mouth of the Nine Mile River, southwest along Shad Bay (passing west of Cochrans Island) to the Atlantic Ocean.

History[edit]

This riding has elected the following Members of Parliament:

Parliament Years Member Party
South Shore
Riding created from Queens—Lunenburg
and Shelburne—Yarmouth—Clare
28th  1968 − 1972     Lloyd Crouse Progressive Conservative
29th  1972 − 1974
30th  1974 − 1979
31st  1979 − 1980
32nd  1980 − 1984
33rd  1984 − 1988
34th  1988 − 1993     Peter McCreath Progressive Conservative
35th  1993 − 1997     Derek Wells Liberal
36th  1997 − 2000     Gerald Keddy Progressive Conservative
37th  2000 − 2004
Riding renamed — South Shore—St. Margaret's
38th  2004 − 2006     Gerald Keddy Conservative
39th  2006 − 2008
40th  2008 − 2011
41st  2011 − Present

Election results[edit]

South Shore—St. Margaret's, 2013 Representation Order[edit]

As per the 2012 federal electoral redistribution, this riding will gain 11% of its new territory from Halifax West for the 42nd Canadian federal election.

2011 federal election redistributed results
Party Vote  %
  Conservative 19,709 41.98
  New Democratic 16,939 36.08
  Liberal 8,431 17.96
  Green 1,875 3.99

South Shore—St. Margaret's, 2003 Representation Order[edit]

Canadian federal election, 2011
Party Candidate Votes % ∆% Expenditures
Conservative Gerald Keddy 17,948 43.14 +7.15 $65,637.06
New Democratic Gordon Earle 15,033 36.14 +2.79 $79,480.73
Liberal Derek Wells 7,037 16.92 -6.93 $57,461.22
Green Kris MacLellan 1,579 3.80 -1.43 $41.21
Total valid votes/Expense limit 41,597 100.0     $86,455.81
Total rejected, unmarked and declined ballots 282 0.67 +0.20
Turnout 41,879 62.23 +2.03
Eligible voters 67,296
Conservative hold Swing +2.18
Sources:[3][4]
Canadian federal election, 2008
Party Candidate Votes % ∆% Expenditures
Conservative Gerald Keddy 14,388 35.99 -0.79 $64,451.93
New Democratic Gordon Earle 13,456 33.65 +5.20 $80,797.19
Liberal Bill Smith 9,536 23.85 -4.64 $54,540.83
Green Michael Oddy 2,090 5.23 +2.32 $105.90
Christian Heritage Joseph Larkin 513 1.28 -2.08 $1,140.54
Total valid votes/Expense limit 39,983 100.0     $83,679
Total rejected, unmarked and declined ballots 190 0.47 +0.05
Turnout 40,173 60.20 -0.36
Eligible voters 66,733
Conservative hold Swing -3.00
Canadian federal election, 2006
Party Candidate Votes % ∆% Expenditures
Conservative Gerald Keddy 15,108 36.85 -1.05 $54,773.43
New Democratic Gordon Earle 11,689 28.51 +2.81 $40,850.21
Liberal Darian Huskilson 11,629 28.36 -3.72 $40,530.60
Christian Heritage James Hnatiuk 1,376 3.36 $8,815.18
Green Kate Morris Boudreau 1,198 2.92 -1.39 $2,624.42
Total valid votes/Expense limit 41,000 100.0     $78,403
Total rejected, unmarked and declined ballots 173 0.42
Turnout 41,173 60.56 +0.04
Eligible voters 67,983
Conservative hold Swing -1.93
Canadian federal election, 2004
Party Candidate Votes % ∆% Expenditures
Conservative Gerald Keddy 14,954 37.90 -12.58 $55,398.71
Liberal John Chandler 12,658 32.08 -3.04 $47,623.99
New Democratic Gordon Earle 10,140 25.70 +11.33 $40,934.28
Green Kate Boudreau 1,700 4.31 $1,478.43
Total valid votes/Expense limit 39,452 100.0     $75,387
Total rejected, unmarked and declined ballots 182 0.46
Turnout 39,634 60.52 -1.08
Eligible voters 65,487
Conservative notional gain from Progressive Conservative Swing -4.77
Changes from 2000 are based on redistributed results. Change for the Conservative Party is based on the combined totals of the Progressive Conservative Party and the Canadian Alliance.
2000 federal election redistributed results
Party Vote  %
  Progressive Conservative 15,083 37.89
  Liberal 13,979 35.12
  New Democratic 5,718 14.37
  Alliance 5,013 12.59
  Others 12 0.03

