Hamilton West (electoral district)

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Hamilton West (electoral district)
Flag of Ontario.svg Ontario electoral district
Defunct federal electoral district
Legislature House of Commons
District created 1903
District abolished 2004
First contested 1904
Last contested 2000
Defunct provincial electoral district
Legislature Legislative Assembly of Ontario
District created 1966
District abolished 2004
First contested 1967
Last contested 2003

Hamilton West was a federal and provincial electoral district in Ontario, Canada, that was represented in the Canadian House of Commons from 1904 to 2004, and in the Legislative Assembly of Ontario from 1894 to 1934 and from 1967 to 2007.

History[edit]

The federal riding was created when the old riding of Hamilton was split in 1903.

In 1903, the city of Hamilton was divided into two electoral districts: Hamilton East and Hamilton West. Hamilton West consisted of wards 2, 3, 4, and 5 of the city. The boundaries expanded ever eastward as the population centre did, but it always included the neighbourhoods of Westdale and downtown Hamilton.

In 1914, it was redefined to consist of the western part of the city of Hamilton described by a line drawn from the brow of the mountain along Dundurn Street, west along Aberdeen Avenue, north along Paradise Road to Cootes Paradise, along the south and east margins of the marsh to Burlington Bay, east along the bay, south along Hughson Street, east along King Street, south along Ferguson Avenue, west along Aberdeen Avenue and the Mountain Brow.

In 1924, it was redefined to consist of the part of the city of Hamilton lying west of Wellington Street, east of Paradise Road, and north of Cootes Paradise.

In 1935, it was redefined to exclude the part lying south of Concession Street, Claremont Drive and West Fifth Street.

In 1952, it was redefined to consist of the part of the city of Hamilton lying north of the brow of the mountain and west of a line drawn from north to south along Wellington Street and its prolongation south to the brow of the mountain.

In 1966, it was redefined to consist of the part of the City of Hamilton bounded as follows: commencing where Wellington Street meets the shore of Hamilton Harbour, south along Wellington Street, east along Robert Street, south along East Avenue, east along Main Street, south along Wentworth Street, west along the brow of the Mountain to the west city limit.

In 1976, it was redefined to consist of the part of the City of Hamilton lying west and north of a line drawn south along Wentworth Street from Hamilton Harbour, east along Main Street East, south along Sherman Avenue, and west along the brow of the Mountain to the city limit.

In 1987, it was redefined to consist of the part of the City of Hamilton lying west and north of a line drawn from north to south from the northern city limit, south along Wentworth Street, east along Cannon Street, south along Sherman Avenue, west along the brow of the Niagara Escarpment, to the western limit of the city.

In 1996, it was redefined to consist of the part of the City of Hamilton lying west and north of a line drawn from where westerly limit of the city meets Lisajane Court to Stone Church Road, east along Stone Church Road, north along Garth Street, east along Lincoln Alexander Expressway, north along West Fifth Street, east along the brow of the Niagara Escarpment, north to and along Wentworth Street, west along Main Street, north along Wellington Street, east along Burlington Street, and 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 Ancaster—Dundas—Flamborough—Westdale, Hamilton Centre and Hamilton Mountain ridings.

Members of Parliament[edit]

This riding elected the following members of the Canadian House of Commons:

Parliament Years Member Party
Hamilton prior to 1903
10th 1904–1908     Adam Zimmerman Liberal
11th 1908–1911     Thomas Joseph Stewart Conservative
12th 1911–1917
13th 1917–1921
14th 1921–1925
15th 1925–1926     Charles William Bell Conservative
16th 1926–1930
17th 1930–1935
18th 1935–1937     Herbert Earl Wilton Conservative
1937–1940     John Allmond Marsh Conservative
19th 1940–1945     Colin Gibson Liberal
20th 1945–1949
21st 1949–1950
1950–1953     Ellen Fairclough Progressive Conservative
22nd 1953–1957
23rd 1957–1958
24th 1958–1962
25th 1962–1963
26th 1963–1965     Joseph Macaluso Liberal
27th 1965–1968
28th 1968–1972     Lincoln Alexander Progressive Conservative
29th 1972–1974
30th 1974–1979
31st 1979–1980
32nd 1980–1984     Stan Hudecki Liberal
33rd 1984–1988     Peter Peterson Progressive Conservative
34th 1988–1993     Stan Keyes Liberal
35th 1993–1997
36th 1997–2000
37th 2000–2004

Members of Provincial Parliament[edit]

This riding has elected the following members of the Legislative Assembly of Ontario:

  1. John Morison Gibson, Liberal (1894–1898)
  2. Andrew Alex Colquhoun, Conservative (1898–1902)
  3. John Strathearn Hendrie, Conservative (1902–1914)
  4. John Allan, Conservative (1914–1919)
  5. Walter Ritchie Rollo, Labour (1919–1923)
  6. Arthur Campbell Garden, Conservative (1923–1926)
  7. Frederick Thomas Smye, Conservative (1926–1930)
  8. D'Arcy Argue Counsell Martin, Conservative (1931–1934)
  9. Ada Pritchard, Progressive Conservative (1967–1971)
  10. John Duncan McNie, Progressive Conservative (1971–1975)
  11. Stuart Lyon Smith, Liberal (1975–1982)
  12. Richard Alexander Allen, New Democratic Party (1982–1995)
  13. Lillian Ross, Progressive Conservative (1995–1999)
  14. David Christopherson, NDP (1999–2003)
  15. Judy Marsales, Liberal (2003–2007)

