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Leeds—Grenville—Thousand Islands and Rideau Lakes

Leeds—Grenville—Thousand Islands and Rideau Lakes (French: Leeds—Grenville—Thousand Islands et Rideau Lakes) is a federal electoral district in Ontario, Canada, that has been represented in the House of Commons since 1979. Prior to the 2015 election, the riding was known as Leeds—Grenville.[2]

Leeds—Grenville—Thousand Islands and Rideau Lakes
Ontario electoral district
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Leeds–Grenville shown within the Eastern Ontario region
Federal electoral district
LegislatureHouse of Commons
MP
 
 
 
Michael Barrett
Conservative
District created1976
First contested1979
Last contested2019
District webpageprofile, map
Demographics
Population (2016)[1]100,546
Electors (2015)78,225
Area (km²)[1]3,382.89
Pop. density (per km²)29.7
Census divisionsLeeds and Grenville
Census subdivisionsAthens, Augusta, Brockville, Edwardsburgh/Cardinal, Elizabethtown–Kitley, Front of Yonge, Gananoque, Leeds and the Thousand Islands, Merrickville–Wolford, North Grenville, Prescott, Rideau Lakes, Westport

GeographyEdit

The riding consists of the entirety of the United Counties of Leeds and Grenville.

DemographicsEdit

According to the Canada 2016 Census[3]

Ethnic groups: 94.4% White, 3.5% Indigenous
Languages: 93.0% English, 3.7% French
Religions (2011):[4] 76.2% Christian (23.9% Catholic, 19.3% United Church, 15.0% Anglican, 4.0% Presbyterian, 1.5% Baptist, 10.9% Other), 22.6% None
Median income: $34,329 (2015)
Average income: $42,939 (2015)

HistoryEdit

The federal district was created in 1976 from parts of Grenville–Carleton and Leeds ridings.

It was initially defined as consisting of the County of Grenville and the County of Leeds, excluding the Town of Smiths Falls. Since 1987, it was re-defined as consisting of the United Counties of Leeds and Grenville, but this did not result in any boundary changes, as Smiths Falls is not part of the county. The 2003 redistribution defined the riding as also including the independent municipalities of Brockville, Gananoque and Prescott which are politically separate jurisdictions, but are geographically within the county, and therefore did not result in a boundary change either.

With the 2012 electoral redistribution, this district lost a small portion of territory to Lanark—Frontenac—Kingston,[5] following an annexation of a parcel of land by the Town Smiths Falls. In the process, the riding was renamed Leeds—Grenville—Thousand Islands and Rideau Lakes. At 49 characters, this is the longest riding name in Canada.

Members of ParliamentEdit

This riding has elected the following Members of Parliament:

Parliament Years Member Party
Leeds—Grenville
Riding created from Grenville—Carleton and Leeds
31st  1979–1980     Thomas Cossitt Progressive Conservative
32nd  1980–1982
 1982–1984 Jennifer Cossitt
33rd  1984–1988
34th  1988–1993     Jim Jordan Liberal
35th  1993–1997
36th  1997–2000 Joe Jordan
37th  2000–2004
38th  2004–2006     Gord Brown Conservative
39th  2006–2008
40th  2008–2011
41st  2011–2015
Leeds—Grenville—Thousand Islands and Rideau Lakes
42nd  2015–2018     Gord Brown Conservative
 2018–2019 Michael Barrett
43rd  2019–present

Election resultsEdit

2019 Canadian federal election
** Preliminary results — Not yet official **
Party Candidate Votes % ±% Expenditures
Conservative Michael Barrett 28,630 48.98 -8.85
Liberal Josh Bennett 15,482 26.49 -9.32
Green Lorraine Rekmans 5,152 8.81 +5.86
New Democratic Michelle Taylor 8,201 14.03 +11
People's Evan Hindle 988 1.69
Total valid votes/Expense limit 58,453 100.0  
Total rejected ballots 479
Turnout 58,932 69.8
Eligible voters 84,442
Source: Elections Canada[6][7]


Canadian federal by-election, December 3, 2018
Death of Gord Brown
Party Candidate Votes % ±% Expenditures
Conservative Michael Barrett 16,865 57.83 +10.46
Liberal Mary Jean McFall 10,443 35.81 -4.74
New Democratic Michelle Taylor 883 3.03 -5.34
Green Lorraine Rekmans 859 2.95 -0.75
Independent John Turmel 111 0.38
Total valid votes/Expense limit 29,161 100.00    
Total rejected ballots        
Turnout   35.89 -35.18  
Eligible voters 81,247
Conservative hold Swing +7.60
2015 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes % ±% Expenditures
Conservative Gord Brown 26,738 47.38 -13.43 $118,628.90
Liberal Mary Jean McFall 22,888 40.56 +24.66 $98,777.41
New Democratic Margaret Andrade 4,722 8.37 -9.95 $5,647.96
Green Lorraine A. Rekmans 2,088 3.70 -1.29 $6,935.40
Total valid votes/Expense limit 56,436 100.00   $213,643.31
Total rejected ballots 189 0.33
Turnout 56,625 71.08
Eligible voters 79,669
Conservative hold Swing -19.04
Source: Elections Canada[8][9]
2011 federal election redistributed results[10]
Party Vote %
  Conservative 29,989 60.80
  New Democratic 9,032 18.31
  Liberal 7,839 15.89
  Green 2,460 4.99
2011 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes % ±% Expenditures
Conservative Gordon Brown 29,991 60.81 +2.36 $69,695
New Democratic Matthew Gabriel 9,033 18.31 +4.46 $5,092
Liberal Marjory Loveys 7,839 15.89 -1.29 $52,628
Green Mary Slade 2,460 4.99 -4.63 $17,743
Total valid votes/Expense limit 49,323 100.00   $145,158
Total rejected ballots 156 0.32 -0.08
Turnout 49,479 64.42 +1.56
Eligible voters 76,802
Conservative hold Swing -1.05
2008 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes % ±% Expenditures
Conservative Gord Brown 27,473 58.44 +3.80 $55,637
Liberal Marjory Loveys 8,075 17.18 -7.14 $31,418
New Democratic Steve Armstrong 6,511 13.85 -1.41 $6,532
Green Jeanie Warnock 4,522 9.62 +3.85 $10,790
Progressive Canadian John McCrea 426 0.91 * $291
Total valid votes/Expense limit 47,007 100.00   $104,668
Rejected ballots 186 0.39 +0.09
Turnout 47,193 62.86 -7.65
Eligible voters 75,075
Conservative hold Swing +5.47
2006 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes % ±% Expenditures
Conservative Gord Brown 28,447 54.65 +4.18 $69,350
Liberal Bob Eaton 12,661 24.32 -8.61 $28,806
New Democratic Steve Armstrong 7,945 15.26 +3.94 $7,043
Green David Lee 3,003 5.77 +0.49 $450
Total valid votes 52,056 100.00
Rejected ballots 159 0.30 -0.06
Turnout 52,215 70.51 +0.13
Eligible voters 74,055
Conservative hold Swing +6.39
2004 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes % ±% Expenditures
Conservative Gord Brown 26,002 50.46 -5.80 $69,173
Liberal Joe Jordan 16,967 32.93 -6.58 $60,373
New Democratic Steve Armstrong 5,834 11.32 +9.22 $10,009
Green Chris Bradshaw 2,722 5.28 +3.55 $532
Total valid votes 51,525 100.00
Conservative notional hold Swing +0.39

