Hamilton East (electoral district)

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Hamilton East
Ontario electoral district
Defunct federal electoral district
LegislatureHouse of Commons
District created1903
District abolished2003
First contested1904
Last contested2000

Hamilton East was a federal electoral district in Ontario, Canada. It was represented in the House of Commons of Canada from 1904 to 2004. It consisted of the eastern part of the city of Hamilton, Ontario. It is considered a working class district.

History[edit]

The riding was created in 1903 from parts of Hamilton riding. The riding elected Labour Member of Parliament (MP) Humphrey Mitchell from 1931 until 1935.

Hamilton East initially shall consist of wards 1, 6 and 7 of the City of Hamilton. In 1914, it was redefined as consisting of the part of the city of Hamilton described by a line beginning where Ottawa street meets Burlington Bay, south along Ottawa street, west along Burlington street, south along the division line between lots number five and six of the township of Barton, west along Barton Street, south along Sherman Avenue, west along the brow of the mountain, south along Wentworth Street, west along Aberdeen Avenue, north along Ferguson Avenue, west along King street, north along Hughson street to Burlington Bay.

In 1924, it was redefined as consisting the part of the city of Hamilton lying east of Wellington Street and west of Ottawa Street. In 1933, it was redefined to exclude the part of the city lying south of a line from Wellington Street east along Concession Street, north along Sherman Avenue, easte along the brow of the mountain to the city limit. In 1952, it was redefined to consist of the part of the city of Hamilton bounded on the east by Ottawa Street, on the south by the brow of the mountain, on the west by Wellington Street.

In 1966, it was redefined to consist of the part of the City of Hamilton bounded on the south by the brow of the Mountain, on the west by a line from Hamilton Harbour south on Wellington Street, east along Robert Street, south along East Avenue, east along Main Street, south along Wentworth Street to the brow of the Mountain; and bounded on the east by a line from Hamilton Harbour south along Parkdale Avenue, west along the C.N.R. line, south along Strathearne Avenue, west along Roxborough Avenue and Kenilworth Avenue to the brow of the Mountain.

In 1976, it was redefined to consist of the part of the City of Hamilton bounded on the east by Red Hill Creek, on the south by the brow of the Mountain, and on the west by a line drawn north along Sherman Avenue, west along Main Street East, and north along Wentworth Avenue.

In 1987, it was redefined to consist of the part of the City of Hamilton lying within the following limits: commencing at the intersection of the easterly limit of the said city with Queenston Road; thence westerly along Queenston Road to Redhill Creek; thence southwesterly along Redhill Creek to the brow of the Niagara Escarpment; thence northerly and westerly along said brow to the southerly production of Sherman Avenue; thence northerly along said production to and along Sherman Avenue to Cannon Street; thence westerly along Cannon Street to Wentworth Street; thence northerly along Wentworth Street and its northerly production to the northerly limit of the City of Hamilton; thence easterly and southerly along the northerly and easterly limits of said city to the point of commencement.

In 1996, it was redefined to consist of the part of the City of Hamilton bounded by a line drawn from the eastern limit of the city along Queenston Road, south along Redhill Creek, north and west along the brow of the Niagara Escarpment, north along Wentworth Street, west along Main Street, north along Wellington Street, east along Burlington Street, north along the spur line of the Canadian National Railway to the northern city limit.

The electoral district was abolished in 2003 when it was redistributed between Hamilton Centre and Hamilton East—Stoney Creek ridings.

Members of Parliament[edit]

This riding has elected the following Members of Parliament:

Parliament Years Member Party
Hamilton East
Riding created from Hamilton
10th  1904–1908     Samuel Barker Conservative
11th  1908–1911
12th  1911–1917
13th  1917–1921     Sydney Chilton Mewburn Government (Unionist)
14th  1921–1925     Conservative
15th  1925–1926
16th  1926–1930 George Rennie
17th  1930–1931
 1931–1935     Humphrey Mitchell Labour
18th  1935–1940     Albert A. Brown Conservative
19th  1940–1945     Thomas Hambly Ross Liberal
20th  1945–1949
21st  1949–1953
22nd  1953–1957
23rd  1957–1958     Quinto Martini Progressive Conservative
24th  1958–1962
25th  1962–1963     John Munro Liberal
26th  1963–1965
27th  1965–1968
28th  1968–1972
29th  1972–1974
30th  1974–1979
31st  1979–1980
32nd  1980–1984
33rd  1984–1988 Sheila Copps
34th  1988–1993
35th  1993–1996
 1996–1997
35th  1997–2000
36th  2000–2004
Riding dissolved into Hamilton East—Stoney Creek and Hamilton Centre

Election results[edit]

1904 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes
Conservative Samuel Barker 2,786
Liberal John M. Eastwood 2,580
1908 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes
Conservative Samuel Barker 2,968
Liberal John Morrison Eastwood 1,876
Labour Samuel Landers 1,320
1911 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes
Conservative Samuel Barker 4,981
Liberal John Peebles 2,406
1917 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes
Government (Unionist) Sydney Chilton Mewburn 11,340
Opposition—Labour George Grant Halcrow 0
1921 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes
Conservative Sydney Chilton Mewburn 6,320
Progressive Edward James Etherington 4,824
Labour Charles Goodenough Booker 2,274
Liberal John Newlands 1,667
1925 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes
Conservative Sydney Chilton Mewburn 15,669
Labour Samuel Lawrence 2,286
Liberal John Newlands 2,205
1926 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes
Conservative George Rennie 13,444
Liberal Michael Joseph O'Reilly 4,477
1930 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes
Conservative George Rennie 12,893
Liberal Freeman Ferrier Treleaven 8,142
Communist Saul Cohen 343

