Hamilton East (electoral district)

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This article is about a former federal electoral district in Canada. For other uses, see Hamilton East (disambiguation).

Hamilton East was a federal electoral district in Ontario, Canada. It was represented in the Canadian House of Commons from 1904 to 2004. It consisted of the eastern part of the city of Hamilton, Ontario. It is considered a working class district.

History[edit]

The riding was created in 1903 from parts of Hamilton riding. The riding elected Labour Member of Parliament (MP) Humphrey Mitchell from 1931 until 1935.

Hamilton East initially shall consist of wards 1, 6 and 7 of the City of Hamilton. In 1914, it was redefined as consisting of the part of the city of Hamilton described by a line beginning where Ottawa street meets Burlington Bay, south along Ottawa street, west along Burlington street, south along the division line between lots number five and six of the township of Barton, west along Barton Street, south along Sherman Avenue, west along the brow of the mountain, south along Wentworth Street, west along Aberdeen Avenue, north along Ferguson Avenue, west along King street, north along Hughson street to Burlington Bay.

In 1924, it was redefined as consisting the part of the city of Hamilton lying east of Wellington Street and west of Ottawa Street. In 1933, it was redefined to exclude the part of the city lying south of a line from Wellington Street east along Concession Street, north along Sherman Avenue, easte along the brow of the mountain to the city limit. In 1952, it was redefined to consist of the part of the city of Hamilton bounded on the east by Ottawa Street, on the south by the brow of the mountain, on the west by Wellington Street.

In 1966, it was redefined to consist of the part of the City of Hamilton bounded on the south by the brow of the Mountain, on the west by a line from Hamilton Harbour south on Wellington Street, east along Robert Street, south along East Avenue, east along Main Street, south along Wentworth Street to the brow of the Mountain; and bounded on the east by a line from Hamilton Harbour south along Parkdale Avenue, west along the C.N.R. line, south along Strathearne Avenue, west along Roxborough Avenue and Kenilworth Avenue to the brow of the Mountain.

In 1976, it was redefined to consist of the part of the City of Hamilton bounded on the east by Red Hill Creek, on the south by the brow of the Mountain, and on the west by a line drawn north along Sherman Avenue, west along Main Street East, and north along Wentworth Avenue.

In 1987, it was redefined to consist of the part of the City of Hamilton lying within the following limits: commencing at the intersection of the easterly limit of the said city with Queenston Road; thence westerly along Queenston Road to Redhill Creek; thence southwesterly along Redhill Creek to the brow of the Niagara Escarpment; thence northerly and westerly along said brow to the southerly production of Sherman Avenue; thence northerly along said production to and along Sherman Avenue to Cannon Street; thence westerly along Cannon Street to Wentworth Street; thence northerly along Wentworth Street and its northerly production to the northerly limit of the City of Hamilton; thence easterly and southerly along the northerly and easterly limits of said city to the point of commencement.

In 1996, it was redefined to consist of the part of the City of Hamilton bounded by a line drawn from the eastern limit of the city along Queenston Road, south along Redhill Creek, north and west along the brow of the Niagara Escarpment, north along Wentworth Street, west along Main Street, north along Wellington Street, east along Burlington Street, north along the spur line of the Canadian National Railway to the northern city limit.

The electoral district was abolished in 2003 when it was redistributed between Hamilton Centre and Hamilton East—Stoney Creek ridings.

Members of Parliament[edit]

This riding has elected the following Members of Parliament:

Parliament Years Member Party
Hamilton prior to 1904
10th 1904–1908     Samuel Barker Conservative
11th 1908–1911
12th 1911–1917
13th 1917–1921     Sydney Chilton Mewburn Unionist
14th 1921–1925     Conservative
15th 1925–1926
16th 1926–1930     George S. Rennie Conservative
17th 1930–1931
1931–1935     Humphrey Mitchell Labour
18th 1935–1940     Albert A. Brown Conservative
19th 1940–1945     Thomas Hambly Ross Liberal
20th 1945–1949
21st 1949–1953
22nd 1953–1957
23rd 1957–1958     Quinto Martini Progressive Conservative
24th 1958–1962
25th 1962–1963     John Munro Liberal
26th 1963–1965
27th 1965–1966
28th 1968–1972
29th 1972–1974
30th 1974–1979
31st 1979–1980
32nd 1980–1984
33rd 1984–1988     Sheila Copps Liberal
34th 1988–1993
35th 1993–1996
1996–1997
36th 1997–2000
37th 2000–2004
Hamilton Centre and Hamilton East—Stoney Creek after 2004

