Essex (provincial electoral district)

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Essex
Ontario electoral district
Essex, riding.png
Essex in relation to other southern Ontario electoral districts
Provincial electoral district
Legislature Legislative Assembly of Ontario
MPP
 
 
 
Taras Natyshak
New Democratic
District created 1999
First contested 1999
Last contested 2014
Demographics
Population (2006) 123,872
Electors (2007) 84,450
Area (km²) 1,448
Pop. density (per km²) 85.5
Census divisions Essex County
Census subdivisions Amherstburg, Essex, Kingsville, Lakeshore, LaSalle

Essex is a provincial electoral district in southwestern, Ontario, Canada. It elects one member to the Legislative Assembly of Ontario.

It existed from 1867 to 1874 and was re-created in 1999 from Essex South, Essex—Kent and Windsor—Sandwich.

When the riding was recreated, it included all of Essex County except for Windsor, Old Tecumseh, St. Clair Beach, Leamington and Mersea Township.

In 2007, it lost the parts of Tecumseh that had since been amalgamated (South Sandwich Township).

Member of Provincial Parliament[edit]

This riding has elected the following members of the Legislative Assembly of Ontario:

Essex
Assembly Years Member Party
Riding created
1st  1867–1871     Solomon Wigle Conservative
2nd  1871–1874     Albert Prince Liberal
Riding merged into Essex North and Essex South in 1875
 
Riding created from Essex South, Essex—Kent and Windsor—Sandwich
37th  1999–2003     Bruce Crozier Liberal
38th  2003–2007
39th  2007–2011
40th  2011–2014     Taras Natyshak New Democratic
41st  2014–Present

Election results[edit]

1999-present[edit]

Ontario general election, 2014
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
New Democratic Taras Natyshak 28,118 60.34 +22.35
Progressive Conservative Ray Cecile 10,169 21.82 -13.19
Liberal Crystal Meloche 6,628 14.22 -10.90
Green Mark Vercouteren 1,685 3.62 +1.74
Total valid votes 46,600 100.0  
New Democratic hold Swing +17.77
Source: Elections Ontario[1]
Ontario general election, 2011
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
New Democratic Taras Natyshak 17,417 37.99 +17.22
Progressive Conservative Dave Brister 16,049 35.01 +10.00
Liberal Ken Schmidt 11,518 25.12 -22.90
Green Jason Matyi 860 1.88 -3.46
Total valid votes 45,844 100.00
Total rejected, unmarked and declined ballots 168 0.37
Turnout 46,012 51.38
Eligible voters 89,549
New Democratic gain from Liberal Swing +3.61
Source: Elections Ontario[2]
Ontario general election, 2007
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Liberal Bruce Crozier 19,969 48.02 +2.74
Progressive Conservative Richard Kniaziew 10,400 25.01 +0.27
New Democratic John Grima 8,638 20.77 -7.01
Green Jessica Fracassi 2,220 5.34 +3.14
Libertarian Aaron Parent 358 0.86
Total valid votes 41,585 100.00
Ontario general election, 2003
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Liberal Bruce Crozier 20,559 45.28 -11.45
New Democratic Pat Hayes 12,614 27.78 +19.43
Progressive Conservative Patrick O'Neil 11,234 24.74 -9.49
Green Darren J. Brown 998 2.20
Total valid votes 45,405 100.00
Ontario general election, 1999
Party Candidate Votes %
Liberal Bruce Crozier 25,446 56.73
Progressive Conservative Pat O'Neil 15,354 34.23
New Democratic Merv Richards 3,745 8.35
Independent Enver Villamizar 307 0.68
Total valid votes 44,852 100.00

1867-1871[edit]

Ontario general election, 1871
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Liberal Albert Prince 1,204 51.23 +4.92
Conservative Solomon Wigle 786 33.45 -12.86
Independent Rankin 360 15.32
Total valid votes 2,350 100.00
Ontario general election, 1867
Party Candidate Votes %
Conservative Solomon Wigle 1,566 53.69
Liberal Albert Prince 1,351 46.31
Total valid votes 2,917 100.00

2007 electoral reform referendum[edit]

Ontario electoral reform referendum, 2007
Side Votes %
First Past the Post 27,130 67
Mixed member proportional 13,384 33
Total valid votes 40,514 100.0

Sources[edit]

  1. ^ Elections Ontario (2014). "Official return from the records, 022 Essex" (PDF). Retrieved 27 June 2015. 
  2. ^ Elections Ontario (2011). "Official return from the records / Rapport des registres officiels - Essex" (PDF). Retrieved 2 June 2014. 

Coordinates: 42°07′41″N 82°47′13″W / 42.128°N 82.787°W / 42.128; -82.787