Niagara Falls (electoral district)


Niagara Falls (electoral district)
For the Ontario provincial electoral division, see Niagara Falls (provincial electoral district)
Niagara Falls
Flag of Ontario.svg Ontario electoral district
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Niagara Falls in relation to southern Ontario ridings
Federal electoral district
Legislature House of Commons
MP
 
 
 
Rob Nicholson
Conservative
District created 1952
First contested 1953
Last contested 2011
District webpage profile, map
Provincial electoral district
Legislature Legislative Assembly of Ontario
MPP
 
 
 
Kim Craitor
Liberal
District created 1999
First contested 1999
Last contested 2007
Demographics
Population (2006) 126,696
Electors (2011) 94,676
Area (km²) 581
Pop. density (per km²) 218.1
Census divisions Niagara
Census subdivisions Niagara Falls, Fort Erie, Niagara-on-the-Lake

Niagara Falls is a federal electoral district in Ontario, Canada, that has been represented in the Canadian House of Commons since 1953.

It consists of the city of Niagara Falls and the towns of Niagara-on-the-Lake and Fort Erie.

The riding was created in 1952 from parts of Erie—Lincoln and Welland ridings. It consisted initially of the townships of Stamford, Willoughby and Bertie, the city of Niagara Falls, and the towns of Fort Erie, Chippawa and Crystal Beach in the county of Welland. In 1966, the towns of Fort Erie, Chippawa and Crystal Beach and the township of Stamford were excluded from the riding.

In 1976, the riding was redefined to consist of the City of Niagara Falls and the Town of Niagara-on-the-Lake. In 1996, the riding was expanded to include the part of the City of Thorold lying east of the Welland Canal. In 2004 the western boundary of the riding was moved east from the Welland Canal to the Thorold town line, while the southern boundary was extended south to Lake Erie. This change excluded the town of Thorold and included all of the town of Fort Erie.

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Federal riding associations

Riding associations are the local branches of the national political parties:

Party Association Name CEO HQ Address HQ City
     Christian Heritage Party of Canada CHP Niagara Falls Andy Langendoen 3562 Garner Road Niagara Falls
     Conservative Party of Canada Niagara Falls Conservative Association Barbara Ruth Greenwood 4322 Kilman Place Niagara Falls
     Green Party of Canada Niagara Falls Federal Green Party Association Karen Lynn Fraser 4756 Saint Lawrence Avenue Niagara Falls
     Liberal Party of Canada Niagara Falls Federal Liberal Association Faye Perkins PO BOX 618 Crystal Beach
     New Democratic Party Niagara Falls Federal NDP Riding Association Sharon Shearing 6457 Delta Drive Niagara Falls

Members of Parliament

This riding has elected the following Members of Parliament:

Parliament Years Member Party
Erie—Lincoln and Welland prior to 1952
22nd 1953–1957     William Limburg Houck Liberal
23rd 1957–1958
24th 1958–1960
1960–1962     Judy LaMarsh Liberal
25th 1962–1963
26th 1963–1965
27th 1965–1968
28th 1968–1972     Joe Greene Liberal
29th 1972–1974     Joe Hueglin Progressive Conservative
30th 1974–1979     Roger Carl Young Liberal
31st 1979–1980     Jake Froese Progressive Conservative
32nd 1980–1984     Al MacBain Liberal
33rd 1984–1988     Rob Nicholson Progressive Conservative
34th 1988–1993
35th 1993–1997     Gary Pillitteri Liberal
36th 1997–2000
37th 2000–2004
38th 2004–2006     Rob Nicholson Conservative
39th 2006–2008
40th 2008–2011
41st 2011–present

Current Member of Parliament

The current member of parliament for Niagara Falls is Rob Nicholson, who was first elected in 1984. Nicholson lost his seat in 1993, but was re-elected in 2004. Nicholson currently sits as the Minister of Justice in Prime Minister Harper's Cabinet.

