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Carol R. Hughes MP (born November 26, 1958 in Val Caron, Ontario) is a Canadian politician, who has represented the electoral district of Algoma—Manitoulin—Kapuskasing in the House of Commons of Canada since 2008. She is a member of the New Democratic Party.

Carol Hughes

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Member of the Canadian Parliament
for Algoma—Manitoulin—Kapuskasing
Assumed office
October 14, 2008
Preceded byBrent St. Denis
Personal details
Born (1958-11-26) November 26, 1958 (age 60)
Val Caron, Ontario
Political partyNew Democratic Party
ProfessionCLC Staff Representative

Prior to being elected she worked as a staff representative for the Canadian Labour Congress. She ran as the NDP's candidate in the 2004 election and the 2006 election, losing to Liberal incumbent Brent St. Denis both times.

She had told the press that she would not run in the 2008 election, but changed her mind after she stopped in Blind River for dinner on her way home from a Canadian Labour Congress meeting, and a couple she had never met approached her and encouraged her to run again.[1] She won the riding in that election, and was re-elected in the 2011 election.[2]

Hughes endorsed Niki Ashton in the 2012 NDP leadership election,[3] and Charlie Angus in the 2017 leadership election.

Electoral recordEdit

2015 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes % ±% Expenditures
New Democratic Carol Hughes 16,516 39.9 −9.94
Liberal Heather Wilson 14,111 34.1 +19.65
Conservative André Robichaud 9,820 23.7 −8.81
Green Calvin John Orok 927 2.2 −0.88
Total valid votes/Expense limit 41,374 100.0     $246,425.16
Total rejected ballots 161 0.38
Turnout 41,535 66.32 +3.56
Eligible voters 62,625
New Democratic hold Swing -14.8
Source: Elections Canada[4][5][6]
2011 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes % ±% Expenditures
New Democratic Carol Hughes 18,747 51.73 +6.24
Conservative Ray Sturgeon 10,943 30.19 +12.55
Liberal François Cloutier 5,375 14.83 -17.70
Green Lorraine Rekmans 1,212 3.34 -0.98
Total valid votes/Expense limit 36,242 100.00
Total rejected ballots 179 0.49
Turnout 36,421 62.76
     New Democratic Party hold Swing -3.2
2008 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
New Democratic Carol Hughes 15,246 45.49 +10.99
Liberal Brent St. Denis 10,902 32.53 -5.64
Conservative Dianne Musgrove 5,899 17.60 -5.72
Green Lorraine Rekmans 1,465 4.37 +1.70
Total valid votes 33,512
Total rejected ballots
Turnout  %
2006 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Brent St. Denis 14,652 38.17 -2.77
New Democratic Carol Hughes 13,244 34.50 +2.81
Conservative Ian West 8,952 23.32 +0.11
Green Sarah Hutchinson 1,025 2.67 -1.49
First Peoples National Will Morin 338 0.88 +0.88
Independent Donald Milton Polmateer 174 0.45 +0.45
Total valid votes 38,385
2004 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Brent St. Denis 14,276 40.94
New Democratic Carol Hughes 11,051 31.69
Conservative Blaine Armstrong 8,093 23.21
Green Lindsay Killen 1,449 4.16
Total 34,869

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Hughes breaks 73 year Liberal stranglehold", Mid-North Monitor.
  2. ^ "Hughes hails NDP showing" Archived 2011-07-20 at the Wayback Machine. Sault Star, May 3, 2011.
  3. ^ "Northern Ontario MP Carol Hughes Endorses Ashton for Leader". Local 2 News. January 31, 2012. Archived from the original on August 4, 2012.
  4. ^ Elections Canada – Confirmed candidates for Algoma—Manitoulin—Kapuskasing, 30 September 2015
  5. ^ Elections Canada – Preliminary Election Expenses Limits for Candidates Archived August 15, 2015, at the Wayback Machine
  6. ^ "Election Night Results". Elections Canada. Retrieved 22 October 2015.

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