Scarborough Southwest

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This article is about the federal electoral district now called Scarborough Southwest. For the provincial electoral district, see Scarborough West (provincial electoral district). For the part of Scarborough, ME, USA, see West Scarborough. For the provincial electoral district, see Scarborough Southwest (provincial electoral district).
Scarborough Southwest
Ontario electoral district
Scarborough Southwest in relation to the other Toronto ridings (2015 boundaries).png
Scarborough Southwest in relation to the other Toronto ridings (2013 boundaries)
Federal electoral district
Legislature House of Commons
MP
 
 
 
Bill Blair
Liberal
District created 1966
First contested 1968
Last contested 2015
District webpage profile, map
Demographics
Population (2011)[1] 106,733
Electors (2015) 71,577
Area (km²)[2] 29
Pop. density (per km²) 3,680.4
Census divisions Toronto
Census subdivisions Toronto
Map of Scarborough Southwest

Scarborough Southwest (French: Scarborough-Sud-Ouest; formerly Scarborough West) is a federal electoral district in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, that has been represented in the House of Commons of Canada since 1968.

Geography[edit]

It covers the southwestern part of the Scarborough part of Toronto. It stretches from Lake Ontario in the south to Eglinton Avenue in the north.

It consists of the part of the City of Toronto bounded on the west by Victoria Park Avenue, on the south by Lake Ontario, on the north by Eglinton Avenue and on the east by Markham Road.

The riding includes the neighbourhoods of Birch Cliff, Oakridge, Cliffside, Kennedy Park, Clairlea, Cliffcrest and parts of Scarborough Village and the Golden Mile.

History[edit]

Scarborough West riding was created in 1966 and from parts of Danforth and York—Scarborough ridings.

It initially consisted of the part of the borough of Scarborough west of a line formed by Midland Avenue the Canadian National Railway line and Brimley Road and south of Eglinton Avenue. It also included the part of the city west of Birchmount Road and south of Lawrence Avenue East.

In 1976, it was redefined to consist of the part of the Borough of Scarborough south Eglinton Avenue East and west of Bellamy Road South, and the part south of Kingston Road and east of Bellamy Ravine Creek.

In 1987, it was redefined to consist of the part of the City of Scarborough south Eglinton Avenue East and west of Markham Road.

The electoral district was abolished in 1996 when it was redistributed when almost all of the riding was transferred to Scarborough Southwest riding.

A new riding named Scarborough Southwest was created out of Scarborough West and a small part of Scarborough East in 1996. It consisted initially of the part of the City of Scarborough lying south and west of a line drawn from the western city limit east along Eglinton Avenue East, north along Markham Road, east along the Canadian National Railway, southwest along Kingston Road, south along Scarborough Golf Club Road, southwest along Hill Crescent, southeast along Bellamy Ravine Creek.

This riding lost territory to Scarborough Centre and gained territory from Scarborough—Guildwood during the 2012 electoral redistribution.

Member of Parliament[edit]

This riding has elected the following member of the Canadian House of Commons:

Parliament Years Member Party
Scarborough West
Riding created from York—Scarborough and Danforth
28th  1968–1972     David Weatherhead Liberal
29th  1972–1974     John Paul Harney New Democratic
30th  1974–1979     Alan Gray Martin Liberal
31st  1979–1980     William Wightman Progressive Conservative
32nd  1980–1984     David Weatherhead Liberal
33rd  1984–1988     Reg Stackhouse Progressive Conservative
34th  1988–1993     Tom Wappel Liberal
35th  1993–1997
Scarborough Southwest
36th  1997–2000     Tom Wappel Liberal
37th  2000–2004
38th  2004–2006
39th  2006–2008
40th  2008–2011 Michelle Simson
41st  2011–2015     Dan Harris New Democratic
42nd  2015–Present     Bill Blair Liberal

Election results[edit]

All electoral information is taken from Elections Canada. Italicized expenditures from elections after 1997 refer to candidate submissions, and are presented when the final reviewed totals are not available. Expenditures from 1997 refer to submitted totals. The +/- figures from 1997 and 2004 are adjusted for redistribution.

