Brampton West (federal electoral district)

Coordinates: 43°41′35″N 79°50′24″W / 43.693°N 79.840°W / 43.693; -79.840
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Brampton West
Ontario electoral district
Brampton West in relation to other Greater Toronto Area electoral districts
Federal electoral district
LegislatureHouse of Commons
MP
 
 
 
Kamal Khera
Liberal
District created2003
First contested2004
Last contested2021
District webpageprofile, map
Demographics
Population (2016)[1]130,000
Electors (2015)68,796
Area (km²)[1]57.92
Pop. density (per km²)2,244.5
Census division(s)Peel
Census subdivision(s)Brampton
Brampton West 2003 to 2015
Map of Brampton West (2003 bonudaries)

Brampton West (French: Brampton-Ouest) is a federal electoral district in Ontario, Canada, that has been represented in the House of Commons of Canada since 2004. Its population was 170,422 in 2006- making it the most populous riding in Canada.[2]

The district includes the western part of the city of Brampton excluding the neighbourhood of Madoc.

The electoral district was created in 2003: 72.8% of the population of the riding came from Brampton West—Mississauga, and 27.2% from Brampton Centre. As a result of the 2012 electoral redistribution, this riding lost just over half of its territory, mostly to Brampton South, with portions going to Brampton North.

The Toronto Real Estate Board labels this section as "W24" in their studies.[3]

People of Jamaican ethnic origin make up 13.0% of the riding's population, the highest such percentage in Canada.[4]

Demographics[edit]

According to the 2021 Canadian census[5]

Languages: 41.8% English, 20.3% Punjabi, 4.4% Urdu, 3.8% Hindi, 3.4% Gujarati, 2.4% Tamil, 1.6% Tagalog, 1.5% Portuguese, 1.1% Spanish

Religions: 34.2% Christian (16.3% Catholic, 3.2% Pentecostal, 14.7% Other), 24.4% Sikh, 20.4% Hindu, 10.6% Muslim, 1.1% Buddhist, 8.8% None

Median income: $37,600 (2020)

Average income: $46,640 (2020)

Panethnic groups in Brampton West (2011−2021)
Panethnic group 2021[6] 2016[7] 2011[8]
Pop. % Pop. % Pop. %
South Asian 90,595 55.97% 56,145 43.38% 34,085 33.46%
African 26,035 16.08% 24,405 18.86% 21,165 20.77%
European[a] 21,110 13.04% 26,770 20.68% 28,905 28.37%
Southeast Asian[b] 7,670 4.74% 7,690 5.94% 7,055 6.92%
Middle Eastern[c] 3,025 1.87% 2,145 1.66% 1,255 1.23%
Latin American 2,615 1.62% 2,715 2.1% 2,205 2.16%
East Asian[d] 1,925 1.19% 2,365 1.83% 1,580 1.55%
Indigenous 605 0.37% 740 0.57% 415 0.41%
Other/multiracial[e] 8,280 5.12% 6,460 4.99% 5,230 5.13%
Total responses 161,860 99.7% 129,420 99.55% 101,880[f] 100.12%
Total population 162,353 100% 130,000 100% 101,757 100%
Notes: Totals greater than 100% due to multiple origin responses.
Demographics based on 2012 Canadian federal electoral redistribution riding boundaries.

Member of Parliament[edit]

The riding has elected the following members of Parliament:

Parliament Years Member Party
Brampton West
Riding created from Brampton West—Mississauga
and Brampton Centre
38th  2004–2006     Colleen Beaumier Liberal
39th  2006–2008
40th  2008–2011 Andrew Kania
41st  2011–2015     Kyle Seeback Conservative
42nd  2015–2019     Kamal Khera Liberal
43rd  2019–2021
44th  2021–present

Election results[edit]

Graph of election results in Brampton West (minor parties that never got 2% of the vote or didn't run consistently are omitted)

2021[edit]

2021 Canadian federal election: Brampton West
Party Candidate Votes % ±% Expenditures
Liberal Kamal Khera 25,780 55.3 +1.8 $107,717.96
Conservative Jermaine Chambers 13,186 28.3 +4.4 $33,421.74
New Democratic Gurprit Gill 6,097 13.1 -5.3 $0.00
People's Rahul Samuel Zia 1,218 2.6 +1.7 $0.00
Independent Sivakumar Ramasamy 328 0.7 N/A $0.00
Total valid votes/expense limit 46,609 99.2 $115,623.57
Total rejected ballots 390 0.8
Turnout 46,999 54.3
Eligible voters 86,557
Liberal hold Swing -1.3
Source: Elections Canada[9]

2019[edit]

2019 Canadian federal election: Brampton West
Party Candidate Votes % ±% Expenditures
Liberal Kamal Khera 28,743 53.5 -2.39 $109,585.64
Conservative Murarilal Thapliyal 12,824 23.9 -6.21 $110,270.48
New Democratic Navjit Kaur 9,855 18.4 +5.96 $74,444.87
Green Jane Davidson 1,271 2.4 +0.85 $683.08
People's Roger Sampson 505 0.9 $3,955.00
Christian Heritage Paul Tannahill 319 0.6 none listed
Communist Harinderpal Hundal 97 0.2 $476.56
Canada's Fourth Front Anjum Malik 69 0.1 $0.00
Total valid votes/expense limit 53,683 100.0
Total rejected ballots 735
Turnout 54,418 62.6
Eligible voters 86,912
Liberal hold Swing +1.91
Source: Elections Canada[10][11]

