Brantford—Brant

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Brantford—Brant
Ontario electoral district
Brant, riding.png
Brantford—Brant in relation to other Ontario electoral districts (2015 boundaries)
Federal electoral district
LegislatureHouse of Commons
MP
 
 
 
Larry Brock
Conservative
District created1903
First contested1904
Last contested2021
District webpageprofile, map
Demographics
Population (2016)[1]130,296
Electors (2015)95,616
Area (km²)[2]828.81
Pop. density (per km²)157.2
Census division(s)Brant, Haldimand
Census subdivision(s)Brantford, Brant, New Credit 40A, Six Nations 40

Brantford—Brant is a federal electoral district in Ontario, Canada, that has been represented in the House of Commons of Canada from 1904 to 1949 and since 1968.

Prior to the 2015 election, the riding was known as Brant.[3]

History[edit]

The federal riding was first created in 1903 from parts of Brant South riding. It consisted of the County of Brant, excluding parts included in the Brantford riding.

In 1924, it was defined as consisting of the townships of Burford, South Dumfries, Onondaga, Tuscarora the part of the township of Brantford lying east of the Grand River, and the part of the city of Brantford not included in the electoral district of Brantford City. In 1933, it was expanded to include the town of Paris.

The federal electoral district was abolished in 1947 when it was redistributed between Brant—Wentworth and Brantford ridings.

The federal riding was recreated in 1966 from parts of Brant—Haldimand, Brantford and Haldimand—Norfolk—Brant ridings. It consisted initially of the County of Brant, and the Six Nations and New Credit Indian reserves.

In 1976, it was defined as consisting of the County of Brant. In 1987, it was defined as consisting of the City of Brantford, the Town of Paris, and the townships of Brantford and South Dumfries. In 2003, it was redefined as using the 1966 definition.

Brant was largely incorporated into the new riding of Brantford—Brant, with small territories going to Oxford and Cambridge during the 2012 electoral redistribution.

Demographics[edit]

According to the Canada 2016 Census;

Ethnic groups: 78.3% European, 13.7% Indigenous, 2.6% South Asian, 1.7% Black
Languages: 89.7% English, 1.3% Polish, 1.2% French, 1.0% Italian
Religions: 64.8% Christian (23.4% Catholic, 10.2% United Church, 9.0% Anglican, 5.1% Baptist, 3.3% Presbyterian, 2.5% Pentecostal, 1.1% Lutheran, 10.1% Other), 2.% Traditional Aboriginal Spirituality, 30.3% No religion
Median income (2010): $28,981
Average income (2010): $37,101

Members of Parliament[edit]

This riding has elected the following Members of Parliament:

Parliament Years Member Party
Brant
Riding created from Brant South
10th  1904–1908     William Paterson Liberal
11th  1908–1911
12th  1911–1917     John Henry Fisher Conservative
13th  1917–1921     John Harold Government (Unionist)
14th  1921–1925     William Charles Good Progressive
15th  1925–1926     Franklin Smoke Conservative
16th  1926–1930
17th  1930–1935
18th  1935–1940     George Wood Liberal
19th  1940–1945
20th  1945–1949     John A. Charlton Progressive Conservative
Riding dissolved into Brant—Wentworth and Brantford
Brant
Riding re-created from Brant—Haldimand and Brantford
28th  1968–1971     James Elisha Brown Liberal
 1971–1972     Derek Blackburn New Democratic
29th  1972–1974
30th  1974–1979
31st  1979–1980
32nd  1980–1984
33rd  1984–1988
34th  1988–1993
35th  1993–1997     Jane Stewart Liberal
36th  1997–2000
37th  2000–2004
38th  2004–2006 Lloyd St. Amand
39th  2006–2008
40th  2008–2011     Phil McColeman Conservative
41st  2011–2015
Brantford—Brant
42nd  2015–2019     Phil McColeman Conservative
43rd  2019–2021
44th  2021–present Larry Brock

Election results[edit]

Brantford—Brant, 2015–present[edit]

