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This article is about the federal electoral district. For the provincial electoral district, see Ancaster—Dundas—Flamborough—Westdale (provincial electoral district).
"Ancaster—Dundas—Flamborough—Aldershot" redirects here. For the provincial electoral district, see Ancaster—Dundas—Flamborough—Aldershot (provincial electoral district).
Ontario electoral district
Ancaster--Dundas--Flamborough--Westdale (riding map).png
Map of riding
Defunct federal electoral district
Legislature House of Commons
District created 2003
District abolished 2013
First contested 2004
Last contested 2011
District webpage profile, map
Population (2011)[1] 116,357
Electors (2011) 85,039
Area (km²)[2] 698.66
Census divisions Hamilton
Census subdivisions Hamilton

Ancaster—Dundas—Flamborough—Westdale was a federal electoral district in Ontario, Canada, that has been represented in the House of Commons of Canada from 2004 until the electoral boundaries were redrawn for the 2015 election.

The district included the western half of the amalgamated city of Hamilton but did not include any of the city centre. It did, however, include McMaster University, Redeemer University College and many of the neighbourhoods surrounding it.


The electoral district was created in 2003. 82.9% of the riding came from its predecessor riding, Ancaster—Dundas—Flamborough—Aldershot and 17.1% from Hamilton West. Conversely, Ancaster—Dundas—Flamborough—Aldershot was carved out of Hamilton—Wentworth in 1996. Hamilton—Wentworth was created in 1968 from parts of Wentworth and Hamilton South.

Hamilton—Wentworth initially consisted of:

(a) the eastern part of the City of Hamilton (east of a line drawn from north to south along Parkdale Avenue, west along the Canadian National Railway line, south along Strathearne Avenue, west along Roxborough Avenue, south along Kenilworth Avenue, the brow of the Mountain and Mountain Brow Boulevard, east along Mud Street to the east limit of the City of Hamilton);

(b) the Townships of Ancaster, Binbrook and Saltfleet and the southern part of the Township of Glanford (south of County Suburban Road No. 22)

In 1976, it was redefined to consist of the Townships of Flamborough and Glanbrook, the Towns of Ancaster and Dundas, and the southern part of the City of Hamilton (lying south of a line drawn from west to east along Limeridge Road, south along Mountain Brow Boulevard, north along Red Hill Creek, east along the brow of the Mountain to the east city limit.

In 1987, it was redefined to consist of the towns of Ancaster, Dundas and Flamborough, the township of Glanbrook, and the southern part of the City of Hamilton (lying south of a line drawn from east to west along the brow of the Niagara Escarpment, south along Redhill Creek, north along Mountain Brow Boulevard, west along Limeridge Road to St. Jerome School, west to Garth Street, south along Garth Street, and west along the proposed Mountain Freeway to the west city limit.)

Hamilton—Wentworth was abolished in 1996 when much of the riding became the new Wentworth—Burlington riding, with some parts going to Hamilton Mountain, Hamilton West and Stoney Creek.

Ancaster—Dundas—Flamborough—Aldershot consisted of the now former towns of Ancaster, Dundas and Flamborough plus that part of Burlington contained in the community of Aldershot (which it gained from Halton. Upon the 2003 redistribution, the riding lost Aldershot but gained the Ainslie Wood and Westdale neighbourhoods of Hamilton.

Following the 2012 Redistribution Order, the riding will be dissolved and split between Flamborough—Glanbrook and Hamilton West-Ancaster-Dundas.


