Essex_(electoral_district)

Essex (electoral district)

For the provincial electoral district, see Essex (provincial electoral district)

Essex (formerly known as Essex—Windsor) is a federal electoral district in Ontario, Canada, represented in the Canadian House of Commons from 1867 to 1882 and since 1968.

Geography

The riding includes the Municipalities of LaSalle, Amhertburg, Essex, Kingsville, Pelee and Lakeshore.

Federal electoral district

Essex was created in the British North America Act of 1867. It consisted of Essex county. It was abolished in 1882 when it was redistributed into Essex North and Essex South ridings.

Essex was re-created in 1966 from Essex East, Essex South and Essex West. The new riding consisted initially of the Town of Essex, the Townships of Anderdon, Colchester North, Colchester South, Malden, Rochester, Sandwich South, Tilbury North and Tilbury West, and the southern parts of the Township of Sandwich West and the City of Windsor, and the southeastern part of the Township of Maidstone. The name of the electoral district was changed in 1972 to "Essex~Windsor".

In 1976, the riding was re-defined to consist of the Townships of Anderdon, Colchester North, Maidstone, Malden, Rochester, Sandwich South, Sandwich West, Tilbury North and Tilbury West, including the Town of Essex, but excluding the Town of Tecumseh and the Village of St. Clair Beach, and the southeast part of the City of Windsor.

In 1987, the riding was re-defined to consist of the southeastern part of the City of Windsor, the towns of Amherstburg, Belle River and Essex, and the townships of Anderdon, Maidstone, Malden, Rochester, Sandwich South, Sandwich West, Tilbury North and Tilbury West.

Essex—Windsor was abolished in 1996 when it was re-distributed between a new "Essex" riding and Windsor West. The new Essex riding was created from parts of Essex—Windsor and Essex—Kent ridings.

It consisted initially of Pelee Island and the County of Essex excluding the City of Windsor, the towns of Leamington and Tecumseh, the Village of St. Clair Beach and the Township of Mersea. In 2003, it was redefined to consist of the County of Essex excluding the City of Windsor and the towns of Leamington and Tecumseh.

Members of Parliament

This riding has elected the following Members of Parliament:

  1. John O'Connor, Conservative (1867-1874)
  2. William McGregor, Liberal (1874-1878)
  3. J.C. Patterson, Conservative (1878-1882)
  4. Eugene Whelan, Liberal (1968-1984)
  5. Steven Langdon, New Democratic Party (1984-1993)
  6. Susan Whelan, Liberal (1993-2004)
  7. Jeff Watson, Conservative (2004-present)

Federal election results

Essex 1996-present

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Essex—Windsor 1970-1996

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Essex 1966-1970

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Essex 1867-1882

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See also

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