Inkster (electoral district)

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The 1998-2011 boundaries for Inkster highlighted in red

Inkster was a provincial electoral division in the Canadian province of Manitoba. It was located in the northwestern corner of the city of Winnipeg. Officially created by redistribution in 1957, it has existed since the provincial election of 1958.[1]

The riding was named after the Inkster family, who were prominent local figures at the time of the province's creation in 1870. John Inkster was a member of Louis Riel's provisional government, while Colin Inkster was a member of the province's Legislative Council (which existed from 1871 to 1876).

There were 19,246 persons living in the riding in 1996. Inkster had a broad range of income levels and a strong working-class presence (the manufacturing sector accounting for 23% of industry in 1999). Census reports from 1999 showed an average family income of $51,274, with 8.10% unemployment.

Inkster had the third-largest immigrant population of all ridings in the province, at over 30% of the total population. 21% of the riding's residents are Filipino, 6% are Ukrainian, and 5% are East Indian. Only 4% of the population is above age 65.

Like many other north-end Winnipeg ridings, Inkster traditionally supported the New Democratic Party and its predecessor, the Cooperative Commonwealth Federation, although Liberal Kevin Lamoureux represented the riding for all but four years from 1988 to 2010. For the 2011 election, Inkster was dissolved into The Maples and the new riding of Tyndall Park.

List of provincial representatives[edit]

Name Party Took Office Left Office
Morris Gray CCF 1958 1961
NDP 1961 1966
Sidney Green NDP 1966 1979
Independent NDP 1979 1981
Prog 1981 1981
Don Scott NDP 1981 1988
Kevin Lamoureux Lib 1988 1997
Independent Liberal 1997 1998
Lib 1998 1999
Becky Barrett NDP 1999 2003
Kevin Lamoureux (2nd time) Lib 2003 2010

Electoral history[edit]

Manitoba general election, 2007
Party Candidate Votes % ∆% Expenditures
Liberal Kevin Lamoureux 3,962 57.49 +4.10 $26,490.96
New Democratic Romulo Magsino 2,358 34.13 −7.33 $26,612.09
     Progressive Conservative Roger Bennett 543 7.89 +4.24 $8,590.43
Total valid votes 6,863 99.58
Rejected and declined votes 29
Turnout 6,892 61.43 +0.07
Electors on the lists 11,215

[2]


Manitoba general election, 2003
Party Candidate Votes % ∆% Expenditures
Liberal Kevin Lamoureux 3,671 53.39 +10.75 $27,970.42
New Democratic Mario Santos 2,851 41.46 −2.99 $21,230.80
Progressive Conservative Michael T. Ledarney 251 3.65 −9.26 $10.69
Green Mario Ducusin 103 1.50 +1.50 $174.48
Total valid votes 6,876 100.0    
Total rejected ballots 79
Turnout 6,955 61.36 −10.91
Eligible voters 11,335
Liberal gain from New Democratic Swing +6.87

[3]


Manitoba general election, 1999
Party Candidate Votes % ∆% Expenditures
New Democratic Becky Barrett 3,501 44.45 +14.22 $22,767.00
Liberal Kevin Lamoureux 3,358 42.64 -7.50 $23,318.00
Progressive Conservative George Sandhu 1,017 12.91 -2.88 $27,661.71
Total valid votes 7,876 100.00
Rejected and declined ballots 50 0.63 0
Turnout 7,926 72.27 +4.82
Electors on the lists 10,967
New Democratic gain from Liberal Swing +10.86

References[edit]

  1. ^ Mutimer, David (2002). Canadian annual review of politics and public affairs 1996. University of Toronto Press. p. 177. ISBN 0-8020-3715-1. 
  2. ^ http://www.electionsmanitoba.ca/en/Results/39_division_results/39_inkster_summary_results.html - 2007 results
  3. ^ http://www.elections.mb.ca/en/Results/38_division_results/38_inkster_summary_results.html

Coordinates: 49°56′42″N 97°11′49″W / 49.945°N 97.197°W / 49.945; -97.197