Lord Roberts (electoral district)
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Lord Roberts was a provincial electoral division in the Canadian province of Manitoba, located in the south-central section of the City of Winnipeg. It was created by redistribution in 1999, and consists primarily of territory taken from the now-defunct ridings of Osborne and Crescentwood. The district is named after Field Marshal Lord Roberts.
Lord Roberts' population in 1996 was 20,469. The average family income in 1999 was $44,963, with an unemployment rate of 7.70%. Thirty-one per cent of the riding's residents are listed as low income. Over 47% of the riding's dwelling houses in 1999 were rental units, and over 20% of the riding's families were single-parent.
Over 19% of the riding's population was above 65 years of age. 14% per cent of the riding's residents were immigrants, including 5% German and 4% Ukrainian. Four percent of the riding's residents were Jewish.
The service sector accounts for 19% of Lord Roberts's industry, followed by 13% in health and social services.
The riding was only ever held by the New Democratic Party of Manitoba (NDP), and was generally considered safe for the party. Its only MLA was Diane McGifford, who was re-elected in 2003 with over 60% of the riding's popular vote.
List of provincial representatives
|Name||Party||Took Office||Left Office|
|Manitoba general election, 2007|
|New Democratic||Diane McGifford||4,499||57.86%||+4.87||$23,588.33|
|Progressive Conservative||Wilf Makus||1,367||17.58%||−9.50||$3,999.86|
|Total valid votes||7,740||99.54|
|Rejected and declined votes||36|
|Electors on the lists||13,996|
|Manitoba general election, 2003|
|New Democratic||Diane McGifford||4,352||61.69||+8.70||$13,278.88|
|Progressive Conservative||Andrew Hymers||1,179||16.71||−10.37||$984.54|
|Total valid votes||7,021||99.52|
|Rejected and declined votes||34|
|Electors on the lists||13,141|
|Manitoba general election, 1999|
|New Democratic||Diane McGifford||5,240||52.99||$25,700.00|
|Progressive Conservative||Maggie Nishimura||2,678||27.08||$17,064.57|
|Total valid votes||9,831||99.42|
|Rejected and declined votes||57|
|Electors on the lists||14,272|