Arthur-Virden

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Arthur-Virden
Manitoba electoral district
ArthurVirden2011.jpg
The 2011- boundaries for Arthur-Virden highlighted in red.
Provincial electoral district
Legislature Legislative Assembly of Manitoba
MLA
 
 
 
Doyle Piwniuk
Progressive Conservative
District created 1989
First contested 1990
Last contested 2011
Demographics
Population (2011) 21,182
Electors (2014) 13,739
Area (km²)Canada 2011 Census 12,200.5
Pop. density (per km²) 1.7
Census divisions Division No. 5, Division No. 6, Division No. 15,
Census subdivisions Albert, Archie, Arthur, Birdtail Creek 57, Boissevain, Brenda, Cameron, Canupawakpa Dakota First Nation, Deloraine, Edward, Elkhorn, Hamiota (RM), Hamiota (town), Hartney, Melita, Miniota, Morton, Oak Lake, Pipestone, Sifton, Sioux Valley Dakota Nation, Virden, Wallace, Waskada, Whitewater, Winchester, Woodworth

Arthur-Virden is a provincial electoral division in the Canadian province of Manitoba. It was created by redistribution in 1989, combining the former constituencies of Arthur and Virden.

Arthur-Virden is located in the southwestern corner of the province. It is bordered to the north by Riding Mountain, to the east by Spruce Woods, to the west by the province of Saskatchewan and to the south by the American state of North Dakota.

Communities in the riding include Virden, Elkhorn, Oak Lake, Hartney, Deloraine, Melita, Reston and Boissevain.

In 1999, the average family income was $41,338, and the unemployment rate was 4.80%. The riding is primarily agrarian, with agriculture accounting for 32% of its industry.

Ten per cent of the Arthur-Virden's residents list German as their ethnic background. The riding has one of the highest rates of senior citizens in the province, at 19.7% of the total.

Arthur-Virden, and the two ridings from which it was formed, have been Progressive Conservative seats since 1953.

List of provincial representatives[edit]

Name Party Took Office Left Office
Jim Downey PC 1990 1999
Larry Maguire PC 1999 2013
Doyle Piwniuk PC 2014

Election results[edit]

Manitoba general election, 2016
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Progressive Conservative Doyle Piwniuk 6,006 80.59 +12.39
Manitoba Frank Godon 846 11.35 +11.35
New Democratic Lorne M. Topolniski 600 8.05 -2.38
Total valid votes 7,452 100.0  
Eligible voters
Source: Elections Manitoba[1][2]
Manitoba provincial by-election, January 28, 2014
Party Candidate Votes % ∆% Expenditures
  Progressive Conservative Doyle Piwniuk 3,137 68.20 +2.23
Liberal Floyd Buhler 738 16.04 +12.23
New Democratic Bob Senff 480 10.43 -19.78
Green Kate Storey 245 5.33
Total valid votes 4,600 100.00
Rejected and declined votes 10
Turnout 4,610 33.55
Electors on the lists 13,739
Progressive Conservative hold Swing -5.00


Manitoba general election, 2011
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
     Progressive Conservative Larry Maguire 4,983 65.97 +1.92
New Democratic Garry Draper 2,282 30.21 −0.60
Liberal Murray Cliff 288 3.81 −1.32
Total valid votes 7,553
Rejected and declined ballots 32
Turnout 7,585 51.91
Electors on the lists 14,613
Progressive Conservative hold Swing +1.26

^ Change not based on redistributed results


Manitoba general election, 2007
Party Candidate Votes % ∆% Expenditures
     Progressive Conservative Larry Maguire 4,451 64.05 +10.24 $21,019.29
New Democratic Bob Senff 2,141 30.81 −11.08 $8,729.19
Liberal Fred Curry 357 5.14 +0.83 none listed
Total valid votes 6,949 100.00
Rejected and declined ballots 28
Turnout 6,977 56.79 −3.61
Electors on the lists 12,285
Manitoba general election, 2003
Party Candidate Votes % ∆% Expenditures
     Progressive Conservative Larry Maguire 4,135 53.81 +4.56 $16,859.29
New Democratic Perry Kalynuk 3,219 41.89 +6.10 $12,413.35
Liberal Vaughn Ramsay 331 4.31 −10.66 $1,630.42
Total valid votes 7,685 100.00
Rejected and declined ballots 25
Turnout 7,710 60.40 −4.17
Electors on the lists 12,765
Source: http://www.elections.mb.ca/en/Results/38_division_results/38_arthur-virden_summary_results.html
Manitoba general election, 1999
Party Candidate Votes % Expenditures
     Progressive Conservative Larry Maguire 4,215 49.25 $21,631.54
New Democratic Perry Kalynuk 3,063 35.79 $6,262.00
Liberal Bob Brigden 1,281 14.97 $9,722.15
Total valid votes 8,559 100.00
Rejected and declined ballots 66
Turnout 8,625 64.57
Electors on the lists 13,358
Manitoba general election, 1995
Party Candidate Votes %
Progressive Conservative Jim Downey 5015 64.36
New Democratic Ray Cantelo 1519 19.49
Liberal Murray Lee 1258 16.14
Manitoba general election, 1990
Party Candidate Votes %
     Progressive Conservative (x) Jim Downey 4773 59.25
Liberal Glen McKinnon 2085 25.88
New Democratic Goldwyn Jones 1197 14.86

Previous boundaries[edit]

The 1998-2011 boundaries highlighted in red

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Candidates: 41st General Election". Elections Manitoba. 29 March 2016. Retrieved 31 March 2016. 
  2. ^ "41ST GENERAL ELECTION, APRIL 19, 2016 - OFFICIAL RESULTS". Elections Manitoba. 19 April 2016. Retrieved 18 November 2016. 

Coordinates: 49°29′46″N 101°01′08″W / 49.496°N 101.019°W / 49.496; -101.019