Long Range Mountains (electoral district)

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Long Range Mountains
Newfoundland and Labrador electoral district
Federal electoral district
LegislatureHouse of Commons
MP
 
 
 
Gudie Hutchings
Liberal
District created2013
First contested2015
Last contested2019
District webpageprofile, map
Demographics
Population (2011)[1]87,592
Electors (2015)71,037
Area (km²)[1]41,606
Pop. density (per km²)2.1
Census subdivisionsChannel-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  2015–2019     Gudie Hutchings Liberal
43rd  2019–present

Election results[edit]

2019 general election[edit]

2019 Canadian federal election
** Preliminary results — Not yet official **
Party Candidate Votes % ±% Expenditures
Liberal Gudie Hutchings 18,199 47.4
Conservative Josh Eisses 10,873 28.3
New Democratic Holly Pike 7,609 19.8
Green Lucas Knill 1,334 3.5
Veterans Coalition Robert Miles 411 1.1
Total valid votes/Expense limit 38,426 100.0
Total rejected ballots 576
Turnout 39,002 56.2
Eligible voters 69,385
Source: Elections Canada[7][8]

2015 general election[edit]

2015 Canadian federal election
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[9][10]
2011 federal election redistributed results[11]
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

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Statistics Canada: 2012
  2. ^ Timeline for the Redistribution of Federal Electoral Districts
  3. ^ Report – Newfoundland and Labrador
  4. ^ Elections Canada. "Long Range Mountains Boundaries description". Elections Canada. Elections Canada. Retrieved 17 August 2015.
  5. ^ http://www12.statcan.gc.ca/nhs-enm/2011/dp-pd/prof/details/page.cfm?Lang=E&Geo1=FED2013&Code1=10005&Data=Count&SearchText=Long%20Range%20Mountains&SearchType=Begins&SearchPR=01&A1=All&B1=All&Custom=&TABID=1
  6. ^ http://www12.statcan.gc.ca/census-recensement/2011/dp-pd/prof/details/page.cfm?Lang=E&Geo1=FED2013&Code1=10005&Geo2=PR&Code2=10&Data=Count&SearchText=Long%20Range%20Mountains&SearchType=Begins&SearchPR=01&B1=All&Custom=&TABID=1
  7. ^ "List of confirmed candidates". Elections Canada. Retrieved 3 October 2019.
  8. ^ "Election Night Results". Elections Canada. Retrieved November 5, 2019.
  9. ^ "October 19, 2015 Election Results — Long Range Mountains (Validated results)". Elections Canada. 23 October 2015. Retrieved 24 October 2015.
  10. ^ Elections Canada – Preliminary Election Expenses Limits for Candidates Archived 2015-08-15 at the Wayback Machine
  11. ^ Pundits' Guide to Canadian Elections