Election results

Canadian federal election, 2011
Party Candidate Votes % ±% Expenditures
     Conservative Rob Nicholson 28,748 53.26 +6.56 -
     New Democrat Heather Kelley 12,681 23.49 +5.63 -
     Liberal Bev Hodgson 10,206 18.91 -8.00 -
     Green Shawn Willick 2,086 3.86 -4.61 -
     Christian Heritage Harold Jonker 259 0.5% +0.48 -
Total valid votes 53,980 100.00 -
Total rejected ballots 264 0.49 -0.01
Turnout 54,244 56.90 +2.30
Eligible voters 95,326
Canadian federal election, 2008
Party Candidate Votes % ±% Expenditures
     Conservative Rob Nicholson 24,016 46.70% +6.3% $77,050
     Liberal Joyce Morocco 13,867 26.96% -7.5% $89,565
     New Democrat Eric Gillespie 9186 17.86% -3.1% $18,513
     Green Shawn Willick 4356 8.47% +4.4% $7,974
Total valid votes/Expense limit 51,425 99.5% $94,533
Total rejected ballots 264 0.5%
Turnout 51,689 54.60%
Canadian federal election, 2006
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
     Conservative Rob Nicholson 23,489 40.4% +1.7%
     Liberal Gary Burroughs 20,099 34.5% -2.0%
     New Democrat Wayne Gates 12,214 21.0% +0.2%
     Green Kay Green 2,402 4.1% +0.1%
Total valid votes 58,204 100.0%
Canadian federal election, 2004
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
     Conservative Rob Nicholson 19,882 38.7% -7.7%
     Liberal Victor Pietrangelo 18,745 36.5% -9.4%
     New Democrat Wayne Gates 10,68 20.8% +14.7%
     Green Ted Mousseau 2,071 4.0% +2.7%
Total valid votes 51,378 100.0%

Note: Conservative vote is compared to the total of the Canadian Alliance vote and Progressive Conservative vote in 2000 election.

Canadian federal election, 2000
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
     Liberal Gary Pillitteri 17,907 45.9% +7.6%
     Canadian Alliance Mel Grunstein 11,999 30.8% +4.2%
     Progressive Conservative Tony Baldinelli 6,077 15.6% -8.4%
     New Democrat Ed Booker 2,356 6.0% -3.8%
     Green Clara Tarnoy 501 1.3% +0.4%
     Natural Law William Norman Amos 155 0.4% 0.0%
Total valid votes 38,995 100.0%

Note: Canadian Alliance vote is compared to the Reform vote in 1997 election.

