May 27, 2014 4:22 am
Updated: June 11, 2014 7:19 pm

Ontario election 2014: Newmarket-Aurora 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 Newmarket-Aurora.

Candidates

Liberals: Chris Ballard
Progressive Conservatives: Jane Twinney
NDP: Angus Duff
Green:  Andrew Roblin

Geography

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Containing the two cities identified in its name, Newmarket-Aurora is bordered by Bloomington Road to the south, Green Line to the north, Bathurst to the west and Highway 404 to the east.

History

Retiring PC MPP Frank Klees was re-elected with just under 4,000 votes here in 2011, his fifth straight win in a York-based riding. While the area generally favours the Progressive Conservatives, riding boundaries in north York have changed regularly over the years – this area was represented by Liberal MPP Greg Sorbara from 2003 to 2007, when it was Vaughan-King-Aurora.

By the numbers

Home to Magna International, the employment rate was measured at 71.7 per cent in the 2011 census, second-highest in Ontario. Seventy-eight per cent identified English as their mother tongue, the highest amount for a riding completely in York or Toronto.

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Riding in a tweet

The Tories hope to hold Newmarket-Aurora – one of their only GTA ridings – even without veteran Frank Klees.

Poll-level results, 2011: Newmarket-Aurora »

Poll-level results, 2011: Newmarket-Aurora

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