Election results[edit]

Canadian federal election, 1904
Party Candidate Votes
Conservative BARKER, Samuel 2,786
Liberal EASTWOOD, John M. 2,580
Canadian federal election, 1908
Party Candidate Votes
Conservative BARKER, Samuel 2,968
Liberal EASTWOOD, John Morrison 1,876
Labour LANDERS, Samuel 1,320
Canadian federal election, 1911
Party Candidate Votes
Conservative BARKER, Samuel 4,981
Liberal PEEBLES, John 2,406
Canadian federal election, 1917
Party Candidate Votes
Government (Unionist) MEWBURN, Hon. Sydney Chilton 11,340
     Laurier Liberals-Labour HALCROW, George Grant  
Canadian federal election, 1921
Party Candidate Votes
Conservative MEWBURN, Hon. Sydney Chilton
Progressive ETHERINGTON, Edward James 4,824
Labour BOOKER, Charles Goodenough 2,274
Liberal NEWLANDS, John 1,667
Canadian federal election, 1925
Party Candidate Votes
Conservative MEWBURN, Hon. Sydney Chilton 15,669
Labour LAWRENCE, Samuel 2,286
Liberal NEWLANDS, John 2,205
Canadian federal election, 1926
Party Candidate Votes
Conservative RENNIE, George Septimus 13,444
Liberal O'REILLY, Michael Joseph 4,477
Canadian federal election, 1930
Party Candidate Votes
Conservative RENNIE, George Septimus 12,893
Liberal TRELEAVEN, Freeman Ferrier 8,142
Communist COHEN, Saul 343

On Mr. Rennie's death, 13 October 1930:

