Wellington (provincial electoral district)

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The 1999-2011 boundaries for Wellington highlighted in red

Wellington was a provincial electoral division in the Canadian province of Manitoba. It was first created by redistribution in 1957, and formally came into being in the provincial election of 1958. The riding was eliminated in 1979, but was re-established in 1989. It was eliminated again for the 2011 election. It is located in the northwestern section of the city of Winnipeg, and is named after Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington.

Wellington was bordered on the east by Point Douglas, to the south by Minto and St. James, to the north by Inkster and Burrows, and to the west by the rural riding of Lakeside.

The riding's population in 1996 was 20,283. In 1999, the average family income was $32,907, with 43% of the riding's residents listed as low-income (the third highest in the province). The unemployment rate is 16%. Over 45% of the riding's dwellings are rental units, and one family in four is single-parent. Wellington's ethnic base was diverse. Seventeen per cent of its residents were aboriginal, 15% Filipino, 7% Portuguese, 3% Chinese and 2% East Indian. Manufacturing accounted for 27% of Wellington's industry, with a further 16% in services.

The riding was held by the Progressive Conservatives from 1958 to 1966. The NDP won the seat in 1966, and held it until the riding's dissolution in 1981. They also won every election since the riding's re-emergence in 1990. It was considered a safe seat for the party. In 2003, veteran MLA Conrad Santos was re-elected for the riding with almost 75% of the vote.

Following the 2008 electoral redistribution, the riding was dissolved into St. James, Minto, and the new ridings of Tyndall Park (electoral district) and Logan. This change took effect for the 2011 election.

List of provincial representatives[edit]

Name Party Took Office Left Office
Richard Seaborn PC 1958 1966
Philip Petursson NDP 1966 1977
Brian Corrin NDP 1977 1981
Becky Barrett NDP 1990 1999
Conrad Santos NDP 1999 2007
Flor Marcelino NDP 2007 present

Electoral history[edit]

Manitoba general election, 2007
Party Candidate Votes % ∆% Expenditures
     New Democratic Party Flor Marcelino 2,332 53.35 -20.61 $19,307.59
Liberal Rhonda Gordon Powers 718 16.72 -1.54 unavailable
     Progressive Conservative José Tomas 570 12.97 +3.18 $13,232.45
     Independent Joe Chan 501 11.53 +11.53 $21,745,15
     Independent Conrad Santos 183 4.19 +4.19 $988.12
Total valid votes 4,322 98.88
Rejected and declined ballots 49
Turnout 4,371 46.11 +1.64
Electors on the lists 9,480

[1]

Manitoba general election, 2003
Party Candidate Votes % ∆% Expenditures
     New Democrat Conrad Santos 3,119 73.96 +5.16 $17,844.69
Liberal Rylan Reed 640 15.18 +2.52 $6,803.00
     Progressive Conservative Jon Penner 413 9.79 -5.85 $0.00
     Communist Glen Wreggitt 45 1.07 +1.07 $376.06
Total valid votes 4,217 100.00
Rejected and declined ballots 65
Turnout 4,282 44.47 -13.96
Electors on the lists 9,629

[2]

Manitoba general election, 1999
Party Candidate Votes % ∆% Expenditures
     New Democratic Party Conrad Santos 4,102 68.80 +14.75 $14,922.00
     Progressive Conservative Allison Frate 935 15.64 -1.85 $11,345.52
Liberal Bernie Doucette 757 12.66 -15.81 $10,443.45
     Manitoba Party Paul Baskerville 127 2.12 +2.12 $1,099.19
Total valid votes 5,921 99.01
Rejected and declined ballots 59
Turnout 5,980 58.43 -8.54
Electors on the lists 10,234

[3]

Manitoba general election, 1995
Party Candidate Votes % ∆% Expenditures
     New Democratic Party Becky Barrett 3,788 54.04 +8.03 $17,825.00
Liberal O.T. Anderson 1,996 28.47 -2.22 $16,303.64
     Progressive Conservative Steve Place 1,226 17.49 -2.77
Total valid votes 7,010 100.00
Rejected and declined ballots 47
Turnout 7,057 66.97 -1.28
Electors on the lists 10,537


Manitoba general election, 1990
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
     New Democratic Party Becky Barrett 3,484 46.01
Liberal Ernie Gilroy 2,324 30.69
     Progressive Conservative Clyde Perry 1,534 20.26
     Progressive Neil Schipper 128 1.69
     Independent Walter Diawol 68 0.90
     Independent Stephen Keki 35 0.46
Total valid votes 7,573 100.00
Rejected ballots 44
Turnout 7,617 68.25
Registered voters 11,161

References[edit]

Coordinates: 49°54′43″N 97°12′00″W / 49.912°N 97.200°W / 49.912; -97.200