Lakeland (electoral district)

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Lakeland
Alberta electoral district
Lakeland 2013 Riding.png
Lakeland in relation to other Alberta federal electoral districts as of the 2013 Representation Order.
Federal electoral district
Legislature House of Commons
MP
 
 
 
Shannon Stubbs
Conservative
District created 2013
First contested 2015
District webpage profile, map
Demographics
Population (2016)[1] 108,451
Electors (2015) 79,334
Area (km²)[2] 31,877
Pop. density (per km²) 3.4
Census divisions Division No. 10, Division No. 12, Division No. 13
Census subdivisions Athabasca, Bonnyville, Bonnyville No. 87, Lloydminster, St. Paul, St. Paul No. 19, Smoky Lake, Vegreville, Vermilion, Vermilion River

Lakeland is a federal electoral district in Alberta, Canada, that was represented in the House of Commons of Canada from 1997 to 2004, and again since 2015. Its name is derived from the area's topography (and the former Lakeland County). The district's largest communities are Bonnyville, St. Paul, and the Alberta part of Lloydminster.

History[edit]

The district was created in 1996 from the Beaver River and Vegreville ridings. It was abolished in 2003, with parts transferred to Vegreville—Wainwright and Westlock—St. Paul. A small part was transferred to Athabasca.

The riding was re-created in 2013 from these same districts (Athabasca having been renamed to Fort McMurray—Athabasca) with a new set of boundaries, no longer including the northerly communities of Lac La Biche and Cold Lake, but extending further west to the towns of Athabasca and Waskatenau. It is largely a successor to Vegreville—Wainwright.

Demographics[edit]

Its 2016 population was 108,451, a 3.7% increase from 2011.[3]

Members of Parliament[edit]

This riding has elected the following members of the House of Commons of Canada:

Parliament Years Member Party
Lakeland
Riding created from Beaver River and Vegreville
36th  1997–2000[nb 1]     Leon Benoit Reform
 2000–2000     Alliance
37th  2000–2003[nb 2]
 2003–2004     Conservative
Riding dissolved into Athabasca,
Vegreville—Wainwright, and Westlock—St. Paul
Riding re-created from Fort McMurray—Athabasca,
Vegreville—Wainwright, and Westlock—St. Paul
42nd  2015–Present     Shannon Stubbs Conservative

In addition, Senator Martha Bielish designated "Lakeland" as her Senate division, representing the area as a Progressive Conservative from 1979 to 1990. She was Alberta's first female Senator.[4]

Election results[edit]

2015–present[edit]

Canadian federal election, 2015
Party Candidate Votes % ±% Expenditures
Conservative Shannon Stubbs 39,882 72.81 -6.19 $96,950.81
Liberal Garry Parenteau 7,500 13.69 +8.59 $5,761.06
New Democratic Duane Zaraska 5,513 10.06 -1.16 $8,006.40
Green Danielle Montgomery 1,283 2.34 -1.88
Libertarian Robert George McFadzean 601 1.10 $1,653.97
Total valid votes/Expense limit 54,779 100.00   $242,495.35
Total rejected ballots 155 0.28
Turnout 54,934 69.24
Eligible voters 79,334
Conservative notional hold Swing -7.39
Source: Elections Canada[5][6]
2011 federal election redistributed results[7]
Party Vote %
  Conservative 32,529 78.99
  New Democratic 4,621 11.22
  Liberal 2,100 5.10
  Green 1,740 4.23
  Others 191 0.46

1997–2004[edit]

Canadian federal election, 2000
Party Candidate Votes % ±% Expenditures
Alliance Leon Benoit 29,348 65.45 +6.17 $46,423
Liberal Wayne Kowalski 9,050 20.18 +2.54 $40,607
Progressive Conservative Paul Pelletier 4,373 9.75 –8.06 $4,991
New Democratic Raymond Stone 2,069 4.61 +0.18 $3,570
Total valid votes 44,840 100.0  
Total rejected ballots 132 0.29
Turnout 44,972 63.65
Alliance hold Swing +1.82
Canadian federal election, 1997
Party Candidate Votes % Expenditures
Reform Leon Benoit 23,214 59.28 $46,821
Progressive Conservative Les Parsons 6,976 17.81 $29,332
Liberal Hansa Thaleshvar 6,911 17.64 $27,199
New Democratic John Williams 1,737 4.43 $992
Independent Valerie Doreen Morrow 321 0.81 $5,106
Total valid votes 39,159 100.0  
Total rejected ballots 97 0.25
Turnout 39,256 56.61

See also[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ The Reform Party merged with the Canadian Alliance on 27 March 2000.
  2. ^ The Canadian Alliance merged with the Progressive Conservatives to form the Conservative Party on 8 December 2003.

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