Burlington (provincial electoral district)

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Burlington
Ontario electoral district
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Burlington in relation to other Greater Toronto Area electoral districts
Provincial electoral district
Legislature Legislative Assembly of Ontario
MPP
 
 
 
Eleanor McMahon
Liberal
District created 1999
First contested 1999
Last contested 2014
Demographics
Population (2006) 118,310
Electors (2007) 88,385
Area (km²) 79
Pop. density (per km²) 1,497.6
Census divisions Halton
Census subdivisions Burlington

Burlington is a provincial electoral district in southwestern Ontario, Canada. It elects one member to the Legislative Assembly of Ontario.

It was created in 1999 from parts of Burlington South, Halton Centre, and a small part of South Oakville.

When the riding was created, it included the city of Burlington east of a line following the Queen Elizabeth Way to Highway 403 to King Road and south of a line following Dundas Street to the 403 to Upper Middle Road to Walkers Line.

In 2007, the boundaries were altered so that the riding included all of Burlington south of a line following Dundas Street to Guelph Line to Upper Middle Road to Walker Line to the QEW.

Members of Provincial Parliament[edit]

Burlington
Assembly Years Member Party
Riding created from Burlington South, Halton Centre and Oakville South
37th  1999–2003     Cam Jackson Progressive Conservative
38th  2003–2007
 2007–2007 Joyce Savoline
39th  2007–2011
40th  2011–2014 Jane McKenna
41st  2014–Present     Eleanor McMahon Liberal

Election results[edit]

2014[edit]

Ontario general election, 2014
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Liberal Eleanor McMahon 23,573 43.41 +7.34
Progressive Conservative Jane McKenna 20,086 36.98 -3.43
New Democratic Jan Mowbray 7,792 14.35 -4.52
Green Meredith Cross 2,250 4.14 +1.87
Libertarian Charles Zach 363 0.67 -0.62
Freedom Andrew Brannan 245 0.45 +0.14
Total valid votes 54,309 100.0  
Liberal gain from Progressive Conservative Swing +5.38
Source: Elections Ontario[1]

2011[edit]

Ontario general election, 2011
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Progressive Conservative Jane McKenna 20,061 40.41 -0.90
Liberal Karmel Sakran 17,909 36.07 -1.74
New Democratic Peggy Russell 9,370 18.87 +7.87
Green Alex Brown 1,129 2.27 -6.85
Libertarian Anthony Giles 639 1.29
Family Coalition Tim O'Brien 380 0.77 +0.01
Freedom Andrew Brannan 156 0.31
Total valid votes 49,644 100.00
Total rejected, unmarked and declined ballots 231 0.46
Turnout 49,875 54.83
Eligible voters 90,964
Progressive Conservative hold Swing +0.42
Source: Elections Ontario[2]

2007 general[edit]

Ontario general election, 2007
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Progressive Conservative Joyce Savoline 21,517 41.31 -7.67
Liberal Marianne Meed Ward 19,693 37.81 -3.36
New Democratic Cory Judson 5,731 11.00 +5.24
Green Tim Wilson 4,750 9.12 +5.89
Family Coalition Mark Gamez 395 0.76
Total valid votes 52,086 100.00

2007 by-election[edit]

Following Cam Jackson's resignation to run for mayor of Burlington, the riding was left with a vacant seat at Queen's Park. Consequently, a by-election was called by Ontario Premier Dalton McGuinty on January 10, 2007, to be held on February 8, 2007.[3] Joan Lougheed, who was defeated by Jackson for the mayor's post, was nominated as the Ontario Liberal Party candidate on January 4, 2007.[4] Former Halton Regional Chair Joyce Savoline became the Progressive Conservative Party of Ontario candidate, after narrowly defeating former Miss Canada Blair Lancaster at their nomination meeting.[5] On January 12, 2007, Brantford school teacher and community activist Cory Judson defeated former Halton District School Board trustee David Abbott for the Ontario New Democratic Party candidacy.[6] On January 25, 2007, Frank de Jong was named the Ontario Green Party candidate.

Ontario provincial by-election, January 12, 2007 by-election
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Progressive Conservative Joyce Savoline 11,143 48.98 +2.83
Liberal Joan Lougheed 9,365 41.17 -1.01
New Democratic Cory Judson 1,310 5.76 -2.46
Green Frank de Jong 734 3.23 +0.90
Freedom Barry Spruce 106 0.47
Independent John Turmel 90 0.40
Total valid votes 22,748 100.00

2003[edit]

Ontario general election, 2003
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Progressive Conservative Cam Jackson 21,506 46.15 -16.59
Liberal Mark Fuller 19,654 42.18 +11.47
New Democratic David Carter Laird 3,832 8.22 +3.54
Green Julie Gordon 1,086 2.33 +1.40
Family Coalition Vic Corvaro 523 1.12
Total valid votes 46,601 100.00

1999[edit]

Ontario general election, 1999
Party Candidate Votes %
Progressive Conservative Cam Jackson 29,055 62.74
Liberal Linda Glover 14,220 30.71
New Democratic Danny Dunleavy 2,167 4.68
Green Bruce Smith 432 0.93
Independent Anne Marsden 289 0.62
Natural Law Regina Law 144 0.31
Total valid votes 46,307 100.00

2007 electoral reform referendum[edit]

Ontario electoral reform referendum, 2007
Side Votes %
First Past the Post 33,067 65.7
Mixed member proportional 17,267 34.7
Total valid votes 50,334 100.0

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Coordinates: 43°20′55″N 79°47′25″W / 43.3487°N 79.7903°W / 43.3487; -79.7903