Kitchener Centre

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For the provincial electoral district, see Kitchener Centre (provincial electoral district).
Kitchener Centre
Flag of Ontario.svg Ontario electoral district
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Kitchener Centre in relation to Southern Ontario ridings
Federal electoral district
Legislature House of Commons
MP
 
 
 
Stephen Woodworth
Conservative
District created 1996
First contested 1997
Last contested 2011
District webpage profile, map
Demographics
Population (2011)[1] 109,915
Electors (2011) 79,062
Area (km²)[2] 43.59
Pop. density (per km²) 2,521.6
Census divisions Waterloo
Census subdivisions Kitchener

Kitchener Centre is a federal electoral district in Ontario, Canada, that has been represented in the Canadian House of Commons since 1997.

Geography[edit]

The district includes the north-central part of the city of Kitchener, Ontario.

Political geography[edit]

In 2008, the race in Kitchener was razor thin between the Conservatives and Liberals. Politically, the riding is split by the Conestoga Parkway. The area to the west of the Parkway tends to support the Liberals while the area to the east of the Parkway tends to vote for the Conservatives. The NDP also won a small handful of polls, scattered around the riding. [1]

Electoral district[edit]

The electoral district was created in 1996 from parts of Kitchener and Kitchener—Waterloo ridings.

It initially consisted of the part of the City of Kitchener bounded on the west by the western limit of the city, on the south by a line drawn from west to east along the Conestoga Parkway, Strasburg Road, Block Line Road, the Canadian Pacific Railway line, and Highway No. 8, on the east by the Grand River, and on the north by a line drawn from east to west along Victoria Street, Lawrence Avenue and Highland Road West.

In 2003, it was redefined to consist of the part of the City of Kitchener bounded on the west by the western limit of the city, on the north by a line drawn from west to east along Highland Road West, Fischer Hallman Road and the Canadian National Railway situated northerly of Shadeland Crescent, on the east by the Grand River, and on the south by a line drawn from east to west along the King Street Bypass (Highway No. 8), King Street East and the Conestoga Parkway.

Member of Parliament[edit]

This riding has elected the following Member of Parliament:

Parliament Years Member Party
Kitchener Centre
Riding created from Kitchener and Kitchener—Waterloo
36th  1997 − 2000     Karen Redman Liberal
37th  2000 − 2004
38th  2004 − 2006
39th  2006 − 2008
40th  2008 − 2011     Stephen Woodworth Conservative
41st  2011 − Present

Election results[edit]

Canadian federal election, 2011
Party Candidate Votes % ∆% Expenditures
Conservative Stephen Woodworth 21,119 42.39 +5.70
Liberal Karen Redman 15,592 31.30 -4.64
New Democratic Peter Thurley 10,742 21.56 +3.48 $38,822.94
Green Byron Williston 1,972 3.95 +1.06
Independent Alan Rimmer 199 0.39 -0.08
Communist Martin Suter 93 0.19 -0.09
Marxist–Leninist Mark Corbiere 92 0.18 none listed
Total valid votes/Expense limit 49,809 100.00 $87,274.51
Total rejected ballots 209 0.42 +0.01
Turnout 50,018 63.13 +6.10
Eligible voters 79,232
Canadian federal election, 2008
Party Candidate Votes % ∆% Expenditures
Conservative Stephen Woodworth 16,480 36.69 +4.56 $75,291
Liberal Karen Redman 16,141 35.94 -7.32 $74,745
New Democratic Oz Cole-Arnal 8,152 18.08 -0.35 $26,622
Green John Bithell 3,818 8.51 +2.89 $2,612
Independent Amanda Lamka 215 0.47
Communist Martin Suter 127 0.28 -0.26 $373
Total valid votes/Expense limit 44,933 100.00 $84,756
Total rejected ballots 183 0.41 -0.05
Turnout 45,091 57.03 -7.67
     Conservative gain from Liberal Swing +5.94
Canadian federal election, 2006
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Liberal Karen Redman 21,715 43.26 -3.8
Conservative Steven Cage 16,131 32.13 +4.6
New Democratic Richard Walsh-Bowers 9,250 18.43 -0.9
Green Tony Maas 2,822 5.62 +0.2
Communist Martin Suter 274 0.54
Total valid votes 50,192 100.00
Total rejected ballots 232 0.46
Turnout 50,426 64.70
Canadian federal election, 2004
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Liberal Karen Redman 21,264 47.1 -5.7
Conservative Thomas Ichim 12,412 27.5 -12.4
New Democratic Richard Walsh-Bowers 8,717 19.3 +12.4
Green Karol Vesely 2,450 5.4
Independent Mark Corbiere 277 0.6
Total valid votes 45,120 100.0

Note: Conservative vote is compared to the total of the Canadian Alliance vote and Progressive Conservative vote in 2000 election.

Canadian federal election, 2000
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Liberal Karen Redman 23,511 52.8 +4.8
Alliance Eloise Jantzi 11,603 26.1 +6.2
Progressive Conservative Steven Daniel Gadbois 6,162 13.8 -8.9
New Democratic Paul Royston 3,058 6.9 -2.5
Communist Martin Suter 167 0.4
Total valid votes 44,501 100.0

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

Canadian federal election, 1997
Party Candidate Votes %
Liberal Karen Redman 23,089 48.0
Progressive Conservative John Reimer 10,960 22.8
Reform Ronald Albert Wilson 9,550 19.9
New Democratic Lucy Harrison 4,503 9.4
Total valid votes 48,102 100.0

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