Peterborough—Kawartha (provincial electoral district)

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Peterborough—Kawartha
Ontario electoral district
Peterborough, riding.png
Peterborough—Kawartha in relation to southern Ontario ridings
Provincial electoral district
Legislature Legislative Assembly of Ontario
MPP
 
 
 
Dave Smith
Progressive Conservative
First contested 1934
Last contested 2018
Demographics
Population (2006) 116,626
Electors (2011) 92,317
Area (km²) 2,175
Pop. density (per km²) 53.6
Census divisions Peterborough County
Census subdivisions Peterborough, Selwyn, Douro-Dummer, Otonabee–South Monaghan, Havelock-Belmont-Methuen, Asphodel-Norwood

Peterborough—Kawartha (formerly Peterborough) is a provincial electoral district in Ontario, Canada, that has been represented in the Legislative Assembly of Ontario since 1934.

It now consists of the City of Peterborough and the municipalities of Douro-Dummer, Trent Lakes, Havelock-Belmont-Methuen, North Kawartha and Selwyn plus the Curve Lake First Nation. Before 2018, it consisted of the County of Peterborough, excluding the townships of North Kawartha, Galway-Cavendish and Harvey and Cavan-Millbrook-North Monaghan.

The riding has voted for the party that has won the most seats in every election since 1977.

As part of the 2015 electoral redistribution, the district was renamed Peterborough—Kawartha. It lost the Townships of Otonabee-South Monaghan, Asphodel-Norwood, and the Hiawatha First Nation, while subsequently gaining the townships of Trent Lakes and North Kawartha. The 2018 election is the first with the new boundaries.

Members of Provincial Parliament[edit]

Peterborough
Assembly Years Member Party
Peterborough City and Peterborough County
ridings merged to form Peterborough
19th  1934–1937     Thomas Percival Lancaster Conservative
20th  1937–1943     Alexander Leslie Elliott Liberal
21st  1943–1945     Harold Robinson Scott Progressive Conservative
22nd  1945–1948
23rd  1948–1951
24th  1951–1955
25th  1955–1959
26th  1959–1963     Keith Brown Progressive Conservative
27th  1963–1967
28th  1967–1971     Walter Pitman New Democratic
29th  1971–1975     John Melville Turner Progressive Conservative
30th  1975–1977     Gillian Sandeman New Democratic
31st  1977–1981     John Melville Turner Progressive Conservative
32nd  1981–1985
33rd  1985–1987
34th  1987–1990     Peter Adams Liberal
35th  1990–1995     Jenny Carter New Democratic
36th  1995–1999     Gary Stewart Progressive Conservative
37th  1999–2003
38th  2003–2007     Jeff Leal Liberal
39th  2007–2011
40th  2011–2014
41st  2014–2018
Peterborough—Kawartha
42nd  2018–Present     Dave Smith Progressive Conservative

Partial election results[edit]

Ontario general election, 2018
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Progressive Conservative Dave Smith 22,939 37.50 +7.64
New Democratic Sean Conway 20,745 33.92 +15.67
Liberal Jeff Leal 15,029 24.57 -21.69
Green Gianne Broughton 2,055 3.36 -0.93
Libertarian Jacob William Currier 242 0.40
Stop Climate Change Ken Ranney 155 0.25
Total valid votes 100.0  
Progressive Conservative gain Swing
Source: Elections Ontario[1]
Ontario general election, 2014: Peterborough
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Jeff Leal 24,649 46.26 +6.33
Progressive Conservative Scott Stewart 15,909 29.86 -1.63
New Democratic Sheila Wood 9,726 18.25 -7.36
Green Gary Beamish 2,285 4.29 +1.75
Independent Brian Martindale 395 0.74
Socialist Andrea Quiano 131 0.25 +0.08
Freedom Wayne Matheson 121 0.23 -0.03
Pauper Gerard Faux 63 0.19
Total valid votes 53,279 100.00
Liberal hold Swing +3.98
Source: Elections Ontario[2]
Ontario general election, 2011
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Jeff Leal 19,430 39.93 -7.85
Progressive Conservative Alan Wilson 15,323 31.49 +5.88
New Democratic Dave Nickle 12,460 25.61 +9.00
Green Gary Beamish 1,235 2.54 -6.16
Freedom Alex Long 127 0.26  
Socialist Ken Ranney 83 0.17  
Total valid votes 48,658 100.00
Total rejected, unmarked and declined ballots 219 0.45
Turnout 48,877 53.18
Eligible voters 91,908
Liberal hold Swing -6.87
Source: Elections Ontario[3]
Ontario general election, 2007
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Jeff Leal 24,425 47.78 +3.04
Progressive Conservative Bruce Fitzpatrick 13,093 25.61 -7.85
New Democratic Dave Nickle 8,488 16.61 -1.19
Green Miriam Stucky 4,444 8.69 +5.77
Family Coalition Paul Morgan 665 1.30 +0.55
Total valid votes 51,115 100.0
Ontario general election, 2003
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Jeff Leal 24,626 44.74 +4.54
Progressive Conservative Gary Stewart 18,418 33.46 -11.53
New Democratic Dave Nickle 9,796 17.80 +4.8
Green Tim Holland 1,605 2.92 +1.82
Family Coalition Max Murray 414 0.75  
Independent Bob Bowers 178 0.32 +0.04
Total valid votes 55,037 100.0
Ontario general election, 1999
Party Candidate Votes %
Progressive Conservative Gary Stewart 24,422 44.99
Liberal Jeff Leal 21,820 40.20
New Democratic Dave Nickle 7,058 13.00
Green Larry J. Tyldsley 598 1.10
Independent Bob Bowers 151 0.28
Independent Kenneth Thomas Burgess 125 0.23
Natural Law Robert Mayer 106 0.20
Total valid votes 54,280 100.0
Ontario general election, 1963: Peterborough
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
     Progressive Conservative Keith Brown 16,972 58.05
Liberal Jack McCarney 7,777 26.60
     New Democratic Party Mildred Sutton 4,490 15.36
Total valid votes 29,239 100.00
Ontario general election, 1959: Peterborough
Party Candidate Votes %
Progressive Conservative Keith Brown 13,984 58.17
Liberal Joseph Slattery 7,975 33.18
Co-operative Commonwealth Edmund Humphrey 1,834 7.63
Social Credit Martin Graves 246 1.02
Total valid votes 24,039

2007 electoral reform referendum[edit]

Ontario electoral reform referendum, 2007
Side Votes %
First Past the Post 32,372 64.5
Mixed member proportional 17,834 35.5
Total valid votes 50,206 100.0

Sources[edit]

  1. ^ "Candidate Search". Elections Ontario. Retrieved 18 May 2018. 
  2. ^ Elections Ontario. "General Election Results by District, 071 Peterborough". Retrieved 13 June 2014. 
  3. ^ Elections Ontario (2011). "Official return from the records / Rapport des registres officiels - Peterborough" (PDF). Retrieved 2 June 2014. 

Coordinates: 44°27′43″N 78°11′06″W / 44.462°N 78.185°W / 44.462; -78.185