Long Range Mountains (electoral district)

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Long Range Mountains
Newfoundland and Labrador electoral district
Federal electoral district
Legislature House of Commons
MP
 
 
 
Gudie Hutchings
Liberal
District created 2013
First contested 2015
District webpage profile, map
Demographics
Population (2011)[1] 87,592
Electors (2015) 71,037
Area (km²)[1] 41,606
Pop. density (per km²) 2.1
Census subdivisions Channel-Port aux Basques, Corner Brook, Deer Lake, Pasadena, St. Anthony, Stephenville

Long Range Mountains is a federal electoral district on Newfoundland Island in Newfoundland and Labrador.

Long Range Mountains was created by the 2012 federal electoral boundaries redistribution and has been legally defined in the 2013 representation order. It came into effect upon the call of the 42nd Canadian federal election, scheduled for October 2015.[2] It was created out of the electoral districts of Humber—St. Barbe—Baie Verte (65%) and Random—Burin—St. George's (35%).[3]

Geography[edit]

The riding includes the entirety of the west coast of Newfoundland.

Boundary description[edit]

The official description of the electoral district, as offered by Elections Canada states that it is "All that area consisting of that part of the Island of Newfoundland lying westerly and southerly of a line described as follows: commencing at the mouth of Chaleur Bay; thence generally northwesterly along said bay to the end of said bay; thence westerly in a straight line to the most southerly point of Dry Pond at approximate latitude 47°50'25"N and approximate longitude 57°31'17"W; thence northerly in a straight line to the mouth of Lloyds River at the westernmost extremity of Red Indian Lake; thence northerly in a straight line to a point in Hinds Lake at latitude 48°57'49"N and longitude 56°59'36"W; thence northerly in a straight line to the southeasternmost point of the limit of the Town of Hampden; thence generally northerly along the easterly limit of said town to the northeasternmost point of the limit of said town; thence easterly in a straight line to a point in White Bay at latitude 49°34'31"N and longitude 56°50'24"W; thence generally northerly along said bay to the Atlantic Ocean.

Including Ramea Islands, Sops Island, Bell Island, Groais Island of the Grey Islands, Quirpon Island, St. John Island and all other islands adjacent to the shoreline of the above-described area.[4]"

Demographics[edit]

According to the Canada 2011 Census; 2013 representation[5][6]

Ethnic groups: 82.4% White, 17.1% Aboriginal
Languages: 98.7% English
Religions: 95.4% Christian (36.7% Anglican, 34.4% Catholic, 10.5% United Church, 6.5% Pentecostal, 7.3% Other), 4.4% No religion
Median income (2010): $22,576
Average income (2010): $30,470

History[edit]

The riding of Long Range Mountains was created in 2013 from the electoral districts of Humber—St. Barbe—Baie Verte and Random—Burin—St. George's.

Parliament Years Member Party
Long Range Mountains
Riding created from Humber—St. Barbe—Baie Verte
and Random—Burin—St. George's
42nd  2015–Present     Gudie Hutchings Liberal

Election results[edit]

Canadian federal election, 2015
Party Candidate Votes % ±% Expenditures
Liberal Gudie Hutchings 30,889 73.85 +18.70 $37,729.67
Conservative Wayne Ruth 5,085 12.16 –13.09 $21,208.61
New Democratic Devon Babstock 4,739 11.33 –6.51 $8,554.67
Green Terry Cormier 1,111 2.66 +1.62 $2,064.79
Total valid votes/Expense limit 41,824 100.00   $242,285.48
Total rejected ballots 108 0.26
Turnout 41,932 59.03
Eligible voters 71,037
Liberal hold Swing +15.90
Source: Elections Canada[7][8]
2011 federal election redistributed results[9]
Party Vote %
  Liberal 19,770 55.16
  Conservative 9,051 25.25
  New Democratic 6,394 17.84
  Green 370 1.03
  Independent 258 0.72

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