|Ontario electoral district|
Brampton West in relation to other Greater Toronto Area electoral districts
|Federal electoral district|
|Legislature||House of Commons|
|District webpage||profile, map|
|Pop. density (per km²)||1,978|
- For the provincial electoral district, see Brampton West (provincial electoral district).
Brampton West is a federal electoral district in Ontario, Canada, that has been represented in the Canadian House of Commons since 2004. Its population was 170,422 in 2006- making it the most populous riding in Canada.
The Toronto Real Estate Board labels this section as "W24" in their studies.
People of Jamaican ethnic origin make up 13.0% of the riding's population, the highest such percentage in Canada.
Member of Parliament
The riding has elected the following Member of Parliament:
|Brampton West—Mississauga and Brampton Centre prior to 2003|
|Canadian federal election, 2011|
|New Democratic||Jagtar Shergill||11,225||17.74||+4.1|
|Independent||Theodore Koum Njoh||387||0.61%||–|
|Total valid votes||63,284||100%|
|Total rejected ballots||400||0.63||–|
|Canadian federal election, 2008|
|New Democratic||Jagtar Shergill||7,334||13.6||+2.5||$21,521|
|Total valid votes/Expense limit||53,924||100.0||$103,318|
|Total rejected ballots||347||0.6|
Note: As certified on 5 November 2008 after a recount.
The 2008 federal election in this riding featured candidates from the four main national parties. The Greens' Patti Chemelyk is an administrator in the health care industry; Jagtar Shergill of the NDP was a registered insurance broker who had run for the party in 2006 and for Brampton City Council the same year; Conservative Kyle Seeback is a commercial litigation lawyer and former national-level swimmer; and winner Andrew Kania, a Liberal, practiced family law.
Seeback was nominated by the Conservatives in April 2008.
Liberal incumbent Colleen Beaumier announced her retirement from the politics. This left the riding without an incumbent, and the Brampton West Federal Liberal Riding Association without a candidate to run. The hopefuls for the Liberal nomination were Deepika Darmela, Raj Jhajj, and Andrew Kania. Jhajj was the riding president, but stepped down from the position, to be considered. Kania had previously sought the party's nomination in Brampton—Springdale, but then-Prime Minister Paul Martin placed Dr. Ruby Dhalla as the candidate. On September 12, the riding association gathered at the Marriott Courtyard Convention Centre, where Kania's selection was announced.
Kania won by a small margin, with the election being one of the last to be called, with Kania not taking the lead until midnight; the election was so tight, The Toronto Star declared Seeback the winner in a published article, latter retracted. The Conservatives won nationally, with the Liberals losing around 20 seats. Kania commented, "I am very thankful to the people of Brampton West for trusting me to represent them in circumstances where the Liberal Party lost about 20 seats. Nobody will work harder, or care more. They will not be disappointed and much good will come from this win." Seeback commented that, "I said it was going to be under a thousand votes; I didn't expect it to be this close, though."
On October 23, 2008, Elections Canada announced that a judicial recount had been granted in Brampton West, under an Ontario Superior Court judge. It is the fifth recount ordered, post-election.
|Canadian federal election, 2006|
|New Democratic||Jagtar Singh Shergill||6,310||11.1||+0.6|
|Total valid votes||56,983||100.0|
|Canadian federal election, 2004|
|New Democratic||Chris Moise||4,920||10.5|
|Total valid votes||46,916||100.0|
- "(Code 35008) Census Profile". 2011 census. Statistics Canada. 2012. Retrieved 2012-03-01.
- Riding history from the Library of Parliament
- 2011 Results from Elections Canada
- Campaign expense data from Elections Canada
- Statistics Canada
- "Population and dwelling counts, for Canada and federal electoral districts (2003 Representation Order), 2006 and 2001 censuses - 100% data (sorted by 2006 population)". Federal electoral districts (FEDs) – 2003 Representation Order. Statistics Canada. Retrieved 2010-04-04.
- "2Profile of Ethnic Origin and Visible Minorities for Canada, Provinces, Territories and Federal Electoral Districts (2003 Representation Order), 2006 Census". 2.statcan.gc.ca. Retrieved 2012-12-02.
- "Jagtar Shergill". NDP.ca. Ottawa, Ontario: New Democratic Party of Canada. October 2008. Archived from the original on 2008-10-15. Retrieved 2008-10-15.
- "Meet Kyle". Kyle Seeback Brampton West. Brampton, Ontario: Brampton West Conservative Association. October 2008. Archived from the original on 2008. Retrieved 2008-10-15.
- "Cliffhanger in Brampton West, but Liberals win by a hair". The Brampton Guardian (Brampton, Ontario: Metroland Media Group Ltd.). 2008-10-15. Retrieved 2008-10-15.
- "Brampton West Federal Liberal Riding Association". Brampton West Federal Liberal Riding Association. Brampton, Ontario: Brampton West Federal Liberal Riding Association. October 2008. Retrieved 2008-10-15.
- "Andrew Kania will run for Liberals in Brampton West". The Brampton Guardian (Brampton, Ontario: Metroland Media Group Ltd.). 2008-09-17. Retrieved 2008-10-16.
- "Judicial recount ordered in Brampton West". cnews Politics (Canoe, Inc.). The Canadian Press. 2008-10-24. Retrieved 2008-10-24.[dead link]
- "Ont. riding joins 4 others in recounts". cbcnews.ca (Toronto, Ontario: Canadian Broadcasting Corporation). 2008-10-22. Retrieved 2008-10-24.
- Douglas, Pam (2008-10-11). "Judge orders recount in Brampton West riding". The Brampton Guardian (Brampton, Ontario: Metroland Media Group). p. 1. Retrieved 2008-10-24.