Brampton and Mississauga have 11 ridings up for grabs in federal election

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Federal election candidates are competing for votes in five Brampton ridings, while the electorate in Mississauga will cast ballots for candidates in six ridings.

Excluding Caledon and it’s Dufferin-Caledon riding, the Liberal Party of Canada currently has a strong foothold in Peel.

All six Mississauga ridings; Mississauga-Streetsville, Mississauga-Centre, Mississauga-Lakeshore, Mississauga-Malton, Mississauga-Erin Mills and Mississauga-East Cooksville are held by Liberal MPs.

All but one of the five Brampton ridings; Brampton South, Brampton North, Brampton Centre, Brampton East and Brampton West, is held by the Liberal Party.

The one riding not in Liberal hands, is currently held by Brampton East candidate Raj Grewal, who was elected in the last election as a Liberal candidate, but was removed from caucus following a gambling scandal.

Grewal remained in Brampton East as an independent prospect.

This wave of Liberal holdings has played no small role in helping the Liberals win the GTA and its current majority standing in the House.

As of Sept. 2, 2019, the Liberal Party has 177 seats in the house, followed by the Conservative party with 95, the New Democrats with 39 seats, the Bloc Québécois at 10 seats and the Green party with two.

The People’s Party of Canada and the Co-operative Commonwealth Federation both have one seat in House.

There are eight Independents seats and five vacant.

Under Justin Trudeau, the Liberal Party of Canada won a majority government in 2015 with 184 seats.