Saskatoon Biggar – Rosetown 2008: Hurray!

May 4, 2011 § Leave a comment

This is what the votes looked like:

Urban Rural
Green 878 (5%) 351 (4%)
Liberal 864 (5%) 323 (4%)
NDP 9135 (50%) 2809 (33%)
Conservative 7100 (39%) 4992 (58%)
Other 272 (1%) 118 (1%)
Total 18249 (50%) 8593 (70%)
Eligible 36721 12290

And here is its graphic representation:

Finally, the map (or the PDF):

Are we happy lefties? We should be. It is the only riding where the NDP candidate (Nettie Wiebe = a truly decent person) prevailed in the urban areas. This is in spite of a very poor turn out of the urban eligible voters. I know there aren’t 10,000 or more “street people” – even if a lot of them turned out for the Jack Layton barbecue.  If you are willing to establish relationships that last longer than 30 seconds, street people might take you seriously.

So, depending how an urban riding was constructed, we would have likely had one NDP member of parliament in the 2008 election.

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