Cardigan (electoral district)

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Cardigan
Prince Edward Island electoral district
Cardigan. riding.png
Cardigan in relation to the other Prince Edward Island ridings
Federal electoral district
Legislature House of Commons
MP
 
 
 
Lawrence MacAulay
Liberal
District created 1966
First contested 1968
Last contested 2011
District webpage profile, map
Demographics
Population (2011)[1] 36,005
Electors (2011) 26,726
Area (km²)[1] 2,550.42
Pop. density (per km²) 14.1
Census divisions Kings, Queens
Census subdivisions Towns:
Georgetown
Montague
Souris
Stratford
Villages:
Morell, Mount Stewart, Murray Harbour, Murray River, St. Peters Bay
First Nations reserves:
Morell 2, Scotchfort 4
Lots
Kings Royalty, Lot 35, 36, 37, 38, 39, 40, 41, 42, 43, 44, 45, 46, 47, 48, 49, 50, 51, 52, 53, 54, 55, 56, 57, 58, 59, 60, 61, 62, 63, 64, 66

Cardigan is a federal electoral district in Prince Edward Island, Canada, that has been represented in the Canadian House of Commons since 1968.

Demographics[edit]

Ethnic groups: 98.5% White, 1.1% Native Canadian
Languages: 97.0% English, 1.2% French, 1.7% Other
Religions: 51.0% Catholic, 40.3% Protestant, 2.6% Other Christian, 5.9% No affiliation
Average income: $22 712

Cardigan is the riding with the highest percentage of people of Scottish (48.2%) and Irish (33.4%) ethnic origin (multiple responses).[2]

Geography[edit]

The district includes all of Kings County and eastern Queens County. It also includes Governors Island and Boughton Island.

According to Elections Canada, the geographic boundaries of this riding for the 39th General Election (2006) are:

Consisting of:

(a) the County of Kings;
(b) that part of the County of Queens comprised of: lots 35, 36, 37, 48, 49, 50, 57, 58, 60 and 62; the Town of Stratford; and
(c) Governors Island and all other islands adjacent to the County of Kings and to the above-mentioned lots.

See the map of Cardigan riding.

Political geography[edit]

In the 2008 election, every poll except two voted Liberal. The only two polls that didn't, voted Conservative. These two polls were centred in the town of Georgetown, Prince Edward Island. [1]

History[edit]

The electoral district was created in 1966 from parts of the ridings of King's and Queen's, with minor modifications to its boundaries since. The boundaries of this electoral district will stay unchanged for the 2012 federal electoral redistribution.

Members of Parliament[edit]

This riding has elected the following Members of Parliament:

Parliament Years Member Party
Cardigan
Riding created from King's and Queen's
28th  1968–1972     Melvin McQuaid Progressive Conservative
29th  1972–1974     Daniel J. MacDonald Liberal
30th  1974–1979
31st  1979–1980     Wilbur MacDonald Progressive Conservative
32nd  1980–1980     Daniel J. MacDonald Liberal
 1981–1984     Bennett Campbell Liberal
33rd  1984–1988     Pat Binns Progressive Conservative
34th  1988–1993     Lawrence MacAulay Liberal
35th  1993–1997
36th  1997–2000
37th  2000–2004
38th  2004–2006
39th  2006–2008
40th  2008–2011
41st  2011–2015

Election results[edit]

Cardigan, 2013 Representation Order[edit]

The boundaries for this riding will be unchanged for the 42nd Canadian federal election.

Canadian federal election, 2015
The 2015 general election will be held on October 19.
Party Candidate Votes % ∆% Expenditures
Liberal Lawrence MacAulay
Conservative Julius Patkai
New Democratic Billy Cann
Green Teresa Doyle
Christian Heritage Christene Squires
Total valid votes/Expense limit  
Total rejected ballots
Turnout
Eligible voters

Cardigan, 2003 Representation Order[edit]

Canadian federal election, 2011
Party Candidate Votes % ∆% Expenditures
Liberal Lawrence MacAulay 10,486 49.63 -3.18 $40,566.83
Conservative Michael Currie 8,107 38.37 +8.48 $60,502.86
New Democratic Lorne Cudmore 2,164 10.24 +2.11 $1,837.23
Green Leslie Stewart 373 1.77 -1.96 $1,714.72
Total valid votes/Expense limit 21,130 100.0   $69,835.73
Total rejected, unmarked and declined ballots 108 0.51 -0.02
Turnout 21,238 78.29 +8.03
Eligible voters 27,127
Liberal hold Swing -5.83
Sources:[3][4]
Canadian federal election, 2008
Party Candidate Votes % ∆% Expenditures
Liberal Lawrence MacAulay 10,105 52.81 -3.35 $35,000.12
Conservative Sid McMullin 5,661 29.59 -4.09 $29,907.51
New Democratic Mike Avery 1,556 8.13 +0.66 $1,316.84
Independent Larry McGuire 1,101 5.75 none listed
Green Emma Daughton 710 3.71 +1.02 $2,546.13
Total valid votes/Expense limit 19,133 100.0   $67,487
Total rejected, unmarked and declined ballots 101 0.53 -0.03
Turnout 19,234 70.26 -5.07
Eligible voters 27,374
Liberal hold Swing +0.37
Canadian federal election, 2006
Party Candidate Votes % ∆% Expenditures
Liberal Lawrence MacAulay 11,542 56.16 +2.78 $38,353.41
Conservative Don Gillis 6,923 33.68 +0.44 $62,756.67
New Democratic Edith Perry 1,535 7.47 -2.68 $1,532.80
Green Haida Arsenault-Antolick 553 2.69 -0.54 $679.02
Total valid votes/Expense limit 20,533 100.0   $63,115
Total rejected, unmarked and declined ballots 116 0.56
Turnout 20,649 75.33
Eligible voters 27,411
Liberal hold Swing +1.17
Canadian federal election, 2004
Party Candidate Votes % ∆% Expenditures
Liberal Lawrence MacAulay 11,064 53.38 +6.56 $54,157.07
Conservative Peter McQuaid 6,889 33.24 -14.78 $59,824.10
New Democratic Dave MacKinnon 2,103 10.15 +5.09 $20,929.08
Green Jeremy Stiles 670 3.23 $1,315.34
Total valid votes/Expense limit 20,726 100.0   $61,091
Total rejected, unmarked and declined ballots 137 0.66
Turnout 20,863 76.2
Eligible voters 27,656
Liberal notional hold Swing +10.67
Changes from 2000 are based on redistributed results. Change for the Conservatives is based on the combined totals of the Progressive Conservatives and the Canadian Alliance.
2000 federal election redistributed results
Party Vote  %
  Liberal 9,132 46.85
  Progressive Conservative 8,765 44.96
  New Democratic 987 5.06
  Alliance 596 3.06
  Others 14 0.07

