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Hamilton East (electoral district)

 

Hamilton East (electoral district)

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

Contents

  • History 1
  • Members of Parliament 2
  • Election results 3
  • Provincial Riding 4
  • External links 5

History

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

This riding has elected the following Members of Parliament:

Parliament Years Member Party
Hamilton prior to 1904
10th 1904–1908     Samuel Barker Conservative
11th 1908–1911
12th 1911–1917
13th 1917–1921     Sydney Chilton Mewburn Unionist
14th 1921–1925     Conservative
15th 1925–1926
16th 1926–1930     George S. Rennie Conservative
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 1965–1966
28th 1968–1972
29th 1972–1974
30th 1974–1979
31st 1979–1980
32nd 1980–1984
33rd 1984–1988     Sheila Copps Liberal
34th 1988–1993
35th 1993–1996
1996–1997
36th 1997–2000
37th 2000–2004
Hamilton Centre and Hamilton East—Stoney Creek after 2004

Election results

Canadian federal election, 1904
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Canadian federal election, 1908
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Canadian federal election, 1911
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Canadian federal election, 1917
Party Candidate Votes

     Laurier Liberals-Labour HALCROW, George Grant  
Canadian federal election, 1921
Party Candidate Votes

Canadian federal election, 1925
Party Candidate Votes

Canadian federal election, 1926
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Canadian federal election, 1930
Party Candidate Votes

On Mr. Rennie's death, 13 October 1930:
By-election on 10 August 1931
Party Candidate Votes

Canadian federal election, 1935
Party Candidate Votes

Canadian federal election, 1940
Party Candidate Votes

Canadian federal election, 1945
Party Candidate Votes

     IndependentLabour PARKER, Robert 241
Canadian federal election, 1949
Party Candidate Votes

Canadian federal election, 1953
Party Candidate Votes

Canadian federal election, 1957
Party Candidate Votes

Canadian federal election, 1958
Party Candidate Votes

Canadian federal election, 1962
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Canadian federal election, 1963
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Canadian federal election, 1965
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Canadian federal election, 1968
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Canadian federal election, 1972
Party Candidate Votes

Canadian federal election, 1974
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Canadian federal election, 1979
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Canadian federal election, 1980
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Canadian federal election, 1984
Party Candidate Votes

Canadian federal election, 1988
Party Candidate Votes

Canadian federal election, 1993
Party Candidate Votes

Resignation of Sheila Copps, 1 May 1996:
By-election on 17 June 1996
Party Candidate Votes

Canadian federal election, 1997
Party Candidate Votes

Canadian federal election, 2000
Party Candidate Votes

Provincial Riding

For the provincial riding of the same name see Hamilton East (provincial electoral district).

External links

  • Federal election results for Hamilton East
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