2015[edit]

2015 Canadian federal election: Brampton West
Party Candidate Votes % ±% Expenditures
Liberal Kamal Khera 24,256 55.89 +19.81 $186,667.41
Conservative Ninder Thind 13,068 30.11 -11.90 $179,464.92
New Democratic Adaoma Patterson 5,400 12.44 -7.18 $29,137.39
Green Karthika Gobinath 674 1.55 -0.02 $702.19
Total valid votes/expense limit 43,398 100.00   $203,918.62
Total rejected ballots 245 0.56
Turnout 43,643 61.70
Eligible voters 70,734
Liberal gain from Conservative Swing +15.86
Source: Elections Canada[12][13]
2011 federal election redistributed results[14]
Party Vote %
  Conservative 11,977 42.02
  Liberal 10,285 36.08
  New Democratic 5,594 19.62
  Green 449 1.58
  Others 201 0.71

2011[edit]

2011 Canadian federal election: Brampton West
Party Candidate Votes % ±% Expenditures
Conservative Kyle Seeback 28,320 44.75 +4.9
Liberal Andrew Kania 22,128 34.97 -5.3
New Democratic Jagtar Shergill 11,225 17.74 +4.1
Green Avtaar Soor 1,224 1.93 -4.3
Independent Theodore Koum Njoh 387 0.61
Total valid votes 63,284 100%
Total rejected ballots 400 0.63
Turnout 63,684 55.12
Eligible voters 115,545
Conservative gain from Liberal Swing +5.1

2008[edit]

2008 Canadian federal election: Brampton West
Party Candidate Votes % ±% Expenditures
Liberal Andrew Kania 21,746 40.3 -8.8 $101,467
Conservative Kyle Seeback 21,515 39.9 +4.2 $103,283
New Democratic Jagtar Shergill 7,334 13.6 +2.5 $21,521
Green Patti Chemelyk 3,329 6.2 +2.1 $92
Total valid votes/expense limit 53,924 100.0 $103,318
Total rejected ballots 347 0.6
Turnout 54,271
Liberal hold Swing -6.5

Note: As certified on 5 November 2008 after a recount.

Stéphane Dion makes a speech on October 10, 2008 in Brampton West. Former Prime Minister Jean Chrétien was among notable Liberals at this rally; this was his first time campaigning for anyone, since retirement.

The 2008 federal election in this riding featured candidates from the four main national parties. The Greens' Patti Chemelyk is an administrator in the health care industry; Jagtar Shergill of the NDP was a registered insurance broker who had run for the party in 2006 and for Brampton City Council the same year;[15] Conservative Kyle Seeback is a commercial litigation lawyer and former national-level swimmer;[16] and winner Andrew Kania, a Liberal, practiced family law.

Seeback was nominated by the Conservatives in April 2008.[17]

Liberal incumbent Colleen Beaumier announced her retirement from the politics. This left the riding without an incumbent, and the Brampton West Federal Liberal Riding Association without a candidate to run. The hopefuls for the Liberal nomination were Dipika Damerla, Raj Jhajj, and Andrew Kania.[18] Jhajj was the riding president, but stepped down from the position, to be considered.[19] Kania had previously sought the party's nomination in Brampton—Springdale, but then-Prime Minister Paul Martin placed Dr. Ruby Dhalla as the candidate.[19] On September 12, the riding association gathered at the Marriott Courtyard Convention Centre, where Kania's selection was announced.[18][19]

Kania won by a small margin, with the election being one of the last to be called, with Kania not taking the lead until midnight;[17] the election was so tight, The Toronto Star declared Seeback the winner in a published article, latter retracted. The Conservatives won nationally, with the Liberals losing around 20 seats. Kania commented, "I am very thankful to the people of Brampton West for trusting me to represent them in circumstances where the Liberal Party lost about 20 seats. Nobody will work harder, or care more. They will not be disappointed and much good will come from this win."[17] Seeback commented that, "I said it was going to be under a thousand votes; I didn't expect it to be this close, though."[17]

On October 23, 2008, Elections Canada announced that a judicial recount had been granted in Brampton West, under an Ontario Superior Court judge. It is the fifth recount ordered, post-election.[20][21][22]

2006[edit]

2006 Canadian federal election: Brampton West
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Colleen Beaumier 27,988 49.1 +4.7
Conservative Bal Gosal 20,345 35.7 -4.3
New Democratic Jagtar Singh Shergill 6,310 11.1 +0.6
Green Jaipaul Massey-Singh 2,340 4.1 +0.7
Total valid votes 56,983 100.0

2004[edit]

