OTTAWA — A by−the−numbers look at Canada’s incoming members of Parliament:
338: Total seats in the House of Commons.
30: Seats added from the last Parliament.
88: Women newly elected to the House of Commons.
197: Candidates elected to the House for the first time.
20: Seats the NDP won in Western Canada.
16: Seats the NDP won in Quebec.
37.9: Percent of ridings where the winner and runner−up were separated by less than 10 per cent of the vote.
42,165: Votes separating Conservative Kevin Sorenson from runner−up Liberal Andy Kowalski in the Alberta riding of Battle River−Crowfoot, the widest margin of victory in the country.
47,650: Votes Sorenson received, the most of any candidate in Monday’s election.
39: Votes obtained by Brian Sproule, the Marxist−Leninist candidate in Burnaby North−Seymour, the fewest of any candidate in the federal election.
1,792: Candidates who ran in Monday’s election.
(Sources: Elections Canada, Parliament of Canada website)
The Canadian Press