Lord Roberts (electoral district)

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The 1999-2011 boundaries for the Lord Roberts electoral district highlighted in red

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 was bordered to the south by Fort Garry and St. Vital, to the west by River Heights, to the north by Fort Rouge and St. Boniface and to the east by St. Vital.

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.

For the 2011 election, the riding was dissolved into Fort Rouge, River Heights, and the new riding of Fort Garry-Riverview

List of provincial representatives[edit]

Name Party Took Office Left Office
Diane McGifford NDP 1999 2011

Electoral results[edit]

Manitoba general election, 2007
Party Candidate Votes % ±% Expenditures
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
Liberal Larry Schenkeveld 1,219 15.68% −2.28 $2,057.12
Green Vere Scott 655 8.42% +7.04 $37.30
Total valid votes 7,740 99.54
Rejected and declined votes 36
Turnout 7,776 55.56 +1.87
Electors on the lists 13,996


Manitoba general election, 2003
Party Candidate Votes % ±% Expenditures
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
Liberal Ali Lamont 982 13.92 −4.04 $6,196.49
Green Vere Scott 442 6.27 +4.92 $316.47
Libertarian Andy Caisse 66 0.94 $0.00
Total valid votes 7,021 99.52
Rejected and declined votes 34
Turnout 7,055 53.69 −15.59
Electors on the lists 13,141


Manitoba general election, 1999
Party Candidate Votes % ±% Expenditures
New Democratic Diane McGifford 5,240 52.99 $25,700.00
     Progressive Conservative Maggie Nishimura 2,678 27.08 $17,064.57
Liberal Allen Mills 1,776 17.96 $13,560.50
Green Lyle Ford 136 1.38 $127.62
Total valid votes 9,831 99.42
Rejected and declined votes 57
Turnout 9,888 69.28
Electors on the lists 14,272

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Coordinates: 49°51′54″N 97°08′42″W / 49.865°N 97.145°W / 49.865; -97.145