May 27, 2014 2:47 pm
Updated: June 11, 2014 10:56 am

Ontario election 2014: Brampton West riding

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On June 12, voters head to the polls in the 2014 Ontario election. Learn more about the candidates and political history of the riding of Brampton West.

Candidates

Liberals: Vic Dhillon*
Progressive Conservatives: Randeep Sandhu
NDP: Gugni Gill Panaich
Green:  Sayyeda Ebrahim

Geography

Screen shot 2014-05-09 at 4.16.40 AM Located (as the name suggests) in west Brampton, this riding contains virtually all of Brampton west of Kennedy Road. The 2011 census recorded it as the second-largest riding, by population, in Ontario, with a population of 204,146 – which means this could be the last time the riding is contested under its current boundaries.

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History

Liberal MPP Vic Dhillon won the defunct riding of Brampton West—Mississauga in 2003, ousting PC cabinet minister (and current federal cabinet minister) Tony Clement in a major upset. He was subsequently re-elected to Brampton West in 2007 and 2011. This riding, like most in Brampton and Mississauga, has historically voted for the Liberals and PCs in equal measure, with the NDP well back in the polls.

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By the numbers

With a median age of 33.6 in the 2011 census, it’s the youngest riding in Ontario. 59.6% of people said they had moved addresses in the last five years in the last census, the highest number in the province.

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Riding in a tweet

Liberal incumbent Dhillon is favoured in this highly populated riding, but could be in danger if his party loses badly on election night.

Poll-level results, 2011: Brampton West »

Poll-level results, 2011: Brampton West

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