Summary: Conservative Immigration Minister Chris Alexander, first elected in 2011 in the former riding of Ajax-Pickering, is seeking re-election in this new riding. He’ll face the man he beat in 2011, Liberal Mark Holland, who held the Ajax-Pickering seat from 2004 until 2011.
Boundaries: The town of Ajax is now it’s own riding. In the last election it was part of the much larger riding of Ajax-Pickering.
Last Election: If this riding existed in 2011, it would have elected a Conservative with 44.2 per cent of the vote. The Liberals would have earned 37.9 per cent. Those figures are very close to the result in Ajax-Pickering in 2011, in which Conservative Alexander won with 44.0 per cent of the vote, followed by Liberal Holland with 38.3 per cent.
History: This area was a Liberal stronghold prior to Alexander’s victory in 2011.
Conservative: Chris Alexander, MP, Minister of Citizenship and Immigration
NDP: Stephanie Brown, political science and philosophy student
Liberal: Mark Holland, Executive Director, Ontario Mission, Heart and Stroke Foundation
Green: Jeff Hill
United Party of Canada: Bob Kesic, party leader