|Party||Candidate||Votes||Vote Share (%)||Status|
|280/280 polls||Updated: Jun. 13, 2014 1:49 AM EDT|
|LIB||Sandra Yeung Racco||21,783||
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Elections Ontario has declared the Progressive Conservatives the winner in the riding of Thornhill after a recount up-ended what was initially declared a Liberal victory. Read the news story »
Located just north of Toronto, this riding runs between Highway 400 to the west and Highway 404 to the east. It is bordered to the north by Highway 7 and to the south by Steeles Avenue.
This riding includes that part of the city of Vaughan south of Rutherford Road and the part of Markham lying south of Highway 7.
In the 1999 redistribution, the new riding Thornhill was created from 25 per cent of York Centre and one-third of Markham.
Population: 131,978 (2006 census; an increase of 13.0% since 2001)
The resignation of Progressive-Conservative MPP Peter Shurman in December 2013 forced a byelection the Tories were able to win when PC runner Gila Martow beat Liberal contender Sandra Yeung Racco. Martow ended the night with 13,397 votes over 11,592 for the Liberals and 1,896 for Cindy Hackleberg of the New Democrats.
In the 2011 election, Shuman beat NDP candidate Bernie Farber, winning by a little more than 2,700 votes.
Past elections in this riding have been very close. Progressive Conservative Shurman beat Liberal incumbent Mario Racco by 1,725 votes in 2007. In 2003, Racco eked out a 796-vote win over Tory Tina Molinari.
Molinari, in turn, beat Liberal Dan Ronen by just 343 votes in the new Thornhill riding in 1999.
Before redistribution,Tory Don Cousens won the Markham riding in 1987, edging out his closest rival, Liberal Gail Newall, by fewer than 700 votes. Three years later, he trounced Liberal Frank Scarpitti by more than 10,000 votes. David Tsubouchi continued a Progressive Conservative trend with victories in 1995 (and held Markham in the 1999 poll).
York Centre was captured by the Liberals in 1987 by Greg Sorbara. Sorbara was re-elected in 1990, but swung back to the Tories in 1995, with a victory by Al Palladini.
2014 Provincial Byelection Results
|LIB||Sandra Yeung Racco||11,671||41.60|
- Unemployment Rate
- Home Owners
- Avg Family Income
- Post-Secondary Degree
Source: Statistics Canada, 2006 Census
|Liberal||Sandra Yeung Racco|
|Freedom Party of Ontario||Erin Goodwin|