Verchères (provincial electoral district)

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Verchères
Flag of Quebec.svg Quebec electoral district
Provincial electoral district
Legislature National Assembly of Quebec
MNA
 
 
 
Stéphane Bergeron
Parti Québécois
District created 1867
District abolished 1939
District re-created 1944
First contested 1867
Last contested 2014
Demographics
Population (2006) 57,095
Electors (2012)[1] 56,094
Area (km²)[2] 404.4
Pop. density (per km²) 141.2
Census divisions Lajemmerais (Marguerite-D'Youville)
Census subdivisions Calixa-Lavallée, Contrecoeur, Saint-Amable, Sainte-Julie, Varennes, Verchères

Verchères is a provincial riding in the Montérégie region of Quebec, Canada. It corresponds exactly to the territory of Marguerite-D'Youville Regional County Municipality.

It was created for the 1867 election (and an electoral district of that name existed earlier in the Legislative Assembly of the Province of Canada and the Legislative Assembly of Lower Canada). It disappeared in the 1939 election and its successor electoral district was Richelieu-Verchères; however, it was re-created for the 1944 election.

In the change from the 2001 to the 2011 electoral map, it lost Saint-Roch-de-Richelieu to the riding of Richelieu, La Présentation to the riding of Saint-Hyacinthe, and several municipalities to the riding of Borduas, but gained Sainte-Julie from the defunct riding of Marguerite-D'Youville.

Members of the Legislative Assembly / National Assembly[edit]

Election results[edit]

Quebec general election, 2008
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
     Parti québécois Stéphane Bergeron 15,664 55.42 +14.17
     Liberal Vincent Sabourin 6,464 22.87 +8.68
     Action démocratique Daniel Castonguay 4,377 15.49 -21.83
Green Christine Hayes 845 2.99 -1.21
     Québec solidaire Lynda Gadoury 749 2.65 -0.40
Parti indépendantiste Yvon Sylva Aubé 164 0.58
Quebec general election, 2007
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
     Parti québécois Stéphane Bergeron 13,811 41.25 -27.95
     Action démocratique Luc Robitaille 12,495 37.32 +27.20
     Liberal Paul Verret 4,751 14.19 -3.45
Green Geneviève Ménard 1,407 4.20 -
     Québec solidaire Michelle Hudon-David 1,020 3.05 +0.01*

* Increase is from UFP

Verchères by-election, December 12, 2005
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
     Parti québécois Stéphane Bergeron 13,118 69.20 +14.42
     Liberal Jean Robert 3,344 17.64 -10.52
     Action démocratique Denise Graveline 1,919 10.12 -4.69
UFP Jean-François Lessard 576 3.04 +2.41
Quebec general election, 2003
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
     Parti québécois Bernard Landry 16,963 54.78 -5.86
     Liberal Mario Lebrun 8,720 28.16 +4.97
     Action démocratique François Pratte 4,585 14.81 -0.30
     Bloc pot Sébastien Drouin 505 1.63 -
UFP Marc-André Morvan 195 0.63 -

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Neighbouring electoral districts[edit]