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Election Day: Oct. 2, 2003   

Candidate Party Vote Count Pop. Vote X
Dominic Agostino Liberal Party 16052 52.07% X
Bob Sutton New Democratic Party 9089 29.48%
Sohail Bhatti Prog Conservative 4064 13.18%
Raymond Dartsch Green Party of Ont. 553 1.79%
Robert Mann Communist Party 380 1.23%
Kelly Greenaway Independent 380 1.23%
Michael Izzotti Family Coalition 309 1%
 Last Update Fri Oct 3 12:45:18 EDT 2003 187 of 187 polls reporting


2003 Candidates:
Dominic Agostino (Liberal) - incumbent
Sohail Bhatti (PC)
Bob Sutton (NDP)
Michael Izzotti (FCP)
Robert Mann (Communist Party)
Raymond Dartsch (GP)
Kelly Greenaway (IND)

1999 Election Results
Candidate Ballot Count Popular Vote
Dominic Agostino (Liberal) 17,891 53.73%
Pete Preston (PC) 7,414 22.26%

Bob Sutton (NDP)

6,304 18.93%
Jim Howlett (Green Party) 496 1.49%
Laureen Amos (Natural Law Party) 258 0.77%
Julie Gordon (Independent) 263 0.79%
Bob Mann (Communist Party) 288 0.86%
Edgar Breau (Family Coalition Party) 386 1.16%

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Riding Profile:

This urban riding takes in the northeast part of Hamilton and most of the city's downtown.

Its boundaries include Lake Ontario and Hamilton Harbour to the north, and Queenston Road, Redhill Creek and the Niagara Escarpment to the south. Its east boundary is the Hamilton city limits, and it runs west to Wellington Street and the CNR spur line.

Hamilton East is a highly industrialized riding, with major employers including the Steel Company of Canada and Dofasco International. It is also highly unionized, with many constituents belonging to the Steelworkers Union and the Canadian Automobile Workers, among others.

This riding ranks third in lowest family income ridings, with only 4 per cent of residents having post-secondary degrees -- the lowest percentage in Ontario.

The new Hamilton East riding adds more than a third of the pre-1999 redistribution riding of Hamilton Centre to all of the provincial Hamilton East riding.

Political History:

The old riding of Hamilton East boasts a long history of pro-labour political representation stretching back to Norm Davison, who won in 1959 as a candidate for the Co-operative Commonwealth Federation.

Subsequent NDP candidates held the seat in 1963, 1967, 1971, 1975, 1977, 1981, 1985, 1987 and 1990. This run ended in 1995 when incumbent Dominic Agostino won for the Liberals.





 Overall Election Results
Party E L T Pop. Vote %
LIB 72 0 72 46.45%
PC 24 0 24 34.64%
NDP 7 0 7 14.70%
OTH 0 0 0 4.21%
 Last Update Fri Oct 3 12:45:18 EDT 2003

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