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Hamilton West (Canadian electoral district)

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Hamilton West was a federal and provincial electoral district in Ontario, Canada, that was represented in the House of Commons of Canada from 1904 to 2004, and in the Legislative Assembly of Ontario from 1894 to 1934 and from 1967 to 2007.

Hamilton West
Ontario electoral district
Defunct federal electoral district
LegislatureHouse of Commons
District created1903
District abolished2004
First contested1904
Last contested2000
Defunct provincial electoral district
LegislatureLegislative Assembly of Ontario
District created1966
District abolished2004
First contested1967
Last contested2003

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HistoryEdit

The federal riding was created when the old riding of Hamilton was split in 1903.

In 1903, the city of Hamilton was divided into two electoral districts: Hamilton East and Hamilton West. Hamilton West consisted of wards 2, 3, 4, and 5 of the city. The boundaries expanded ever eastward as the population centre did, but it always included the neighbourhoods of Ainslie Wood, Westdale and downtown Hamilton.

In 1914, it was redefined to consist of the western part of the city of Hamilton described by a line drawn from the brow of the mountain along Dundurn Street, west along Aberdeen Avenue, north along Paradise Road to Cootes Paradise, along the south and east margins of the marsh to Burlington Bay, east along the bay, south along Hughson Street, east along King Street, south along Ferguson Avenue, west along Aberdeen Avenue and the Mountain Brow.

In 1924, it was redefined to consist of the part of the city of Hamilton lying west of Wellington Street, east of Paradise Road, and north of Cootes Paradise.

In 1935, it was redefined to exclude the part lying south of Concession Street, Claremont Drive and West Fifth Street.

In 1952, it was redefined to consist of the part of the city of Hamilton lying north of the brow of the mountain and west of a line drawn from north to south along Wellington Street and its prolongation south to the brow of the mountain.

In 1966, it was redefined to consist of the part of the City of Hamilton bounded as follows: commencing where Wellington Street meets the shore of Hamilton Harbour, south along Wellington Street, east along Robert Street, south along East Avenue, east along Main Street, south along Wentworth Street, west along the brow of the Mountain to the west city limit.

In 1976, it was redefined to consist of the part of the City of Hamilton lying west and north of a line drawn south along Wentworth Street from Hamilton Harbour, east along Main Street East, south along Sherman Avenue, and west along the brow of the Mountain to the city limit.

In 1987, it was redefined to consist of the part of the City of Hamilton lying west and north of a line drawn from north to south from the northern city limit, south along Wentworth Street, east along Cannon Street, south along Sherman Avenue, west along the brow of the Niagara Escarpment, to the western limit of the city.

In 1996, it was redefined to consist of the part of the City of Hamilton lying west and north of a line drawn from where westerly limit of the city meets Lisajane Court to Stone Church Road, east along Stone Church Road, north along Garth Street, east along Lincoln Alexander Expressway, north along West Fifth Street, east along the brow of the Niagara Escarpment, north to and along Wentworth Street, west along Main Street, north along Wellington Street, east along Burlington Street, and north along the spur line of the Canadian National Railway to the northern city limit.

The electoral district was abolished in 2003 when it was redistributed between Ancaster—Dundas—Flamborough—Westdale, Hamilton Centre and Hamilton Mountain ridings.

Members of ParliamentEdit

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

Parliament Years Member Party
Hamilton West
Riding created from Hamilton
10th  1904–1908     Adam Zimmerman Liberal
11th  1908–1911     Thomas Joseph Stewart Conservative
12th  1911–1917
13th  1917–1921
14th  1921–1925
15th  1925–1926 Charles William Bell
16th  1926–1930
17th  1930–1935
18th  1935–1937 Herbert Earl Wilton
 1937–1940 John Allmond Marsh
19th  1940–1945     Colin W. G. Gibson Liberal
20th  1945–1949
21st  1949–1950
 1950–1953     Ellen Fairclough Progressive Conservative
22nd  1953–1957
23rd  1957–1958
24th  1958–1962
25th  1962–1963
26th  1963–1965     Joseph Macaluso Liberal
27th  1965–1968
28th  1968–1972     Lincoln Alexander Progressive Conservative
29th  1972–1974
30th  1974–1979
31st  1979–1980
32nd  1980–1980
 1980–1984     Stanley Hudecki Liberal
33rd  1984–1988     Peter Peterson Progressive Conservative
34th  1988–1993     Stan Keyes Liberal
35th  1993–1997
36th  1997–2000
37th  2000–2004
Riding dissolved into Hamilton Centre,
Ancaster—Dundas—Flamborough—Westdale and Hamilton Mountain

