New Democrat Brian Masse has been re-elected in the riding of Windsor West for a seventh term in office.
Masse has represented the riding since he was first elected in a byelection in 2002. Masse’s re-election continues the New Democrat’s near 20-year prominence in the riding.
Before coming into NDP hands, the riding was represented by the Liberal party’s Herb Gray, one of Canada’s longest-serving parliamentarians. The former deputy prime minister died in 2014 at the age of 82. He was first elected to the House of Commons in 1962 and represented the riding of Windsor West from its inception in 1968 from parts of Essex East and Essex West up until his retirement in 2002.
The Windsor West riding consists of the portion of the City of Windsor lying west and south of a line beginning at the U.S.A. border along Langlois Avenue to Tecumseh Road East and then to Pillette Road, then southeast to the Windsor International Airport, southwest to the CN Railway, and then south along the railway tot he southern city limits.