Brant (electoral district)

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Brant
Flag of Ontario.svg Ontario electoral district
Brant, riding.png
Brant in relation to other Ontario electoral districts
Federal electoral district
Legislature House of Commons
MP
 
 
 
Phil McColeman
Conservative
District created 1966
First contested 1968
Last contested 2011
District webpage profile, map
Demographics
Population (2011)[1] 137,102
Electors (2011) 93,181
Area (km²)[2] 1,128.33
Pop. density (per km²) 121.5
Census divisions Brant, Haldimand
Census subdivisions Brantford, Brant, New Credit 40A, Six Nations 40
For the provincial electoral district, see Brant (provincial electoral district).

Brant is a federal electoral district in Ontario, Canada, that has been represented in the House of Commons of Canada from 1904 to 1949 and since 1968.

The federal riding was created in 1903. It consisted of Brant County excluding Brantford.

The federal riding was reconstituted in 1966. Although its boundaries have been altered, it has always comprised the bulk of Brant County (now governed by two single-tier municipalities, the City of Brantford and the City of County of Brant) and often the Six Nations Indian Reserve No. 40.

As of the next election, the riding will be known as Brantford—Brant.[3]

Geography[edit]

The federal riding was first created in 1903 from parts of Brant South riding. It consisted of the County of Brant, excluding parts included in the Brantford riding.

In 1924, it was defined as consisting of the townships of Burford, South Dumfries, Onondaga, Tuscarora the part of the township of Brantford lying east of the Grand River, and the part of the city of Brantford not included in the electoral district of Brantford City. In 1933, it was expanded to include the town of Paris.

The federal electoral district was abolished in 1947 when it was redistributed between Brant—Wentworth and Brantford ridings.

The federal riding was recreated in 1966 from parts of Brant—Haldimand, Brantford and Haldimand—Norfolk—Brant ridings. It consisted initially of the County of Brant, and the Six Nations and New Credit Indian reserves.

In 1976, it was defined as consisting of the County of Brant. In 1987, it was defined as consisting of the City of Brantford, the Town of Paris, and the townships of Brantford and South Dumfries. In 2003, it was redefined as using the 1966 definition.

Members of Parliament[edit]

This riding has elected the following Members of Parliament:

Parliament Years Member Party
Brant
Riding created from Brant South
10th  1904 − 1908     William Paterson Liberal
11th  1908 − 1911
12th  1911 − 1917     John Henry Fisher Conservative
13th  1917 − 1921     John Harold Government (Unionist)
14th  1921 − 1925     William Charles Good Progressive
15th  1925 − 1926     Franklin Smoke Conservative
16th  1926 − 1930
17th  1930 − 1935
18th  1935 − 1940     George Wood Liberal
19th  1940 − 1945
20th  1945 − 1949     John A. Charlton Progressive Conservative
Riding dissolved into Brant—Wentworth and Brantford
Riding re-created from Brant—Haldimand, Brantford
and Haldimand—Norfolk—Brant
28th  1968 − 1971     James Elisha Brown Liberal
 1971 − 1972     Derek Blackburn New Democratic
29th  1972 − 1974
30th  1974 − 1979
31st  1979 − 1980
32nd  1980 − 1984
33rd  1984 − 1988
34th  1988 − 1993
35th  1993 − 1997     Jane Stewart Liberal
36th  1997 − 2000
37th  2000 − 2004
38th  2004 − 2006     Lloyd St. Amand Liberal
39th  2006 − 2008
40th  2008 − 2011     Phil McColeman Conservative
41st  2011 − Present

Election results[edit]

1968 - present[edit]