Members of Provincial ParliamentEdit

This riding has elected the following members of the Legislative Assembly of Ontario:

Assembly Years Member Party
Hamilton West
Riding created
8th  1894–1898     John Morison Gibson Liberal
9th  1898–1902     Edward Alexander Colquhoun Conservative
10th  1902–1905 John Strathearn Hendrie
11th  1905–1908
12th  1908–1911
13th  1911–1914
14th  1914–1919 John Allan
15th  1919–1923     Walter Rollo Labour
16th  1923–1926     Arthur Campbell Garden Conservative
17th  1926–1929 Frederick Thomas Smye
18th  1929–1930
 1931–1934 D'Arcy Argue Counsell Martin
Riding dissolved
Riding re-created
28th  1967–1971     Ada Pritchard Progressive Conservative
29th  1971–1975 Jack McNie
30th  1975–1977     Stuart Lyon Smith Liberal
31st  1977–1981
32nd  1981–1982
 1982–1985     Richard Allen New Democratic
33rd  1985–1987
34th  1987–1990
35th  1990–1995
36th  1995–1999     Lillian Ross Progressive Conservative
37th  1999–2003     David Christopherson New Democratic
38th  2003–2007     Judy Marsales Liberal
Riding dissolved

Federal election resultsEdit

1904 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal Adam Zimmerman 3,345
Conservative Frank C. Bruce 3,108
1908 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes
Conservative Thomas Joseph Stewart 3,363
Liberal Adam Zimmerman 2,969
1911 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes
Conservative Thomas Joseph Stewart 4,390
Liberal John Inglis McLaren 2,570
Unknown Hiram Dickhout 522
1917 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes
Government (Unionist) Thomas Joseph Stewart 6,451
Labour Walter Ritchie Rollo 3,678
Opposition (Laurier Liberals) John Inglis McLaren 2,610
1921 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes
Conservative Thomas Joseph Stewart 6,942
Progressive Thomas James O'Heir 4,990
Liberal William Ainslie 1,557
1925 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes
Conservative Charles William Bell 13,875
Liberal George Alexander Gow 2,651
1926 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes
Conservative Charles William Bell 10,888
Liberal Henry Carpenter 3,665
1930 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes
Conservative Charles William Bell 10,978
Liberal Cranmer Egerton Riselay 6,275
1935 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes
Conservative Herbert Earl Wilton 7,857
Reconstruction Nora Frances Henderson 5,065
Liberal Kennedy Connor 4,817
Liberal William Ainslie 3,434
Co-operative Commonwealth William Herbert Connor 2,203

On Mr. Wilton's death, 1 February 1937:

By-election on 22 March 1937
Party Candidate Votes
Conservative John Allmond Marsh 8,102
Liberal Kennedy Connor 7,295
Labour John O'Hanley 3,536
1940 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal Colin W. G. Gibson 13,965
National Government John Allmond Marsh 11,032
1945 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal Colin W. G. Gibson 11,439
Progressive Conservative Chester William New 9,260
Co-operative Commonwealth David Lewis 6,728
Labor–Progressive Sam Sniderman 1,063
1949 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal Colin W. G. Gibson 12,324
Progressive Conservative Ellen Fairclough 9,252
Co-operative Commonwealth John Stanley Allen 6,748

On Mr. Gibson's appointment as Puisne Judge of the Supreme Court of Ontario, 18 January 1950:

