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This southern Ontario riding takes in the township of West Lincoln and the towns of Grimsby, Lincoln and Pelham. It also includes part of the city of Hamilton south and east of Glancaster Road, the transmission line, Redhill Creek and the Niagara Escarpment.
The riding runs from Lake Ontario in the northeast to the Welland River in the southeast and east to the border of St. Catharines.
The riding is a mix of urban and rural, with fruit-growing operations, wineries, tourism and mixed farming serving as the economic base.
This riding was created in 2007 by combining parts of Stoney Creek, Niagara Centre, Erie-Lincoln and Hamilton Mountain.
Population: 122,134 (2011 census; an increase of 10% since 2006)
Progressive Conservative Leader Tim Hudak was re-elected in 2011 with a 12,211-vote margin over Liberal Katie Trombetta. Hudak was first elected by a comfortable 10,000-vote margin in the 2007.
He was elected PC leader in 2009 after the unceremonious exit of former leader John Tory, who lost a byelection in Haliburton-Kawartha Lakes-Brock earlier that year.
Progressive Conservative Brad Clark won the first election in the Stoney Creek riding in 1999, defeating Liberal Chris Phillips. In 2001, he was named transportation minister and later served as labour minister under Ernie Eves.
Clark was defeated in 2003, losing to Liberal Jennifer Mossop by more than 5,000 votes.
Voters in Niagara Centre elected former Welland New Democrat MPP Peter Kormos in 1999 and re-elected him by more than 10,000 votes in 2003.
2011 Provincial Election Results
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Source: Statistics Canada, 2006 Census
|Freedom Party of Ontario||Geoff Peacock|