Ajax (electoral district)

Ajax is a federal electoral district in the Durham Region of Ontario.

Ajax
Ontario electoral district
Ajax Electoral District 2015.svg
Ajax in relation to other Greater Toronto Area districts
Coordinates:43°51′16″N 79°03′36″W / 43.854506°N 79.059892°W / 43.854506; -79.059892Coordinates: 43°51′16″N 79°03′36″W / 43.854506°N 79.059892°W / 43.854506; -79.059892
Location of the federal constituency office (as of 7 May 2016)
Federal electoral district
LegislatureHouse of Commons
MP
 
 
 
Mark Holland
Liberal
District created2013
First contested2015
Last contested2019
District webpageprofile, map
Demographics
Population (2016)[1]119,677
Electors (2015)83,542
Area (km²)[2]67.00
Pop. density (per km²)1,786.2
Census division(s)Durham
Census subdivision(s)Ajax

Ajax was created by the 2012 riding redistribution from the portion of Ajax—Pickering[3] consisting of the entire town of Ajax, Ontario, and was legally defined in the 2013 representation order. It came into effect in time for the 2015 Canadian federal election.[4]

Members of ParliamentEdit

This riding has elected the following members of the House of Commons of Canada:

Parliament Years Member Party
Riding created from Ajax—Pickering
42nd  2015–2019     Mark Holland Liberal
43rd  2019–2021
44th  2021–present

Election resultsEdit

Graph of general election results in Ajax (minor parties that never got 2% of the vote or didn't run consistently are omitted)
2021 Canadian federal election
** Preliminary results — Not yet official **
Party Candidate Votes % ±% Expenditures
Liberal Mark Holland 28,294 56.9 -0.8
Conservative Arshad Awan 13,206 26.6 +0.6
New Democratic Monique Hughes 6,960 14.0 +2.5
Green Leigh Paulseth 1,254 2.5 -0.8
Total valid votes 49,714 100.0
Total rejected ballots
Turnout 49,714 53.51 -12.47
Eligible voters 92,907
Liberal hold Swing -0.8
Source: Elections Canada[5]
2019 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes % ±% Expenditures
Liberal Mark Holland 35,198 57.68 +1.81 $64,483.26
Conservative Tom Dingwall 15,864 26.00 -8.41 $102,214.59
New Democratic Shokat Malik 7,033 11.53 +3.30 $9,641.03
Green Maia Knight 2,040 3.34 +1.94 $1,882.83
People's Susanna Russo 588 0.96 $3,679.53
Independent Allen Keith Hadley 186 0.30 $1,441.93
Independent Intab Ali 111 0.18 none listed
Total valid votes/Expense limit 61,020 99.21
Total rejected ballots 487 0.79 +0.43
Turnout 61,507 65.98 -0.31
Eligible voters 93,215
Liberal hold Swing +5.11
Source: Elections Canada[6][7]
2015 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes % ±% Expenditures
Liberal Mark Holland 31,458 55.87 +17.94 $98,658.57
Conservative Chris Alexander 19,374 34.41 −9.82 $154,560.57
New Democratic Stephanie Brown 4,630 8.22 −6.78 $3,065.75
Green Jeff Hill 788 1.40 −1.32 $717.00
United Bob Kesic 57 0.10 -0.02
Total valid votes/Expense limit 56,307 99.64   $222,192.40
Total rejected ballots 206 0.36
Turnout 56,513 66.29
Eligible voters 85,251
Liberal gain from Conservative Swing +13.88
Source: Elections Canada[8][9][10]
2011 federal election poll-by-poll redistribution[11]
Party Vote %
  Conservative 19,535 44.23
  Liberal 16,753 37.93
  New Democratic 6,624 15.00
  Green 1,200 2.72
  United 53 0.12

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Statistics Canada: 2017
  2. ^ Statistics Canada: 2017
  3. ^ Final Report – Ontario
  4. ^ Timeline for the Redistribution of Federal Electoral Districts
  5. ^ "Election night results". Elections Canada. Retrieved 23 September 2021.
  6. ^ "List of confirmed candidates". Elections Canada. Retrieved October 3, 2019.
  7. ^ "Official Voting Results". Elections Canada. Retrieved August 14, 2021.
  8. ^ Elections Canada – Confirmed candidates for Ajax, 30 September 2015
  9. ^ Elections Canada – Preliminary Election Expenses Limits for Candidates Archived 2016-03-04 at the Wayback Machine
  10. ^ "Official Voting Results". Elections Canada. Retrieved 14 August 2021.
  11. ^ Pundits' Guide to Canadian Elections