Wolseley (Manitoba electoral district)

Wolseley is a provincial electoral division in the Canadian province of Manitoba. It was created by redistribution in 1957, and has formally existed since the 1958 provincial election. The riding is located in the centre of the City of Winnipeg. It is named for Col. Garnet Joseph Wolseley, the nineteenth-century army officer who played a significant role in crushing the Red River Rebellion in 1870.

Wolseley
Manitoba electoral district
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Provincial electoral district
LegislatureLegislative Assembly of Manitoba
MLA
 
 
 
Lisa Naylor
New Democratic
District created1957
First contested1958
Last contested2019

Wolseley is bordered to the east by Fort Rouge, to the south by River Heights, to the north by Minto, and to the west by St. James. The University of Winnipeg is located in the northeast corner of the riding. The Legislative Assembly of Manitoba is located at the meeting point of Wolseley and Fort Rouge.

The riding was predominantly Anglo-Saxon when it was first created; a news report from 1969 indicates that its population had become more diverse by that time.[1]

The riding's population in 1996 was 20,472. In 1999, the average family income was $37,794, and the unemployment rate was 16.30%. Half of the riding's residents are categorized as low-income, the second-highest rate in the province. Thirty per cent of families in the riding are single-parent.

The aboriginal population of Wolseley is 19% of the total. Five per cent of the riding's residents are Filipino.

Health and social services account for 13% of Wolseley's industry, with a further 12% in manufacturing.

Wolseley has undergone a number of dramatic political shifts since its creation. It was initially represented by Dufferin Roblin, a Red Tory who served as Premier of Manitoba from 1958 to 1967. He was succeeded by another Progressive Conservative, but in a 1972 by-election the riding was won by Izzy Asper, leader of the Manitoba Liberal Party and subsequently a prominent media baron in Canada. He retained the riding until his retirement in 1975.

The New Democratic Party of Manitoba (NDP) did not manage to win the seat until 1981. However, the riding has been in NDP hands for all but two years since then. In the 2003 election, Green Party leader Markus Buchart ran in this riding and finished second with almost 20% of the vote.

Wolseley also holds the dubious distinction of having elected one of the few MLAs in Manitoba's history to be expelled from parliament: Robert Wilson, who was stripped of his seat in 1981 after being convicted of marijuana-related charges.

List of provincial representativesEdit

Name Party Took Office Left Office
Dufferin Roblin PC 1958 1968
Leonard Claydon PC 1969 1971
Israel Asper Lib 1972 1975
Robert Wilson PC 1975 1980
Independent PC 1980 1980
Independent 1980 1981
Myrna Phillips NDP 1981 1988
Harold Taylor Lib 1988 1990
Jean Friesen NDP 1990 2003
Rob Altemeyer NDP 2003 2019
Lisa Naylor NDP 2019 present