Federal election results[edit]

Canadian federal election, 1904
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal ZIMMERMAN, A. 3,345
Conservative BRUCE, Frank C. 3,108
Canadian federal election, 1908
Party Candidate Votes
Conservative STEWART, Thomas Joseph 3,363
Liberal ZIMMERMAN, Adam 2,969
Canadian federal election, 1911
Party Candidate Votes
Conservative STEWART, Thomas Joseph 4,390
Liberal MCLAREN, John Inglis 2,570
Unknown DICKHOUT, Hiram 522
Canadian federal election, 1917
Party Candidate Votes
Government (Unionist) STEWART, Thomas Joseph 6,451
Labour ROLLO, Walter Ritchie 3,678
Opposition (Laurier Liberals) MCLAREN, John Inglis 2,610
Canadian federal election, 1921
Party Candidate Votes
Conservative STEWART, Thomas Joseph 6,942
Progressive O'HEIR, Thomas James 4,990
Liberal AINSLIE, William 1,557
Canadian federal election, 1925
Party Candidate Votes
Conservative BELL, Charles William 13,875
Liberal GOW, George Alexander 2,651
Canadian federal election, 1926
Party Candidate Votes
Conservative BELL, Charles William 10,888
Liberal CARPENTER, Henry 3,665
Canadian federal election, 1930
Party Candidate Votes
Conservative BELL, Charles William 10,978
Liberal RISELAY, Cranmer Egerton 6,275
Canadian federal election, 1935
Party Candidate Votes
Conservative WILTON, Herbert Earl 7,857
Reconstruction HENDERSON, Nora Frances 5,065
Liberal CONNOR, Kennedy 4,817
Liberal AINSLIE, William 3,434
Co-operative Commonwealth CONNOR, William Herbert 2,203

On Mr. Wilton's death, 1 February 1937:

By-election on 22 March 1937
Party Candidate Votes
Conservative MARSH, John Allmond 8,102
Liberal CONNOR, Kennedy 7,295
Labour O'HANLEY, John 3,536
Canadian federal election, 1940
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal GIBSON, Colin Wm. Geo. 13,965
National Government MARSH, John Allmond 11,032
Canadian federal election, 1945
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal GIBSON, Hon. Colin William G 11,439
Progressive Conservative NEW, Chester William 9,260
Co-operative Commonwealth LEWIS, David 6,728
Labor–Progressive SNIDERMAN, Sam 1,063
Canadian federal election, 1949
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal GIBSON, Hon. Colin 12,324
Progressive Conservative FAIRCLOUGH, Ellen L. 9,252
Co-operative Commonwealth ALLEN, John Stanley 6,748

On Mr. Gibson's appointment as Puisne Judge of the Supreme Court of Ontario, 18 January 1950:

By-election on 15 May 1950
Party Candidate Votes
Progressive Conservative FAIRCLOUGH, Ellen L. 8,008
Liberal LAZIER, Harold F. 7,602
Co-operative Commonwealth COLLINGDON, Alfred Henry 3,235
Canadian federal election, 1953
Party Candidate Votes
Progressive Conservative FAIRCLOUGH, Ellen Louks 13,016
Liberal O'REILLY, John Prendergast 10,044
Co-operative Commonwealth MUIR, Alex 4,358
Canadian federal election, 1957
Party Candidate Votes
Progressive Conservative FAIRCLOUGH, Ellen Louks 16,533
Liberal MUNRO, John 9,964
Co-operative Commonwealth SCANDLAN, William 4,363
Canadian federal election, 1958
Party Candidate Votes
Progressive Conservative FAIRCLOUGH, Ellen Louks 19,863
Liberal CREWE, Dorothy Jane 6,094
Co-operative Commonwealth SCANDLAN, William 4,742
Canadian federal election, 1962
Party Candidate Votes
Progressive Conservative FAIRCLOUGH, Ellen L. 12,794
Liberal KRONAS, Balys Bill 11,047
New Democratic CHERTKOFF, Gary 5,321
Communist DEWHURST, Alfred 421
Canadian federal election, 1963
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal MACALUSO, Joseph 13,701
Progressive Conservative FAIRCLOUGH, Ellen L. 10,849
New Democratic CHERTKOFF, Gary 5,709
Social Credit BUCHAN, James Ian 442
Communist HUNTER, Harry 283
Canadian federal election, 1965
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal MACALUSO, Joseph 13,247
Progressive Conservative ALEXANDER, Lincoln MacCaulley 10,888
New Democratic DOYLE, Tom 6,297
Social Credit JAMES, Reynolds H. 199
Canadian federal election, 1968
Party Candidate Votes
Progressive Conservative ALEXANDER, Lincoln M. 13,580
Liberal BECKETT, Thomas A. 13,238
New Democratic BRUCE, Patricia 6,809
Canadian federal election, 1972
Party Candidate Votes
Progressive Conservative ALEXANDER, Lincoln M. 19,837
Liberal BURGHARDT, Jack 12,204
New Democratic LEPPERT, Peggy 5,420
Not affiliated JAGGARD, Bob 218
Canadian federal election, 1974
Party Candidate Votes
Progressive Conservative ALEXANDER, Lincoln 15,421
Liberal LEWIS, Milt 13,162
New Democratic HOLMES, Gordon 4,890
Social Credit DEME, Louis 363
Communist JAGGARD, Bob 138
Marxist–Leninist MOORE, Nola H. 117
Canadian federal election, 1979
Party Candidate Votes
Progressive Conservative ALEXANDER, Lincoln M. 19,661
Liberal HUDECKI, Stan 13,859
New Democratic SIMPSON, Miriam 8,512
Communist MCDONALD, Edward 161
Marxist–Leninist DALJEET, A.P. 138
Canadian federal election, 1980
Party Candidate Votes
Progressive Conservative ALEXANDER, Lincoln M. 15,500
Liberal HUDECKI, Stanley M. 14,929
New Democratic SIMPSON, Miriam 9,330
Rhinoceros SABZALI, James E.S. 304
Marxist–Leninist DALJEET, A.P. 139