By-election on 10 August 1931
Party Candidate Votes
Labour MITCHELL, Humphrey 10,919
Conservative ROBINSON, Melville 7,263
Independent CONNOR, William Herbert 507
Canadian federal election, 1935
Party Candidate Votes
Conservative BROWN, Albert A. 10,078
Labour MITCHELL, Humphrey 7,288
Reconstruction CLARKE, Donald A. 6,197
Co-operative Commonwealth MITCHELL, John 4,506
Canadian federal election, 1940
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal ROSS, Thomas H. 14,053
National Government BROWN, Albert A. 11,716
Co-operative Commonwealth AINDOW, Roy 3,190
Communist BUCK, Timothy 695
Canadian federal election, 1945
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal ROSS, Thomas Hambly 13,176
Progressive Conservative HUGHTON, Bessie Howard 11,501
Co-operative Commonwealth AINDOW, Roy 8,705
Labor–Progressive DUNLOP, Peter 1,480
     IndependentLabour PARKER, Robert 241
Canadian federal election, 1949
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal ROSS, Tom 14,035
Progressive Conservative BANTING, Digby 11,155
Co-operative Commonwealth SEFTON, Larry 8,302
Labor–Progressive DUNLOP, Peter 1,413
Labour PARKER, Robert 307
Canadian federal election, 1953
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal ROSS, Tom 11,622
Progressive Conservative MARTINI, Quinto 7,710
Co-operative Commonwealth LAWRENCE, David T. 5,648
Labor–Progressive DEVINE, William 721
Canadian federal election, 1957
Party Candidate Votes
Progressive Conservative MARTINI, Quinto 10,528
Liberal LANZA, Joe 8,511
Co-operative Commonwealth DAVISON, Norm 7,367
Social Credit FAGAN, Ethel Bertha 916
Canadian federal election, 1958
Party Candidate Votes
Progressive Conservative MARTINI, Quinto 15,046
Liberal MOMOTIUK, William 7,427
Co-operative Commonwealth POWELL, William 6,315
Labor–Progressive DEWHURST, Alfred 537
Canadian federal election, 1962
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal MUNRO, John Carr 12,027
Progressive Conservative MARTINI, Quinto 8,437
New Democratic POWELL, Bill 7,353
Canadian federal election, 1963
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal MUNRO, John Carr 13,167
Progressive Conservative MARTINI, Quinto 7,644
New Democratic O'DONNELL, Brian 7,015
Social Credit VOSTREZ, Vaclav George 240
Canadian federal election, 1965
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal MUNRO, John Carr 12,692
New Democratic O'DONNELL, Brian 7,314
Progressive Conservative DINGWALL, Malcolm 5,725
Social Credit VOSTREZ, Vaclav George 103
Canadian federal election, 1968
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal MUNRO, John C. 15,273
New Democratic RAMACIERI, Nick 9,210
Progressive Conservative STEINBERG, David 5,633
Communist BRIDGEWOOD, James R. 297
Canadian federal election, 1972
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal MUNRO, John Carr 13,053
Progressive Conservative BREWER, Ron 8,601
New Democratic BOTHEN, Joe 8,351
Not affiliated STEWART, Donald A. 151
Social Credit HAMELIN, Charles 108
Not affiliated WALKER, Ian G. 39
Canadian federal election, 1974
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal MUNRO, John Carr 15,298
New Democratic WOODRUFF, Bruce 6,532
Progressive Conservative BREWER, Ron 6,004
Communist BRIDGEWOOD, Jim 157
Social Credit HAMELIN, A.J. Sid 62
Marxist–Leninist LANE, Paul G. 52
Canadian federal election, 1979
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal MUNRO, John Carr 14,579
New Democratic GRAY, Don 11,783
Progressive Conservative WEST, Bill 11,642
Libertarian OBERSKI, Bruno S. 172
Marxist–Leninist GERSTENBERGER, Rolf V. 71
Canadian federal election, 1980
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal MUNRO, John Carr 15,430
New Democratic GRAY, Don 12,627
Progressive Conservative WEST, Bill 8,587
Communist MANN, Robert 159
Not affiliated WATSON, Chris 58
Marxist–Leninist GERSTENBERGER, Rolf 47
Canadian federal election, 1984
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal COPPS, Sheila 14,533
New Democratic CHRISTOPHERSON, David 11,872
Progressive Conservative MACDONALD, Jack 11,711
Social Credit VOSTREZ, Vince G. 102
Communist ROWLEY, Elizabeth 87
Commonwealth of Canada PERRY, Ken 59
Canadian federal election, 1988
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal COPPS, Sheila 18,632
New Democratic WILSON, Dave 10,492
Progressive Conservative WEST, Bill 8,015
Not affiliated RUTCHINSKI, Steve 141
Communist ROWLEY, Liz 133
Canadian federal election, 1993
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal COPPS, Sheila 23,113
Reform STEWART, John 5,703
Progressive Conservative BOBOLO, Brian Joseph 2,320
New Democratic MARSTON, Wayne 2,216
National SOMMER, Bill 470
Independent JAGGARD, Robert 135
Independent BRINK, James 117
Marxist–Leninist GERSTENBERGER, Rolf 73
Commonwealth of Canada TREMBLAY, Jean-Sebastien 53

Resignation of Sheila Copps, 1 May 1996:

By-election on 17 June 1996
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal COPPS, Sheila 12,268
New Democratic MARSTON, Wayne 6,941
Progressive Conservative TOMASIC, Angie 3,662
Reform SWECK, Andy 2,750
Independent CAMPBELL, Ken 287
Independent AMBAS, George 160
Green PRIESNITZ, Wendy 152
Independent MALCOLM, Glenn 113
Christian Heritage EMMANUEL, Tristan Alexander 78
Independent KNIGHT, Victor 70
Natural Law AMOS, Bill 64
Canada Party OLITO, Charles 52
Abolitionist TURMEL, John C. 21
Canadian federal election, 1997
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal COPPS, Sheila 16,991
New Democratic MARSTON, Wayne 6,870
Reform BARBER, Kevin Samuel 5,716
Progressive Conservative HILSON, Michael 3,913
Christian Heritage PURCELL, Monica 376
Independent MANN, Bob 312
Marxist–Leninist GERSTENBERGER, Rolf 160
Canadian federal election, 2000
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal COPPS, Sheila 16,477
Alliance CONROY, Joshua 6,064
New Democratic STEVENSON, Jim 4,123
Progressive Conservative KNIGHT, Steven 3,359
Marijuana BALDASARO, Michael 573
Independent CINO, Salvatore Sam 290
Communist MANN, Bob 144
Marxist–Leninist GORDON, Julie 116
Natural Law DARISSE-YILDIRIM, Helene 97

Provincial Riding[edit]

For the provincial riding of the same name see Hamilton East (provincial electoral district).

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