Canadian federal election, 2011
Party Candidate Votes % ∆% Expenditures
Conservative Phil McColeman 28,045 48.9 +7.0
New Democratic Marc Laferriere 16,351 28.5 +11.3
Liberal Lloyd St. Amand 10,780 18.8 -14.2
Green Nora Fueten 1,858 3.2 -3.8
Independent Leslie Bory 174 0.3
Independent Martin Sitko 138 0.2
Total valid votes 57,346 100.0
Total rejected ballots 243 0.4
Turnout 57,589 60.1
Eligible voters 94,485
Canadian federal election, 2008
Party Candidate Votes % ∆% Expenditures
Conservative Phil McColeman 22,628 41.9 +5.9 $84,126
Liberal Lloyd St. Amand 17,839 33.0 -3.9 $82,233
New Democratic Brian Van Tilborg 9,297 17.2 -4.1 $22,079
Green Nora Fueten 3,805 7.0 +2.4 $15,692
Christian Heritage John Gots 369 0.6 -0.3 $286
Total valid votes/Expense limit 53,938 100 $94,138
Canadian federal election, 2006
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Liberal Lloyd St. Amand 22,077 36.9 -1.1
Conservative Phil McColeman 21,495 36.0 +2.9
New Democratic Lynn Bowering 12,713 21.3 -0.7
Green Adam King 2,729 4.6 -0.5
Christian Heritage John H. Wubs 526 0.9 -0.2
Independent John Turmel 213 0.4 -0.3
Total valid votes 59,753 100.0
Canadian federal election, 2004
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Liberal Lloyd St. Amand 20,455 38.1 -18.4
Conservative Greg Martin 17,792 33.1 +24.7
New Democratic Lynn Bowering 11,826 22.0 +14.7
Green Helen-Anne Embry 2,738 5.1 +4.0
Christian Heritage Barra L. Gots 570 1.1
Independent John Turmel 373 0.7
Total valid votes 53,754 100.0
Canadian federal election, 2000
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Liberal Jane Stewart 24,068 56.4 +3.4
Alliance Chris Cattle 10,955 25.7 +2.8
Progressive Conservative Stephen W. Kun 3,580 8.4 -4.3
New Democratic Dee Chisholm 3,126 7.3 -4.1
Green Graeme Dunn 484 1.1
Canadian Action Mike Clancy 447 1.0
Total valid votes 42,660 100.0

Note: Canadian Alliance vote is compared to the Reform vote in 1997 election.

Canadian federal election, 1997
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Liberal Jane Stewart 24,125 53.0 +1.5
Reform Dan Houssar 10,436 22.9 -1.8
Progressive Conservative Stephen W. Kun 5,781 12.7 +0.5
New Democratic Pat Franklin 5,201 11.4 +4.5
Total valid votes 45,543 100.0
Canadian federal election, 1993
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Liberal Jane Stewart 24,686 51.5 +27.3
Reform Ken Edmison 11,863 24.7
Progressive Conservative Mabel E. Dougherty 5,830 12.2 -17.6
New Democratic Michael C. Smith 3,317 6.9 -34.5
National Herman Kruis 1,227 2.6
Green Jamie Legacey 482 1.0 +0.5
Libertarian Helmut Kermis 260 0.5 +0.3
Natural Law Eleanor Toshiko Hyodo 192 0.4
Independent Doug Stelpstra 111 0.2
Total valid votes 47,968 100.0
Canadian federal election, 1988
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
New Democratic Derek Blackburn 19,633 41.5 -2.7
Progressive Conservative Steve Bosanac 14,084 29.7 -11.7
Liberal David J. Carll 11,461 24.2 +10.3
Christian Heritage Geraldine de Vries 1,786 3.8
Green Jamie Legacey 258 0.5
Libertarian Helmut Kermis 95 0.2
Commonwealth of Canada Barnabas Simon 34 0.1
Total valid votes 47,351 100.0
Canadian federal election, 1984
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
New Democratic Derek Blackburn 23,103 44.2 +3.1
Progressive Conservative Rick Sterne 21,679 41.5 +10.2
Liberal Peter Hexamer 7,286 13.9 -13.3
Social Credit Charlie Harris 207 0.4 +0.2
Total valid votes 52,275 100.0
Canadian federal election, 1980
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
New Democratic Derek Blackburn 19,194 41.1 -1.1
Progressive Conservative Rick Sterne 14,614 31.3 +0.2
Liberal Jo Brennan 12,725 27.2 +0.7
Social Credit Winnifred M. Moyer 103 0.2
Marxist–Leninist Malkit Randhawa 93 0.2 0.0
Total valid votes 46,729 100.0
Canadian federal election, 1979
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
New Democratic Derek Blackburn 20,908 42.2 +0.1
Progressive Conservative Arthur Tobey 15,422 31.1 +11.2
Liberal Jack Bawcutt 13,154 26.5 -11.1
Marxist–Leninist Malkit Randhawa 93 0.2
Total valid votes 49,577 100.0
Canadian federal election, 1974
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
New Democratic Derek Blackburn 19,453 42.1 -1.0
Liberal Vern Young 17,410 37.6 +5.9
Progressive Conservative Alex Keresturi 9,228 20.0 -5.3
Communist Paul F. Jarbeau 158 0.3
Total valid votes 46,249 100.0
Canadian federal election, 1972
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
New Democratic Derek Blackburn 20,002 43.1 0.0
Liberal Dick Mundy 14,730 31.7 -0.5
Progressive Conservative Alex Keresturi 11,711 25.2 +1.3
Total valid votes 46,443 100.0
By-election on May 31, 1971
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
New Democratic Derek Blackburn 17,147 43.1 +12.4
Liberal Bob McIntosh 12,831 32.2 -7.6
Progressive Conservative Emory Knill 9,517 23.9 -5.7
Social Credit A.J. Sid Hamelin 322 0.8
Total valid votes 39,817 100.0
Canadian federal election, 1968
Party Candidate Votes %
Liberal James E. Brown 16,029 39.8
New Democratic Derek Blackburn 12,333 30.6
Progressive Conservative Geoff Styles 11,901 29.6
Total valid votes 40,263 100.0

