Ottawa West—Nepean (provincial electoral district)


Ottawa West—Nepean (provincial electoral district)

Coordinates: 45°21′N 75°47′W / 45.35°N 75.783°W / 45.35; -75.783

Ottawa West—Nepean
Flag of Ontario.svg Ontario electoral district
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Provincial electoral district
Legislature Legislative Assembly of Ontario
MPP
 
 
 
Bob Chiarelli
Liberal
District created
First contested 1999
Last contested 2007
Demographics
Population (2006) 109,735
Electors (2007) 80,791
Area (km²) 88
Pop. density (per km²) 1,247
Census divisions Ottawa
Census subdivisions Ottawa
For the federal electoral district, see Ottawa West—Nepean.

Ottawa West—Nepean is a provincial electoral district in eastern Ontario, Canada. It elects one member to the Legislative Assembly of Ontario.

The riding has been represented in the Ontario legislature by Liberal Bob Chiarelli since 2010.

The riding is fairly solidly Liberal. In the 1999 provincial election, however, former Member of Provincial Parliament Alex Cullen lost the nomination to Rick Chiarelli following fierce party battles. Cullen moved to the Ontario New Democratic Party (NDP) NDP and split the Liberal vote, making Tory Garry Guzzo the surprise victor. In the 2003 provincial election, former Ottawa mayor Jim Watson ousted Guzzo.[1]

Former Ottawa mayor Bob Chiarelli won the seat in a March 4, 2010 by-election, after Jim Watson left his seat to run in the 2010 Ottawa municipal election.

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History

The electoral district was created in 1999 from 77% of Ottawa West, 38% of Nepean and 21% of Ottawa—Rideau.

Members of Provincial Parliament

This riding has elected the following members of the Legislative Assembly of Ontario:

Parliament Years Member Party
37th 1999-2003     Garry Guzzo Progressive Conservative
38th 2003-2007     Jim Watson Liberal
39th 2007-2010
2010-present Bob Chiarelli

Election results

Ontario general election, 2011
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
     Liberal Bob Chiarelli 18,492 41.62 -1.8
     Progressive Conservative Randall Denley 17,483 39.35 +0.4
     New Democrat Wendy Byrne 6,578 14.8 +6.3
     Green Alex Hill 1,485 3.34 -5.0
     Family Coalition John Pacheco 396 0.89 -  
Total valid votes 44,434 100.00
By-election on March 4, 2010[2]
Resignation of Jim Watson
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
     Liberal Bob Chiarelli 12,353 43.45 -7.1
     Progressive Conservative Beth Graham 11,086 38.99 +7.3
     New Democrat Pam Fitzgerald 2,404 8.45 -1.3
     Green Mark Mackenzie 2,359 8.30 +2.0
     Independent John Turmel 230 0.81 *
Ontario general election, 2007 [3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
     Liberal Jim Watson 23,852 50.6 +3.52
     Progressive Conservative Mike Patton 14,950 31.7 -9.54
     New Democrat Lynn Hamilton 4,565 9.7 +1.36
     Green Martyn Hyde 2,957 6.3 +3.64
     Family Coalition John Pacheco 591 1.3
     Independent Robert Gauthier 208 0.4
Ontario general election, 2003
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
     Liberal Jim Watson 23,127 47.04 +12.68
     Progressive Conservative Garry Guzzo 20,277 41.24 -6.55
     New Democrat Marlene Rivier 4,099 8.34 -7.78
     Green Neil Adair 1,309 2.66 +1.71
     Independent Robert G. Gauthier 353 0.72
Ontario general election, 1999
Party Candidate Votes %
     Progressive Conservative Garry Guzzo 22,834 47.79
     Liberal Rick Chiarelli 16,419 34.36
     New Democrat Alex Cullen 7,701 16.12
     Green Richard Warman 453 0.95
     Independent Megan Hnatiw 129 0.27
     Independent John C. Turmel 94 0.2
     Confederation of Regions Anthony C. Silvestro 79 0.17
     Natural Law Lester J. Newby 70 0.15

2007 electoral reform referendum

Ontario electoral reform referendum, 2007
Side Votes %
First Past the Post 30,528 68.8
Mixed member proportional 15,172 31.2

References

External links

2011 election


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