2004 Canadian federal election: Brampton West
Party Candidate Votes %
Liberal Colleen Beaumier 21,254 45.4
Conservative Tony Clement 18,768 40.0
New Democratic Chris Moise 4,920 10.5
Green Sanjeev Goel 1,603 3.4
Independent Tom Bose 371 0.8
Total valid votes 46,916 100.0

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  • "Brampton West (federal electoral district) (Code 35008) Census Profile". 2011 census. Government of Canada - Statistics Canada. Retrieved March 1, 2012.
  • Riding history from the Library of Parliament
  • 2011 Results from Elections Canada
  • Campaign expense data from Elections Canada

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Statistic includes all persons that did not make up part of a visible minority or an indigenous identity.
  2. ^ Statistic includes total responses of "Filipino" and "Southeast Asian" under visible minority section on census.
  3. ^ Statistic includes total responses of "West Asian" and "Arab" under visible minority section on census.
  4. ^ Statistic includes total responses of "Chinese", "Korean", and "Japanese" under visible minority section on census.
  5. ^ Statistic includes total responses of "Visible minority, n.i.e." and "Multiple visible minorities" under visible minority section on census.
  6. ^ Greater than total population due to total population revision.
  1. ^ a b Statistics Canada: 2017
  2. ^ "Population and dwelling counts, for Canada and federal electoral districts (2003 Representation Order), 2006 and 2001 censuses - 100% data (sorted by 2006 population)". Federal electoral districts (FEDs) – 2003 Representation Order. Statistics Canada. Retrieved April 4, 2010.
  3. ^ "PR-USA.net". Archived from the original on October 19, 2008. Retrieved October 24, 2008.
  4. ^ "2Profile of Ethnic Origin and Visible Minorities for Canada, Provinces, Territories and Federal Electoral Districts (2003 Representation Order), 2006 Census". 2.statcan.gc.ca. Archived from the original on October 5, 2013. Retrieved December 2, 2012.
  5. ^ Government of Canada, Statistics Canada (February 9, 2022). "Profile table, Census Profile, 2021 Census of Population - Brampton West [Federal electoral district (2013 Representation Order)], Ontario". www12.statcan.gc.ca. Retrieved March 7, 2023.
  6. ^ Government of Canada, Statistics Canada (October 26, 2022). "Census Profile, 2021 Census of Population". www12.statcan.gc.ca. Retrieved December 25, 2023.
  7. ^ Government of Canada, Statistics Canada (October 27, 2021). "Census Profile, 2016 Census". www12.statcan.gc.ca. Retrieved December 25, 2023.
  8. ^ Government of Canada, Statistics Canada (November 27, 2015). "NHS Profile". www12.statcan.gc.ca. Retrieved December 25, 2023.
  9. ^ "List of confirmed candidates – September 20, 2021 Federal Election". Elections Canada. Retrieved September 2, 2021.
  10. ^ "List of confirmed candidates". Elections Canada. Retrieved October 4, 2019.
  11. ^ "Election Night Results". Elections Canada. Retrieved November 3, 2019.
  12. ^ Elections Canada – Confirmed candidates for Brampton West, 30 September 2015
  13. ^ Elections Canada – Preliminary Election Expenses Limits for Candidates Archived 2016-03-04 at the Wayback Machine
  14. ^ Pundits' Guide to Canadian Elections
  15. ^ "Jagtar Shergill". NDP.ca. Ottawa, Ontario: New Democratic Party of Canada. October 2008. Archived from the original on October 22, 2015. Retrieved October 15, 2008.
  16. ^ "Meet Kyle". Kyle Seeback Brampton West. Brampton, Ontario: Brampton West Conservative Association. October 2008. Archived from the original on October 29, 2008. Retrieved October 15, 2008.
  17. ^ a b c d "Cliffhanger in Brampton West, but Liberals win by a hair". The Brampton Guardian. Brampton, Ontario: Metroland Media Group Ltd. October 15, 2008. Retrieved October 15, 2008.[permanent dead link]
  18. ^ a b "Brampton West Federal Liberal Riding Association". Brampton, Ontario: Brampton West Federal Liberal Riding Association. October 2008. Archived from the original on October 20, 2008. Retrieved October 15, 2008.
  19. ^ a b c "Andrew Kania will run for Liberals in Brampton West". The Brampton Guardian. Brampton, Ontario: Metroland Media Group Ltd. September 17, 2008. Retrieved October 16, 2008.[permanent dead link]
  20. ^ "Judicial recount ordered in Brampton West". cnews Politics. Canoe, Inc. The Canadian Press. October 24, 2008. Archived from the original on January 15, 2013. Retrieved October 24, 2008.{{cite news}}: CS1 maint: unfit URL (link)
  21. ^ "Ont. riding joins 4 others in recounts". cbcnews.ca. Toronto, Ontario: Canadian Broadcasting Corporation. October 22, 2008. Retrieved October 24, 2008.
  22. ^ Douglas, Pam (October 11, 2008). "Judge orders recount in Brampton West riding". The Brampton Guardian. Brampton, Ontario: Metroland Media Group. p. 1. Retrieved October 24, 2008.[permanent dead link]

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