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Sarnia—Lambton (formerly known as Sarnia) is a federal electoral district in Ontario, Canada, that has been represented in the House of Commons of Canada since 1968. It is located in the area of the city of Sarnia, in the southwest corner of the province of Ontario.

Sarnia—Lambton
Ontario electoral district
Sarnia-Lambton.png
Sarnia—Lambton in relation to other southern Ontario electoral districts
Federal electoral district
LegislatureHouse of Commons
MP
 
 
 
Marilyn Gladu
Conservative
District created1976
First contested1979
Last contested2019
District webpageprofile, map
Demographics
Population (2016)[1]105,337
Electors (2015)80,029
Area (km²)[2]1,568
Pop. density (per km²)67.2
Census divisionsLambton County
Census subdivisionsSarnia, St. Clair, Plympton-Wyoming, Petrolia, Enniskillen, Point Edward

Until 2015, Sarnia—Lambton, with its predecessors Sarnia, and Lambton West, was Canada's most bellwetherly riding, having voted for the winning party from 1963 to 2011.

HistoryEdit

It was created as Sarnia electoral district in 1966 from parts of Lambton West riding. It consisted of that part of the County of Lambton contained in the City of Sarnia and the Townships of Moore, Sarnia and Plympton excepting the Town of Forest.

In 1970, the name of the electoral district was changed to Sarnia—Lambton.

It was abolished in 1976 when it was redistributed between Lambton—Middlesex and a new Sarnia riding. The new Sarnia riding consisted of that part of the County of Lambton contained in the City of Sarnia, the Townships of Moore and Sarnia, the Village of Point Edward, and Indian Reserve No. 45.

The name of this electoral district was changed in 1981 to Sarnia—Lambton again.

In 1996, the riding was redefined to exclude the township of Sarnia and include the township of Sombra.

In 2003, it was redefined to consist of that part of the County of Lambton comprising the City of Sarnia, the towns of Petrolia and Plympton-Wyoming, the villages of Oil Springs and Point Edward, the townships of Enniskillen and St. Clair, and Sarnia Indian Reserve No. 45.

This riding was left unchanged after the 2012 electoral redistribution.

DemographicsEdit

According to the Canada 2011 Census; 2013 representation[3][4]

Ethnic groups: 93.4% White, 3.0% Aboriginal, 1.1% South Asian
Languages: 97.3% English
Religions: 70.3% Christian (27.3% Catholic, 14.2% United Church, 7.2% Anglican, 4.5% Presbyterian, 3.3% Baptist, 1.7% Pentecostal, 1.0% Lutheran, 11.0% Other), 27.7% No religion
Median income (2010): $30,245
Average income (2010): $41,900

Members of ParliamentEdit

Parliament Years Member Party
Sarnia
Riding created from Lambton West
28th  1968–1972     Bud Cullen Liberal
Sarnia—Lambton
29th  1972–1974     Bud Cullen Liberal
30th  1974–1979
Sarnia
31st  1979–1980     Bill Campbell Progressive Conservative
32nd  1980–1984     Bud Cullen Liberal
Sarnia—Lambton
33rd  1984–1988     Ken James Progressive Conservative
34th  1988–1993
35th  1993–1997     Roger Gallaway Liberal
36th  1997–2000
37th  2000–2004
38th  2004–2006
39th  2006–2008     Pat Davidson Conservative
40th  2008–2011
41st  2011–2015
42nd  2015–2019 Marilyn Gladu
43rd  2019–present

Election resultsEdit

Sarnia—LambtonEdit

2019 Canadian federal election
** Preliminary results — Not yet official **
Party Candidate Votes % ±% Expenditures
Conservative Marilyn Gladu 28,623 49.4
New Democratic Adam Kilner 12,644 21.8
Liberal Carmen Lemieux 12,041 20.8
Green Peter Robert Smith 2,490 4.3
People's Brian Everaert 1,587 2.7
Christian Heritage Thomas Laird 531 0.9
Total valid votes/Expense limit 57,916 100.0  
Total rejected ballots 400
Turnout 58,316 68.7
Eligible voters 84,875
Source: Elections Canada[5][6]
2015 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes % ±% Expenditures
Conservative Marilyn Gladu 22,565 38.8 -14.2 $106,570.00
New Democratic Jason Wayne McMichael 18,102 31.1 +1.19 $79,797.05
Liberal Dave McPhail 15,853 27.3 +13.34 $66,577.19
Green Peter Smith 1,605 2.8 +0.28 $5,020.87
Total valid votes/Expense limit 58,125 100.0     $215,882.55
Total rejected ballots 267
Turnout 58,392 72.47 +9.22
Eligible voters 80,565
Conservative hold Swing -7.70
Source: Elections Canada[7][8]
2011 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes % ±% Expenditures
Conservative Pat Davidson 26,112 52.58 +2.58
New Democratic Brian White 14,856 29.91 +8.28
Liberal Tim Fugard 6,931 13.96 -6.31
Green Timothy van Bodegom 1,252 2.52 -4.38
Christian Heritage Christopher Desormeaux-Malm 514 1.03 -0.14
Total valid votes/Expense limit 49,665 100.00
Total rejected ballots 205 0.41 +0.02
Turnout 49,870 63.25 +4.58
Eligible voters 78,849
2008 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes % ±% Expenditures
Conservative Pat Davidson 23,195 50.00 +9.03 $57,939
New Democratic Andy Bruziewicz 10,037 21.63 +1.61 $15,499
Liberal Tim Fugard 9,404 20.27 -12.84 $29,860
Green Allan McKeown 3,201 6.9 +3.69 $9,315
Christian Heritage Christopher Desormeaux-Malm 545 1.17 +0.90 $5,676
Total valid votes/Expense limit 46,382 100.00 $85,252
Total valid votes/Expense limit 100.00
Total rejected ballots 180 0.39 -0.09
Turnout 46,562 58.66 -9.21
Eligible voters 79,371
2006 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Pat Davidson 21,841 40.97 +10.5
Liberal Roger Gallaway 17,649 33.11 -8.8
New Democratic Greg Agar 10,673 20.02 +3.7
Green Mike Jacobs 1,712 3.21 -2.2
Christian Heritage Gary DeBoer 1,108 2.07 -1.7
Independent John Elliot 316 0.59 +0.1
Total valid votes 53,299 100.00
Total rejected ballots 257 0.48
Turnout 53,556 67.87
Eligible voters 78,909
2004 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Roger Gallaway 19,932 41.9 +38.3
Conservative Marcel Beaubien 14,500 30.5 -7.9
New Democratic Greg Agar 7,764 16.3 +9.1
Green Anthony Cramer 2,548 5.4 +4.0
Christian Heritage Gary DeBoer 1,819 3.8
Independent Dave Core 749 1.6
Independent John Elliot 229 0.5 0.0
Total valid votes 47,541 100.0