Previous elections[edit]

Canadian federal election, 2000
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Liberal Lawrence MacAulay 8,545 48.06 +3.01
Progressive Conservative Kevin MacAdam 8,269 46.51 +2.05
Alliance Darrell Hickox 500 2.81
New Democratic Deborah Kelly Hawkes 465 2.62 -7.88
Total valid votes 17,779 100.00
Canadian federal election, 1997
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Liberal Lawrence MacAulay 7,555 45.05 -16.59
Progressive Conservative Dan Hughes 7,456 44.46 +11.79
New Democratic Larry Duchesne 1,761 10.50 +4.81
Total valid votes 16,772 100.00
Canadian federal election, 1993
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Liberal Lawrence MacAulay 10,115 61.64 +10.02
Progressive Conservative Wilbur MacDonald 5,360 32.67 -11.26
New Democratic Reg Phelan 934 5.69 +1.23
Total valid votes 16,409 100.00
Canadian federal election, 1988
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Liberal Lawrence MacAulay 9,325 51.62 +9.48
Progressive Conservative Pat Binns 7,936 43.93 -9.43
New Democratic Gertrude Partridge 805 4.46 -0.04
Total valid votes 18,066 100.00
Canadian federal election, 1984
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Progressive Conservative Pat Binns 10,566 53.36 +6.44
Liberal Bennett Campbell 8,344 42.14 -6.90
New Democratic Lorne Cudmore 891 4.50 +0.45
Total valid votes 19,801 100.00
Canadian federal by-election, 13 April 1981
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
On the death of Daniel MacDonald, 30 September 1980
Liberal Bennett Campbell 8,166 49.04 +0.86
Progressive Conservative Wilbur MacDonald 7,813 46.92 +2.02
New Democratic Aubrey Cantello 674 4.05 -1.86
Total valid votes 16,653 100.00
Canadian federal election, 1980
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Liberal Daniel J. MacDonald 8,590 48.18 +1.51
Progressive Conservative Wilbur MacDonald 8,006 44.90 -3.21
New Democratic Aubrey Cantelo 1,054 5.91 +0.69
Independent Arthur D. Reddin 180 1.01
Total valid votes 17,830 100.00
Canadian federal election, 1979
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Progressive Conservative Wilbur MacDonald 8,219 48.11 +5.98
Liberal Daniel J. MacDonald 7,972 46.67 -7.32
New Democratic George MacFarlane 892 5.22 +1.94
Total valid votes 17,083 100.00
Canadian federal election, 1974
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Liberal Daniel J. MacDonald 6,958 53.99 +9.45
Progressive Conservative Leo James Walsh 5,429 42.13 +0.95
New Democratic Martin Gerard Kenny 423 3.28 -10.99
Independent A. Neil Harpham 77 0.60
Total valid votes 12,887 100.00
Canadian federal election, 1972
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Liberal Daniel J. MacDonald 5,528 44.54 -4.21
Progressive Conservative Alfred Kenneth Fraser 5,111 41.18 -8.35
New Democratic Aquinas Ryan 1,771 14.27 +12.51
Total valid votes 12,410 100.00
Canadian federal election, 1968
Party Candidate Votes %
Progressive Conservative Melvin McQuaid 5,717 49.53
Liberal John Mullally 5,623 48.75
New Democratic Spurgeon Joseph Hazelden 203 1.76
Total valid votes 11,543 100.00

Student Vote results[edit]

2011 election[edit]

In 2011, a Student Vote was conducted at participating Canadian schools to parallel the 2011 Canadian federal election results. The vote was designed to educate students and simulate the electoral process for persons who have not yet reached the legal majority. Schools with a large student body that reside in another electoral district had the option to vote for candidates outside of the electoral district then where they were physically located.[5]

Canadian federal election, 2011
Party Candidate Votes %
Liberal Lawrence MacAulay 456 35.82
Conservative Michael Currie 352 27.65
New Democratic Lorne Cudmore 244 19.17
Green Leslie Stewart 221 17.36
Total valid votes/Expense limit 1,273 100.00

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