Nanaimo—Ladysmith

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Nanaimo—Ladysmith
British Columbia electoral district
Federal electoral district
LegislatureHouse of Commons
MP
 
 
 
Paul Manly
Green
District created2013
First contested2015
Last contested2019 by-election
District webpageprofile, map
Demographics
Population (2011)[1]114,998
Electors (2015)91,240
Area (km²)[2]1,753
Pop. density (per km²)65.6
Census divisionsCowichan Valley, Nanaimo
Census subdivisionsCowichan Valley G, Cowichan Valley H, Ladysmith, Lantzville, Nanaimo, Nanaimo A, Nanaimo B, Nanaimo C

Nanaimo—Ladysmith is a federal electoral district in British Columbia.

Nanaimo—Ladysmith was created by the 2012 federal electoral boundaries redistribution and was legally defined in the 2013 representation order.[3] It has come into effect with the call of the 42nd Canadian federal election, on August 2, 2015.[4] 55% of the riding came from the previous riding of Nanaimo—Cowichan and 44% from Nanaimo—Alberni.[5]

Demographics[edit]

Ethnic groups in Nanaimo—Ladysmith (2016)
Source: [1]
Population %
Ethnic group European 94,940 79.5%
Aboriginal 11,430 9.6%
Chinese 2,475 2.1%
South Asian 2,065 1.7%
Filipino 1,095 0.9%
Southeast Asian 855 0.7%
Black 785 0.7%
Japanese 645 0.5%
Latin American 510 0.4%
Korean 430 0.4%
Arab 275 0.2%
West Asian 190 0.2%
Multiple minorities 340 0.3%
Visible minority, n.i.e. 75 0.1%
Total population 122,710 100%
According to the Canada 2011 Census[6][7]

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[edit]

This riding has elected the following members of the House of Commons of Canada:

Parliament Years Member Party
Nanaimo—Ladysmith
Riding created from Nanaimo—Alberni and Nanaimo—Cowichan
42nd  2015–2019     Sheila Malcolmson New Democratic
 2019–Present     Paul Manly Green

Sheila Malcolmson's resignation from the federal seat took effect on January 2, 2019.[8] She resigned as MP in order to run for the NDP in the provincial by-election in Nanaimo set for January 30, 2019.[9] 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.[10] On March 30, 2019, Bob Chamberlin was nominated to represent the NDP for the federal election.

Election results[edit]

Canadian federal by-election, May 6, 2019
Resignation of Sheila Malcolmson
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Green Paul Manly 15,302 37.26 +17.51
Conservative John Hirst 10,215 24.88 +1.52
New Democratic Bob Chamberlin 9,446 23.00 –10.20
Liberal Michelle Corfield 4,515 10.99 –12.52
People's Jennifer Clarke 1,268 3.09
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
Turnout 41,195 41.44 -33.56
Eligible voters 99,413
Green gain from New Democratic Swing +13.85
Source: Elections Canada[11]; MacLean's[12]
Canadian federal election, 2015
Party Candidate Votes % ±% Expenditures
New Democratic Sheila Malcolmson 23,651 33.20 -12.06 $136,135.63
Liberal Tim Tessier 16,753 23.52 +16.84 $21,699.17
Conservative Mark Allen MacDonald 16,637 23.35 -17.04 $132,376.87
Green Paul Manly 14,074 19.76 +12.58 $145,016.61
Marxist–Leninist Jack East 126 0.18
Total valid votes/Expense limit 71,241 99.78   $236,098.07
Total rejected ballots 158 0.22
Turnout 71,399 75.00
Eligible voters 95,200
New Democratic notional hold Swing -14.45
Source: Elections Canada[13][14][15]


2011 federal election redistributed results[16]
Party Vote %
  New Democratic 25,294 45.26
  Conservative 22,572 40.39
  Green 4,009 7.17
  Liberal 3,733 6.68
  Others 276 0.49

References[edit]

  1. ^ Statistics Canada: 2011
  2. ^ Statistics Canada: 2011
  3. ^ "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.
  4. ^ Timeline for the Redistribution of Federal Electoral Districts
  5. ^ Final Report – British Columbia
  6. ^ http://www12.statcan.gc.ca/nhs-enm/2011/dp-pd/prof/details/page.cfm?Lang=E&Geo1=FED2013&Code1=59018&Data=Count&SearchText=Nanaimo&SearchType=Begins&SearchPR=01&A1=All&B1=All&Custom=&TABID=1
  7. ^ http://www12.statcan.gc.ca/nhs-enm/2011/dp-pd/prof/details/page.cfm?Lang=E&Geo1=FED2013&Code1=59018&Data=Count&SearchText=Nanaimo&SearchType=Begins&SearchPR=01&A1=All&B1=All&Custom=&TABID=1#tabs2
  8. ^ Cindy E. Harnett (2019-01-05). "B.C. NDP gears up for big battle in Nanaimo". Times Colonist.
  9. ^ Megan Thomas (2018-12-16). "Sheila Malcolmson acclaimed as NDP candidate, setting race for key Nanaimo byelection". CBC.
  10. ^ "A By-election Will Take Place in Nanaimo–Ladysmith" (Press release). Elections Canada. 2019-01-08.
  11. ^ Validated Results - Nanaimo—Ladysmith
  12. ^ MacLean's (May 7, 2019). "Nanaimo–Ladysmith by-election 2019: Live results". MacLean's. Retrieved May 7, 2019.
  13. ^ Elections Canada – Confirmed candidates for Nanaimo—Ladysmith, 30 September 2015
  14. ^ Official Voting Results - Nanaimo—Ladysmith
  15. ^ "Elections Canada – Preliminary Election Expenses Limits for Candidates". Archived from the original on August 15, 2015.
  16. ^ Pundits' Guide to Canadian Elections