Durham (provincial electoral district)

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Durham
Ontario electoral district
Durham Electoral District 2015.svg
Durham in relation to other electoral districts in Southern Ontario
Provincial electoral district
Legislature Legislative Assembly of Ontario
MPP
 
 
 
Lindsey Park
Progressive Conservative
District created 1999
First contested 1999
Last contested 2018
Demographics
Population (2006) 118,500
Electors (2007) 83,221
Area (km²) 1,625
Pop. density (per km²) 72.9
Census divisions Durham
Census subdivisions Clarington, Mississaugas of Scugog Island, Scugog, Uxbridge

Durham is a provincial electoral district in Ontario, Canada, that has been represented in the Legislative Assembly of Ontario since 1999 and from 1926 to 1975.

The Durham provincial riding was created in 1999 when Ontario adopted federal riding boundaries for provincial elections purposes. It was created from Durham East and Oshawa

It consisted initially of the Township of Scugog, Scugog Indian Reserve No. 34, the Town of Clarington, and the part of the City of Oshawa lying north of a line drawn from west to east along Taunton Road, south along Ritson Road North, east along Rossland Road East, south along Harmony Road North, and east along King Street East.

In 2007, the riding gained the Township of Uxbridge but lost all of its territory in Oshawa with the exception of the areas north of Taunton Road.

Members of Provincial Parliament[edit]

Assembly Years Member Party
Riding created
15th  1919–1923     John Bragg Liberal
16th  1923–1926
17th  1926–1929
18th  1929–1934
19th  1934–1937
20th  1937–1943 Cecil Mercer
21st  1943–1945     Percival Vivian Progressive Conservative
22nd  1945–1948
23rd  1948–1951 John Foote
24th  1951–1955
25th  1955–1959
26th  1959–1963 Hugh Carruthers
27th  1963–1967
28th  1967–1971
29th  1971–1975
Riding dissolved
Riding created from Durham East and Oshawa
37th  1999–2003     John O'Toole Progressive Conservative
38th  2003–2007
39th  2007–2011
40th  2011–2014
41st  2014–2018     Granville Anderson Liberal
42nd  2018–Present     Lindsey Park Progressive Conservative

Election results[edit]

Ontario general election, 2018
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Progressive Conservative Lindsey Park 28,569 46.99% +12.70
New Democratic Joel Usher 19,249 31.66% +7.58
Liberal Granville Anderson 10,235 16.84% -19.61
Green Michelle Corbett 2,359 3.88% -0.51
Libertarian Ryan Robinson 381 0.63% -0.17
Total valid votes 100.0  
Progressive Conservative gain from Liberal Swing  
Source(s)
"Election Night Results - Durham". Elections Ontario. 2018. Retrieved 18 May 2018. 
Ontario general election, 2014
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Granville Anderson 19,816 36.45 +7.10
Progressive Conservative Mike Patrick 18,640 34.29 −14.78
New Democratic Derek Spence 13,094 24.08 +6.49
Green Halyna Zalucky 2,382 4.39 +1.70
Libertarian Conner Toye 434 0.80 −0.13
Total valid votes 54,336 100.0  
Liberal gain from Progressive Conservative Swing +10.94
Source(s)
Elections Ontario (2014). "Official result from the records, 019 Durham" (PDF). Retrieved 27 June 2015. 
Ontario general election, 2011
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Progressive Conservative John O'Toole 22,393 49.07 +2.14
Liberal Betty Somerville 13,394 29.35 −2.83
New Democratic James Terry 8,027 17.59 +5.53
Green Edward Yaghledjian 1,221 2.68 −6.15
Libertarian Blaize Barnicoat 424 0.93  
Freedom David Strutt 172 0.38  
Total valid votes 45,631 100.0   −0.41
Total rejected, unmarked and declined ballots 173 0.38 −0.14
Turnout 45,804 49.74 −4.60
Eligible Voters 92,906   +9.62
Progressive Conservative hold Swing +2.49
Source(s)

"Summary of valid votes cast for each candidate – October 6, 2011 General Election" (PDF). Elections Ontario. Nov 18, 2011. Retrieved May 5, 2014. 

"Election Summary" (Microsoft Excel 2013 logo.svg Excel Spreadsheet). Elections Ontario. Oct 1, 2013. Retrieved May 5, 2014. 
Ontario general election, 2007
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Progressive Conservative John O'Toole 21,515 46.96 −0.14
Liberal Betty Somerville 14,730 32.15 −4.61
New Democratic Catherine Robinson 5,521 12.05 −0.36
Green June Davies 4,053 8.85 +6.51
Total valid votes 45,819 100.0   −9.39
Total Rejected Ballots 240 0.52 −0.22
Voter Turnout 46,059 54.34 −4.06
Eligible Voters 84,755   −2.85
Sources: "Summary of valid votes cast for each candidate – October 10, 2007 General Election" (PDF). Elections Ontario. Aug 14, 2008. Retrieved May 21, 2014. 

"Statistical Summary — General Elections 2007" (PDF). Elections Ontario. May 8, 2008. Retrieved May 21, 2014. 

Ontario general election, 2003
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Progressive Conservative John O'Toole 23,814 47.09 −9.98
Liberal Garry Minnie 18,590 36.76 +4.64
New Democratic Teresa Williams 6,274 12.41 +3.15
Green Gordon H. Macdonald 1,183 2.34 +1.32
Freedom Cathy McKeever 707 1.40  
Total valid votes 50,568 100.0   +10.55
Total Rejected Ballots 378 0.74 +0.19
Voter Turnout 50,946 58.40 −0.11
Eligible Voters 87,237   +10.98
Sources: "Summary of Valid Ballots by Candidate – General Election of October 2, 2003". Elections Ontario. Retrieved May 22, 2014. 

"Statistical Summary — General Elections of October 2, 2003". Elections Ontario. Retrieved May 22, 2014. 

Ontario general election, 1999
Party Candidate Votes %
Progressive Conservative John O'Toole 26,103 57.07
Liberal Garry Minnie 14,694 32.12
New Democratic Jim Morrison 4,235 9.26
Green Gail Thompson 467 1.02
Natural Law Jacinthe Millaire 242 0.53
Total valid votes 45,741 100.0  
Total Rejected Ballots 253 0.55
Voter Turnout 45,994 58.51
Eligible Voters 78,608
Sources: "Summary of Valid Ballots by Candidate – General Election June 3 1999". Elections Ontario. Retrieved May 22, 2014. 

"Statistical Summary — General Election of June 3 1999". Elections Ontario. Retrieved May 22, 2014. 

2007 electoral reform referendum[edit]

Ontario electoral reform referendum, 2007
Side Votes %
First Past the Post 30,290 67.3
Mixed member proportional 14,750 32.7
Total valid votes 45,040 100.0

Sources[edit]


Coordinates: 44°03′54″N 78°52′52″W / 44.065°N 78.881°W / 44.065; -78.881