Newmarket—Aurora (provincial electoral district)

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Newmarket—Aurora
Ontario electoral district
Newmarket-Aurora.png
Newmarket—Aurora in relation to southern Ontario ridings
Provincial electoral district
Legislature Legislative Assembly of Ontario
MPP
 
 
 
Chris Ballard
Liberal
District created 2006
First contested 2007
Last contested 2014
Demographics
Population (2006) 121,924
Electors (2011) 86,113
Area (km²) 92
Pop. density (per km²) 1,325.3
Census divisions York
Census subdivisions Newmarket, Aurora

Newmarket—Aurora is a provincial electoral district in Ontario, Canada, that has been represented in the Legislative Assembly of Ontario since 2007.

The district contains the towns of Newmarket and Aurora.

The riding was created for the 2004 federal election by merging 50% of the riding of York North with 24% of the riding of Vaughan—King—Aurora.

According to the 2006 census, 121,924 people are represented in the Ontario Legislature in this riding.

The major industry in the riding is manufacturing, and auto parts maker Magna International is the largest manufacturer. Average family income in the riding is higher than the national average at slightly over $97,000 a year.[when?] Unemployment in the riding is lower than the national average at 3.6%.[when?]

Members of Provincial Parliament[edit]

Newmarket—Aurora
Assembly Years Member Party
Riding created from York North and Vaughan—King—Aurora
39th  2007–2011     Frank Klees Progressive Conservative
40th  2011–2014
41st  2014–Present     Chris Ballard Liberal

Election results[edit]

Ontario general election, 2014
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Chris Ballard 22,997 43.94 +8.32
Progressive Conservative Jane Twinney 19,585 37.42 -9.82
New Democratic Angus Duff 6,023 11.51 -2.85
Green Andrew Roblin 2,144 4.10 +1.33
Canadians' Choice Dorian Baxter 922 1.76
Libertarian Jason Jenkins 579 1.11
Trillium Party of Ontario Bob Yaciuk 83 0.16
Total valid votes 52,333 100.0  
Liberal gain from Progressive Conservative Swing +9.07
Source: Elections Ontario[1]
Ontario general election, 2011
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Progressive Conservative Frank Klees 21,425 47.24 +4.53
Liberal Christina Bisanz 16,154 35.62 -4.12
New Democratic Robin Wardlaw 6,514 14.36 +7.14
Green Kristopher Kuysten 1,256 2.77 -6.41
Total valid votes 45,349 100.00
Total rejected, unmarked and declined ballots 151 0.33
Turnout 45,500 49.33
Eligible voters 92,231
Progressive Conservative hold Swing +4.33
Source: Elections Ontario[2]
Ontario general election, 2007
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Progressive Conservative Frank Klees 19,460 42.72 -2.61
Liberal Christina Bisanz 18,105 39.74 -2.36
Green John McRogers 4,182 9.18
New Democratic Mike Seaward 3,290 7.22 -0.39
Libertarian Craig Hodgins 269 0.59
Family Coalition Tad Brudzinski 249 0.55
Total valid votes 45,555 100.00
     Progressive Conservative hold Swing -0.13

^ Change based on redistributed results

2007 electoral reform referendum[edit]

Ontario electoral reform referendum, 2007
Side Votes %
First Past the Post 29,470 65.9
Mixed member proportional 15,226 34.1
Total valid votes 44,696 100.0

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Elections Ontario (2014). "Official result from the recores, 053 Newmarket-Aurora" (PDF). Retrieved 27 June 2015. 
  2. ^ Elections Ontario (2011). "Official return from the records / Rapport des registres officiels - Newmarket—Aurora" (PDF). Retrieved 2 June 2014. 

Sources[edit]

Coordinates: 44°01′37″N 79°26′56″W / 44.027°N 79.449°W / 44.027; -79.449