Graph of election results in Brantford—Brant (2011-, minor parties that never received 2% of the vote or did not run consistently are omitted)
2021 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Larry Brock 26,668 40.3 +0.03
Liberal Alison Macdonald 18,784 28.4 -2.28
New Democratic Adrienne Roberts 12,950 19.6 -0.1
People's Cole Squire 5,634 8.5 +6.52
Green Karleigh Csordas 1,760 2.7 -3.69
Independent Leslie Bory 162 0.2 +0.03
Independent John Turmel 138 0.2 -0.02
Total valid votes 66,096 100
Total rejected ballots 0 0 -0.74
Turnout 66,096 59.52 -2.32
Eligible voters 111,048
Source: Elections Canada[4]
2019 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes % ±% Expenditures
Conservative Phil McColeman 26,849 40.27 -0.62 $85,964.44
Liberal Danielle Takacs 20,454 30.68 -0.01 $112,425.11
New Democratic Sabrina Sawyer 13,131 19.70 -5.14 $10,388.48
Green Bob Jonkman 4,257 6.39 +3.89 none listed
People's Dave Wrobel 1,320 1.98 none listed
Veterans Coalition Jeffrey Gallagher 394 0.59 none listed
Independent John Turmel 146 0.22 -0.04 $0.00
Independent Leslie Bory 115 0.17 $2,115.19
Total valid votes/Expense limit 66,666 99.26
Total rejected ballots 497 0.74 +0.31
Turnout 67,163 61.84 -3.39
Eligible voters 108,602
Conservative hold Swing -0.30
Source: Elections Canada[5][6]
2015 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes % ±% Expenditures
Conservative Phil McColeman 25,874 40.89 -7.52 $141,798.50
Liberal Danielle Takacs 19,422 30.70 +11.80 $76,160.00
New Democratic Marc Laferriere 15,715 24.84 -4.11 $65,824.80
Green Kevin Brandt 1,582 2.50 -0.70 $6,475.96
Libertarian Rob Ferguson 515 0.81
Independent John C. Turmel 164 0.26
Total valid votes/Expense limit 63,272 99.57   $241,022.79
Total rejected ballots 272 0.43
Turnout 63,544 65.23
Eligible voters 97,409
Conservative hold Swing -9.66
Source: Elections Canada[7][8]
2011 federal election redistributed results[9]
Party Vote %
  Conservative 26,668 48.41
  New Democratic 15,946 28.95
  Liberal 10,411 18.90
  Green 1,756 3.20
  Others 295 0.54

Brant, 1968–2015[edit]

