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Ontario election 2014: Hamilton Centre riding


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.

Candidates

Liberals: Donna Tiqui-Shebib
Progressive Conservatives: John Vail
NDP: Andrea Horwath
Green:  Peter Ormond

Geography

A small riding centred around downtown Hamilton, the riding is bordered by the Highway 403 to the west, the Lincoln Alexander Parkway and Sherman Access in the south, and Ottawa Street to the east.
A small riding centred around downtown Hamilton, the riding is bordered by the Highway 403 to the west, the Lincoln Alexander Parkway and Sherman Access in the south, and Ottawa Street to the east.

History

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.

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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.

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Poll-level results, 2011: Hamilton Centre »

Poll-level results, 2011: Hamilton Centre

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