Scarborough Southwest

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Scarborough Southwest
Flag of Ontario.svg Ontario electoral district
Scarborough Southwest.png
Scarborough Southwest in relation to the other Toronto ridings
Federal electoral district
Legislature House of Commons
MP
 
 
 
Dan Harris
New Democratic
District created 1996
First contested 1997
Last contested 2011
District webpage profile, map
Demographics
Population (2011)[1] 108,693
Electors (2011) 67,988
Area (km²)[2] 29.72
Pop. density (per km²) 3,657.2
Census divisions Toronto
Census subdivisions Toronto
Map of Scarborough Southwest
The former borders of Scarborough Southwest, in place from 1996 to 2004. These borders are still those represented on Toronto city council

Scarborough Southwest is a federal electoral district in Ontario, Canada, that has been represented in the Canadian House of Commons.

On Toronto City Council, the southeast portion is represented by Gary Crawford. The northwest section is represented by Michelle Berardinetti.

Geography[edit]

It covers the southwestern part of the Scarborough part of Toronto. It stretches from Lake Ontario in the south to Eglinton Avenue in the north.

It consists of the part of the City of Toronto bounded on the west by Victoria Park Avenue, on the south by Lake Ontario, and on the north and east by a line drawn from Victoria Park Avenue northeast along the hydroelectric transmission line situated north of Craigton Drive, south along the Canadian National Railway, east along Eglinton Avenue East, south along Bellamy Road South, southwest along Kingston Road, and southeast along Bellamy Ravine Creek.

The riding includes the neighbourhoods of Birch Cliff, Oakridge, Birchmount Park, Cliffside, Kennedy Park, Clairlea, Golden Mile, Ionview and Cliffcrest in Scarborough, Toronto.

History[edit]

The federal riding was created in 1996 from parts of Scarborough Centre and Scarborough West. It consisted initially of the part of the City of Scarborough lying south and west of a line drawn from the western city limit east along Eglinton Avenue East, north along Markham Road, east along the Canadian National Railway, southwest along Kingston Road, south along Scarborough Golf Club Road, southwest along Hill Crescent, southeast along Bellamy Ravine Creek.

In 2003, it was given its current boundaries as described above.

Member of Parliament[edit]

This riding has elected the following member of the Canadian House of Commons:

Parliament Years Member Party
Scarborough Centre and Scarborough West prior to 1996
36th 1997–2000     Tom Wappel Liberal
37th 2000–2004
38th 2004–2006
39th 2006–2008
40th 2008–2011     Michelle Simson Liberal
41st 2011–present     Dan Harris New Democratic

Election results[edit]

Canadian federal election, 2011
Party Candidate Votes % ±pp Expenditures
New Democratic Dan Harris 14,119 35.04 +16.29  
Conservative Gavan Paranchothy 12,830 31.85 +2.34  
Liberal Michelle Simson 11,699 29.05 -12.77  
Green Stefan Dixon 1,635 4.06 -5.43  
Total valid votes/Expense limit 40,283 100.00  
Total rejected ballots 218 0.54 +0.01
Turnout 40,501 59.45 +4.71
Eligible voters 68,122
Canadian federal election, 2008
Party Candidate Votes % ±pp Expenditures
Liberal Michelle Simson 15,486 41.82 -6.06 $61,923
Conservative Greg Crompton 10,928 29.51 +5.37 $52,973
New Democratic Alamgir Hussain 6,943 18.75 -4.15 $22,985
Green Stefan Dixon 3,514 9.49 +5.08 $588
Independent M. H. Fatique Chowdhury Kabir 151 0.40  
Total valid votes/Expense limit 37,022 100.00 $80,366
Total rejected ballots 195 0.52 +0.07
Turnout 37,217 54.74 -7.63
Eligible voters 67,988
     Liberal hold Swing -5.7
Canadian federal election, 2006: Scarborough Southwest
Party Candidate Votes % ±pp Expenditures
Liberal Tom Wappel 19,930 47.83 -1.63 $31,803
     Conservative Vincent Veerasuntharam 10,017 24.04 +0.26 $68,687
     New Democratic Party Dan Harris 9,626 23.10 +0.79 $18,101
Green Valerie Philip 1,827 4.38 +0.38
     Independent Trevor Sutton 147 0.35
     Communist Elizabeth Rowley 120 0.29 -0.15 $280
Total valid votes 41,667 100.00
Total rejected ballots 189 0.45 -0.11
Turnout 41,856 62.37 +5.21
Electors on the lists 67,109
Sources: Official Results, Elections Canada and Financial Returns, Elections Canada.
Canadian federal election, 2004: Scarborough Southwest
Party Candidate Votes % ±pp Expenditures
Liberal Tom Wappel 18,776 49.46 -10.36 $47,511
     Conservative Heather Jewell 9,028 23.78 -4.59 $63,040
     New Democratic Party Dan Harris 8,471 22.31 +12.05 $21,397
Green Peter Van Dalen 1,520 4.00 not listed
     Communist Elizabeth Rowley 168 0.44 $300
Total valid votes 37,963 100.00
Total rejected ballots 215 0.56 -0.10
Turnout 38,178 57.16 +3.73
Electors on the lists 66,797
Percentage change figures are factored for redistribution. Conservative Party percentages are contrasted with the combined Canadian Alliance and Progressive Conservative percentages from 2000.
Sources: Official Results, Elections Canada and Financial Returns, Elections Canada.
Canadian federal election, 2000: Scarborough Southwest
Party Candidate Votes % ±pp Expenditures
Liberal Tom Wappel 21,466 60.01 +6.61 $47,146
     Progressive Conservative Ellery Hollingsworth 5,251 14.68 +1.01 $14,019
     Canadian Alliance Nabil El-Khazen 4,912 13.73 -6.72 $30,429
     New Democratic Party Dan Harris 3,638 10.17 -1.05 $10,666
     Canadian Action Walter Aolari 336 0.94 $4,886
     Communist Dora Stewart 165 0.46 $202
Total valid votes 35,768 100.00
Total rejected ballots 237 0.66 -0.04
Turnout 36,005 53.43 -9.52
Electors on the lists 67,382
Sources: Official Results, Elections Canada and Financial Returns, Elections Canada.
Canadian federal election, 1997: Scarborough Southwest
Party Candidate Votes % ±pp Expenditures
Liberal Tom Wappel 20,675 53.40 -1.34 $35,520
     Reform Tom Ambas 7,918 20.45 -0.62 $41,884
     Progressive Conservative Brian McCutcheon 5,294 13.67 -0.70 $16,872
     New Democratic Party Dave Gracey 4,345 11.22 +4.28 $7,984
Green David James Cooper 482 1.25 $0.00
Total valid votes 38,714 100.00
Total rejected ballots 273 0.70
Turnout 38,987 62.95
Electors on the lists 61,932
Percentage change figures are factored for redistribution.
Sources: Official Results, Elections Canada and Financial Returns, Elections Canada.

All electoral information is taken from Elections Canada. Italicized expenditures from elections after 1997 refer to candidate submissions, and are presented when the final reviewed totals are not available. Expenditures from 1997 refer to submitted totals. The +/- figures from 1997 and 2004 are adjusted for redistribution.

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Coordinates: 43°41′31″N 79°16′26″W / 43.692°N 79.274°W / 43.692; -79.274