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Derek Nigel Ernest Blackburn (June 16, 1934 – October 12, 2017) was a Canadian politician, who served as a Member of Parliament from 1971 to 1993.[1] He represented the electoral district of Brant as a member of the New Democratic Party.[1]

Derek Blackburn
Member of Parliament for Brant
In office
1971–1993
Preceded byJames Elisha Brown
Succeeded byJane Stewart
Personal details
Born
Derek Nigel Ernest Blackburn

(1934-06-16)June 16, 1934
Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario
DiedOctober 12, 2017(2017-10-12) (aged 83)
Gatineau, Quebec
Political partyNew Democratic Party
ResidenceBrantford, Ontario

He was raised in Stratford, Ontario and was the son of John and Mabel Blackburn.

First elected in a by-election in 1971,[1] Blackburn was reelected in every subsequent election up to and including the 1988 election.[1] He retired from elected politics in 1993 when he was appointed to the federal Immigration and Refugee Board.[2] Blackburn died on October 12, 2017 at the age of 83.[3]

Electoral recordEdit

By-election on May 31, 1971
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
New Democratic Derek Blackburn 17,147 43.1 +12.4
Liberal Bob McIntosh 12,831 32.2 -7.6
Progressive Conservative Emory Knill 9,517 23.9 -5.7
Social Credit A.J. Sid Hamelin 322 0.8
Total valid votes 39,817 100.0
1972 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
New Democratic Derek Blackburn 20,002 43.1 0.0
Liberal Dick Mundy 14,730 31.7 -0.5
Progressive Conservative Alex Keresturi 11,711 25.2 +1.3
Total valid votes 46,443 100.0
1974 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
New Democratic Derek Blackburn 19,453 42.1 -1.0
Liberal Vern Young 17,410 37.6 +5.9
Progressive Conservative Alex Keresturi 9,228 20.0 -5.3
Communist Paul F. Jarbeau 158 0.3
Total valid votes 46,249 100.0
1979 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
New Democratic Derek Blackburn 20,908 42.2 +0.1
Progressive Conservative Arthur Tobey 15,422 31.1 +11.2
Liberal Jack Bawcutt 13,154 26.5 -11.1
Marxist–Leninist Malkit Randhawa 93 0.2
Total valid votes 49,577 100.0
1980 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
New Democratic Derek Blackburn 19,194 41.1 -1.1
Progressive Conservative Rick Sterne 14,614 31.3 +0.2
Liberal Jo Brennan 12,725 27.2 +0.7
Social Credit Winnifred M. Moyer 103 0.2
Marxist–Leninist Malkit Randhawa 93 0.2 0.0
Total valid votes 46,729 100.0
1984 Canadian federal election: Brant
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
New Democratic Derek Blackburn 23,103 44.20
     Progressive Conservative Rick Sterne 21,679 41.47
Liberal Peter Hexamer 7,286 13.94
Social Credit Charley Harris 207 0.40
Total valid votes 52,275 100.00
Total rejected ballots 266
Turnout 52,541 73.16
Electors on the lists 71,821
1988 Canadian federal election: Brant
Party Candidate Votes % Expenditures
New Democratic Derek Blackburn 19,633 41.46 $41,490
     Progressive Conservative Steve Bosanac 14,084 29.74 $45,061
Liberal David J. Carll 11,461 24.20 $40,772
Christian Heritage Geraldine de Vries 1,786 3.77 $10,857
Green Jamie Legacey 258 0.54 $0
Libertarian Helmut Kurmis 95 0.20 $299
Commonwealth of Canada Barnabas Simon 34 0.07 $0
Total valid votes 47,351 100.00
Total rejected ballots 287
Turnout 47,638 71.53
Electors on the lists 66,603

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c d Tony L. Hill, Canadian Politics, Riding by Riding: An In-depth Analysis of Canada's 301 Federal Electoral Districts. Prospect Park Press, 2002. ISBN 9780972343602. p. 256.
  2. ^ David Leyton-Brown, Canadian Annual Review of Politics and Public Affairs 1993. University of Toronto Press, 1999. ISBN 9780802047014. p. 28.
  3. ^ http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/ottawacitizen/obituary.aspx?n=derek-blackburn&pid=186978757

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