Perth—Wellington

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For the provincial electoral district, see Perth—Wellington (provincial electoral district).
Perth—Wellington
Ontario electoral district
Perth-Wellington.png
Perth—Wellington in relation to other southern Ontario ridings (2013 boundaries)
Federal electoral district
Legislature House of Commons
MP
 
 
 
John Nater
Conservative
District created 2003
First contested 2004
Last contested 2015
District webpage profile, map
Demographics
Population (2011)[1] 104,912
Electors (2015) 75,217
Area (km²)[2] 3,580.14
Pop. density (per km²) 29.3
Census divisions Perth, Wellington
Census subdivisions Minto, Wellington North, North Perth, Mapleton, West Perth, Perth East, Stratford, Perth South, St. Marys

Perth—Wellington is a federal electoral district in southwestern Ontario, Canada, that has been represented in the House of Commons of Canada since 2004. The riding consists of:

  • the County of Perth (including the City of Stratford and the Town of St. Mary's), and
  • the Town of Minto and the Townships of Mapleton and Wellington North in the County of Wellington.[3]

Demographics[edit]

Visible Minorities and Aboriginals[5]
Group 2011 Census
Population  % of total
Aboriginal 1,895 1.9
Visible Minority 2,070 2.0
All other 98,800 96.1
Total 102,765 100.0
Population by mother tongue[6]
Group 2011 Census
Population  % of total
English 89,950 86.9
French 645 0.6
English and French 100 0.1
All other 12,850 12.4
Total 103,545 100.0

(Other languages, 2011: 7.2% German, 2.2% Dutch)

Mobility over previous five years
Group 2011 Census
Population  % of total
At the same address 67,290 69.9
In the same constituency 14,620 15.2
In the same province 12,880 13.3
From another province 605 0.6
From another country 910 1.0
Total aged 5 or over 96,305 100.0

Religions: 79.3% Christian (18.6% Catholic, 15.6% United Church, 8.7% Presbyterian, 7.5% Lutheran, 5.7% Anglican, 2.1% Baptist, 1.3% Pentecostal, 19.8% Other), 19.8% No religion
Median individual income (2010): $31,468
Average individual income (2010): $37,380

History[edit]

The riding was created in 2003 from parts of Perth—Middlesex (72%), Waterloo—Wellington (20%) and Dufferin—Peel—Wellington—Grey (8%) ridings. It did not undergo any boundary changes in the 2012 electoral redistribution.

Members of Parliament[edit]

Parliament Years Member Party
Perth—Wellington
Riding created from Dufferin—Peel—Wellington—Grey,
Perth—Middlesex and Waterloo—Wellington
38th  2004–2006     Gary Schellenberger Conservative
39th  2006–2008
40th  2008–2011
41st  2011–2015
42nd  2015–Present John Nater

Election results[edit]

Canadian federal election, 2015
Party Candidate Votes % ∆% Expenditures
Conservative John Nater 22,255 43.0 -11.5
Liberal Stephen McCotter 19,420 37.5 +19.5
New Democratic Ethan Rabidoux 7,756 15.0 -6.3
Green Nicole Ramsdale 1,347 2.6 -2.0
Christian Heritage Irma DeVries 794 1.5 -0.2
No affiliation Roger Fuhr 217 0.4
Total valid votes/Expense limit 51,789 100.0     $207,816.50
Total rejected ballots  
Turnout 51,789 68.1% +4.6%
Eligible voters 76,097
Conservative hold Swing -15.5%
Source: Elections Canada[7][8]
Canadian federal election, 2011
Party Candidate Votes % ∆% Expenditures
Conservative Gary Schellenberger 25,281 54.5 +6.5 $82,570
New Democratic Ellen Papenburg 9,861 21.3 +4.3 $17,764
Liberal Bob McTavish 8,341 18.0 -5.7 $40,957
Green John Cowling 2,112 4.6 -4.5 $4.790
Christian Heritage Irma DeVries 806 1.7 -0.4 $8,010
Total valid votes/Expense limit 46,401 100.00   $84,700
Total rejected ballots 179  
Turnout 46,580 63.5%  
Eligible voters 73,391
Conservative hold Swing +1.1%
Canadian federal election, 2008
Party Candidate Votes % ∆% Expenditures
Conservative Gary Schellenberger 20,709 48.0 +1.9 $68,139
Liberal Sandra Gardiner 10,225 23.7 -1.9 $29,238
New Democratic Kerry McManus 7,234 17.0 -1.8 $23,081
Green John Cowling 3,884 9.0 +2.5 $13,365
Christian Heritage Irma DeVries 898 2.1 -0.8 $8,662
Marxist–Leninist Julian Ichim 98 0.2
Total valid votes/Expense limit 43,048 100.0   $82,152
Conservative hold Swing +1.9%
Canadian federal election, 2006
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Conservative Gary Schellenberger 22,004 46.1 +4.1
Liberal David Cunningham 12,301 25.8 -7.6
New Democratic Keith Dinicol 8,876 18.6 +3.0
Green John Cowling 3,117 6.5 +0.3
Christian Heritage Irma DeVries 1,396 2.9 +0.1
Total valid votes 47,694 100.0
Conservative hold Swing +5.9%
Canadian federal election, 2004
Party Candidate Votes %
Conservative Gary Schellenberger 18,879 42.0
Liberal Brian Innes 15,032 33.4
New Democratic Robert Roth 7,027 15.6
Green John Cowling 2,770 6.2
Christian Heritage Irma Nicolette Devries 1,273 2.8
Total valid votes 44,981 100.0

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Coordinates: 43°48′04″N 80°56′20″W / 43.801°N 80.939°W / 43.801; -80.939