Windsor West

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Windsor West
Flag of Ontario.svg Ontario electoral district
Windsor West.png
Windsor West in relation to the other southwestern Ontario ridings
Federal electoral district
Legislature House of Commons
MP
 
 
 
Brian Masse
New Democratic
District created 1966
First contested 1968
Last contested 2011
District webpage profile, map
Demographics
Population (2011)[1] 118,973
Electors (2011) 84,245
Area (km²)[2] 78.14
Pop. density (per km²) 1,522.6
Census divisions Essex
Census subdivisions Windsor
For the provincial electoral district, see Windsor West (provincial electoral district).

Windsor West is a federal electoral district in Ontario, Canada, that has been represented in the Canadian House of Commons since 1968.

The district consists of the part of the city of Windsor lying west and south of a line drawn from the U.S. border southeast along Langlois Avenue, east along Tecumseh Road East, and southeast along Pillette Road to the southern city limit.

Demographics[edit]

Average family income: $66,432 [1] (2001)
Median household income: $44,939 [2]
Unemployment: 9.2%
Language, mother tongue: English 66%, French 3%, Other 31%
Religion: Catholic 46%, Protestant 24%, Muslim 6%, Orthodox Christian 4%, Other Christian 4%, Buddhist 1%, No religious affiliation 13%, Other 2% [3]
Visible minority: Black 4%, Arab 4%, Chinese 4%, South Asian 3%, Southeast Asian 2%, Latin American 1%, Filipino 1%, Others 1%

History[edit]

Windsor West riding was created in 1966 from parts of Essex East and Essex West ridings.

It consisted initially of the part of the City of Windsor and the Township of Sandwich West bounded on the west by the U.S. border, and on the north, east and west by a line drawn from the border east along County Road 28, north along Malden Road, east along Malden Road South, south along Huron Church Line Road, east along Cabana Road, north along Howard Avenue, west along the C.P.R. line, northwest along McDougall Avenue, east along Tecumseh Boulevard East, north along Elsmere Avenue, west along Elliott Street East, and north along Marentette Avenue to the border.

In 1976, it was redefined to consist of the part of the City of Windsor bounded on the west by the U.S. border, and on the north, east and west by a line drawn from the border south along Langlois Avenue, west along Tecumseh Boulevard East, south along McDougall Street, east along the Canadian Pacific Railway, south along Howard Avenue, and west along Cabana Road to the southwest city limit.

In 1987, it was redefined to consist of the part of the City of Windsor lying south and west of a line drawn from the U.S. border south along Langlois Avenue, west along Tecumseh Road East, south along McDougall Street, east along to the Canadian Pacific Railway line, and south along the Chesapeake and Ohio Railway line to the southern city limit.

In 1996, it was redefined to consist of the part of the City of Windsor lying south and west of a line drawn from the U.S. border south along Langlois Avenue, west along Tecumseh Road East, and south along Pillette Road to the southern city limit. In 2004, The boundaries were not changed for this riding.

Members of Parliament[edit]

This riding has elected the following Members of Parliament:

Parliament Years Member Party
Windsor West
Riding created from Essex East and Essex West
28th  1968 − 1972     Herb Gray Liberal
29th  1972 − 1974
30th  1974 − 1979
31st  1979 − 1980
32nd  1980 − 1984
33rd  1984 − 1988
34th  1988 − 1993
35th  1993 − 1997
36th  1997 − 2000
37th  2000 − 2002
 2002 − 2004     Brian Masse New Democratic
38th  2004 − 2006
39th  2006 − 2008
40th  2008 − 2011
41st  2011 − Present

Election results[edit]

Canadian federal election, 2011
Party Candidate Votes % ∆% Expenditures
New Democratic Brian Masse 21,592 54.33 +1.79
Conservative Lisa Lumley 12,577 31.64 +9.06
Liberal Melanie Deveau 4,327 10.89 -7.70
Green Alishia Fox 1,096 2.76 -2.92
Marxist–Leninist Margaret Villamizar 153 0.38 +0.09
Total valid votes 39,745 100.00
Total rejected ballots 257 0.64 -0.06
Turnout 40,002 49.13 +1.80
Eligible voters 81,428
Canadian federal election, 2008
Party Candidate Votes % ∆% Expenditures
New Democratic Brian Masse 20,834 52.54 +3.05 $74,929
Conservative Lisa Lumley 8,953 22.58 +2.47 $60,613
Liberal Larry Horwitz 7,369 18.59 -6.80 $53,753
Green John Esposito 2,253 5.68 +2.65 $132
Communist Elizabeth Rowley 125 0.32 $373
Marxist–Leninist Margaret Villamizar 116 0.29 +0.06
Total valid votes/Expense limit 39,650 100.00 $88,186
Total rejected ballots 281 0.70 0.01
Turnout 39,877 47.33 -9.96
     New Democratic Party hold Swing +0.29


Canadian federal election, 2006
Party Candidate Votes % ∆% Expenditures
     New Democratic Party Brian Masse 23,608 49.49 +3.52 $76,342
Liberal Werner Keller 12,110 25.39 -5.93 $55,858
     Conservative Al Teshuba 9,592 20.11 +1.20 $77,898
Green Jillana Bishop 1,444 3.03 -0.47 $2,450
Progressive Canadian Chris Schnurr 614 1.29 $731
     Independent Habib Zaidi 224 0.47 $3,631
Marxist–Leninist Enver Villamizar 108 0.23 -0.07
Total valid votes 47,700 99.31
Total rejected ballots 329 0.69 +0.08
Turnout 48,029 57.29 +3.20
Electors on the lists 83,839
Sources: Official Results, Elections Canada and Financial Returns, Elections Canada.


