Ajax—Pickering

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Ajax—Pickering
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Ajax—Pickering electoral district
Coordinates: 43°51′02″N 79°03′18″W / 43.85056°N 79.05500°W / 43.85056; -79.05500Coordinates: 43°51′02″N 79°03′18″W / 43.85056°N 79.05500°W / 43.85056; -79.05500
Location of the constituency office (as of 12 July 2010)
Federal electoral district
Legislature House of Commons
MP
 
 
 
Chris Alexander
Conservative
District created 2003
First contested 2004
Last contested 2011
District webpage profile, map
Demographics
Population (2011)[1] 137,217
Electors (2011) 86,159
Area (km²)[2] 272.24
Pop. density (per km²) 504
Census divisions Durham
Census subdivisions Ajax, Pickering

Ajax—Pickering is a federal electoral district in Ontario, Canada, that has been represented in the Canadian House of Commons since 2011 by Conservative MP Chris Alexander.

Its population in 2001 was 100,215. The district includes the Town of Ajax and the northern part of the City of Pickering in the eastern suburbs of Toronto. The electoral district was created in 2003: 57.6% of the population of the riding came from 43.3% of Pickering—Ajax—Uxbridge and 44.8% from Whitby—Ajax.

In September 2009, Chris Alexander won the Conservative Party of Canada nomination in Ajax—Pickering. Prior to entering federal politics, Mr. Alexander served Canada as a diplomat. His first posting was at the Canadian Embassy in Russia, and in 2003, he became Canada's first resident Ambassador in Kabul, Afghanistan. Between 2005 and 2009, he served as a Deputy Special Representative of the United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan.

Boundaries[edit]

Consisting of that part of the Regional Municipality of Durham composed of:

(a) the Town of Ajax; and

(b) that part of the City of Pickering lying northerly and easterly of a line described as follows: commencing at the intersection of the westerly limit of said city with Finch Avenue; thence easterly along said avenue to Valley Farm Road; thence southerly along said road and its production to Ontario Highway 401; thence northeasterly along said highway to Brock Road; thence southerly along said road and its production to the southerly limit of said city.

Member of Parliament[edit]

This riding has elected the following Member of Parliament:

Parliament Years Member Party
Ajax—Pickering
Riding created from Pickering—Ajax—Uxbridge and Whitby—Ajax
38th  2004 − 2006     Mark Holland Liberal
39th  2006 − 2008
40th  2008 − 2011
41st  2011 − Present     Chris Alexander Conservative

Election results[edit]

Canadian federal election, 2011
Party Candidate Votes % ∆% Expenditures
Conservative Christopher Alexander 24,797 44.07 +6.12
Liberal Mark Holland 21,569 38.33 -6.20
New Democratic Jim Koppens 8,284 14.72 +5.64
Green Mihkel Harilaid 1,621 2.88 -4.40
United Bob Kesic 72 0.13
Total valid votes/Expense limit 56,268 100.00
Total rejected ballots 187 0.33 -0.05
Turnout 56,455 61.22
     Conservative gain from Liberal Swing +6.16
Canadian federal election, 2008
Party Candidate Votes % ∆% Expenditures
Liberal Mark Holland 21,675 44.53 -4.9 $53,225
Conservative Rick Johnson 18,471 37.95 +5.2 $87,925
New Democratic Bala Thavarajasoorier 4,422 9.08 -3.6 $1,541
Green Mike Harilaid 3,543 7.28 +3.1 $3,531
Christian Heritage Kevin Norng 398 0.82 0.0 $1,171
Libertarian Stephanie Wilson 167 0.34 N/A $20
Total valid votes/Expense limit 48,676 100 $89,065
Total rejected ballots 186 0.38
Turnout 48,862
Canadian federal election, 2006
Party Candidate Votes % ∆% Expenditures
Liberal Mark Holland 25,636 49.38 -0.39 $43,781
Conservative Rondo Thomas 16,992 32.73 -0.90 $77,308
New Democratic Kevin Modeste 6,655 12.82 +0.70 $8,405
Green Russell Korus 2,199 4.24 -0.23 $948
Christian Heritage Kevin Norng 435 0.84 n/a $7,950
Total valid votes/Expense limit 51,917 100.00 $77,681
Canadian federal election, 2004
Party Candidate Votes %
Liberal Mark Holland 21,706 49.77
Conservative René Soetens 14,666 33.63
New Democratic Kevin Modeste 5,286 12.12
Green Karen MacDonald 1,951 4.47
Total valid votes 43,609

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