Summary: This is a new riding for 2015. A large rural riding surrounding the core areas of Hamilton and Ancaster, Conservative David Sweet, MP for Ancaster-Dundas-Flamborough-Westdale since 2006, is seeking re-election here.
Boundaries: Flamborough-Glanbrook includes virtually any part of the large Municipality of Hamilton that doesn’t include the city core, Ancaster, Dundas, or Stoney Creek. The largest population centres are Leckie Park and Waterdown. Much of this new riding was formerly in Ancaster-Dundas-Flamborough-Westdale, with the rest coming from Niagara West-Glanbrook.
Last Election: In 2011, voters within the boundaries of this new riding voted 55.4 per cent Conservative, and 22.8 per cent voted NDP. In the former ridings here, Conservative Sweet was elected with 51.25 per cent of the vote, and Conservative Dean Allison was elected in Niagara West-Glanbrook with 57.25 per cent.
History: The area surrounding the city centre of Hamilton has typically elected Conservative/Progressive Conservative candidates, with the exception of 1993-2006, when it was held by John H. Bryden and Russ Powers. However, in the three elections since (and the seven elections prior to Bryden), the area has elected right-wing candidates.
Demographics: The median income, like many ridings adjacent to municipal centres in Ontario, is quite high at $46,623, 15th highest in the province.
Conservative: David Sweet, MP since 2006
NDP: Mike DiLivio, electrician
Liberal: Jennifer Stebbing, lawyer at Butcher Litigation PC
Green: Dave Urquhart