Canadian federal election, 2004
Party Candidate Votes % ∆% Expenditures
     New Democratic Party Brian Masse 20,297 45.97 +30.01 $77,487
Liberal Richard Pollock 13,831 31.32 -22.80 $74,197
     Conservative Jordan Katz 8,348 18.91 -9.63 $69,771
Green Rob Spring 1,545 3.50 $4,721
Marxist–Leninist Enver Villamizar 134 0.30 $300
Total valid votes 44,155 99.39
Total rejected ballots 273 0.61 0.00
Turnout 44,428 54.09 +11.08
Electors on the lists 82,143
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.

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


Canadian federal by-election, May 13, 2002
Party Candidate Votes % ∆% Expenditures
     New Democratic Party Brian Masse 14,021 42.69 +26.79 $65,195
Liberal Richard Pollock 11,544 35.15 -19.06 $64,964
     Canadian Alliance Rick Fuschi 5,420 16.50 -6.45 $60,657
     Progressive Conservative Ian West 957 2.91 -2.62 $11,212
Green Chris Holt 655 1.99 $9,246
     Christian Heritage Party Allan James 249 0.76 $2,072
Total valid votes 32,846 99.39
Total rejected ballots 200 0.61
Turnout 33,046 43.01
Electors on the lists 76,825
Canadian federal election, 2000
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Liberal Herb Gray 20,729 54.21 -0.99
Alliance Jeff Watson 8,777 22.95 +9.59
New Democratic John McGinlay 6,080 15.90 -7.84
Progressive Conservative Ian West 2,116 5.53 -0.66
Independent Christopher Soda 304 0.80
Marxist–Leninist Enver Villamizar 229 0.60 +0.10
Total valid votes 38,235 100.00

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

Canadian federal election, 1997
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Liberal Herb Gray 21,877 55.20 -17.80
New Democratic Tom Milne 9,411 23.74 +14.66
Reform Jeff Watson 5,295 13.36 +2.06
Progressive Conservative Dan Friesen 2,452 6.19 +1.70
Green Richard Warman 398 1.00 -0.07
Marxist–Leninist Robert Cruise 199 0.50 +0.25
Total valid votes 39,632 100.00
Canadian federal election, 1993
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Liberal Herb Gray 27,008 73.00 +16.76
Reform Brett Skinner 4,179 11.30
New Democratic Emily Carasco 3,359 9.08 -18.72
Progressive Conservative Dan Friesen 1,663 4.49 -10.00
Green Sarah Atkinson 395 1.07
Natural Law Larry Decter 138 0.37
Independent Bill Steptoe 128 0.35
Marxist–Leninist Robert Cruise 93 0.25 -0.05
Abolitionist Rose Pope 35 0.09
Total valid votes 36,998 100.00
Canadian federal election, 1988
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Liberal Herb Gray 23,796 56.24 +15.69
New Democratic Paul Forder 12,143 27.80 -6.43
Progressive Conservative Bert Silcox 6,131 14.49 -9.79
Independent Robert Cruise 127 0.30
Communist Maggie Bizzell 112 0.26
Total valid votes 42,309 100.00
Canadian federal election, 1984
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Liberal Herb Gray 13,624 40.55 -17.95
New Democratic Paul Forder 11,503 34.23 +5.25
Progressive Conservative Marty Goldberg 8,158 24.28 +12.12
Rhinoceros Martin X. Deck 232 0.69
Communist Mike Longmoore 84 0.25 +0.04
Total valid votes 33,601 100.00
Canadian federal election, 1980
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Liberal Herb Gray 19,755 58.50 +9.94
New Democratic Maxine Jones 9,785 28.98 -4.14
Progressive Conservative Ned Griffith 4,107 12.16 -4.66
Communist Gerard O'Neill 72 0.21
Marxist–Leninist Margaret Villamizar 49 0.15 -0.06
Total valid votes 33,768 100.00
Canadian federal election, 1979
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Liberal Herb Gray 16,943 48.56 -7.41
New Democratic Maxine Jones 11,906 34.12 +3.57
Progressive Conservative Bob Krause 5,869 16.82 +3.98
Communist Gerard O'Neill 102 0.29
Marxist–Leninist M. Villamizar 74 0.21 -0.43
Total valid votes 34,894 100.00
Canadian federal election, 1974
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Liberal Herb Gray 19,474 55.97 +6.77
New Democratic Ron Seale 10,630 30.55 -5.35
Progressive Conservative Bill McKay 4,466 12.84 -2.06
Marxist–Leninist Ray Greig 222 0.64
Total valid votes 34,792 100.00
Canadian federal election, 1972
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Liberal Herb Gray 17,966 49.20 -4.86
New Democratic Paul Forder 13,110 35.90 +6.40
Progressive Conservative John Gunning 5,441 14.90 -1.55
Total valid votes 36,517 100.00
Canadian federal election, 1968
Party Candidate Votes %
Liberal Herb Gray 16,442 54.06
New Democratic Stuart Ross 8,972 29.50
Progressive Conservative William J. Waldron 5,002 16.45
Total valid votes 30,416 100.00

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Coordinates: 42°17′N 83°03′W / 42.29°N 83.05°W / 42.29; -83.05