Richmond—Arthabaska

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Richmond—Arthabaska
Quebec electoral district
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Federal electoral district
Legislature House of Commons
MP
 
 
 
Alain Rayes
Conservative
District created 1996
First contested 1997
Last contested 2015
District webpage profile, map
Demographics
Population (2011)[1] 103,897
Electors (2015) 85,118
Area (km²)[2] 3,571
Pop. density (per km²) 29.1
Census divisions Arthabaska, Les Sources, Le Val-Saint-François
Census subdivisions Victoriaville, Asbestos, Windsor, Warwick, Danville, Richmond, Saint-Denis-de-Brompton, Saint-Christophe-d'Arthabaska, Kingsey Falls, Saint-François-Xavier-de-Brompton

Richmond—Arthabaska is a federal electoral district in Quebec, Canada, that has been represented in the Canadian House of Commons since 1997.

Geography[edit]

The riding, north of the city of Sherbrooke, straddles the Quebec regions of Centre-du-Québec and Estrie. It consists of the Regional County Municipalities (RCM) of Les Sources and Arthabaska and the centre of the RCM of Le Val-Saint-François. It includes in particular the towns of Victoriaville and Asbestos.

The neighbouring ridings are Drummond, Bas-Richelieu—Nicolet—Bécancour, Mégantic—L'Érable, Compton—Stanstead, Sherbrooke, Brome—Missisquoi, and Shefford.

Its population is 100,116, including 82,663 voters, and its area is 3,563 km².

History[edit]

The riding was created in 1996 from portions of Drummond, Richmond—Wolfe, Compton—Stanstead and Lotbinière—L'Érable ridings.

There were no territory changes to this riding from the 2012 electoral redistribution.

Members of Parliament[edit]

This riding has elected the following Members of Parliament:

Parliament Years Member Party
Richmond—Arthabaska
Riding created from Drummond, Richmond—Wolfe,
Compton—Stanstead and Lotbinière—L'Érable
36th  1997–2000     André Bachand Progressive Conservative
37th  2000–2003
 2003–2004     Independent
38th  2004–2006     André Bellavance Bloc Québécois
39th  2006–2008
40th  2008–2011
41st  2011–2014
 2014–2015     Independent
42nd  2015–Present     Alain Rayes Conservative

Election results[edit]

Canadian federal election, 2015
Party Candidate Votes % ±% Expenditures
Conservative Alain Rayes 18,505 31.57 +6.87 $136,964.22
Liberal Marc Desmarais 14,463 24.67 +17.71 $33,114.26
New Democratic Myriam Beaulieu 14,213 24.25 -8.24 $58,782.84
Bloc Québécois Olivier Nolin 10,068 17.18 -16.65 $50,004.53
Green Laurier Busque 984 1.68 -0.38 $79.93
Rhinoceros Antoine Dubois 384 0.66
Total valid votes/Expense limit 58,617 100.0   $224,297.28
Total rejected ballots 912
Turnout 59,529
Eligible voters 85,652
Source: Elections Canada[3][4]
Canadian federal election, 2011
Party Candidate Votes % ±% Expenditures
Bloc Québécois André Bellavance 18,033 33.83 -12.2
New Democratic Isabelle Maguire 17,316 32.49 +23.8
Conservative Jean-Philippe Bachand 13,145 24.66 -4.3
Liberal Marie-Josée Talbot 3,711 6.96 -5.7
Green Tomy Bombardier 1,098 2.06 -0.5
Total valid votes/Expense limit 53,303 100.0
Total rejected ballots 871 1.6 -0.2
Turnout 54,174 69.2 +3.6
Eligible voters 82,663
Canadian federal election, 2008
Party Candidate Votes % ±% Expenditures
Bloc Québécois André Bellavance 23,913 46.0 -2.5 $77,254
Conservative Éric Lefebvre 15,080 29.0 -3.8 $68,252
Liberal Gwyneth Helen Grant 6,599 12.7 +2.1 $13,483
New Democratic Stéphane Ricard 4,509 8.7 +3.7 $6,965
Green François Fillion 1,337 2.6 -2.1 $129
Independent Jean Landry 526 1.0 $4,952
Total valid votes/Expense limit 51,964 100.0 $85,600
Total rejected ballots 728 1.4
Turnout 52,692 65.6
Canadian federal election, 2006
Party Candidate Votes % ±% Expenditures
Bloc Québécois André Bellavance 24,466 47.9 -7.7 $45,923
Conservative Jean Landry 16,465 32.2 +21.8 $54,937
Liberal Louis Napoléon Mercier 5,294 10.4 -16.8 $13,189
New Democratic Isabelle Maguire 2,507 4.9 +1.6 $1,096
Green Laurier Busque 2,355 4.6 +1.0 $320
Total valid votes/Expense limit 51,087 100.0 $79,322
Canadian federal election, 2004
Party Candidate Votes % ±% Expenditures
Bloc Québécois André Bellavance 26,211 55.6 +19.2 $57,094
Liberal Christine St-Pierre 12,809 27.2 +5.7 $57,787
Conservative Pierre Poissant 4,925 10.4 -30.3 $23,328
Green Lucie LaForest 1,699 3.6 +3.6 $164
New Democratic Jason S. Noble 1,540 3.3 +2.8 $7,832
Total valid votes/Expense limit 47,184 100.0 $77,446
Majority 13,402 28.4
Rejected ballots 1,112 2.3
Turnout 48,296 62.2
Bloc Québécois gain from Progressive Conservative Swing +6.8

Change from 2000 is based on redistributed results. Conservative Party change is based on the total of Canadian Alliance and Progressive Conservative Party votes.

Canadian federal election, 2000
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Progressive Conservative André Bachand 18,430 37.2 -4.3
Bloc Québécois André Bellavance 18,067 36.5 -0.5
Liberal Aldéi Beaudoin 10,416 21.0 +0.7
Alliance Philippe Ardilliez 1,930 3.9
Natural Law Christian Simard 375 0.8
New Democratic Vincent Bernier 319 0.6 -0.6
Total valid votes 49,537 100.0
Canadian federal election, 1997
Party Candidate Votes %
Progressive Conservative André Bachand 21,687 41.5
Bloc Québécois Gaston Leroux 19,319 37.0
Liberal Aldéi Beaudoin 10,613 20.3
New Democratic Martin Bergeron 641 1.2
Total valid votes 52,260 100.0

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