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Hamilton Centre (French: Hamilton-Centre) is a federal electoral district in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada, that has been represented in the House of Commons of Canada since 2004.

Hamilton Centre
Ontario electoral district
Hamilton Centre 2015.svg
Hamilton Centre in relation to the other Hamilton area ridings (2003 boundaries)
Federal electoral district
LegislatureHouse of Commons
MP
 
 
 
Matthew Green
New Democratic
District created2003
First contested2004
Last contested2019
District webpageprofile, map
Demographics
Population (2011)[1]101,932
Electors (2015)68,247
Area (km²)[2]32
Pop. density (per km²)3,185.4
Census divisionsHamilton
Census subdivisionsHamilton

HistoryEdit

It was created in 2003 from parts of Hamilton East, Hamilton West and Ancaster—Dundas—Flamborough—Aldershot ridings.

This riding lost territory to Hamilton West—Ancaster—Dundas and gained territory from Hamilton East—Stoney Creek during the 2012 electoral redistribution.

GeographyEdit

Consisting of that part of the City of Hamilton described as follows: commencing at the intersection of James Mountain Road with the Niagara Escarpment; thence generally westerly along said escarpment to the electric power transmission line situated westerly of Chateau Court; thence northerly along said transmission line to Highway No. 403; thence generally northeasterly along said highway to the Desjardins Canal; thence easterly along said canal and continuing due east in Hamilton Harbour to the northerly production of Queen Street North; thence northerly in a straight line along said production to the northerly limit of said city; thence generally northeasterly, southeasterly and northeasterly along said limit to the northerly production of Ottawa Street North; thence southerly along said production and Ottawa Street North to Burlington Street East; thence easterly along said street to Kenilworth Avenue North; thence southerly along said avenue and Kenilworth Avenue South to Lawrence Road; thence westerly along said road to the southerly production of Keswick Court; thence southerly along said production to the Niagara Escarpment; thence generally westerly along said escarpment to the point of commencement.

Members of ParliamentEdit

It has been represented in the House of Commons of Canada by New Democrat David Christopherson since the 2004 federal election.

Parliament Years Member Party
Hamilton Centre
Riding created from Hamilton East, Hamilton West
and Ancaster—Dundas—Flamborough—Aldershot
38th  2004–2006     David Christopherson New Democratic
39th  2006–2008
40th  2008–2011
41st  2011–2015
42nd  2015–2019
43rd  2019–present Matthew Green

Election resultsEdit

2019 Canadian federal election
** Preliminary results — Not yet official **
Party Candidate Votes % ±% Expenditures
New Democratic Matthew Green 20,368 46.2 +0.64
Liberal Jasper Kujavsky 12,651 28.7 -4.69
Conservative Monica Ciriello 6,341 14.4 +0.25
Green Jason Lopez 3,370 7.6 +3.27
People's Melina Mamone 833 1.9
Christian Heritage Gary Duyzer 182 0.4
Independent Tony Lemma 158 0.4
Independent Edward Graydon 134 0.3
Independent Nathalie Xian Yi Yan 85 0.2
Total valid votes/Expense limit 44,122 100.0  
Total rejected ballots 405 0.91
Turnout 44,527 60.27
Eligible voters 73,885
New Democratic hold Swing
Source: Elections Canada[3][4]
2015 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes % ±% Expenditures
New Democratic David Christopherson 18,719 45.56 -14.69 $52,665.42
Liberal Anne Tennier 13,718 33.39 +20.29 $65,231.14
Conservative Yonatan Rozenszajn 6,018 14.65 -8.81 $38,675.56
Green Ute Schmid-Jones 1,778 4.33 +3.83 $5,331.63
Marijuana Michael James Baldasaro 348 0.85
Libertarian Rob Young 316 0.77 $4,236.22
Independent Maria Anastasiou 186 0.45 $829.76
Total valid votes/Expense limit 41,083 100.00   $201,952.89
Total rejected ballots 269 0.65
Turnout 41,352 60.73
Eligible voters 68,087
New Democratic hold Swing -17.49
Source: Elections Canada[5][6]
2011 federal election redistributed results[7]
Party Vote %
  New Democratic 20,741 60.25
  Conservative 8,076 23.46
  Liberal 4,509 13.10
  Others 925 2.69
  Green 172 0.50
2011 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes % ±% Expenditures
New Democratic David Christopherson 23,849 57.0 +7.7
Conservative James Byron 11,020 26.4 +4.1
Liberal Anne Tennier 5,912 14.1 -3.5
Marijuana Michael Baldasaro 780 1.9 n/a
Marxist–Leninist Lisa Nussey 252 0.6 +0.3
Total valid votes 41,813 100.0
Total rejected ballots 320 0.8
Turnout 42,133 54.7
Eligible voters 77,077
2008 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes % ±% Expenditures
New Democratic David Christopherson 20,010 49.3 -2.0 $66,259
Conservative Leon O'Connor 9,051 22.3 +2.0 $24,629
Liberal Helen Wilson 7,164 17.6 -5.9 $30,226
Green John Livingstone 3,625 8.9 +4.2 $5,353
Libertarian Anthony Giles 528 1.3 n/a
Marxist–Leninist Lisa Nussey 126 0.3 n/a
Communist Ryan Sparrow 125 0.3 n/a $373
Total valid votes/Expense limit 39,850 100.0 $85,900
2006 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
New Democratic David Christopherson 24,503 51.3 +5.5
Liberal Javid Mirza 11,224 23.5 -10.2
Conservative Elliot L. Hill 9,969 20.3 +5.7
Green John Livingstone 2,022 4.2 +1.0
Canadian Action Tony Des Lauriers 332 0.7 n/a
Total valid votes 47,777 100.0
Total rejected ballots 279
Turnout 48,056 59.2
2004 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes %
New Democratic David Christopherson 20,321 45.8
Liberal Stan Keyes 14,948 33.7
Conservative Leon O'Connor 6,714 15.1
Green Anne Marie Pavlov 1,422 3.2
Christian Heritage Stephen Downey 520 1.2
Independent Michael James Baldasaro 345 0.8
Marxist–Leninist Jamile Ghaddar 91 0.2
Total valid votes 44,361 100.0

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  • "(Code 35031) Census Profile". 2011 census. Statistics Canada. 2012. Retrieved 2011-03-03.
  • Riding history from the Library of Parliament
  • Campaign expense data from Elections Canada

NotesEdit

Coordinates: 43°15′00″N 79°51′14″W / 43.250°N 79.854°W / 43.250; -79.854