Graph of election results in Brant (1968-2011, minor parties that never got 2% of the vote or didn't run consistently are omitted)
2011 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes % ±% Expenditures
Conservative Phil McColeman 28,045 48.9 +7.0
New Democratic Marc Laferriere 16,351 28.5 +11.3
Liberal Lloyd St. Amand 10,780 18.8 -14.2
Green Nora Fueten 1,858 3.2 -3.8
Independent Leslie Bory 174 0.3
Independent Martin Sitko 138 0.2
Total valid votes 57,346 100.0
Total rejected ballots 243 0.4
Turnout 57,589 60.1
Eligible voters 94,485
2006 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Lloyd St. Amand 22,077 36.9 -1.1
Conservative Phil McColeman 21,495 36.0 +2.9
New Democratic Lynn Bowering 12,713 21.3 -0.7
Green Adam King 2,729 4.6 -0.5
Christian Heritage John H. Wubs 526 0.9 -0.2
Independent John Turmel 213 0.4 -0.3
Total valid votes 59,753 100.0
2006 Canadian federal election: Brant
Party Candidate Votes % ±% Expenditures
Liberal Lloyd St. Amand 22,077 36.95 −1.10 $73,699
Conservative Phil McColeman 21,495 35.97 +2.87 $84,866
New Democratic Lynn Bowering 12,713 21.28 −0.72 $30,536
Green Adam King 2,729 4.57 −0.52 $4,293
Christian Heritage John H. Wubs 526 0.88 −0.18
     Independent John Turmel 213 0.36 −0.33
Total valid votes/expense limit 59,753 100.00 $86,871
Total rejected ballots 236
Turnout 59,989 65.30 +5.02
Electors on the lists 91,872
Sources: Official Results, Elections Canada and Financial Returns, Elections Canada.
2004 Canadian federal election: Brant
Party Candidate Votes % ±% Expenditures
Liberal Lloyd St. Amand 20,455 38.05 −17.44 $70,476
Conservative Greg Martin 17,792 33.10 −2.14 $51,935
New Democratic Lynn Bowering 11,826 22.00 +14.80 $19,055
Green Helen-Anne Embry 2,738 5.09 +4.05 $1,800
Christian Heritage Barra L. Gots 570 1.06 $759
Independent John Turmel 373 0.69 none listed
Total valid votes 53,754 100.00
Total rejected ballots 303
Turnout 54,057 60.28 +4.70
Electors on the lists 89,675
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.
2000 Canadian federal election: Brant
Party Candidate Votes % ±% Expenditures
Liberal Jane Stewart 24,068 56.42 $46,551
Alliance Chris Cattle 10,955 25.68 $43,139
Progressive Conservative Stephen Kun 3,580 8.39 $6,405
New Democratic Dee Chisholm 3,126 7.33 $9,266
Green Graeme Dunn 484 1.13 $156
Canadian Action Mike Clancy 447 1.05 $8,881
Total valid votes/Expense Limit 42,660 100.00
Total rejected ballots 262
Turnout 42,922 56.28
Electors on the lists 76,270
Sources: Official Results, Elections Canada and Financial Returns, Elections Canada.
1997 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Jane Stewart 24,125 53.0 +1.5
Reform Dan Houssar 10,436 22.9 -1.8
Progressive Conservative Stephen W. Kun 5,781 12.7 +0.5
New Democratic Pat Franklin 5,201 11.4 +4.5
Total valid votes 45,543 100.0
1993 Canadian federal election: Brant
Party Candidate Votes % ±% Expenditures
Liberal Jane Stewart 24,686 51.46 $39,023
Reform Ken Edmison 11,863 24.73 $36,354
Progressive Conservative Mabel E. Dougherty 5,831 12.16 $25,624
New Democratic Michael C. Smith 3,317 6.92 $37,911
National Herman Kruis 1,227 2.56 $8,148
Green Jamie Legacey 482 1.00 $0
Libertarian Helmut Kurmis 258 0.54 $0
Natural Law Eleanor Toshiko Hyodo 192 0.40 $2,853
Social Credit Doug Stelpstra 112 0.23 $158
Total valid votes 47,968 100.00
Total rejected ballots 500
Turnout 48,468 65.27
Electors on the lists 74,260
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.
1988 Canadian federal election: Brant
Party Candidate Votes % Expenditures
New Democratic Derek Blackburn 19,633 41.46 $41,490
Progressive Conservative Steve Bosanac 14,084 29.74 $45,061
Liberal David J. Carll 11,461 24.20 $40,772
Christian Heritage Geraldine de Vries 1,786 3.77 $10,857
Green Jamie Legacey 258 0.54 $0
Libertarian Helmut Kurmis 95 0.20 $299
Commonwealth of Canada Barnabas Simon 34 0.07 $0
Total valid votes 47,351 100.00
Total rejected ballots 287
Turnout 47,638 71.53
Electors on the lists 66,603
1984 Canadian federal election: Brant
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
New Democratic Derek Blackburn 23,103 44.20
Progressive Conservative Rick Sterne 21,679 41.47
Liberal Peter Hexamer 7,286 13.94
Social Credit Charley Harris 207 0.40
Total valid votes 52,275 100.00
Total rejected ballots 266
Turnout 52,541 73.16
Electors on the lists 71,821
1980 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
New Democratic Derek Blackburn 19,194 41.1 -1.1
Progressive Conservative Rick Sterne 14,614 31.3 +0.2
Liberal Jo Brennan 12,725 27.2 +0.7
Social Credit Winnifred M. Moyer 103 0.2
Marxist–Leninist Malkit Randhawa 93 0.2 0.0
Total valid votes 46,729 100.0
1979 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
New Democratic Derek Blackburn 20,908 42.2 +0.1
Progressive Conservative Arthur Tobey 15,422 31.1 +11.2
Liberal Jack Bawcutt 13,154 26.5 -11.1
Marxist–Leninist Malkit Randhawa 93 0.2
Total valid votes 49,577 100.0
1974 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
New Democratic Derek Blackburn 19,453 42.1 -1.0
Liberal Vern Young 17,410 37.6 +5.9
Progressive Conservative Alex Keresturi 9,228 20.0 -5.3
Communist Paul F. Jarbeau 158 0.3
Total valid votes 46,249 100.0
1972 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
New Democratic Derek Blackburn 20,002 43.1 0.0
Liberal Dick Mundy 14,730 31.7 -0.5
Progressive Conservative Alex Keresturi 11,711 25.2 +1.3
Total valid votes 46,443 100.0
By-election on May 31, 1971
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
New Democratic Derek Blackburn 17,147 43.1 +12.4
Liberal Bob McIntosh 12,831 32.2 -7.6
Progressive Conservative Emory Knill 9,517 23.9 -5.7
Social Credit A.J. Sid Hamelin 322 0.8
Total valid votes 39,817 100.0
1968 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes %
Liberal James Elisha Brown 16,029 39.8
New Democratic Derek Blackburn 12,333 30.6
Progressive Conservative Geoff Styles 11,901 29.6
Total valid votes 40,263 100.0