Electoral resultsEdit

2016 Manitoba general election
Party Candidate Votes % ±% Expenditures
New Democratic Rob Altemeyer 3,037 41.27 -19.46 $32,887.29
Green David Nickarz 2,645 35.94 +16.30 $15,710.81
Progressive Conservative Raquel Dancho 945 12.84 +0.64 $7,262.81
Liberal Shandi Strong 653 8.87 +1.45 $3,844.07
Manitoba Wayne Sturby 79 1.07 $1,094.12
Total valid votes/Expense limit 7,359 98.92   $39,244.00
Total rejected ballots 80 1.08 +0.29
Turnout 7,439 63.26 +7.66
Eligible voters 11,759
New Democratic hold Swing -17.88
Source: Elections Manitoba[2][3]
2011 Manitoba general election
Party Candidate Votes % ±% Expenditures
New Democratic Rob Altemeyer 4,229 60.72 −3.16 21,048.39
Green James Beddome 1,368 19.64 +7.57 5,635.36
     Progressive Conservative Harpreet Turka 850 12.20 +0.89 8,750.53
Liberal Eric Stewart 517 7.42 −4.02 5,479.79
Total valid votes 6,964 99.21
Rejected and declined votes 55 0.78
Turnout 7,019 55.60
Registered voters 12,624
Majority 2,861 25.68 41.08
Source: Elections Manitoba[4]
2007 Manitoba general election
Party Candidate Votes % ±% Expenditures
New Democratic Rob Altemeyer 4,038 63.88 +6.98 $21,917.13
Green Ardythe Basham 763 12.07 -7.42 $1,096.00
Liberal Raven Thundersky 723 11.44 -1.08 $4,743.98
     Progressive Conservative Gustav Nelson 715 11.31 +0.22 $3,946.16
Communist David Tymoshchuk 82 1.30 $373.87
Total valid votes 6,321 100.00
Rejected and declined votes 53
Turnout 6,374 55.28
Registered voters 11,531
2003 Manitoba general election
Party Candidate Votes % ±% Expenditures
New Democratic Rob Altemeyer 3,482 56.90 -12.25 $20,948.83
Green Markus Buchart 1,193 19.49 +14.83 $5,307.87
Liberal Val Mollison 766 12.52 $4,591.54
     Progressive Conservative Ashley Burner 679 11.09 -10.97 $1,006.54
Total valid votes 6,120 100.00
Rejected and declined votes 77
Turnout 6,197 53.14
Registered voters 11,662
1999 Manitoba general election
Party Candidate Votes % Expenditures
New Democratic Jean Friesen 5,282 69.15 $16,153.00
     Progressive Conservative Carol Roberts 1,685 22.06 $13,845.42
Green Phyllis Abbé 356 4.66 $4,591.54
Communist David Allison 133 1.74 $0.00
Total valid votes 7,456 100.00
Rejected and declined votes 182
Turnout 7,638 53.14
Registered voters 11,464

[5]

1988 Manitoba general election
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Harold Taylor 3,618 42.78 +
New Democratic Myrna Phillips 3,112 36.79 -
Progressive Conservative Kirk Stanley 1,579 18.67 -
Progressive Derek Shettler 149 1.76
Total valid votes 8,458 100.00 -
Rejected ballots 33
Turnout 8,491 74.44
Eligible voters 11,406
Source: Elections Manitoba[6]
1977 Manitoba general election: Wolseley
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Progressive Conservative Robert Wilson 2,763 41.01 +18.63
New Democratic Murdoch MacKay 2,689 39.90 +1.12
Liberal Norma McCormick 1,286 19.09 -19.74
Turnout 6,873 74.98
Progressive Conservative gain from Liberal Swing +19.18
Source: Elections Manitoba[7]
Manitoba provincial by-election, February 20, 1969
Party Candidate Votes % ±% Expenditures
     Progressive Conservative Leonard Claydon 2,161 46.62 $2,640.69
Liberal Julius Koteles 1,528 33.01 $10,753.19
New Democratic Archie Stone 944 20.37 $1,423.50
Total valid votes 4,633 100
Rejected and discarded votes 75
Turnout 4,708 41.97
Electors on the lists 11,217
1966 Manitoba general election
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
     Progressive Conservative Dufferin Roblin 3,132 48.88
Liberal Julius Koteles 1,780 27.78
New Democratic Cecil Wood 1,495 23.33
Total valid votes 6,407 100.00
Rejected and discarded votes 45
Turnout 6,452 55.52
Electors on the lists 11,621

Previous boundariesEdit

 
The 1999-2011 boundaries for Wolseley highlighted in red

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Winnipeg Free Press, 13 February 1969, p. 15.
  2. ^ "Candidates: 41st General Election". Elections Manitoba. 29 March 2016. Retrieved 31 March 2016.
  3. ^ "Election Returns: 41st General Election". Elections Manitoba. 2016. Retrieved 27 August 2018.
  4. ^ "Election Returns: 40th General Election". Elections Manitoba. 2011. Retrieved 27 August 2018.
  5. ^ http://www.electionsmanitoba.ca/apps/results/37gen/pbp.asp?ED=57 - 1999 Results
  6. ^ "Candidates: 34th General Election" (PDF). Elections Manitoba. April 26, 1988. Retrieved 2 October 2018.
  7. ^ "Historical Summary" (PDF). Retrieved 2018-12-14.

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