Brampton West

Liberal Party of Canada Conservative Party of Canada Green Party of Canada
Brampton West
Ontario electoral district
Brampton West 2015.svg
Brampton West in relation to other Greater Toronto Area electoral districts
Federal electoral district
LegislatureHouse of Commons
Kamal Khera
District created2003
First contested2004
Last contested2019
District webpageprofile, map
Population (2016)[1]130,000
Electors (2015)68,796
Area (km²)[1]57.92
Pop. density (per km²)2,244.5
Census divisionsPeel
Census subdivisionsBrampton
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]

Member of Parliament

The riding has elected the following Member 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–present

Election results

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


2019 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes % ±% Expenditures
Liberal Kamal Khera 28,743 53.5 $109,585.64
Conservative Murarilal Thapliyal 12,824 23.9 $110,270.48
New Democratic Navjit Kaur 9,855 18.4 $74,444.87
Green Jane Davidson 1,271 2.4 $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
Source: Elections Canada[5][6]


2015 Canadian federal election
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[7][8]
2011 federal election redistributed results[9]
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 Canadian federal election
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


2008 Canadian federal election
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

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;[10] Conservative Kyle Seeback is a commercial litigation lawyer and former national-level swimmer;[11] and winner Andrew Kania, a Liberal, practiced family law.

Seeback was nominated by the Conservatives in April 2008.[12]

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.[13] Jhajj was the riding president, but stepped down from the position, to be considered.[14] Kania had previously sought the party's nomination in Brampton—Springdale, but then-Prime Minister Paul Martin placed Dr. Ruby Dhalla as the candidate.[14] On September 12, the riding association gathered at the Marriott Courtyard Convention Centre, where Kania's selection was announced.[13][14]

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;[12] 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."[12] Seeback commented that, "I said it was going to be under a thousand votes; I didn't expect it to be this close, though."[12]

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.[15][16][17]


2006 Canadian federal election
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 Canadian federal election
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



  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 2010-04-04.
  3. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2008-10-19. Retrieved 2008-10-24.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  4. ^ "2Profile of Ethnic Origin and Visible Minorities for Canada, Provinces, Territories and Federal Electoral Districts (2003 Representation Order), 2006 Census". Retrieved 2012-12-02.
  5. ^ "List of confirmed candidates". Elections Canada. Retrieved October 4, 2019.
  6. ^ "Election Night Results". Elections Canada. Retrieved November 3, 2019.
  7. ^ Elections Canada – Confirmed candidates for Brampton West, 30 September 2015
  8. ^ Elections Canada – Preliminary Election Expenses Limits for Candidates Archived 2016-03-04 at the Wayback Machine
  9. ^ Pundits' Guide to Canadian Elections
  10. ^ "Jagtar Shergill". Ottawa, Ontario: New Democratic Party of Canada. October 2008. Archived from the original on 2015-10-22. Retrieved 2008-10-15.
  11. ^ "Meet Kyle". Kyle Seeback Brampton West. Brampton, Ontario: Brampton West Conservative Association. October 2008. Archived from the original on 2008-10-29. Retrieved 2008-10-15.
  12. ^ a b c d "Cliffhanger in Brampton West, but Liberals win by a hair". The Brampton Guardian. Brampton, Ontario: Metroland Media Group Ltd. 2008-10-15. Retrieved 2008-10-15.[permanent dead link]
  13. ^ a b "Brampton West Federal Liberal Riding Association". Brampton West Federal Liberal Riding Association. Brampton, Ontario: Brampton West Federal Liberal Riding Association. October 2008. Archived from the original on 2008-10-20. Retrieved 2008-10-15.
  14. ^ a b c "Andrew Kania will run for Liberals in Brampton West". The Brampton Guardian. Brampton, Ontario: Metroland Media Group Ltd. 2008-09-17. Retrieved 2008-10-16.[permanent dead link]
  15. ^ "Judicial recount ordered in Brampton West". cnews Politics. Canoe, Inc. The Canadian Press. 2008-10-24. Archived from the original on 2013-01-15. Retrieved 2008-10-24.
  16. ^ "Ont. riding joins 4 others in recounts". Toronto, Ontario: Canadian Broadcasting Corporation. 2008-10-22. Retrieved 2008-10-24.
  17. ^ Douglas, Pam (2008-10-11). "Judge orders recount in Brampton West riding". The Brampton Guardian. Brampton, Ontario: Metroland Media Group. p. 1. Retrieved 2008-10-24.[permanent dead link]