Party Candidate Votes Status
268/268 polls Updated: Jun. 13, 2014 1:49 AM EDT
NDP Wayne Gates 24,123 Elected
PC Bart Maves 16,699
LIB Lionel Tupman 7,314
GRN Clarke Bitter 1,724
LTN Ralph Panucci 560
NAP John Ringo Beam 498

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Riding profile

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This mixed urban-rural riding in southern Ontario takes in the towns of Fort Erie, Niagara-on-the-Lake and the city of Niagara Falls.

The long, narrow riding runs along the Niagara River from Lake Ontario to Lake Erie.

The riding includes Niagara-on-the-Lake, Niagara Falls,

The riding includes Niagara Falls, Niagara-on-the-Lake and and Fort Erie.

The borders for this riding run from Lake Ontario in the north, Niagara River on the east, Lake Erie to the south and Thorold Thornline Road and Holloway Bay Road to the west.

As a result of the 1999 redistribution, the new riding of Niagara Falls combined most of the old Niagara Falls riding with 25 per cent of St. Catharines-Brock and small portions of Niagara South and Welland-Thorold.

Population:128,357 (2011 census; an increase of 1.3% since 2006)

Political history

In a February 2014 byelection New Democrat Wayne Gates won by 1,025 votes over Progressive Conservative Bart Maves after Liberal Kim Craitor resigned from legislature in 2013.

The Liberals defeated Pregressive Conservative George Lepp in 2007 by only 498 votes.  Craitor had held that seat since taking it from incumbent Maves in 2003

The Liberals held the old Niagara Falls riding from the mid-1970s to 1990, from when Vince Kerrio defeated Tory incumbent John Clement by a scant 172 votes in 1975. Kerrio was re-elected four times, and served in David Peterson's cabinet.

New Democrat Margaret Harrington won the riding in 1990, followed in 1995 by Tory Bart Maves. Maves retained the seat in 1999, edging out Liberal Selina Volpatti by 1,417 votes.

2014 Provincial Byelection Results



Total votes


NDP Wayne Gates 14,589 39.54
PC Bart Maves 13,564 36.76
LIB Joyce Morocco 7,144 19.36
GRN Clarke Bitter 1,011 2.74
IND Tim Tredwell 226 0.61
LTN Stefanos Karatopis 159 0.43
PPP Troy Young 107 0.29
FP Andrew Brannan 101 0.27



Unemployment Rate
Provincial 6.4%
National 6.6%
Provincial 13.56%
National 13.71%
Home Owners
Provincial 26.61%
National 26.92%
Avg Family Income
Provincial $90,526
National $82,325
Provincial 28%
National 20%
Post-Secondary Degree
Provincial 33.54%
National 33.35%

Source: Statistics Canada, 2006 Census

2014 Candidates

Conservative   Bart Maves
Liberal   Lionel Tupman
NDP   Wayne Gates
Green   Clarke Bitter
Libertarian   Ralph Panucci
None of the Above Party (NOTA)    John Ringo Beam