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Niagara West (French: Niagara-Ouest) is a federal electoral district in Ontario. It encompasses a portion of Ontario formerly included in the electoral districts of Niagara West—Glanbrook, Welland and St. Catharines. It is currently represented by Dean Allison.[3]

Niagara West
Ontario electoral district
Federal electoral district
Legislature House of Commons
MP
 
 
 
Dean Allison
Conservative
District created 2013
First contested 2015
District webpage profile, map
Demographics
Population (2011)[1] 86,533
Electors (2015) 68,333
Area (km²)[2] 1,057
Pop. density (per km²) 81.9
Census divisions Niagara
Census subdivisions Grimsby, Lincoln, Pelham, St. Catharines, Wainfleet, West Lincoln

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GeographyEdit

It consists of the towns of Grimsby, Lincoln and Pelham, the Townships of West Lincoln and Wainfleet, and part of the City of St. Catharines lying westerly of a line described as follows: commencing at the intersection of the northerly limit of said city with the production of Courtleigh Road; thence southerly along said production, Courtleigh Road, and Third Street Louth to Queen Elizabeth Way; thence easterly along Queen Elizabeth Way to Highway No. 406; thence generally southerly along said highway to First Street Louth; thence southerly along said street to the southerly limit of said city.[4]

HistoryEdit

Niagara West was created by the 2012 federal electoral boundaries redistribution and was legally defined in the 2013 representation order. It came into effect upon the call of the 42nd Canadian federal election, scheduled for 19 October 2015.[5]

Members of ParliamentEdit

This riding has elected the following Members of Parliament:

Parliament Years Member Party
Niagara West
Riding created from Niagara West—Glanbrook.
St. Catharines and Welland
42nd  2015–Present     Dean Allison Conservative

Election resultsEdit

Canadian federal election, 2015
Party Candidate Votes % ∆% Expenditures
Conservative Dean Allison 24,732 48.82 -10.64
Liberal Phil Rose 16,581 32.73 +18.44
New Democratic Nameer Rahman 5,802 11.45 -7.76
Green Sid Frere 1,511 2.98 -1.53
Christian Heritage Harold Jonker 1,234 2.44
Libertarian Allan de Roo 797 1.57
Total valid votes/Expense limit 50,657 100.00   $202,020.07
Total rejected ballots 242 0.48
Turnout 50,889 73.83
Eligible voters 68,937
Conservative hold Swing -14.54
Source: Elections Canada[6][7]
2011 federal election redistributed results[8]
Party Vote  %
  Conservative 25,999 59.47
  New Democratic 8,401 19.22
  Liberal 6,249 14.29
  Green 1,972 4.51
  Others 1,100 2.52

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