Scarborough Southwest (1997-present)[edit]

Canadian federal election, 2015
Party Candidate Votes % ∆% Expenditures
Liberal Bill Blair 25,586 52.47 +23.13
New Democratic Dan Harris 11,574 23.73 -11.14
Conservative Roshan Nallaratnam 10,347 21.22 -10.46
Green Tommy Taylor 1,259 2.58 -1.48
Total valid votes/Expense limit 48,766 100.0     $204,615.99
Total rejected ballots 277 0.56
Turnout 49,043 67.96
Eligible voters 72,164
Liberal gain from New Democratic Swing +34.27
Source: Elections Canada[3][4]
2011 federal election redistributed results[5]
Party Vote  %
  New Democratic 13,731 34.87
  Conservative 12,474 31.68
  Liberal 11,554 29.34
  Green 1,600 4.06
  Others 20 0.05
Canadian federal election, 2011
Party Candidate Votes % ∆% Expenditures
New Democratic Dan Harris 14,119 35.04 +16.29  
Conservative Gavan Paranchothy 12,830 31.85 +2.34  
Liberal Michelle Simson 11,699 29.05 -12.77  
Green Stefan Dixon 1,635 4.06 -5.43  
Total valid votes/Expense limit 40,283 100.00  
Total rejected ballots 218 0.54 +0.01
Turnout 40,501 59.45 +4.71
Eligible voters 68,122
Canadian federal election, 2008
Party Candidate Votes % ∆% Expenditures
Liberal Michelle Simson 15,486 41.82 -6.06 $61,923
Conservative Greg Crompton 10,928 29.51 +5.37 $52,973
New Democratic Alamgir Hussain 6,943 18.75 -4.15 $22,985
Green Stefan Dixon 3,514 9.49 +5.08 $588
Independent M. H. Fatique Chowdhury Kabir 151 0.40  
Total valid votes/Expense limit 37,022 100.00 $80,366
Total rejected ballots 195 0.52 +0.07
Turnout 37,217 54.74 -7.63
Eligible voters 67,988
Liberal hold Swing -5.7
Canadian federal election, 2006
Party Candidate Votes % ∆% Expenditures
Liberal Tom Wappel 19,930 47.83 −1.63 $31,803
Conservative Vincent Veerasuntharam 10,017 24.04 +0.26 $68,687
New Democratic Dan Harris 9,626 23.10 +0.79 $18,101
Green Valerie Philip 1,827 4.38 +0.38
Independent Trevor Sutton 147 0.35
Communist Elizabeth Rowley 120 0.29 −0.15 $280
Total valid votes 41,667 100.00
Total rejected ballots 189 0.45 −0.11
Turnout 41,856 62.37 +5.21
Electors on the lists 67,109
Sources: Official Results, Elections Canada and Financial Returns, Elections Canada.
Canadian federal election, 2004
Party Candidate Votes % ∆% Expenditures
Liberal Tom Wappel 18,776 49.46 −10.36 $47,511
Conservative Heather Jewell 9,028 23.78 −4.59 $63,040
New Democratic Dan Harris 8,471 22.31 +12.05 $21,397
Green Peter Van Dalen 1,520 4.00 not listed
Communist Elizabeth Rowley 168 0.44 $300
Total valid votes 37,963 100.00
Total rejected ballots 215 0.56 −0.10
Turnout 38,178 57.16 +3.73
Electors on the lists 66,797
Percentage change figures are factored for redistribution. Conservative Party percentages are contrasted with the combined Canadian Alliance and Progressive Conservative percentages from 2000.
Sources: Official Results, Elections Canada and Financial Returns, Elections Canada.
Canadian federal election, 2000
Party Candidate Votes % ∆% Expenditures
Liberal Tom Wappel 21,466 60.01 +6.61 $47,146
     Progressive Conservative Ellery Hollingsworth 5,251 14.68 +1.01 $14,019
Alliance Nabil El-Khazen 4,912 13.73 −6.72 $30,429
New Democratic Dan Harris 3,638 10.17 −1.05 $10,666
Canadian Action Walter Aolari 336 0.94 $4,886
Communist Dora Stewart 165 0.46 $202
Total valid votes 35,768 100.00
Total rejected ballots 237 0.66 −0.04
Turnout 36,005 53.43 −9.52
Electors on the lists 67,382
Sources: Official Results, Elections Canada and Financial Returns, Elections Canada.
Canadian federal election, 1997
Party Candidate Votes % ∆% Expenditures
Liberal Tom Wappel 20,675 53.40 −1.34 $35,520
Reform Tom Ambas 7,918 20.45 −0.62 $41,884
     Progressive Conservative Brian McCutcheon 5,294 13.67 −0.70 $16,872
New Democratic Dave Gracey 4,345 11.22 +4.28 $7,984
Green David James Cooper 482 1.25 $0.00
Total valid votes 38,714 100.00
Total rejected ballots 273 0.70
Turnout 38,987 62.95
Electors on the lists 61,932
Percentage change figures are factored for redistribution.
Sources: Official Results, Elections Canada and Financial Returns, Elections Canada.

