Ottawa West—Nepean

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Coordinates: 45°21′N 75°47′W / 45.350°N 75.783°W / 45.350; -75.783

Ottawa West—Nepean
Ontario electoral district
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Ottawa West—Nepean in relation to other electoral districts in Ottawa (2003 boundaries)
Federal electoral district
Legislature House of Commons
MP
 
 
 
Anita Vandenbeld
Liberal
District created 1996
First contested 1997
Last contested 2015
District webpage profile, map
Demographics
Population (2011)[1] 111,881
Electors (2015) 81,646
Area (km²)[2] 71
Pop. density (per km²) 1,575.8
Census divisions Ottawa
Census subdivisions Ottawa

Ottawa West—Nepean (French: Ottawa-Ouest—Nepean) is a federal electoral district in Ontario, Canada, that has been represented in the House of Commons of Canada since 1997.

Geography[edit]

The district includes the neighbourhoods of Shirleys Bay, Crystal Beach, Rocky Point, Bayshore, Britannia, Britannia Bay, Lincoln Heights, Whitehaven, Glabar Park, Queensway, Highland Park, Kenson Park, Redwood, Graham Park, Qualicum, Leslie Park, Briargreen, Centrepointe, Woodroffe, Bel-Air Park, Bel-Air Heights, Braemar Park, Copeland Park, Navaho, City View, Ryan Farm, Skyline, Fisher Heights, Parkwood Hills, Carleton Heights, Fisher Glen, Borden Farm, Crestview, Meadowlands, Highland Park, Woodpark, and the western half of Carlington in the City of Ottawa.

History[edit]

The electoral district was created in 1996 from Ottawa West, Nepean and part of Lanark—Carleton ridings.

The 2012 federal redistribution saw the riding gain a small portion from Ottawa Centre, but it remained largely unchanged.

Members of Parliament[edit]

This riding has elected the following Members of Parliament:

Parliament Years Member Party
Ottawa West—Nepean
Riding created from Ottawa West, Nepean
and Lanark—Carleton
36th  1997–2000     Marlene Catterall Liberal
37th  2000–2004
38th  2004–2006
39th  2006–2008     John Baird Conservative
40th  2008–2011
41st  2011–2015
42nd  2015–Present     Anita Vandenbeld Liberal

In the 2004 federal election, Marlene Catterall defeated Conservative Party candidate Sean Casey in a very close election.

In the 2006 federal election, Catterall stepped aside, and high-profile Progressive Conservative Member of Provincial Parliament, John Baird, contested and won the riding for the Conservative Party.

Until February 3, 2015, he was a member of the cabinet of Prime Minister Stephen Harper as Minister of Foreign Affairs. He has also previously served as President of the Treasury Board, then Minister of the Environment, then as Government House Leader. Baird resigned from the House of Commons on March 16, 2015.

Election results[edit]

Canadian federal election, 2015
Party Candidate Votes % ±% Expenditures
Liberal Anita Vandenbeld 35,199 55.68 +24.19 $125,416.75
Conservative Abdul Abdi 18,893 29.88 -14.81 $195,500.69
New Democratic Marlene Rivier 6,195 9.80 -9.98 $48,825.54
Green Mark Brooks 1,772 2.80 -1.24 $5,327.90
Christian Heritage Rod Taylor 740 1.17 $34,473.80
Marxist–Leninist Sam Heaton 114 0.18
Total valid votes/Expense limit 62,913 100.0     $219,678.06
Total rejected ballots 307 0.49
Turnout 63,220 75.99
Eligible voters 83,195
Liberal gain from Conservative Swing +19.5%
Source: Elections Canada[3][4]
2011 federal election redistributed results[5]
Party Vote  %
  Conservative 25,297 44.69
  Liberal 17,825 31.49
  New Democratic 11,196 19.78
  Green 2,285 4.04
  Others 4 0.01
Canadian federal election, 2011
Party Candidate Votes % ±% Expenditures
Conservative John Baird 25,226 44.71 -0.27 $85,279.84
Liberal Anita Vandenbeld 17,790 31.53 -4.59 $83,063.37
New Democratic Marlene Rivier 11,128 19.72 +8.20 $27,580.67
Green Mark Mackenzie 2,279 4.04 -2.32 $16,343.75
Total valid votes/Expense limit 56,423 100.00   $88,802.24
Total rejected ballots 292 0.51
Turnout 56,715 69.42
Eligible voters 81,693
Conservative hold Swing -2.43
Source: Elections Canada[6]
Canadian federal election, 2008
Party Candidate Votes % ±% Expenditures
Conservative John Baird 25,109 44.98 +1.85 $83,719
Liberal David Pratt 20,161 36.12 +2.03 $84,627
New Democratic Marlene Rivier 6,432 11.52 -4.60 $30,086
Green Frances Coates 3,552 6.36 +1.42 $9,565
Independent David Page 415 0.74 +0.74 *
Communist Alex McDonald 150 0.28 +0.28 *
Total valid votes/Expense limit 55,819 100.00   $87,796
Conservative hold Swing -0.09
Canadian federal election, 2006
Party Candidate Votes % ±% Expenditures
Conservative John Baird 25,607 43.13 +3.93 $73,698
Liberal Lee Farnworth 20,244 34.09 -7.50 $71,412
New Democratic Marlene Rivier 9,569 16.12 +3.20 $24,830
Green Neil Adair 2,932 4.94 +0.17 $975
Independent John Pacheco 905 1.52 * $16,672
Canadian Action Randy Bens 121 0.20 -0.45 $620
Total valid votes/Expense limit 59,378 100.00   *
Canadian federal election, 2004
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Marlene Catterall 23,971 41.59 -1.73
Conservative Sean Casey 22,591 39.20 -9.20
New Democratic Marlene Rivier 7,449 12.92 +7.72
Green Neil Adair 2,748 4.77 +3.65
Marijuana Russell Barth 430 0.75 -0.06
Canadian Action Mary-Sue Haliburton 376 0.65 -0.07
Marxist–Leninist Alecander Legeais 68 0.12 *
Total valid votes 57,633 100.00
Canadian federal election, 2000
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Marlene Catterall 22,607 43.32 -10.69
Alliance Barry Yeates 14,753 28.27 +7.04
Progressive Conservative Tom Curran 10,506 20.13 +4.59
New Democratic Kevin Kinsella 2,718 5.21 -2.41
Green Matt Takach 585 0.36
Marijuana Sotos Petrides 423 0.81
Canadian Action David Creighton 376 0.72
Independent John Turmel 89 0.17 -0.22
Communist Stuart Ryan 70 0.13
Natural Law Richard Wolfson 58 0.11 -0.17
Total valid votes 52,185 100.00
Canadian federal election, 1997
Party Candidate Votes %
Liberal Marlene Catterall 29,511 54.02
Reform Barry Yeates 11,601 21.23
Progressive Conservative Margret Kopala 8,489 15.54
New Democratic Wendy Byrne 4,163 7.62
Green Stuart Langstaff 416 0.76
Independent John Turmel 211 0.39
Natural Law Stan Lamothe 153 0.28
Marxist–Leninist Marsha Fine 90 0.16
Total valid votes 54,634 100.00

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