Brant, 1904–1949[edit]

Graph of election results in Brant (1904-1949, minor parties that never got 2% of the vote or didn't run consistently are omitted)
1945 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Progressive Conservative John Alpheus Charlton 5,005 45.3 -3.9
Liberal George Ernest Wood 4,800 43.5 -7.3
Co-operative Commonwealth Charles William Ward 1,235 11.2
Total valid votes 11,040 100.0
1940 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal George Wood 4,657 50.8 +6.3
National Government Syl Apps 4,519 49.2 +12.1
Total valid votes 9,176 100.0

Note: "National Government" vote is compared to Conservative vote in 1935 election.

1935 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal George Ernest Wood 4,294 44.5 -1.7
Conservative Franklin Smoke 3,587 37.2 -16.7
Reconstruction Cuthbert Mainwaring Burt 1,277 13.2
Co-operative Commonwealth William James Anderson 494 5.1
Total valid votes 9,652 100.0
1930 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Franklin Smoke 5,094 53.8 +2.9
Liberal John Harold 4,372 46.2 -2.9
Total valid votes 9,466 100.0
1926 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Franklin Smoke 4,218 50.9 -5.8
Liberal–Progressive Thomas Scott Davidson 4,065 49.1 +5.8
Total valid votes 8,283 100.0
1925 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Franklin Smoke 4,151 56.7 +17.8
Progressive Edgar Howard Standing 3,173 43.3 +2.5
Total valid votes 7,324 100.0
1921 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Progressive William Charles Good 3,309 40.8 +2.0
Conservative William Harper Reid 3,150 38.9 +0.1
Liberal Robert John Atkin 1,645 20.3 -3.6
Total valid votes 8,104 100.0

Note: Conservative vote is compared to Unionist vote in 1917 election, and Liberal vote is compared to Opposition vote.

1917 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Government (Unionist) John Harold 2,106 38.8 -13.1
Independent Henry Cockshutt 2,023 37.3
Opposition (Laurier Liberals) Blackwell Lawrence Doran 1,299 23.9 -24.2
Total valid votes 5,428 100.0

Note: Unionist vote is compared to Conservative vote in 1911 election.

1911 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative John Henry Fisher 1,795 51.9 +5.5
Liberal William Paterson 1,666 48.1 -5.5
Total valid votes 3,461 100.0
1908 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal William Paterson 1,799 53.7 -4.8
Conservative John Patrick Noonan 1,554 46.3
Total valid votes 3,353 100.0
1904 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes %
Liberal William Paterson 1,628 58.4
Unknown Adam George Ludlow 1,158 41.6
Total valid votes 2,786 100.0

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  • "(Code 35009) Census Profile". 2011 census. Statistics Canada. 2012. Retrieved 2012-03-01.

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Coordinates: 43°07′N 80°15′W / 43.12°N 80.25°W / 43.12; -80.25