|British Columbia electoral district|
|Federal electoral district|
|Legislature||House of Commons|
|Last contested||2019 by-election|
|District webpage||profile, map|
|Pop. density (per km²)||65.6|
|Census divisions||Cowichan Valley, Nanaimo|
|Census subdivisions||Cowichan Valley G, Cowichan Valley H, Ladysmith, Lantzville, Nanaimo, Nanaimo A, Nanaimo B, Nanaimo C|
Nanaimo—Ladysmith was created by the 2012 federal electoral boundaries redistribution and was legally defined in the 2013 representation order. It has come into effect with the call of the 42nd Canadian federal election, on August 2, 2015. 55% of the riding came from the previous riding of Nanaimo—Cowichan and 44% from Nanaimo—Alberni.
|Ethnic groups in Nanaimo—Ladysmith (2016)
|Visible minority, n.i.e.||75||0.1%|
Ethnic groups: 86.4% White, 7.1% Aboriginal, 1.8% South Asian, 1.6% Chinese
Languages: 89.9% English, 1.7% French, 1.4% German, 1.0% Chinese
Religions: 43.2% Christian (11.0% Catholic, 7.4% United Church, 7.0% Anglican, 2.0% Baptist, 1.7% Lutheran, 1.6% Pentecostal, 1.3% Presbyterian, 11.2% Other), 53.0% No religion
Median income (2010): $27,826
Average income (2010): $35,078
Members of Parliament
This riding has elected the following members of the House of Commons of Canada:
Riding created from Nanaimo—Alberni and Nanaimo—Cowichan
|42nd||2015–2019||Sheila Malcolmson||New Democratic|
Sheila Malcolmson's resignation from the federal seat took effect on January 2, 2019. She resigned as MP in order to run for the NDP in the provincial by-election in Nanaimo set for January 30, 2019. On January 7, 2019, the Chief Electoral Officer received official notice that the seat is vacant. Under the prevailing legislation, the by-election writ must be dropped between January 18 and July 6, 2019. Under the Canada Elections Act, the minimum length of a campaign is 36 days between dropping the writ and election day. On March 30, 2019, Bob Chamberlin was nominated to represent the NDP for the federal election.
|Canadian federal by-election, May 6, 2019|
Resignation of Sheila Malcolmson
|New Democratic||Bob Chamberlin||9,446||23.00||–10.20|
|Progressive Canadian||Brian Marlatt||253||0.62|
|National Citizens Alliance||Jakob Letkemann||66||0.16|
|Total valid votes/Expense limit||41,065||99.68||–|
|Total rejected ballots||130||0.32||+0.09|
|Green gain from New Democratic||Swing||+13.85|
|Source: Elections Canada; MacLean's|
|Canadian federal election, 2015|
|New Democratic||Sheila Malcolmson||23,651||33.20||-12.06||$136,135.63|
|Conservative||Mark Allen MacDonald||16,637||23.35||-17.04||$132,376.87|
|Total valid votes/Expense limit||71,241||99.78||$236,098.07|
|Total rejected ballots||158||0.22||–|
|New Democratic notional hold||Swing||-14.45|
|Source: Elections Canada|
|2011 federal election redistributed results|
- Statistics Canada: 2011
- Statistics Canada: 2011
- "Proclamation Declaring the Representation Order to be in Force Effective on the First Dissolution of Parliament that Occurs after May 1, 2014, SI/2013-102" (PDF). Minister of Justice.
- Timeline for the Redistribution of Federal Electoral Districts
- Final Report – British Columbia
- Cindy E. Harnett (2019-01-05). "B.C. NDP gears up for big battle in Nanaimo". Times Colonist.
- Megan Thomas (2018-12-16). "Sheila Malcolmson acclaimed as NDP candidate, setting race for key Nanaimo byelection". CBC.
- "A By-election Will Take Place in Nanaimo–Ladysmith" (Press release). Elections Canada. 2019-01-08.
- Validated Results - Nanaimo—Ladysmith
- MacLean's (May 7, 2019). "Nanaimo–Ladysmith by-election 2019: Live results". MacLean's. Retrieved May 7, 2019.
- Elections Canada – Confirmed candidates for Nanaimo—Ladysmith, 30 September 2015
- Official Voting Results - Nanaimo—Ladysmith
- "Elections Canada – Preliminary Election Expenses Limits for Candidates". Archived from the original on August 15, 2015.
- Pundits' Guide to Canadian Elections
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