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 % ±%
Liberal Roger Gallaway 19 329 51.0 +3.6
Alliance Dave Christie 11 208 29.6 +4.9
Progressive Conservative Paul Bailey 3 320 8.8 -5.8
New Democratic Glenn Sonier 2 735 7.2 -0.9
Green Allan McKeown 514 1.4
Independent Ed Banninga 356 0.9
Independent John Elliott 189 0.5 -0.5
Canadian Action Rene Phillion 145 0.4 0.0
Natural Law Shannon Bourke 92 0.2 -0.1
Marxist–Leninist Andre C. Vachon 32 0.1 0.1
Total valid votes 37,920 100.0

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

1997 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Roger Gallaway 19,494 47.4 -0.2
Reform Dave Christie 10,172 24.7 +3.5
Progressive Conservative Dick Carpani 6,008 14.6 -8.1
New Democratic Phil Gamester 3,320 8.1 +1.9
Christian Heritage Paul Van Oosten 1,472 3.6 +2.1
Independent John Elliott 402 1.0 +0.5
Canadian Action Philip G. Holley 175 0.4
Natural Law Shannon Bourke 125 0.3 -0.1
Total valid votes 41,168 100.0
1993 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Roger Gallaway 20,331 47.5 +15.7
Progressive Conservative Ken James 9,706 22.7 -22.4
Reform Bruce Brogden 9,061 21.2
New Democratic Julie Foley 2,634 6.2 -16.1
Christian Heritage Louis Duke 610 1.4
Independent John Kenneth Elliot 192 0.4 -0.5
Natural Law Shannon M. Bourke 178 0.4
Independent O'Doug Dell 68 0.2
Total valid votes 42,780 100.0
1988 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Progressive Conservative Ken James 19,304 45.0 -9.6
Liberal Joe Foreman 13,624 31.8 +6.1
New Democratic Julie Foley 9,525 22.2 +2.8
Rhinoceros John Elliott 408 1.0
Total valid votes 42,861 100.0
1984 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Progressive Conservative Ken James 24,066 54.6 +19.8
Liberal Michael Bradley 11,313 25.7 -14.9
New Democratic Julie Foley 8,538 19.4 -5.1
Independent Douglas O'Dell 90 0.2
Independent Fred Kahanek 51 0.1
Total valid votes 44,058 100.0

SarniaEdit

1980 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Bud Cullen 16,275 40.6 +5.9
Progressive Conservative Bill Campbell 13,986 34.9 -5.1
New Democratic Wally Krawczyk 9,809 24.4 -0.9
Marxist–Leninist Pedro Villamizar 52 0.1
Total valid votes 40,122 100.0
1979 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Progressive Conservative Bill Campbell 15,990 40.0 +13.7
Liberal Bud Cullen 13,872 34.7 -22.0
New Democratic Wally Krawczyk 10,148 25.4 +8.3
Total valid votes 40,010 100.0

Sarnia—LambtonEdit

1974 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Bud Cullen 20,661 56.7 +13.9
Progressive Conservative John Kowalyshyn 9,579 26.3 -12.6
New Democratic Wallace Krawczyk 6,217 17.1 -1.3
Total valid votes 36,457 100.0
1972 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Bud Cullen 16,112 42.8 -2.5
Progressive Conservative Andy Brandt 14,647 38.9 -1.1
New Democratic David Bell 6,901 18.3 +3.6
Total valid votes 37,660 100.0

SarniaEdit

1968 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes %
Liberal Jack Sydney George Cullen 14,573 45.3
Progressive Conservative Dick Ford 12,883 40.0
New Democratic Alex Grabove 4,733 14.7
Total valid votes 32,189 100.0

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  • "(Code 35078) Census Profile". 2011 census. Statistics Canada. 2012. Retrieved 2011-03-03.

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