Resignation of the Hon. Lincoln M. Alexander, 27 May 1980:

By-election on 8 September 1980
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal HUDECKI, Stanley M. 12,565
Progressive Conservative ISBESTER, Jackie 9,882
New Democratic SIMPSON, Miriam 8,172
Libertarian SORENSON, Chris 133
Marxist–Leninist MCLEAN, Don 120
Independent TURMEL, John C. 88
Canadian federal election, 1984
Party Candidate Votes
Progressive Conservative PETERSON, Peter 16,573
Liberal HUDECKI, Stan 12,379
New Democratic NEWELL, Philip 11,508
Libertarian BALDASARO, Michael A.J. 300
Communist MANN, Bob 157
Commonwealth of Canada HACHÉ, Val 135


Canadian federal election, 1988
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal KEYES, Stan 16,598
Progressive Conservative PETERSON, Peter 14,851
New Democratic RUSSELL, Lesley 11,194
Christian Heritage MOMBOURQUETTE, Barry 935
Independent TUCKER, Walter A. 179
Communist THOMPSON, Bill 103


Canadian federal election, 1993
Party Candidate Votes % Expenditures
Liberal Stan Keyes 22,592 58.65 $38,319
Reform George G. Mills 5,857 15.21 $30,042
Progressive Conservative Peter Peterson 5,789 15.03 $34,188
New Democratic Denise Giroux 3,143 8.16 $27,417
National Owen Morgan 606 1.57 $1,152
Natural Law Rita Rassenberg 396 1.03 $199
Independent Elaine Couto 134 0.35 $244
Total valid votes 38,517 100.00
Total rejected ballots 417
Turnout 38,934 58.42
Electors on the lists 66,640
Source: Thirty-fifth General Election, 1993: Official Voting Results, Published by the Chief Electoral Officer of Canada. Financial figures taken from official contributions and expenses provided by Elections Canada.


Canadian federal election, 1997
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal KEYES, Stan 20,951
New Democratic HORWATH, Andrea 7,648
Progressive Conservative FINDLAY, John 6,510
Reform GRIFFITH, Ken 6,285
Natural Law RICKARD, Brian 323
Marxist–Leninist FIELDS, Wendell 170


Canadian federal election, 2000
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal KEYES, Stan 21,273
Alliance O'CONNOR, Leon 7,293
New Democratic HUDSON, Catherine 5,300
Progressive Conservative BLACKIE, Ron 5,024
Green CAMPBELL, Hamish Jamie 616
Marijuana KEIR, Danielle 437
Not affiliated DOWNEY, Stephen 163
Natural Law RASSENBERG, Rita 94
Communist MIRZA, Mike 91
Marxist–Leninist FIELDS, Wendell 61

Provincial election results[edit]

Ontario general election, 2003
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Judy Marsales 15,600 39.97 +10.82
New Democratic Roy Adams 13,468 34.5 -3.34
Progressive Conservative Doug Brown 8,185 20.97 -8.73
Family Coalition Lynne Scime 750 1.92 +0.94
Green Jo Pavlov 727 1.86
Independent Jamila Ghaddar 303 0.78
Ontario general election, 1999
Party Candidate Votes %
New Democratic David Christopherson 15,625 37.84
Progressive Conservative Lillian Ross 12,261 29.7
Liberal Frank D'amico 12,037 29.15
Green Phyllis Mccoll 495 1.2
Family Coalition Lynne Scime 403 0.98
Independent Wendell Fields 236 0.57
Natural Law Rita Rassenberg 231 0.56

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