Hamilton West was a federal and provincial electoral district in Ontario, Canada, that was represented in the Canadian House of Commons from 1904 to 2004, and in the Legislative Assembly of Ontario from 1894 to 1934 and from 1967 to 2007.
History [ edit ]
riding was created when the old riding of Hamilton was split in 1903.
In 1903, the city of Hamilton was divided into two electoral districts:
Hamilton East and Hamilton West. Hamilton West consisted of wards 2, 3, 4, and 5 of the city. The boundaries expanded ever eastward as the population centre did, but it always included the neighbourhoods of Ainslie Wood, Westdale and downtown Hamilton.
In 1914, it was redefined to consist of the western part of the city of Hamilton described by a line drawn from the brow of the mountain along
Dundurn Street, west along Aberdeen Avenue, north along Paradise Road to Cootes Paradise, along the south and east margins of the marsh to Burlington Bay, east along the bay, south along Hughson Street, east along King Street, south along Ferguson Avenue, west along Aberdeen Avenue and the Mountain Brow.
In 1924, it was redefined to consist of the part of the city of Hamilton lying west of
Wellington Street, east of Paradise Road, and north of Cootes Paradise.
In 1935, it was redefined to exclude the part lying south of
Concession Street, Claremont Drive and West Fifth Street.
In 1952, it was redefined to consist of the part of the city of Hamilton lying north of the brow of the mountain and west of a line drawn from north to south along
Wellington Street and its prolongation south to the brow of the mountain.
In 1966, it was redefined to consist of the part of the City of Hamilton bounded as follows: commencing where
Wellington Street meets the shore of Hamilton Harbour, south along Wellington Street, east along Robert Street, south along East Avenue, east along Main Street, south along Wentworth Street, west along the brow of the Mountain to the west city limit.
In 1976, it was redefined to consist of the part of the City of Hamilton lying west and north of a line drawn south along Wentworth Street from Hamilton Harbour, east along
Main Street East, south along Sherman Avenue, and west along the brow of the Mountain to the city limit.
In 1987, it was redefined to consist of the part of the City of Hamilton lying west and north of a line drawn from north to south from the northern city limit, south along
Wentworth Street, east along Cannon Street, south along Sherman Avenue, west along the brow of the Niagara Escarpment, to the western limit of the city.
In 1996, it was redefined to consist of the part of the City of Hamilton lying west and north of a line drawn from where westerly limit of the city meets Lisajane Court to Stone Church Road, east along
Stone Church Road, north along Garth Street, east along Lincoln Alexander Expressway, north along West Fifth Street, east along the brow of the Niagara Escarpment, north to and along Wentworth Street, west along Main Street, north along Wellington Street, east along Burlington Street, and 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
Ancaster—Dundas—Flamborough—Westdale, Hamilton Centre and Hamilton Mountain ridings.
Members of Parliament [ edit ]
This riding elected the following members of the
Canadian House of Commons:
Members of Provincial Parliament [ edit ]
This riding has elected the following members of the
Legislative Assembly of Ontario:
John Morison Gibson, Liberal (1894–1898)
Andrew Alex Colquhoun, Conservative (1898–1902)
John Strathearn Hendrie, Conservative (1902–1914)
John Allan, Conservative (1914–1919)
Walter Ritchie Rollo, Labour (1919–1923)
Arthur Campbell Garden, Conservative (1923–1926)
Frederick Thomas Smye, Conservative (1926–1930)
D'Arcy Argue Counsell Martin, Conservative (1931–1934)
Ada Pritchard, Progressive Conservative (1967–1971)
Jack McNie, Progressive Conservative (1971–1975)
Stuart Lyon Smith, Liberal (1975–1982)
Richard Alexander Allen, New Democratic Party (1982–1995)
Lillian Ross, Progressive Conservative (1995–1999)
David Christopherson, NDP (1999–2003)
Judy Marsales, Liberal (2003–2007)
Federal election results [ edit ]
Canadian federal election, 1935
Conservative WILTON, Herbert Earl
Reconstruction HENDERSON, Nora Frances
Liberal CONNOR, Kennedy
Liberal AINSLIE, William
Co-operative Commonwealth CONNOR, William Herbert
On Mr. Wilton's death, 1 February 1937:
By-election on 22 March 1937
Conservative MARSH, John Allmond
Liberal CONNOR, Kennedy
Labour O'HANLEY, John
On Mr. Gibson's appointment as Puisne Judge of the Supreme Court of Ontario, 18 January 1950:
Canadian federal election, 1974
ALEXANDER, Lincoln 15,421
Liberal LEWIS, Milt
New Democratic HOLMES, Gordon
Social Credit DEME, Louis
Communist JAGGARD, Bob
Marxist–Leninist MOORE, Nola H.
Resignation of the Hon. Lincoln M. Alexander, 27 May 1980:
Canadian federal election, 1984
Progressive Conservative PETERSON, Peter
Liberal HUDECKI, Stan
New Democratic NEWELL, Philip
Libertarian BALDASARO, Michael A.J.
Communist MANN, Bob
Commonwealth of Canada HACHÉ, Val
Canadian federal election, 1988
KEYES, Stan 16,598
PETERSON, Peter 14,851
New Democratic RUSSELL, Lesley
Christian Heritage MOMBOURQUETTE, Barry
Independent TUCKER, Walter A.
Communist THOMPSON, Bill
Canadian federal election, 1993
Stan Keyes 22,592
Reform George G. Mills
Peter Peterson 5,789
New Democratic Denise Giroux
National Owen Morgan
Natural Law Rita Rassenberg
Independent Elaine Couto
Total valid votes
Total rejected ballots
Electors on the lists
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.
Canadian federal election, 1997
KEYES, Stan 20,951
HORWATH, Andrea 7,648
Progressive Conservative FINDLAY, John
Reform GRIFFITH, Ken
Natural Law RICKARD, Brian
Marxist–Leninist FIELDS, Wendell
Canadian federal election, 2000
KEYES, Stan 21,273
Alliance O'CONNOR, Leon
New Democratic HUDSON, Catherine
Progressive Conservative BLACKIE, Ron
Green CAMPBELL, Hamish Jamie
Marijuana KEIR, Danielle
Natural Law RASSENBERG, Rita
Communist MIRZA, Mike
Marxist–Leninist FIELDS, Wendell
Provincial election results [ edit ]
External links [ edit ]