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Federal Election 2015: Scarborough Centre riding results

Real time live results available on Monday, October 19 2015 after polls close. Overall results will be available here.

Summary: Look for a tight race in Scarborough Centre. Incumbent Conservative MP Roxanne James is hoping to win re-election, after her upset victory in 2011 over Liberal John Cannis, ending his 18-year run as MP.

Boundaries: The boundaries here have shifted for 2015, adding territory to the south and losing some in the east. Neighbourhoods here include Maryvale, Ellesmere, Bendale, Eglinton East, Ionview and Wexford.

Last Election: Conservative James defeated Liberal incumbent Cannis by 1,470 votes, a margin of less than 4 per cent.

History: Liberal John Cannis was first elected here in 1993, taking the seat from the PC Party, and turning it into a Liberal stronghold, until his defeat in 2011.

Demographics: The average income (as of the 2011 National Household Survey) is $30,590, fifth lowest in the province. Just 24.3 per cent of residents identified as South Asian, the lowest of Scarborough’s six ridings.

Candidates

Conservative: Roxanne James, MP since 2011

NDP: Alex Wilson, pastor

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Liberal: Salma Zahid, provincial public servant

Green: Lindsay Thompson, IT worker

Libertarian: Katerina Androutsos

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