Ethnic groups: 92.7% White, 2.1% Chinese, 1.6% South Asian
Languages: 83.4% English, 1.1% French, 14.7% Other
Religions: 45.0% Protestant, 27.7% Catholic, 1.6% Christian Orthodox, 2.7% Other Christian, 1.8% Jewish, 1.2% Muslim, 18.6% No affiliation
Average income: $37,986

Riding associations[edit]

Riding associations are the local branches of the national political parties:

Party Association Name CEO HQ Address HQ City
  Conservative Party of Canada Ancaster—Dundas—Flamborough—Westdale Conservative Association Ancaster
Green Ancaster—Dundas—Flamborough—Westdale Federal Green Party Association Joan Krygsman 257 MacNab Street Dundas
  Liberal Party of Canada Ancaster—Dundas—Flamborough—Westdale Federal Liberal Association Peter Greenberg 19 Monarch Court Dundas
  New Democratic Party Ancaster—Dundas—Flamborough—Westdale Federal NDP Riding Association Patricia Strung 178 Central Drive Ancaster

Member of Parliament[edit]

This riding has elected the following Members of Parliament:

Parliament Years Member Party
Riding created from Wentworth and Hamilton South
28th  1968–1972     Colin D. Gibson Liberal
29th  1972–1974     Sean O'Sullivan Progressive Conservative
30th  1974–1977
 1978–1979     Geoffrey Scott Progressive Conservative
31st  1979–1980
32nd  1980–1984
33rd  1984–1988
34th  1988–1993
35th  1993–1997     John H. Bryden Liberal
36th  1997–2000     John H. Bryden Liberal
37th  2000–2004     John H. Bryden Liberal
 2004–2004     Independent
 2004–2004     Conservative
38th  2004–2006     Russ Powers Liberal
39th  2006–2008     David Sweet Conservative
40th  2008–2011
41st  2011–2015
Riding dissolved into Hamilton West—Ancaster—Dundas
and Flamborough—Glanbrook

Current Member of Parliament[edit]

The incumbent from the majority of the riding, at the time the riding was created, was John Bryden, a Conservative member elected in 2000 as a Liberal. In the 2004 election, Russ Powers of the Liberal Party was elected MP. David Sweet was elected as MP in the 2006 federal election and re-elected in the 2008 and 2011 federal elections.

Election results[edit]

Ancaster—Dundas—Flamborough—Westdale (2004-present)[edit]

Canadian federal election, 2011
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Conservative David Sweet 30,240 51.25 +4.75
Liberal Dave Braden 14,594 24.74 -2.35
New Democratic Nancy MacBain 10,956 18.57 +1.54
Green Peter Ormond 2,963 5.02 -4.08
Libertarian Anthony Giles 170 0.29
Marxist–Leninist Jamilé Ghaddar 77 0.13 -0.13
Total valid votes/Expense limit 59,000 100.00
Total rejected ballots 193 0.33 +0.03
Turnout 59,193 69.38 +2.68
Conservative hold Swing +3.55
Canadian federal election, 2008
Party Candidate Votes % ∆% Expenditures
Conservative David Sweet 26,297 46.50 +7.4 $69,185
Liberal Arlene MacFarlane-VanderBeek 15,322 27.09 -7.4 $42,231
New Democratic Gordon Guyatt 9,632 17.03 -4.3 $44,859
Green Peter Ormond 5,149 9.10 +4.7 $21,445
Marxist–Leninist Jamilé Ghaddar 148 0.26 +0.1
Total valid votes/Expense limit 56,548 100.00 $88,494
Total rejected ballots 170 0.30
Total number of votes 56,718 66.70
Canadian federal election, 2006
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Conservative David Sweet 24,530 39.1% +4.5%
Liberal Russ Powers 21,656 34.5% -5.2%
New Democratic Gordon Guyatt 13,376 21.3% +0.4%
Green David Januczkowski 2,767 4.4% -0.4%
Independent Ben Cowie 303 0.5% -
Marxist–Leninist Jamilé Ghaddar 112 0.2% -
Total number of valid votes 62,744 100.0%
Rejected ballots 175
Total number of votes 62,919
Canadian federal election, 2004
Party Candidate Votes %
Liberal Russ Powers 21,935 39.7%
Conservative David Sweet 19,135 34.6%
New Democratic Gordon Guyatt 11,557 20.9%
Green David Januczkowski 2,636 4.8%
Total number of valid votes 55,263 100%
Rejected ballots 252
Total number of votes 55,515