On Mr. Rennie's death, 13 October 1930:

By-election on 10 August 1931
Party Candidate Votes
Labour Humphrey Mitchell 10,919
Conservative Melville Robinson 7,263
Independent William Herbert Connor 507
1935 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes
Conservative Albert A. Brown 10,078
Labour Humphrey Mitchell 7,288
Reconstruction Donald A. Clarke 6,197
Co-operative Commonwealth John Mitchell 4,506
1940 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal Thomas Hambly Ross 14,053
National Government Albert A. Brown 11,716
Co-operative Commonwealth Roy Aindow 3,190
Communist Tim Buck 695
1945 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal Thomas Hambly Ross 13,176
Progressive Conservative Bessie Howard Hughton 11,501
Co-operative Commonwealth Roy Aindow 8,705
Labor–Progressive Peter Dunlop 1,480
Independent Labour Robert Parker 241
1949 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal Thomas Hambly Ross 14,035
Progressive Conservative Digby Banting 11,155
Co-operative Commonwealth Larry Sefton 8,302
Labor–Progressive Peter Dunlop 1,413
Labour Robert Parker 307
1953 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal Thomas Hambly Ross 11,622
Progressive Conservative Quinto Martini 7,710
Co-operative Commonwealth David T. Lawrence 5,648
Labor–Progressive William Devine 721
1957 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes
Progressive Conservative Quinto Martini 10,528
Liberal Joe Lanza 8,511
Co-operative Commonwealth Norm Davison 7,367
Social Credit Ethel Bertha Fagan 916
1958 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes
Progressive Conservative Quinto Martini 15,046
Liberal William Momotiuk 7,427
Co-operative Commonwealth William Powell 6,315
Labor–Progressive Alfred Dewhurst 537
1962 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal John Munro 12,027
Progressive Conservative Quinto Martini 8,437
New Democratic Bill Powell 7,353
1963 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal John Munro 13,167
Progressive Conservative Quinto Martini 7,644
New Democratic Brian O'Donnell 7,015
Social Credit Vaclav George Vostrez 240
1965 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal John Munro 12,692
New Democratic Brian O'Donnell 7,314
Progressive Conservative Malcolm Dingwall 5,725
Social Credit Vaclav George Vostrez 103
1968 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal John Munro 15,273
New Democratic Nick Ramaciert 9,210
Progressive Conservative David Steinberg 5,633
Communist James R. Bridgewood 297
1972 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal John Munro 13,053
Progressive Conservative Ron Brewer 8,601
New Democratic Joe Bothen 8,351
Not affiliated Donald A. Stewart 151
Social Credit Charles Hamelin 108
Not affiliated Ian G. Walker 39
1974 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal John Munro 15,298
New Democratic Bruce Woodruff 6,532
Progressive Conservative Ron Brewer 6,004
Communist Jim Bridgewood 157
Social Credit A. J. Sid Hamelin 62
Marxist–Leninist Paul G. Lane 52
1979 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal John Munro 14,579
New Democratic Don Gray 11,783
Progressive Conservative Bill West 11,642
Libertarian Bruno S. Oberski 172
Marxist–Leninist Rolf V. Gerstenberger 71
1980 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal John Munro 15,430
New Democratic Don Gray 12,627
Progressive Conservative Bill West 8,587
Communist Robert Mann 159
Not affiliated Chris Watson 58
Marxist–Leninist Rolf Gerstenberger 47
1984 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal Sheila Copps 14,533
New Democratic David Christopherson 11,872
Progressive Conservative Jack Macdonald 11,711
Social Credit Vince G. Vostrez 102
Communist Elizabeth Rowley 87
Commonwealth of Canada Ken Perry 59
1988 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal Sheila Copps 18,632
New Democratic Dave Wilson 10,492
Progressive Conservative Bill West 8,015
Not affiliated Steve Rutchinski 141
Communist Elizabeth Rowley 133
1993 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal Sheila Copps 23,113
Reform John Stewart 5,703
Progressive Conservative Brian Joseph Bobolo 2,320
New Democratic Wayne Marston 2,216
National Bill Sommer 470
Independent Robert Jaggard 135
Independent James Brink 117
Marxist–Leninist Rolf Gerstenberger 73
Commonwealth of Canada Jean-Sebastien Tremblay 53

Resignation of Sheila Copps, 1 May 1996:

By-election on 17 June 1996
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal Sheila Copps 12,268
New Democratic Wayne Marston 6,941
Progressive Conservative Angie Tomasic 3,662
Reform Andy Sweck 2,750
Independent Ken Campbell 287
Independent George Ambas 160
Green Wendy Priesnitz 152
Independent Glenn Malcolm 113
Christian Heritage Tristan Emmanuel 78
Independent Victor Knight 70
Natural Law Bill Amos 64
Canada Party Charles Olito 52
Abolitionist John Turmel 21
1997 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal Sheila Copps 16,991
New Democratic Wayne Marston 6,870
Reform Kevin Samuel Barber 5,716
Progressive Conservative Michael Hilson 3,913
Christian Heritage Monica Purcell 376
Independent Bob Mann 312
Marxist–Leninist Rolf Gerstenberger 160
2000 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal Sheila Copps 16,477
Alliance Joshua Conroy 6,064
New Democratic Jim Stevenson 4,123
Progressive Conservative Steven Knight 3,359
Marijuana Michael Baldasaro 573
Independent Salvatore Sam Cino 290
Communist Bob Mann 144
Marxist–Leninist Julie Gordon 116
Natural Law Helene Darisse-Yildirim 97

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