Sydney—Victoria

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Sydney—Victoria
Flag of Nova Scotia.svg Nova Scotia electoral district
Sydney victoria map.png
Sydney–Victoria in relation to the other Nova Scotia federal electoral districts
Federal electoral district
Legislature House of Commons
MP
 
 
 
Mark Eyking
Liberal
District created 1996
First contested 1997
Last contested 2011
District webpage profile, map
Demographics
Population (2011)[1] 73,328
Electors (2011) 61,448
Area (km²)[1] 4,324.89
Pop. density (per km²) 17
Census subdivisions Cape Breton, Inverness, Victoria

Sydney—Victoria is a federal electoral district in Nova Scotia, Canada, that has been represented in the House of Commons of Canada since 1997. Its population in 2006 was 76,801. It has 61,448 eligible voters.

It was created in 1996 from parts of Cape Breton—The Sydneys, Cape Breton—East Richmond and Cape Breton Highlands—Canso ridings.

Cape Breton—Canso is the only adjacent riding.

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Year Pop.   ±%  
2001 79,294 —    
2006 76,801 −3.1%
2011 73,328 −4.5%

From the 2006 census [2]

Ethnic groups:

Languages:

Religions:

Education:

  • No certificate, diploma or degree: 31.3%
  • High school certificate: 23.5%
  • Apprenticeship or trade certificate or diploma: 14.3%
  • Community college, CEGEP or other non-university certificate or diploma: 14.2%
  • University certificate or diploma: 16.7%

Median Age:

  • 43.9

Median total income:

  • $19,877

Average total income:

  • $25,545

Median household income:

  • $39,051

Average household income:

  • $48,259

Median family income:

  • $49,880

Average family income:

  • $57,777

Unemployment:

  • 17.3%

Geography[edit]

It consists of:

Members of Parliament[edit]

This riding has elected the following Members of Parliament:

Parliament Years Member Party
Cape Breton—The Sydneys, Cape Breton—East Richmond
and Cape Breton Highlands—Canso prior to 1997
36th 1997–2000     Peter Mancini New Democratic
37th 2000–2004     Mark Eyking Liberal
38th 2004–2006
39th 2006–2008
40th 2008–2011
41st 2011–present

Election results[edit]

Canadian federal election, 2011
Party Candidate Votes % ∆% Expenditures
Liberal Mark Eyking 14,788 39.91 -9.5
Conservative Cecil Clarke 14,023 37.85 +17.3
New Democratic Kathy MacLeod 7,049 19.02 -5.4
Green Chris Milburn 1,191 3.21 -2.3
Total valid votes/Expense limit 37,051 100.00
Total rejected ballots 279 0.75 +0.03
Turnout 37,330 61.88
Eligible voters 60,323
Canadian federal election, 2008
Party Candidate Votes % ∆% Expenditures
Liberal Mark Eyking 17,303 49.4 -0.4 $64,766
New Democratic Wayne McKay 8,559 24.4 -4.1 $15,485
Conservative Kristen Rudderham 7,223 20.6 +2.3 $60,092
Green Collin Harker 1,941 5.5 +2.2 $2,131
Total valid votes/Expense limit 35,026 100.0 $78,337
Total rejected ballots 254 0.72
Turnout 35,280
Canadian federal election, 2006
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Liberal Mark Eyking 20,277 49.9 -2.3
New Democratic John Hugh Edwards 11,587 28.5 +0.8
Conservative Howie MacDonald 7,455 18.3 +2.5
Green Chris Milburn 1,336 3.3 +1.0
Total valid votes 40,655 100.0
Canadian federal election, 2004
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Liberal Mark Eyking 19,372 52.1 +2.3
New Democratic John Hugh Edwards 10,298 27.7 -8.8
Conservative Howie MacDonald 5,897 15.9 +2.2
Green Chris Milburn 855 2.3
Marijuana Cathy Thériault 474 1.3
Independent B. Chris Gallant 264 0.7
Total valid votes 37,160 100.0

Conservative Party change is based on the combination of Canadian Alliance and Progressive Conservative Party totals.

Canadian federal election, 2000
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Liberal Mark Eyking 19,388 49.8 +23.5
New Democratic Peter Mancini 14,216 36.5 -14.6
Progressive Conservative Anna Curtis-Steele 3,779 9.7 -12.9
Alliance Rod A.M. Farrell 1,528 3.9
Total valid votes 38,911 100.0
Canadian federal election, 1997
Party Candidate Votes %
New Democratic Peter Mancini 22,455 51.1
Liberal Vince MacLean 11,569 26.3
Progressive Conservative Cecil Clarke 9,920 22.6
Total valid votes 43,944 100.0

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