|Ontario electoral district|
Kitchener Centre in relation to Southern Ontario ridings
|Federal electoral district|
|Legislature||House of Commons|
|District webpage||profile, map|
|Pop. density (per km²)||2,521.6|
The district includes the north-central part of the city of Kitchener, Ontario.
In 2008, the race in Kitchener was razor thin between the Conservatives and Liberals. Politically, the riding is split by the Conestoga Parkway. The area to the west of the Parkway tends to support the Liberals while the area to the east of the Parkway tends to vote for the Conservatives. The NDP also won a small handful of polls, scattered around the riding. 
It initially consisted of the part of the City of Kitchener bounded on the west by the western limit of the city, on the south by a line drawn from west to east along the Conestoga Parkway, Strasburg Road, Block Line Road, the Canadian Pacific Railway line, and Highway No. 8, on the east by the Grand River, and on the north by a line drawn from east to west along Victoria Street, Lawrence Avenue and Highland Road West.
In 2003, it was redefined to consist of the part of the City of Kitchener bounded on the west by the western limit of the city, on the north by a line drawn from west to east along Highland Road West, Fischer Hallman Road and the Canadian National Railway situated northerly of Shadeland Crescent, on the east by the Grand River, and on the south by a line drawn from east to west along the King Street Bypass (Highway No. 8), King Street East and the Conestoga Parkway.
Member of Parliament
This riding has elected the following Member of Parliament:
Riding created from Kitchener and Kitchener—Waterloo
|Canadian federal election, 2011|
|New Democratic||Peter Thurley||10,742||21.56||+3.48||$38,822.94|
|Marxist–Leninist||Mark Corbiere||92||0.18||–||none listed|
|Total valid votes/Expense limit||49,809||100.00||$87,274.51|
|Total rejected ballots||209||0.42||+0.01|
|Canadian federal election, 2008|
|New Democratic||Oz Cole-Arnal||8,152||18.08||-0.35||$26,622|
|Total valid votes/Expense limit||44,933||100.00||$84,756|
|Total rejected ballots||183||0.41||-0.05|
|Conservative gain from Liberal||Swing||+5.94|
|Canadian federal election, 2006|
|New Democratic||Richard Walsh-Bowers||9,250||18.43||-0.9|
|Total valid votes||50,192||100.00|
|Total rejected ballots||232||0.46|
|Canadian federal election, 2004|
|New Democratic||Richard Walsh-Bowers||8,717||19.3||+12.4|
|Total valid votes||45,120||100.0|
Note: Conservative vote is compared to the total of the Canadian Alliance vote and Progressive Conservative vote in 2000 election.
|Canadian federal election, 2000|
|Progressive Conservative||Steven Daniel Gadbois||6,162||13.8||-8.9|
|New Democratic||Paul Royston||3,058||6.9||-2.5|
|Total valid votes||44,501||100.0|
Note: Canadian Alliance vote is compared to the Reform vote in 1997 election.
|Canadian federal election, 1997|
|Progressive Conservative||John Reimer||10,960||22.8|
|Reform||Ronald Albert Wilson||9,550||19.9|
|New Democratic||Lucy Harrison||4,503||9.4|
|Total valid votes||48,102||100.0|
- "(Code 35037) Census Profile". 2011 census. Statistics Canada. 2012. Retrieved 2011-03-03.
- Federal riding history from the Library of Parliament
- 2001 Results from Elections Canada
- Campaign expense data from Elections Canada
- Kitchener Centre NDP Federal Electoral District Association
- Kitchener Centre Federal Liberal Electoral District Association