Scarborough West (1968-1997)[edit]

Canadian federal election, 1993
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Liberal Tom Wappel 21,326 54.2 +17.4
Reform Aubrey Millard 8,377 21.3 +21.3
Progressive Conservative Reg Stackhouse 5,668 14.4 -21.3
New Democratic Steve Thomas 2,859 7.3 -19.1
National Greg Gogan 583 1.5 +1.5
Green Jim MacLeod 273 0.7 +0.7
Natural Law Ron Robins 213 0.5 +0.5
Abolitionist Alfred Morton 39 0.1 +0.1
Total valid votes 39,338 100.00
Canadian federal election, 1988
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Liberal Tom Wappel 15,363 36.8 +7.4
Progressive Conservative Reg Stackhouse 14,923 35.7 -5.2
New Democratic Dave Gracey 11,000 26.4 -1.1
Libertarian Anna Young 459 1.1 +0.3
Total valid votes 41,745 100.00
Canadian federal election, 1984
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Progressive Conservative Reg Stackhouse 17,028 40.9 +9.6
Liberal David Weatherhead 12,230 29.4 -5.7
New Democratic David Gracey 11,436 27.5 -4.7
Green Laurie Gourlay 364 0.9 +0.9
Libertarian D'Arcy J. Cain 330 0.8 -0.2
Commonwealth of Canada David Harris 129 0.3 +0.3
Communist Kerry McCuaig 99 0.2 0.0
Total valid votes 41,616 100.00
Canadian federal election, 1980
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Liberal David Weatherhead 14,316 35.1 +3.7
New Democratic John Paul Harney 13,146 32.2 +1.0
Progressive Conservative William Wightman 12,744 31.3 -5.1
Libertarian D'Arcy J. Cain 401 1.0 +0.4
Communist John MacLennan 92 0.2 -0.1
Marxist–Leninist Brenda Miller 66 0.2 +0.1
Total valid votes 40,765 100.00
Canadian federal election, 1979
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Progressive Conservative William Wightman 15,697 36.4 +6.2
Liberal Alan Gray Martin 13,523 31.4 -5.2
New Democratic John Paul Harney 13,437 31.2 -1.6
Libertarian D'Arcy J. Cain 257 0.6 +0.6
Communist Tom Bull 114 0.3 +0.3
Marxist–Leninist Brenda Miller 56 0.1 -0.1
Total valid votes 43,084 100.00
Canadian federal election, 1974
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Liberal Alan Gray Martin 13,702 36.6 +3.6
New Democratic John Paul Harney 12,298 32.8 -3.6
Progressive Conservative Basil Clark 11,339 30.2 +9.2
Marxist–Leninist Linda Turnbull 89 0.2 +0.2
Independent Harold Rowbottom 61 0.2 +0.2
Total valid votes 37,489 100.00
Canadian federal election, 1972
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
New Democratic John Paul Harney 15,028 36.4 +0.5
Liberal David Weatherhead 13,635 33.0 -9.9
Progressive Conservative Basil Clark 12,539 30.4 +9.2
Independent Roger Tentrey 103 0.2 +0.2
Total valid votes 41,305 100.00
Canadian federal election, 1968
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Liberal David Weatherhead 14,889 42.9
New Democratic John Paul Harney 12,473 35.9
Progressive Conservative Herb Crosby 7,340 21.2
Total valid votes 34,702 100.00

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Coordinates: 43°41′31″N 79°16′26″W / 43.692°N 79.274°W / 43.692; -79.274