Carol Hughes (politician)
|Member of the Canadian Parliament|
|Assumed office |
October 14, 2008
|Preceded by||Brent St. Denis|
|Born||November 26, 1958|
Val Caron, Ontario
|Political party||New Democratic Party|
|Profession||CLC Staff Representative|
Carol R. Hughes MP (born November 26, 1958 in Val Caron, Ontario) is a Canadian politician, who has represented the electoral district of Algoma—Manitoulin—Kapuskasing in the House of Commons of Canada since 2008. She is a member of the New Democratic Party.
Prior to being elected she worked as a staff representative for the Canadian Labour Congress. She ran as the NDP's candidate in the 2004 election and the 2006 election, losing to Liberal incumbent Brent St. Denis both times.
She had told the press that she would not run in the 2008 election, but changed her mind after she stopped in Blind River for dinner on her way home from a Canadian Labour Congress meeting, and a couple she had never met approached her and encouraged her to run again. She won the riding in that election, and was re-elected in the 2011 election.
|2015 Canadian federal election|
|New Democratic||Carol Hughes||16,516||39.9||−9.94||–|
|Green||Calvin John Orok||927||2.2||−0.88||–|
|Total valid votes/Expense limit||41,374||100.0||$246,425.16|
|Total rejected ballots||161||0.38||–|
|New Democratic hold||Swing||-14.8|
|Source: Elections Canada|
|2011 Canadian federal election|
|New Democratic||Carol Hughes||18,747||51.73||+6.24||–|
|Total valid votes/Expense limit||36,242||100.00|
|Total rejected ballots||179||0.49|
|New Democratic Party hold||Swing||-3.2|
|2008 Canadian federal election|
|New Democratic||Carol Hughes||15,246||45.49||+10.99|
|Liberal||Brent St. Denis||10,902||32.53||-5.64|
|Total valid votes||33,512|
|Total rejected ballots||–|
|2006 Canadian federal election|
|Liberal||Brent St. Denis||14,652||38.17||-2.77|
|New Democratic||Carol Hughes||13,244||34.50||+2.81|
|First Peoples National||Will Morin||338||0.88||+0.88|
|Independent||Donald Milton Polmateer||174||0.45||+0.45|
|Total valid votes||38,385||–|
|2004 Canadian federal election|
|Liberal||Brent St. Denis||14,276||40.94|
|New Democratic||Carol Hughes||11,051||31.69|
- "Hughes breaks 73 year Liberal stranglehold", Mid-North Monitor.
- "Hughes hails NDP showing" Archived 2011-07-20 at the Wayback Machine. Sault Star, May 3, 2011.
- "Northern Ontario MP Carol Hughes Endorses Ashton for Leader". Local 2 News. January 31, 2012. Archived from the original on August 4, 2012.
- Elections Canada – Confirmed candidates for Algoma—Manitoulin—Kapuskasing, 30 September 2015
- Elections Canada – Preliminary Election Expenses Limits for Candidates Archived August 15, 2015, at the Wayback Machine
- "Election Night Results". Elections Canada. Retrieved 22 October 2015.