Inkster (electoral district)

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Inkster was a provincial electoral division in the Canadian province of Manitoba. It was located in the northwestern corner of the city of Winnipeg. Officially created by redistribution in 1957, it has existed since the provincial election of 1958.[1]

The 1998-2011 boundaries for Inkster highlighted in red

The riding was named after the Inkster family, who were prominent local figures at the time of the province's creation in 1870. John Inkster was a member of Louis Riel's provisional government, while Colin Inkster was a member of the province's Legislative Council (which existed from 1871 to 1876).

There were 19,246 persons living in the riding in 1996. Inkster had a broad range of income levels and a strong working-class presence (the manufacturing sector accounting for 23% of industry in 1999). Census reports from 1999 showed an average family income of $51,274, with 8.10% unemployment.

Inkster had the third-largest immigrant population of all ridings in the province, at over 30% of the total population. 21% of the riding's residents are Filipino, 6% are Ukrainian, and 5% are East Indian. Only 4% of the population is above age 65.

Like many other north-end Winnipeg ridings, Inkster traditionally supported the New Democratic Party and its predecessor, the Cooperative Commonwealth Federation, although Liberal Kevin Lamoureux represented the riding for all but four years from 1988 to 2010. For the 2011 election, Inkster was dissolved into The Maples and the new riding of Tyndall Park.

List of provincial representativesEdit

Name Party Took Office Left Office
Morris Gray CCF 1958 1961
NDP 1961 1966
Sidney Green NDP 1966 1979
Independent NDP 1979 1981
Prog 1981 1981
Don Scott NDP 1981 1988
Kevin Lamoureux Lib 1988 1997
Independent Liberal 1997 1998
Lib 1998 1999
Becky Barrett NDP 1999 2003
Kevin Lamoureux (2nd time) Lib 2003 2010

Electoral historyEdit

2007 Manitoba general election
Party Candidate Votes % ±% Expenditures
Liberal Kevin Lamoureux 3,962 57.49 +4.10 $26,490.96
New Democratic Romulo Magsino 2,358 34.13 −7.33 $26,612.09
Progressive Conservative Roger Bennett 543 7.89 +4.24 $8,590.43
Total valid votes 6,863 99.58
Rejected and declined votes 29
Turnout 6,892 61.43 +0.07
Electors on the lists 11,215

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2003 Manitoba general election
Party Candidate Votes % ±% Expenditures
Liberal Kevin Lamoureux 3,671 53.39 +10.75 $27,970.42
New Democratic Mario Santos 2,851 41.46 −2.99 $21,230.80
Progressive Conservative Michael T. Ledarney 251 3.65 −9.26 $10.69
Green Mario Ducusin 103 1.50 +1.50 $174.48
Total valid votes 6,876 100.0    
Total rejected ballots 79
Turnout 6,955 61.36 −10.91
Eligible voters 11,335
Liberal gain from New Democratic Swing +6.87

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1999 Manitoba general election
Party Candidate Votes % ±% Expenditures
New Democratic Becky Barrett 3,501 44.45 +14.22 $22,767.00
Liberal Kevin Lamoureux 3,358 42.64 -7.50 $23,318.00
Progressive Conservative George Sandhu 1,017 12.91 -2.88 $27,661.71
Total valid votes 7,876 100.00
Rejected and declined ballots 50 0.63 0
Turnout 7,926 72.27 +4.82
Electors on the lists 10,967
New Democratic gain from Liberal Swing +10.86
1995 Manitoba general election
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Kevin Lamoureux 4,394 50.80 +4.93
New Democratic Poy Gomez 2,649 30.62 -2.96
Progressive Conservative Scott Fielding 1,384 16.00 -2.03
Independent Scott Kowall 223 2.58 n/a
Total valid votes 8,706 100.00 -
Rejected ballots 56
Turnout 8,650 67.03
Eligible voters 12,989
Source: Elections Manitoba[4]
1990 Manitoba general election
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Kevin Lamoureux 3,602 45.87 +4.37
New Democratic Ajit Deol 2,637 33.58 -4.50
Progressive Conservative Raj Mehta 1,416 18.03 -1.96
Western Independence Gordon Haddad 198 2.52 n/a
Total valid votes 7,898 100.00 -
Rejected ballots 45
Turnout 7,853 64.28
Eligible voters 12,287
Source: Elections Manitoba[5]
1988 Manitoba general election
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Kevin Lamoureux 4,466 41.50 +
New Democratic Harry Daniels 4,098 38.08 -
Progressive Conservative Bob Vandewater 2,151 19.99 +
Communist Nancy Watkins 46 0.43 +
Total valid votes 10,825 100.00 -
Rejected ballots 17
Turnout 10,761 69.45
Eligible voters 15,586
Source: Elections Manitoba[6]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Mutimer, David (2002). Canadian annual review of politics and public affairs 1996. University of Toronto Press. p. 177. ISBN 0-8020-3715-1.
  2. ^ "Inkster — Official Results — 2007 Provincial Election". Archived from the original on April 3, 2012. Retrieved November 24, 2010. - 2007 results
  3. ^ "Inkster — Official Results — 2003 Provincial Election". Archived from the original on July 6, 2011. Retrieved December 10, 2009.
  4. ^ "Candidates: 36th General Election" (PDF). Elections Manitoba. April 25, 1995. Retrieved September 25, 2018.
  5. ^ "Candidates: 35th General Election" (PDF). Elections Manitoba. September 11, 1990. Retrieved September 25, 2018.
  6. ^ "Candidates: 34th General Election" (PDF). Elections Manitoba. April 26, 1988. Retrieved September 25, 2018.

Coordinates: 49°56′42″N 97°11′49″W / 49.945°N 97.197°W / 49.945; -97.197