Essex—Kent

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to navigation Jump to search
Essex—Kent
Ontario electoral district
Defunct federal electoral district
LegislatureHouse of Commons
District created1976
District abolished1996
First contested1979
Last contested1993

Essex—Kent was a federal electoral district in Ontario that was represented in the House of Commons of Canada from 1979 to 1997.

It was created in 1976 from parts of Essex—Windsor, Kent—Essex and Lambton—Kent ridings, and initially consisted of the Townships of Colchester South, Gosfield North, Gosfield South, Mersea and Pelee, in the County of Essex, but excluding the Town of Essex, and Townships of Harwich, Raleigh, Romney and Tilbury East, including the Town of Tilbury, in the County of Kent.

In 1987, Essex—Kent was re-defined to consist of the towns of Harrow, Kingsville and Leamington and the townships of Colchester North, Colchester South, Gosfield North, Gosfield South, Mersea and Pelee in the County of Essex, and the towns of Blenheim and Tilbury and the villages of Erieau, Erie Beach and Wheatley in the County of Kent.

The electoral district was redistributed in 1996 in to Essex and Kent—Essex ridings.

Members of Parliament[edit]

This riding has elected the following Members of Parliament:

Parliament Years Member Party
Riding created from Kent—Essex, Essex—Windsor and Lambton—Kent
31st  1979–1980     Robert Daudlin Liberal
32nd  1980–1984
33rd  1984–1988     James Eber Caldwell Progressive Conservative
34th  1988–1993     Jerry Pickard Liberal
35th  1993–1997
Riding dissolved into Essex and Kent—Essex

Electoral history[edit]

1979 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes
  Liberal Robert Daudlin 14,457
  Progressive Conservative David Conklin 13,181
  New Democratic Ralph Wensley 4,759
1980 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes
  Liberal Robert Daudlin 16,898
  Progressive Conservative Hank Vanderpol 9,930
  New Democratic David Wurfel 5,083
1984 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes
  Progressive Conservative James Eber Caldwell 18,661
  Liberal Hugo Tiessen 9,268
  New Democratic Peter Toye 4,234
1988 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes
  Liberal Jerry Pickard 18,634
  Progressive Conservative James Eber Caldwell 12,181
  New Democratic John Coggans 6,935
1993 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes
  Liberal Jerry Pickard 21,865
Reform Wayne Abbott 6,411
  Progressive Conservative Kevin Charles Flood 4,742
  New Democratic Mike Darnell 2,005
  Natural Law Lester Newby 226

See also[edit]

External links[edit]