Results

BURLINGTON
Party Candidate Votes Status
266/266 polls Updated: Jun. 13, 2014 1:49 AM EDT
LIB Eleanor McMahon 23,826 Elected
PC Jane McKenna 20,319
NDP Jan Mowbray 7,854
GRN Meredith Cross 2,351
LTN Charles Zach 368
FP Andrew Brannan 253

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Riding profile

election

Situated in southwestern Ontario on the north shore of Lake Ontario, this urban riding includes much of the city of Burlington.

This new riding was established in 1999 by combining slightly more than 80 per cent of the former Burlington South riding with 30 per cent of Halton Centre and 14 per cent of Oakville South.

Population: 119,615 (2011 census; an increase of 1.1% since 2006)

Political history

Progressive Conservative Jane McKenna became the riding's MPP in 2011, winning with 2,145 more votes than her nearest rival, Liberal Karmel Sakran. In 2007, PC candidate Joyce Savoline beat Liberal Marianne Meed Ward by about 1,800 votes.

Tory Cam Jackson won the riding in 1999, when it was created, by a margin of almost 15,000 votes. He resigned his portfolio in Premier Ernie Eves's cabinet in October 2002 when it was revealed that he charged more than $100,000 worth of dinners, hotel rooms and travel costs to Ontario. But he continued to seek re-election and was vindicated in August 2003 when the province's integrity commissioner ruled that his expenses were "reasonable and appropriate."

Jackson pulled off a win in 2003, but just barely; he beat Liberal Mark Fuller by 1,852 votes.

The old Burlington South riding was traditionally a Tory stronghold: George Kerr handed off the seat to Cam Jackson in 1985 after holding the seat since the 1960s.

The former Halton Centre riding was primarily the domain of the Liberals until 1995, when it was won by the Progressive Conservatives.

 

2011 Provincial Election Results

Party

Candidate

Total votes

%

PC Jane McKenna 20,048 40.42
LIB Karmel Sakran 17,903 36.09
NDP Peggy Russell 9,347 18.84
GRN Alex Brown 1,129 2.28
LTN Anthony Giles 634 1.28
FCP Tim O'Brien 383 0.77
FP Andrew Brannan 158 0.32

 

Demographics

Unemployment Rate
5.7%
Provincial 6.4%
National 6.6%
Seniors
11.23%
Provincial 13.56%
National 13.71%
Home Owners
26.87%
Provincial 26.61%
National 26.92%
Avg Family Income
$86,497
Provincial $90,526
National $82,325
Immigration
21%
Provincial 28%
National 20%
Post-Secondary Degree
28.93%
Provincial 33.54%
National 33.35%

Source: Statistics Canada, 2006 Census

 

2014 Candidates

Conservative   Jane McKenna
Liberal   Eleanor McMahon
NDP   Jan Mowbray
Green   Meredith Cross
Libertarian   Charles Zach
Freedom Party of Ontario   Andrew Brannan