1904 - 1949[edit]

Canadian federal election, 1945
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Progressive Conservative John Alpheus Charlton 5,005 45.3 -3.9
Liberal George Ernest Wood 4,800 43.5 -7.3
Co-operative Commonwealth Charles William Ward 1,235 11.2
Total valid votes 11,040 100.0
Canadian federal election, 1940
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Liberal George Ernest Wood 4,657 50.8 +6.3
National Government Charles Joseph Sylva Apps 4,519 49.2 +12.1
Total valid votes 9,176 100.0

Note: "National Government" vote is compared to Conservative vote in 1935 election.

Canadian federal election, 1935
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Liberal George Ernest Wood 4,294 44.5 -1.7
Conservative Franklin Smoke 3,587 37.2 -16.7
Reconstruction Cuthbert Mainwaring Burt 1,277 13.2
Co-operative Commonwealth William James Anderson 494 5.1
Total valid votes 9,652 100.0
Canadian federal election, 1930
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Conservative Franklin Smoke 5,094 53.8 +2.9
Liberal John Harold 4,372 46.2 -2.9
Total valid votes 9,466 100.0
Canadian federal election, 1926
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Conservative Franklin Smoke 4,218 50.9 -5.8
Liberal–Progressive Thomas Scott Davidson 4,065 49.1 +5.8
Total valid votes 8,283 100.0
Canadian federal election, 1925
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Conservative Franklin Smoke 4,151 56.7 +17.8
Progressive Edgar Howard Standing 3,173 43.3 +2.5
Total valid votes 7,324 100.0
Canadian federal election, 1921
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Progressive William Charles Good 3,309 40.8 +2.0
Conservative William Harper Reid 3,150 38.9 +0.1
Liberal Robert John Atkin 1,645 20.3 -3.6
Total valid votes 8,104 100.0

Note: Conservative vote is compared to Unionist vote in 1917 election, and Liberal vote is compared to Opposition vote.

Canadian federal election, 1917
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Government (Unionist) John Harold 2,106 38.8 -13.1
Independent Henry Cockshutt 2,023 37.3
Opposition (Laurier Liberals) Blackwell Lawrence Doran 1,299 23.9 -24.2
Total valid votes 5,428 100.0

Note: Unionist vote is compared to Conservative vote in 1911 election.

Canadian federal election, 1911
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Conservative John Henry Fisher 1,795 51.9 +5.5
Liberal William Paterson 1,666 48.1 -5.5
Total valid votes 3,461 100.0
Canadian federal election, 1908
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Liberal William Paterson 1,799 53.7 -4.8
Conservative John Patrick Noonan 1,554 46.3
Total valid votes 3,353 100.0
Canadian federal election, 1904
Party Candidate Votes %
Liberal William Paterson 1,628 58.4
Unknown Adam George Ludlow 1,158 41.6
Total valid votes 2,786 100.0

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