Peterborough—Kawartha


Peterborough—Kawartha is a federal electoral district in Ontario, Canada, that has been represented in the House of Commons of Canada since 1953. Prior to the 2015 election, the riding was known as Peterborough.[2]

Peterborough—Kawartha
Ontario electoral district
Peterborough in relation to southern Ontario ridings
Federal electoral district
LegislatureHouse of Commons
MP
 
 
 
Maryam Monsef
Liberal
District created1953
First contested1953
Last contested2019
District webpageprofile, map
Demographics
Population (2011)[1]115,269
Electors (2015)90,352
Area (km²)[1]3,473
Pop. density (per km²)33.2
Census division(s)Peterborough County
Census subdivision(s)Curve Lake First Nation 35, Douro-Dummer, Trent Lakes, Havelock-Belmont-Methuen, North Kawartha, Peterborough, Selwyn

Geography


It now consists of the City of Peterborough and the municipalities of: Douro-Dummer, Trent Lakes, Havelock-Belmont-Methuen, North Kawartha and Selwyn plus the Curve Lake First Nation.

History


The riding's borders have differed slightly since its creation in 1953, but has always included most or all of Peterborough County and its county seat of Peterborough, Ontario. Prior to 1952, Peterborough was split into two ridings, one of which was sometimes partly joined to neighbouring Hastings County. Since 1999, the riding boundaries and names of the provincial and federal electoral districts have been identical.

It was created in 1953 from Peterborough West and Hastings—Peterborough. It consisted initially of the city of Peterborough and the townships of Galway, Cavendish, Harvey, Ennismore, Smith, Douro, Otonabee, and North Monaghan. In 1966, the townships of Galway, Cavendish and Harvey were removed from the riding, and the townships of Belmont and Methuen, Dummer, Smith and Asphodel (excluding the Village of Hastings) were added.

In 1976, it was redefined to consist of the part of the County of Peterborough lying south of the Townships of Burleigh and Anstruther, Chandos and Harvey, but excluding the Township of Cavan and the Village of Hastings. In 1987, the Village of Millbrook was excluded, and the Village of Hastings was added to the riding.

In 2003, the Township of North Monaghan was removed from the riding.

In 2013, the riding lost the Townships of Otonabee-South Monaghan, Asphodel-Norwood, and the Hiawatha First Nation, while subsequently gaining the townships of Trent Lakes and North Kawartha.

The riding is a noted bellwether; it has been won by a member of the governing party of the day in all but four elections since its creation. Its previous MP, Dean Del Mastro, was elected as a member of the Conservative Party of Canada, but resigned from the Conservative caucus in 2013.[3] In 2014, Del Mastro was found guilty of falsifying his expense report in the 2008 election, failing to include $21,000 in expenses and spending more than the election spending limit.[4] He resigned his seat on November 5, 2014.[5]

Members of Parliament


This riding has elected the following Members of Parliament:

Parliament Years Member Party
Peterborough
Riding created from Peterborough West and Hastings—Peterborough
22nd  1953–1957     Gordon Fraser Progressive Conservative
23rd  1957–1958
24th  1958–1960
 1960–1961     Walter Pitman New
 1961–1962     New Democratic
25th  1962–1963     Fred Stenson Progressive Conservative
26th  1963–1965
27th  1965–1968     Hugh Faulkner Liberal
28th  1968–1972
29th  1972–1974
30th  1974–1979
31st  1979–1980     Bill Domm Progressive Conservative
32nd  1980–1984
33rd  1984–1988
34th  1988–1993
35th  1993–1997     Peter Adams Liberal
36th  1997–2000
37th  2000–2004
38th  2004–2006
39th  2006–2008     Dean Del Mastro Conservative
40th  2008–2011
41st  2011–2013
 2013–2014     Independent Conservative
Peterborough—Kawartha
42nd  2015–2019     Maryam Monsef Liberal
43rd  2019–present

Election results


Graph of election results in Peterborough—Kawartha/Peterborough (minor parties that never got 2% of the vote or didn't run consistently are omitted)

