Vegreville—Wainwright

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Vegreville—Wainwright
Flag of Alberta.svg Alberta electoral district
Alberta federal ridings (rural) - Vegreville - Wainwright.svg
Vegreville—Wainwright in relation to the other Alberta federal electoral districts
Federal electoral district
Legislature House of Commons
MP
 
 
 
Leon Benoit
Conservative
District created 2003
First contested 2004
Last contested 2011
District webpage profile, map
Demographics
Population (2011)[1] 117,230
Electors (2011) 83,038
Area (km²)[2] 29,882.24
Pop. density (per km²) 3.9
Census divisions Division No. 7, Division No. 10, Division No. 11, Division No. 12
Census subdivisions Strathcona County, Lloydminster, Leduc County, County of Vermilion River, County of St. Paul No. 19, Beaver County, Vegreville, Wainwright, Vermilion, Lamont County

Vegreville—Wainwright is a federal electoral district in Alberta, Canada, that has been represented in the House of Commons of Canada since 2004.

History[edit]

This riding was created in 2003 from Lakeland, Elk Island and Crowfoot ridings. It now represents Lamont County, the County of Two Hills No. 21, the County of Minburn No. 27, Strathcona County, Beaver County, the County of Vermilion River, Flagstaff County, the Municipal District of Provost No. 52, and the Alberta portion of Lloydminster.

Member of Parliament[edit]

This riding has elected the following Member of Parliament:

Parliament Years Member Party
Vegreville—Wainwright
Riding created from Lakeland, Elk Island and Crowfoot
38th  2004 − 2006     Leon Benoit Conservative
39th  2006 − 2008
40th  2008 − 2011
41st  2011 − Present

Current Member of Parliament[edit]

Its Member of Parliament is Leon Benoit, a former economist and farmer. He was first elected to Parliament in the 1993 election. He is a member of the Conservative Party of Canada. In the last parliamentary session, he served as chair of the Standing Committee on Government Operations and Estimates.

Election results[edit]

Canadian federal election, 2011
Party Candidate Votes % ∆% Expenditures
Conservative Leon Benoit 39,145 79.79 +2.71 $34,467
New Democratic Ray Stone 5,561 11.34 +1.89 $491
Green William Munsey 2,499 5.09 -3.12 $1,040
Liberal Ronald Williams 1,525 3.11 -2.13 $3,871
Christian Heritage Matthew Sokalski 327 0.67 * $0
Total valid votes/Expense limit 49,057 100.00
Total rejected ballots 101 0.21 -0.06
Turnout 49,158 59.49 +5.46
Eligible voters 82,627
Canadian federal election, 2008
Party Candidate Votes % ∆% Expenditures
Conservative Leon Benoit 34,493 77.08 +2.91 $38,483
New Democratic Ray Stone 4,230 9.45 +0.22 $2,949
Green William Munsey 3,676 8.21 +0.75 $34
Liberal Adam Campbell 2,345 5.24 -2.32 $3,949
Total valid votes/Expense limit 44,744 100.00 $98,502
Total rejected ballots 120 0.27 +0.08
Turnout 44,864 54.03 -10.54
Canadian federal election, 2006
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Conservative Leon Benoit 37,954 74.17 +0.6
New Democratic Len Legault 4,727 9.23 +1.0
Liberal Duff Stewart 3,873 7.56 -4.1
Green Brian Rozmahel 3,822 7.46 +1.0
Western Block Robert Peter Kratchmer 431 0.84
Christian Heritage Blaine William Stephan 364 0.71
Total valid votes 51,171 100.00
Total rejected ballots 95 0.19 -0.1
Turnout 51,266 64.57 +5.0
Canadian federal election, 2004
Party Candidate Votes % ∆% Expenditures
Conservative Leon Benoit 33,800 73.5 $50,675
Liberal Duff Stewart 5,390 11.7 $16,450
New Democratic Len Legault 3,793 8.3 $501
Green James Kenney 2,976 6.5 $554
Total valid votes 45,959 100.0
Total rejected ballots 123 0.3
Turnout 46,082 59.6

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