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 Hamilton Centre.
Liberals: Donna Tiqui-Shebib
Progressive Conservatives: John Vail
NDP: Andrea Horwath
Green: Peter Ormond
NDP leader Andrea Howarth was easily re-elected here in 2011, defeating her closest candidate by nearly 15,000 votes. She was first elected to Hamilton East in a 2004 by-election, and moved to this seat when it was recreated before the 2007 election. Historically, the area has elected MPPs from both the Liberals and NDP, including NDP MP David Christopherson and former Liberal mainstay Shelia Copps.
By the numbers
Thirty-nine per cent of households contain just one person, the largest number in Ontario outside of Toronto or Ottawa. The city’s Italian heritage is most prominent here: it’s the mother tongue of 4.78 per cent of people.
Riding in a tweet
With a MPP who leads the NDP, Hamilton Centre is probably the safest seat for the party in the province.