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Election Day: Oct. 2, 2003   

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 DISTRICT: HAMILTON WEST
Candidate Party Vote Count Pop. Vote X
Judy Marsales Liberal Party 15600 39.97% X
Roy Adams New Democratic Party 13468 34.5%
Doug Brown Prog Conservative 8185 20.97%
Lynne Scime Family Coalition 750 1.92%
Jo Pavlov Green Party of Ont. 727 1.86%
Jamila Ghaddar Independent 303 0.78%
 Last Update Fri Oct 3 12:45:49 EDT 2003 217 of 217 polls reporting


HAMILTON WEST

2003 Candidates:
Roy Adams (NDP)
Doug Brown (Progressive Conservative)
Judy Marsales (Liberal)
Lynne Scime (FCP)
Jo Pavlov (GP)
Jamila Ghaddar (IND)

1999 Election Results
Candidate Ballot Count Popular Vote
David Christopherson (NDP) 15,625 37.84%
Lillian Ross (PC) 12,261 29.70%
Frank D'Amico (Liberal) 12,037 29.15%

Phyllis McColl (Green Party)

495 1.20%
Lynne Scime (Family Coalition Party) 403 0.98%
Rita Rassenberg (Natural Law Party) 231 0.56%
Wendell Fields (Independent) 236 0.57%


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Riding Profile:

This riding takes in the western part of Hamilton and part of the city's downtown core. Its economy relies primarily on the manufacturing industry.

Its border stretches to Hamilton Harbour and Cootes Paradise in the north, to Stone Church Road and Redhill Creek Expressway to the south. To the west, the riding ends at Hamilton city limits and 5th Street, the Niagara Escarpment, Wentworth Street and Wellington Street in the east.

A large part of the riding's population lives in apartment complexes in the downtown area; renters outnumber homeowners by 56 per cent to 44 per cent.

The post-redistribution riding added almost two-thirds of the old Hamilton Centre to almost all of the old Hamilton West riding.

Political History:

The old riding of Hamilton Centre was consecutively held by the NDP father-son duo of Norm and Michael Davison. The senior Davison was elected here in 1967 and 1971, and his son won in 1975 and 1977.

Michael Davison was unseated in 1981 by Liberal Sheila Copps, but not by much: she won by a scant 14 votes. Copps resigned to run federally in 1984, and Michael Davison recaptured the seat by a 55-vote margin in the ensuing byelection.

The Liberals reclaimed the riding in the general elections of 1985 and 1987. The NDP won it back in 1990, 1995 and 1999.

In the riding of Hamilton West, Liberal Stuart Smith won in 1975, 1977 and 1981. Smith also served as Ontario Liberal leader from 1976 to 1982. The NDP held the riding from 1982 through to 1995, when they lost to the Tories. David Christopherson reclaimed it for the New Democrats in 1999.

 

 

 

 

 

 


 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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