Previous elections[edit]

Canadian federal election, 2000
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Progressive Conservative Gerald Keddy 14,328 39.69 3.70
Liberal Derek Wells 12,677 35.12 6.10
Alliance Evan Walters 4,697 13.01 -0.49
New Democratic Bill Zimmerman 4,394 12.17 -8.55
Total valid votes 36,096 100.00
Canadian federal election, 1997
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Progressive Conservative Gerald Keddy 14,136 36.00 +3.38
Liberal Derek Wells 11,397 29.02 -17.92
New Democratic Blandford Nickerson 8,137 20.72 +15.72
Reform Anne Matthiasson 5,302 13.50 -0.02
Natural Law Terry Harnish 298 0.76 -0.02
Total valid votes 39,270 100.00
Canadian federal election, 1993
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Liberal Derek Wells 17,351 46.94 +4.37
Progressive Conservative Peter McCreath 12,058 32.62 -13.84
Reform Anne Matthiasson 4,999 13.52
New Democratic Eric Hustvedt 1,847 5.00 -5.15
National A. James Donahue 422 1.14
Natural Law Richard Robertson 287 0.78
Total valid votes 36,964 100.00
Canadian federal election, 1988
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Progressive Conservative Peter McCreath 18,547 46.46 -10.23
Liberal Mike Delory 16,995 42.57 13.55
New Democratic Bill Zimmerman 4,052 10.15 -4.14
Libertarian David Morgan 329 0.82
Total valid votes 39,923 100.00
Canadian federal election, 1984
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Progressive Conservative Lloyd Crouse 22,347 56.69 12.30
Liberal Paul Blades 11,439 29.02 -9.29
New Democratic Bill Zimmerman 5,633 14.29 -1.82
Total valid votes 39,419 100.00
Canadian federal election, 1980
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Progressive Conservative Lloyd Crouse 16,139 44.39 -12.74
Liberal Jim Kinley 13,926 38.31 +6.36
New Democratic John Yates 5,856 16.11 +5.19
Rhinoceros Martha Tudor 433 1.19
Total valid votes 36,354 100.00
Canadian federal election, 1979
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Progressive Conservative Lloyd Crouse 20,867 57.14 +2.60
Liberal Ted McFetridge 11,666 31.94 -7.02
New Democratic John Yates 3,988 10.92 +5.08
Total valid votes 36,521 100.00
Canadian federal election, 1974
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Progressive Conservative Lloyd Crouse 18,206 54.54 -2.77
Liberal Bill Martin 13,006 38.96 +3.32
New Democratic Bob Manthorne 1,950 5.84 -1.22
Social Credit Edward Peterson 222 0.66
Total valid votes 33,384 100.00
Canadian federal election, 1972
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Progressive Conservative Lloyd Crouse 18,653 57.30 -1.23
Liberal John Kinley 11,602 35.64 -3.28
New Democratic Richard Stuart 2,297 7.06 +4.51
Total valid votes 32,552 100.00
Canadian federal election, 1968
Party Candidate Votes %
Progressive Conservative Lloyd Crouse 17,547 58.53
Liberal John Kinley 11,668 38.92
New Democratic Aubrey Harding 764 2.55
Total valid votes 29,979 100.00

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