Note: Conservative vote is compared to the total of the Canadian Alliance vote and Progressive Conservative vote in 2000 election.

2000 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes % ±% Expenditures
Liberal Joe Jordan 18,594 39.51 +0.04 $52,586
Alliance Gord Brown 18,539 39.39 +17.77 $61,645
Progressive Conservative John Johnston 7,940 16.87 -15.40 $55,627
New Democratic Martin Hanratty 990 2.10 -1.52 $1,764
Green Jerry Heath 816 1.73 -0.54 $3,302
Canadian Action Jane Pamela Scharf 181 0.38 * $0
Total valid votes 47,060 100.00
Liberal hold Swing -8.86

Note: Canadian Alliance vote is compared to the Reform vote in 1997 election.

1997 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes % ±% Expenditures
Liberal Joe Jordan 19,123 39.47 -13.10 $48,446
Progressive Conservative Sandra Lawn 15,636 32.27 +5.34 $58,733
Reform Doug Aldridge 10,476 21.62 +5.65 $18,190
New Democratic Jennifer Breakspear 1,757 3.63 +1.60 $3,522
Green Peter Bevan-Baker 1,102 2.27 +1.21 $1,427
Christian Heritage Donny F. Platt 241 0.50 * $544
Natural Law Wayne Foster 119 0.25 -0.14 $0
Total valid votes 48,454 100.00
Liberal hold Swing -9.22
1993 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes % ±% Expenditures
Liberal Jim Jordan 26,567 52.57 +9.17 $49,114
Progressive Conservative Sandra Lawn 13,608 26.93 -11.97 $53,521
Reform Paul West 8,071 15.97 * $8,164
New Democratic Mary Ann Greenwood 1,026 2.03 -9.05 $6,686
Green Peter Bevan-Baker 538 1.06 * $0
National Holly Baker 474 0.94 * $490
Natural Law Richard Beecroft 196 0.39 * $0
Abolitionist Christine Richardson 59 0.12 * $200
Total valid votes 50,539 100.00
Liberal hold Swing +10.57
1988 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Jim Jordan 20,141 43.39 +20.08
Progressive Conservative Jennifer Cossitt 18,053 38.89 -22.60
New Democratic Barry Grills 5,141 11.08 -2.89
Christian Heritage David Butcher 1,584 3.41
Confederation of Regions Faye Garner 1,497 3.23
Total valid votes 46,416 100.00
Liberal gain from Progressive Conservative Swing +20.08
1984 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Progressive Conservative Jennifer Cossitt 26,961 61.50 +10.28
Liberal Chuck Anderson 10,222 23.32 -8.40
New Democratic Jan Allen 6,121 13.96 -3.11
Green Mike Nickerson 348 0.79
Libertarian Hans Wienhold 190 0.43
Total valid votes 43,842 100.00
Progressive Conservative hold Swing +9.34

^ Change is from 1980


Canadian federal by-election, 12 October 1982
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
upon Tom Cossitt's death on 15 March 1982
Progressive Conservative Jennifer Cossitt 18,401 57.00 +5.79
Liberal Chuck Anderson 6,693 20.73 -10.98
Libertarian Neil Reynolds 4,337 13.44
New Democratic Milred Smith 2,751 8.52 -8.55
Independent Ray Turmel 99 0.31
Total valid votes 32,281 100.00
Progressive Conservative hold Swing +8.38
1980 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Progressive Conservative Tom Cossitt 19,800 51.22 -5.59
Liberal Gerry McKee 12,260 31.71 +3.94
New Democratic Mildred Smith 6,600 17.07 +1.65
Total valid votes 38,660 100.00
Progressive Conservative hold Swing -4.76
1979 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes %
Progressive Conservative Tom Cossitt 24,127 56.80
Liberal Gerry McKee 11,797 27.77
New Democratic Mildred Smith 6,551 15.42
Total valid votes 42,475 100.00

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  • "(Code 35041) Census Profile". 2011 census. Statistics Canada. 2012. Retrieved 3 March 2011.

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