Canadian federal election, 1997
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
     Liberal Gary Pillitteri 15,868 38.4% -8.7%
     Reform Mel Grunstein 10,986 26.6% +1.6%
     Progressive Conservative Rob Nicholson 9,935 24.0% +1.7%
     New Democrat John Cowan 4,052 9.8% +6.4%
     Green Alexander Rados 374 0.9% +0.3%
     Natural Law Bill Amos 154 0.4% 0.0%
Total valid votes 41,369 100.0%
Canadian federal election, 1993
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
     Liberal Gary Pillitteri 20,542 47.1% +12.1%
     Reform Mel Grunstein 10,890 25.0%
     Progressive Conservative Rob Nicholson 9,719 22.3% -17.2%
     New Democrat Steve Leonard 1,470 3.4% -18.0%
     National John Cowan 513 1.2%
     Green John Bruce McBurney 258 0.6%
     Natural Law Bill Amos 166 0.4%
     Abolitionist Ted Wiwchar 82 0.2%
Total valid votes 43,640 100.0%
Canadian federal election, 1988
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
     Progressive Conservative Rob Nicholson 17,077 39.5% -15.6%
     Liberal Gary Pillitteri 15,137 35.0% +15.2%
     New Democrat Dick Harrington 9,232 21.3% -2.4%
     Christian Heritage Bill Andres 1,713 4.0%
     Commonwealth Jean-Claude Souvray 97 0.2%
Total valid votes 43,256 100.0%
Canadian federal election, 1984
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
     Progressive Conservative Rob Nicholson 22,852 55.1% +18.2%
     New Democrat Richard Harrington 9,863 23.8% +2.6%
     Liberal Al MacBain 8,219 19.8% -21.3%
     Green Robert G. Scott 352 0.8%
     Social Credit Earl G. Erb 177 0.4% -0.1%
Total valid votes 41,463 100.0%
Canadian federal election, 1980
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
     Liberal Al MacBain 15,871 41.1% +2.6%
     Progressive Conservative Jake Froese 14,251 36.9% -5.0%
     New Democrat John A. Dawson 8,167 21.2% +2.0%
     Social Credit Bruce Arnold 221 0.6%
     Marxist–Leninist David Wiwcharyk 61 0.2% -0.2%
Total valid votes 38,571 100.0%
Canadian federal election, 1979
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
     Progressive Conservative Jake Froese 16,916 41.9% +10.3%
     Liberal Roger Carl Young 15,545 38.5% -14.7%
     New Democrat John Dawson 7,757 19.2% +4.7%
     Marxist–Leninist David Wiwcharyk 135 0.3%
Total valid votes 40,353 100.0%
Canadian federal election, 1974
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
     Liberal Roger Carl Young 20,618 53.3% 14.5%
     Progressive Conservative Joe Hueglin 12,225 31.6% -9.0%
     New Democrat Pat Piccirillo 5,607 14.5% -5.4%
     Social Credit George Olesevich 254 0.7% 0.0%
Total valid votes 38,704 100.0%
Canadian federal election, 1972
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
     Progressive Conservative Joe Hueglin 15,701 40.6% +8.7%
     Liberal Tom Jamieson 14,978 38.7% -12.0%
     New Democrat Ray Wilson 7,705 19.9% +2.6%
     Social Credit George Olesevich 270 0.7%
Total valid votes 38,654 100.0%
Canadian federal election, 1968
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
     Liberal John James Greene 17,183 50.7% -9.4%
     Progressive Conservative Bob Rolls 10,825 32.0% +6.8%
     New Democrat Ray Wilson 5,861 17.3% +6.0%
Total valid votes 33,869 100.0%
Canadian federal election, 1965
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
     Liberal Judy LaMarsh 17,794 60.1% +0.0%
     Progressive Conservative Jean Douglas 7,442 25.1% -3.3%
     New Democrat Ronald C. Seebach 3,361 11.4% -0.1%
     Ind. Progressive Conservative John G. Graaskamp 657 2.2%
     Social Credit Arthur David Brooker 346 1.2%
Total valid votes 29,600 100.0%
Canadian federal election, 1963
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
     Liberal Judy LaMarsh 18,749 60.2% +0.5%
     Progressive Conservative Jean Douglas 8,863 28.4% +3.3%
     New Democrat Bill Johnson 3,555 11.4% -0.6%
Total valid votes 31,167 100.0%
Canadian federal election, 1962
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
     Liberal Judy LaMarsh 18,500 59.7% +12.3%
     Progressive Conservative Jean Douglas 7,795 25.2% -4.1%
     New Democrat Bill Johnson 3,713 12.0% -11.4%
     Social Credit Vito Antonio 985 3.2%
Total valid votes 30,993 100.0%
By-election on 31 October 1960

On Mr. Houck's death, 5 May 1960

Party Candidate Votes % ±%
     Liberal Judy LaMarsh 13,428 47.3% +1.6%
     Progressive Conservative Keith Lougheed 8,309 29.3% -14.8%
     New Democrat Edward E. Mitchelson (as New Party) 6,627 23.4% +13.2%
Total valid votes 28,364 100.0%

Note: NDP vote is compared to CCF vote in 1958 election.

Canadian federal election, 1958
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
     Liberal William L. Houck 14,025 45.8% -8.2%
     Progressive Conservative Robert H. Hamilton 13,504 44.1% -2.0%
     Co-operative Commonwealth Edward F. Twocock 3,115 10.2%
Total valid votes 30,644 100.0%
Canadian federal election, 1957
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
     Liberal William L. Houck 12,706 54.0% -5.8%
     Progressive Conservative Robert H. Hamilton 10,845 46.0% +18.1%
Total valid votes 23,551 100.0%
Canadian federal election, 1953
Party Candidate Votes %
     Liberal William L. Houck 13,400 59.7%
     Progressive Conservative Winnifred Margaret Stokes 6,264 27.9%
     Co-operative Commonwealth Joseph Bacon 2,605 11.6%
     Independent Henry Speakman 167 0.7%
Total valid votes 22,436 100.0%

See also

  • List of Canadian federal electoral districts
  • Past Canadian electoral districts

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