Peterborough—Kawartha

2019 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes%±%Expenditures
LiberalMaryam Monsef27,40039.2-4.6$99,034.55
ConservativeMichael Skinner24,09634.9-0.2$97,460.55
New DemocraticCandace Shaw11,87217.0-1.7none listed
GreenAndrew MacGregor4,9307.0+4.8none listed
People'sAlexander Murphy8901.3none listed
IndependentRobert M. Bowers1800.3$0.00
Stop Climate ChangeKen Ranney1720.3$1,666.19
Total valid votes/Expense limit 69,540100.0
Total rejected ballots
Turnout
Eligible voters
Source: Elections Canada[6]
2015 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes%±%Expenditures
LiberalMaryam Monsef29,15943.82+22.42$153,380.94
ConservativeMichael Skinner23,33535.07-14.60$158,210.30
New DemocraticDave Nickle12,43718.69-6.19$56,760.61
GreenDoug Mason1,4802.22-1.34$82.52
Strength in DemocracyToban Leckie1310.20$729.98
Total valid votes/Expense limit 66,542100.0  $232,452.91
Total rejected ballots 1900.28-0.01
Turnout 66,73273.19+7.88
Eligible voters 91,180
Source: Elections Canada[7][8]
2011 federal election redistributed results[9]
Party Vote  %
  Conservative28,43549.55
  New Democratic14,34124.99
  Liberal12,23121.32
  Green2,1063.67
  Others2680.47

Peterborough

2011 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes%±%Expenditures
ConservativeDean Del Mastro29,39349.67+2.27$89,982.35
New DemocraticDave Nickle14,72324.88+10.96$44,675.03
LiberalBetsy McGregor12,66421.40-10.20$76,896.98
GreenMichael Bell2,1053.56-3.35$2,858.90
IndependentGordon Scott1890.32$202.50
Canadian ActionMichael Bates1040.18none listed
Total valid votes/Expense limit 59,178 100.0   $95,207.51
Total rejected ballots 170 0.29+0.01
Turnout 59,348 65.31+1.99
Eligible voters 90,870
2008 Canadian federal election: Peterborough
Party Candidate Votes%±%Expenditures
ConservativeDean Del Mastro27,63047.40+11.50$111,988
LiberalBetsy McGregor18,41731.60−0.77$83,805
New DemocraticSteve Sharpe8,11513.92−11.76$47,973
GreenEmily Berrigan4,0296.91+1.86$10,235
Marxist–LeninistElaine Couto980.17 none listed
Total valid votes/Expense Limit 58,289 100.00 $92,567
Total rejected ballots 164 0.28 −0.04
Turnout 58,453 63.32 −6.34
Electors on the lists 92,317
Conservative hold Swing +11.6
2006 Canadian federal election: Peterborough
Party Candidate Votes%±%Expenditures
ConservativeDean Del Mastro22,77435.90+3.98$80,784
LiberalDiane Lloyd20,53232.37−11.18$68,799
New DemocraticLinda Slavin16,28625.68+6.67$61,606
GreenBrent Wood3,2055.05−0.47$7,949
MarijuanaAiden Wiechula4550.72none listed
     Independent Bob Bowers 179 0.28 none listed
Total valid votes/Expense Limit 63,431 100.00 $86,008
Total rejected ballots 207 0.33 −0.01
Turnout 63,638 69.66 +4.47
Electors on the lists 91,361
Sources: Official Results, Elections Canada and Financial Returns, Elections Canada.
2004 Canadian federal election: Peterborough
Party Candidate Votes%±%Expenditures
LiberalPeter Adams25,09943.55$82,907
ConservativeJames Jackson18,39331.92$51,318
New DemocraticLinda Slavin10,95719.01$33,309
GreenBrent Wood3,1825.52$4,730
Total valid votes/Expense Limit 57,631 100.00 $83,531
Total rejected ballots 192 0.33 0.00
Turnout 57,823 65.19 4.42
Electors on the lists 88,695
Percentage change figures are factored for redistribution. Conservative Party percentages are contrasted with the combined Canadian Alliance and Progressive Conservative percentages from 2000.
Sources: Official Results, Elections Canada and Financial Returns, Elections Canada.

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

2000 Canadian federal election: Peterborough
Party Candidate Votes%±%Expenditures
LiberalPeter Adams25,31048.41$55,442
AllianceEric John Allan Mann14,92428.54$61,961
Progressive ConservativeDarrin Langen7,03413.45$22,256
New DemocraticHerb Wiseman3,9677.59$20,021
GreenTim Holland9031.73$1,738
IndependentBob Bowers1470.28$1,097
Total valid votes/Expense Limit 52,285 100.00
Total rejected ballots 175 0.33
Turnout 52,460 60.77
Electors on the lists 86,319
Sources: Official Results, Elections Canada and Financial Returns, Elections Canada.

