Sydney—Victoria

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Sydney—Victoria
Nova Scotia electoral district
Sydney victoria map.png
Sydney–Victoria in relation to the other Nova Scotia federal electoral districts (2003 boundaries)
Federal electoral district
Legislature House of Commons
MP
 
 
 
Mark Eyking
Liberal
District created 1996
First contested 1997
Last contested 2015
District webpage profile, map
Demographics
Population (2011)[1] 73,328
Electors (2015) 59,761
Area (km²)[1] 5,085
Pop. density (per km²) 14.4
Census divisions Cape Breton, Inverness, Victoria
Census subdivisions Cape Breton, Eskasoni 3, Inverness Subd. A, Membertou 28B, Victoria, Subd. A, Victoria, Subd. B, Wagmatcook 1

Sydney—Victoria is a federal electoral district in Nova Scotia, Canada, that has been represented in the House of Commons of Canada since 1997.

It was created in 1996 from parts of Cape Breton—The Sydneys, Cape Breton—East Richmond and Cape Breton Highlands—Canso ridings.

Cape Breton—Canso is the only adjacent riding.

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Year Pop. ±%
2001 79,294 —    
2006 76,801 −3.1%
2011 73,328 −4.5%
According to the Canada 2011 Census; 2013 representation[2][3]

Ethnic groups: 88.5 White, 8.9% Aboriginal, 1.1% Black
Languages: 92.9% English, 4.6% Mi'kmaq, 1.2% French
Religions: 90.7% Christian (62.8% Catholic, 8.3% United Church, 7.5% Anglican, 4.0% Presbyterian, 1.9% Baptist, 6.2% Other), 8.0% No religion
Median income (2010): $23,704
Average income (2010): $30,202

Geography[edit]

It consists of:

This riding will maintain its boundaries as per the 2012 federal electoral redistribution.

Members of Parliament[edit]

This riding has elected the following Members of Parliament:

Parliament Years Member Party
Sydney—Victoria
Riding created from Cape Breton—The Sydneys,
Cape Breton—East Richmond and Cape Breton Highlands—Canso
36th  1997–2000     Peter Mancini New Democratic
37th  2000–2004     Mark Eyking Liberal
38th  2004–2006
39th  2006–2008
40th  2008–2011
41st  2011–2015
42nd  2015–Present

Election results[edit]

Sydney—Victoria, 2013 Representation Order[edit]

Canadian federal election, 2015
Party Candidate Votes % ∆% Expenditures
Liberal Mark Eyking 29,995 73.20 +33.29
New Democratic Monika Dutt 5,351 13.06 –5.97
Conservative John Douglas Chiasson 4,360 10.64 –27.21
Green Adrianna MacKinnon 1,026 2.50 –0.71
Libertarian Wayne James Hiscock 242 0.59
Total valid votes/Expense limit 40,974 100.00   $194,502.63
Total rejected ballots 236 0.57
Turnout 41,210 68.96
Eligible voters 59,761
Liberal hold Swing +19.63
Source: Elections Canada[4][5]

Sydney—Victoria, 2003 Representation Order[edit]

Canadian federal election, 2011
Party Candidate Votes % ∆% Expenditures
Liberal Mark Eyking 14,788 39.91 -9.49 $67,454.53
Conservative Cecil Clarke 14,023 37.85 +17.23 $77,334.98
New Democratic Kathy MacLeod 7,049 19.02 -5.42 $17,238.77
Green Chris Milburn 1,191 3.21 -2.33 $0.00
Total valid votes/Expense limit 37,051 100.0     $80,666.28
Total rejected, unmarked and declined ballots 279 0.75 +0.03
Turnout 37,330 61.48 +4.07
Eligible voters 60,719
Liberal hold Swing -13.36
Sources:[6][7]
Canadian federal election, 2008
Party Candidate Votes % ∆% Expenditures
Liberal Mark Eyking 17,303 49.40 -0.48 $60,561.52
New Democratic Wayne McKay 8,559 24.44 -4.06 $15,485.05
Conservative Kristen Rudderham 7,223 20.62 +2.28 $60,092.18
Green Collin Harker 1,941 5.54 +2.25 $1,966.54
Total valid votes/Expense limit 35,026 100.0     $78,337
Total rejected, unmarked and declined ballots 254 0.72 +0.16
Turnout 35,280 57.41 -5.89
Eligible voters 61,448
Liberal hold Swing +1.79
Canadian federal election, 2006
Party Candidate Votes % ∆% Expenditures
Liberal Mark Eyking 20,277 49.88 -2.25 $47,473.95
New Democratic John Hugh Edwards 11,587 28.50 +0.79 $28,987.58
Conservative Howie MacDonald 7,455 18.34 +2.47 $26,033.71
Green Chris Milburn 1,336 3.29 +0.99 $537.60
Total valid votes/Expense limit 40,655 100.0     $73,953
Total rejected, unmarked and declined ballots 227 0.56 -0.23
Turnout 40,882 63.30 +2.72
Eligible voters 64,589
Liberal hold Swing -1.52
Canadian federal election, 2004
Party Candidate Votes % ∆% Expenditures
Liberal Mark Eyking 19,372 52.13 +2.14 $51,343.95
New Democratic John Hugh Edwards 10,298 27.71 -8.50 $24,957.69
Conservative Howie MacDonald 5,897 15.87 +2.08 $48,515.46
Green Chris Milburn 855 2.30 $580.41
Marijuana Cathy Thériault 474 1.28 none listed
Independent B. Chris Gallant 264 0.71 $165.54
Total valid votes/Expense limit 37,160 100.0     $71,187
Total rejected, unmarked and declined ballots 297 0.79
Turnout 37,457 60.58
Eligible voters 61,826
Liberal notional hold Swing +5.32
Changes from 2000 are based on redistributed results. Conservative Party change is based on the combination of Canadian Alliance and Progressive Conservative Party totals.
2000 federal election redistributed results
Party Vote  %
  Liberal 19,698 49.99
  New Democratic 14,267 36.21
  Progressive Conservative 3,934 9.98
  Alliance 1,501 3.81

Previous elections[edit]

Canadian federal election, 2000
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Liberal Mark Eyking 19,388 49.8 +23.5
New Democratic Peter Mancini 14,216 36.5 -14.6
Progressive Conservative Anna Curtis-Steele 3,779 9.7 -12.9
Alliance Rod A.M. Farrell 1,528 3.9
Total valid votes 38,911 100.0
Canadian federal election, 1997
Party Candidate Votes %
New Democratic Peter Mancini 22,455 51.1
Liberal Vince MacLean 11,569 26.3
Progressive Conservative Cecil Clarke 9,920 22.6
Total valid votes 43,944 100.0

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