Ancaster—Dundas—Flamborough—Aldershot (2000-2004)[edit]

Canadian federal election, 2000
Party Candidate Votes %
Liberal John H. Bryden 19,921 41.16
Alliance Ray Pennings 15,272 31.55
Progressive Conservative Gerry Aggus 9,451 19.53
New Democratic Gordon Guyatt 3,756 7.76

Wentworth—Aldershot (1997-2000)[edit]

Canadian federal election, 1997
Party Candidate Votes %
Liberal John H. Bryden 19,584 41.65
Progressive Conservative Gerry Aggus 13,481 28.67
Reform Allan Lonn 10,267 21.83
New Democratic Jessica Brennan 3,694 7.86

Hamilton—Wentworth (1968-1997)[edit]

Canadian federal election, 1993
Party Candidate Votes %
Liberal John H. Bryden 29,695 45.81
Reform Mark Mullins 16,545 25.52
Progressive Conservative Ray Johnson 14,539 22.43
New Democratic Rick McCall 2,555 3.94
National Ralph Ellis 672 1.04
Christian Heritage Rien Van Den Enden 460 0.71
Natural Law Norm Sinclair 353 0.54
Canadian federal election, 1988
Party Candidate Votes %
Progressive Conservative Geoff Scott 23,876 41.88
Liberal Colin Gibson 19,373 33.98
New Democratic Julia McCrea 8,989 15.77
Christian Heritage Ray Pennings 4,113 7.21
Rhinoceros David Cheeko Zuliniak 662 1.16
Canadian federal election, 1984
Party Candidate Votes %
Progressive Conservative Geoff Scott 25,595 52.00
Liberal Eric Gordon Cunningham 14,193 28.84
New Democratic David Hitchcock 8,836 17.95
Green Bill Santor 333 0.68
Libertarian Edward B. Hughes 172 0.35
Commonwealth of Canada Ed Gardner 88 0.18
Canadian federal election, 1980
Party Candidate Votes %
Progressive Conservative Geoff Scott 18,918 44.98
Liberal Bill Charlton 13,704 32.58
New Democratic David Hitchcock 9,392 22.33
Marxist–Leninist Frances Pattison 46 0.11
Canadian federal election, 1979
Party Candidate Votes %
Progressive Conservative Geoff Scott 22,369 52.84
Liberal Jim Bennett 11,343 28.60
New Democratic David Hitchcock 8,550 20.20
Marxist–Leninist Ann Boylan 69 0.16

On the resignation of Mr. O'Sullivan, 14 September 1977:

By-election on 16 October 1978
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Progressive Conservative Geoff Scott 20,263 47.18
New Democratic Ken Lee 14,105 32.84
Liberal Jim Bennett 8,282 19.28
Communist Bob Jaggard 301 0.70
Canadian federal election, 1974
Party Candidate Votes %
Progressive Conservative Sean O'Sullivan 18,874 39.51
Liberal Norm Curry 17,869 37.40
New Democratic Bob Mackenzie 11,029 23.09
Canadian federal election, 1972
Party Candidate Votes %
Progressive Conservative Sean O'Sullivan 18,611 38.51
Liberal Colin David Gibson 14,755 30.53
New Democratic Bob Mackenzie 14,520 30.05
Independent Ron McCann 294 0.61
Social Credit A.J. Sid Hamelin 143 0.30
Canadian federal election, 1968
Party Candidate Votes %
Liberal Colin David Gibson 14,979 39.53
New Democratic Gordon Stewart Vichert 12,852 33.92
Progressive Conservative Jim Ridge 10,059 26.55

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Coordinates: 43°15′38″N 80°01′30″W / 43.2605°N 80.0251°W / 43.2605; -80.0251