By-election on 15 May 1950
Party Candidate Votes
Progressive Conservative Ellen Fairclough 8,008
Liberal Harold F. Lazier 7,602
Co-operative Commonwealth Alfred Henry Collingdon 3,235
1953 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes
Progressive Conservative Ellen Fairclough 13,016
Liberal John Prendergast O'Reilly 10,044
Co-operative Commonwealth Alex Muir 4,358
1957 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes
Progressive Conservative Ellen Fairclough 16,533
Liberal John Munro 9,964
Co-operative Commonwealth William Scandlan 4,363
1958 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes
Progressive Conservative Ellen Fairclough 19,863
Liberal Dorothy Jane Crewe 6,094
Co-operative Commonwealth William Scandlan 4,742
1962 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes
Progressive Conservative Ellen Fairclough 12,794
Liberal Balys Bill Kronas 11,047
New Democratic Gary Chertkoff 5,321
Communist Alfred Dewhurst 421
1963 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal Joseph Macaluso 13,701
Progressive Conservative Ellen Fairclough 10,849
New Democratic Gary Chertkoff 5,709
Social Credit James Ian Buchan 442
Communist Harry Hunter 283
1965 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal Joseph Macaluso 13,247
Progressive Conservative Lincoln Alexander 10,888
New Democratic Tom Doyle 6,297
Social Credit Reynolds H. James 199
1968 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes
Progressive Conservative Lincoln Alexander 13,580
Liberal Thomas A. Beckett 13,238
New Democratic Patricia Bruce 6,809
1972 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes
Progressive Conservative Lincoln Alexander 19,837
Liberal Jack Burghardt 12,204
New Democratic Peggy Leppert 5,420
Not affiliated Bob Jaggard 218
1974 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes
Progressive Conservative Lincoln Alexander 15,421
Liberal Milt Lewis 13,162
New Democratic Gordon Holmes 4,890
Social Credit Louis Deme 363
Communist Bob Jaggard 138
Marxist–Leninist Nola H. Moore 117
1979 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes
Progressive Conservative Lincoln Alexander 19,661
Liberal Stanley Hudecki 13,859
New Democratic Miriam Simpson 8,512
Communist Edward McDonald 161
Marxist–Leninist A.P. Daljeet 138
1980 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes
Progressive Conservative Lincoln Alexander 15,500
Liberal Stanley Hudecki 14,929
New Democratic Miriam Simpson 9,330
Rhinoceros James E. S. Sabzali 304
Marxist–Leninist A.P. Daljeet 139

Resignation of the Hon. Lincoln M. Alexander, 27 May 1980:

By-election on 8 September 1980
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal Stanley Hudecki 12,565
Progressive Conservative Jackie Isbester 9,882
New Democratic Miriam Simpson 8,172
Libertarian Chris Sorenson 133
Marxist–Leninist Don McLean 120
Independent John Turmel 88
1984 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes
Progressive Conservative Peter Peterson 16,573
Liberal Stanley Hudecki 12,379
New Democratic Philip Newell 11,508
Libertarian Michael A. J. Baldasaro 300
Communist Bob Mann 157
Commonwealth of Canada Val Haché 135
1988 Canadian federal election: Hamilton West
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal Stan Keyes 16,598
Progressive Conservative Peter Peterson 14,851
New Democratic Lesley Russell 11,194
Christian Heritage Barry Mombourquette 935
Independent Walter A. Tucker 179
Communist Bill Thompson 103
1993 Canadian federal election: Hamilton West
Party Candidate Votes % Expenditures
Liberal Stan Keyes 22,592 58.65 $38,319
Reform George G. Mills 5,857 15.21 $30,042
Progressive Conservative Peter Peterson 5,789 15.03 $34,188
New Democratic Denise Giroux 3,143 8.16 $27,417
National Owen Morgan 606 1.57 $1,152
Natural Law Rita Rassenberg 396 1.03 $199
Independent Elaine Couto 134 0.35 $244
Total valid votes 38,517 100.00
Total rejected ballots 417
Turnout 38,934 58.42
Electors on the lists 66,640
Source: Thirty-fifth General Election, 1993: Official Voting Results, Published by the Chief Electoral Officer of Canada. Financial figures taken from official contributions and expenses provided by Elections Canada.
1997 Canadian federal election: Hamilton West
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal Stan Keyes 20,951
New Democratic Andrea Horwath 7,648
Progressive Conservative John Findlay 6,510
Reform Ken Griffith 6,285
Natural Law Brian Rickard 323
Marxist–Leninist Wendell Fields 170
2000 Canadian federal election: Hamilton West
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal Stan Keyes 21,273
Alliance Leon O'Connor 7,293
New Democratic Catherine Hudson 5,300
Progressive Conservative Ron Blackie 5,024
Green Hamish Jamie Campbell 616
Marijuana Danielle Keir 437
Not affiliated Stephen Downey 163
Natural Law Rita Rassenberg 94
Communist Mike Mirza 91
Marxist–Leninist Wendell Fields 61

Provincial election resultsEdit

2003 Ontario general election
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Judy Marsales 15,600 39.97 +10.82
New Democratic Roy Adams 13,468 34.5 -3.34
Progressive Conservative Doug Brown 8,185 20.97 -8.73
Family Coalition Lynne Scime 750 1.92 +0.94
Green Jo Pavlov 727 1.86
Independent Jamila Ghaddar 303 0.78
1999 Ontario general election
Party Candidate Votes %
New Democratic David Christopherson 15,625 37.84
Progressive Conservative Lillian Ross 12,261 29.7
Liberal Frank D'amico 12,037 29.15
Green Phyllis Mccoll 495 1.2
Family Coalition Lynne Scime 403 0.98
Independent Wendell Fields 236 0.57
Natural Law Rita Rassenberg 231 0.56

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