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

1997 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes%±%
LiberalPeter Adams25,59446.5-1.0
ReformNancy Branscombe15,75928.7+5.4
Progressive ConservativeTom Macmillan8,75715.9-4.1
New DemocraticFred Birket4,8748.9+3.6
Total valid votes 54,984100.0
1993 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes%±%
LiberalPeter Adams27,57547.6+17.3
ReformLen Bangma13,46023.2
Progressive ConservativeBill Domm11,62820.1-20.8
New DemocraticMerv Richards3,0725.3-22.2
NationalHerb Wiseman1,8583.2
Natural LawSandy Callender3680.6
Total valid votes 57,961100.0
1988 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes%±%
Progressive ConservativeBill Domm22,49240.9-11.8
LiberalBarry MacDougall16,69330.3+7.5
New DemocraticGill Sandeman15,14727.5+6.8
LibertarianMike Lantz2770.5-2.4
RhinocerosC. Fibber McGee2380.4-0.2
GreenGeorge Kerr2080.40.0
Total valid votes 55,055100.0
1984 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes%±%
Progressive ConservativeBill Domm27,12152.7+12.4
LiberalBarry MacDougall11,73722.8-12.9
New DemocraticLinda Slavin10,64820.7-1.6
LibertarianJohn Hayes1,4792.9+1.9
RhinocerosWashboard Fisher3090.6+0.1
GreenSimon Shields1750.3
Total valid votes 51,469100.0
1980 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes%±%
Progressive ConservativeBill Domm19,41740.2-4.2
LiberalSylvia Sutherland17,20235.7-1.0
New DemocraticPaul Rexe10,77622.3+5.4
LibertarianSally Hayes4691.0-0.6
RhinocerosMark Elson2430.5+0.2
IndependentRobert J. Norris690.1
Marxist–LeninistRichard Anthony670.10.0
Total valid votes 48,243100.0
1979 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes%±%
Progressive ConservativeBill Domm22,19544.5+11.5
LiberalHugh Faulkner18,28836.6-16.3
New DemocraticCyril Carter8,45116.9+3.3
LibertarianJohn Hayes7871.6
RhinocerosBrian Flynn1500.3
Marxist–LeninistRichard Anthony470.1
Total valid votes 49,918100.0
1974 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes%±%
LiberalHugh Faulkner23,86552.9+7.4
Progressive ConservativeDuff Roblin14,89133.0-7.1
New DemocraticGill Sandeman6,17113.7-0.7
IndependentLinda Peevers1870.4
Total valid votes 45,114100.0
1972 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes%±%
LiberalHugh Faulkner20,28245.5+3.4
Progressive ConservativeJohn Doris17,88540.1+5.3
New DemocraticRay Peters6,42214.4-8.7
Total valid votes 44,589100.0
1968 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes%±%
LiberalHugh Faulkner15,67542.1+5.1
Progressive ConservativeArchie McLean12,97234.8-0.2
New DemocraticBruce Hodgins8,59323.1-4.9
Total valid votes 37,240100.0
1965 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes%±%
LiberalHugh Faulkner12,33537.0+7.0
Progressive ConservativeFred Stenson11,69335.1-0.9
New DemocraticArthur Parker9,32728.0-5.6
Total valid votes 33,355 100.0
1963 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes%±%
Progressive ConservativeFred Stenson11,90935.9-2.1
New DemocraticWalter Pitman11,13133.6-2.7
LiberalHugh Faulkner9,92729.9+4.3
Social CreditDavid Hartman1800.5
Total valid votes 33,147100.0
1962 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes%±%
Progressive ConservativeFred Stenson12,18538.1+2.6
New DemocraticWalter Pitman11,60536.3-9.5
LiberalHugh Faulkner8,21525.7+7.0
Total valid votes 32,005 100.0
By-election on 1960 By-election
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
NewWalter Pitman13,20745.8+39.2
Progressive ConservativeHarold Matthews10,24635.5-31.3
LiberalDonald Munro5,39418.7-6.8
Total valid votes 28,847 100.0

Note: New Party vote is compared to CCF vote in 1958 election.

1958 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes%±%
Progressive ConservativeGordon Fraser19,03266.8+8.9
LiberalGlenn Price7,25425.5-3.5
Co-operative CommonwealthJohn T. Taylor1,8876.60.0
Social CreditMartin Graves3261.1-5.4
Total valid votes 28,499 100.0
1957 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes%±%
Progressive ConservativeGordon Fraser16,59857.9+5.4
LiberalClaire Hickman Stuart8,30129.0-11.6
Co-operative CommonwealthWilliam Binney1,8876.6-0.4
Social CreditMartin Graves1,8876.6
Total valid votes 28,673100.0
1953 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes%
Progressive ConservativeGordon Fraser13,20652.5
LiberalMaxwell Swanston10,21840.6
Co-operative CommonwealthMaurice Ketcheson1,7476.9
Total valid votes 25,171100.0

See also


References


  • "(Code 35071) Census Profile". 2011 census. Statistics Canada. 2012. Retrieved 2011-03-03.
  • House of Commons of Canada historical ridings section
  • 2011 results from Elections Canada
  • Campaign expense data from Elections Canada

Notes