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 DISTRICT: London-Fanshawe
Candidate Party Vote Count Vote Share Elected
Pat O'Brien LIB 15664 38.08% X
Irene Mathyssen NDP 12511 30.41%
John Mazzilli CON 10811 26.27%
Ed Moore GRN 1634 3.97%
Derrall Bellaire PCP 453 1.08%
Cameron Switzer ML 65 0.15%
 Last Update:  June 29, 5:38:24 AM EDT 207 of 207 polls reporting


149 London-Fanshawe

2004 Candidates
PCP: Derrall Bellaire
NDP: Irene Mathyssen
CON: John Mazzilli
GRN: Ed Moore
LIB: Pat O'Brien (Incumbent)
MLP: Cameron Switzer

Riding Profile
 Riding Map

This southwestern Ontario riding is made up of portions of the city of London. It stretches from the London city limits in the north to Exeter Road, Earnest Avenue and Bradley Avenue in the south between Highbury Avenue, the Thames River, CN Rail Line, Wharncliffe Road and White Oak Road in the west and the London city limits in the east.

The riding takes in a broad mix of housing, workplaces and neighbourhoods. London Airport is in the riding. The major source of employment is manufacturing, followed by the service sector. Average family income is $58,351 and unemployment is seven per cent.

The riding is unchanged in 2004. London-Fanshawe was created in 1996 from 71 per cent of London-Middlesex and 17 per cent of London East. The riding of London-Middlesex was created in 1976.

Population: 107,341

Political History

1979: PC
1980: LIB
1984, 1988: PC
1993: LIB
1997, 2000: LIB

In 2000, Liberal Pat O'Brien defeated Canadian Alliance candidate Robert Vaughan. O'Brien was first elected in London-Middlesex in 1993. Terry Clifford was a Conservative MP here in 1984 and 1988. The riding voted Conservative in 1979 and Liberal in 1980.

Candidate Profiles

Pat O'Brien

Party: Liberal Party of Canada
Birth Date: Jan. 13, 1948
Age: 56
Birthplace: London, Ont.

University Degree: Yes
Education: BA in history, University of Western Ontario (UWO).
M.Ed., UWO.
Profession: Teacher
Spent seven years as department head of physical education and acting vice-principal of Catholic Central High School.
Former chair of London Transit Commission, the Environment and Transportation committee, the Economic committee, the Development Strategy committee, and the Community and Protective Services committee.
Former member of London-Middlesex Suburban Roads Commission.
A long-term member of the North London Optimists and the Knights of Columbus.
Served as chair of the St. Andrew-the-Apostle Parish Council and president of St. Anne's School C.P.T.A.
Taught secondary school.
Has been a guest lecturer at Fanshawe College and the University of Western Ontario.
Marital Status: Married
Name of Spouse: Evelyn
Children: Mark, Laura and Carl

Political History
Party: Campaign worker for Liberal party for more than 30 years.
Municipal: Former trustee for the City of London Board of Education.
Former councillor.
Federal: Elected in London-Middlesex (1993).
Elected in London-Fanshawe (1997 and 2000).

Political History (Federal/Provincial)
Parliamentary Secretary: To minister of international trade (2000-2003).
Committees: Former vice-chair of Canadian Heritage.
Former member of Canadian Heritage; Environment; Public Accounts; Justice and Human Rights; Transport; National Defence and Veterans Affairs; Foreign Affairs and International Trade.
Chair: National Defence and Veterans Affairs committees.
Caucus: Former chair of the Southwestern Ontario caucus.
Former vice-chair of the Ontario caucus.
Chaired Liberal caucus task force on Copyright Legislation.
Office Address: 116-1069 Wellington Rd. South, London, Ont., 519-685-4745.
Capital Address: Room 321, East Block, House of Commons, Ottawa, Ont., 613-995-2901.

John Mazzilli

Party: Conservative Party of Canada
Birthplace: London, Ont.

University Degree: No
Career Background: Younger brother of former member of provincial Parliament Frank Mazzilli.

Irene Mathyssen

Party: The New Democratic Party of Canada
Birth Date: Aug. 16, 1951
Age: 52
Birthplace: London, Ont.

University Degree: Yes
Education: BA in English and drama, University of Western Ontario (UWO).
B.Ed. from UWO.
Profession: Teacher
Career Background: Nearly 10 years' experience with the London board of education, teaching intermediate and senior levels of English at Saunders Secondary School.
Currently an English teacher at Banting Secondary School in London.
Former branch president of the Ontario Secondary School Teachers' Federation, District 11.
Member of the Ontario Health Coalition.
Delegate to the London and District Labour Council.
Children: Lindsay

Political History
Party: Former chair for the London area council of the NDP.
Former member of the NDP Policy and Resolutions committee.
Current member of the provincial executive of the Ontario NDP.
Municipal: London board of education (1981-1990).
Provincial: Elected in Middlesex (1990).
Defeated in Middlesex (1995).
Defeated in London-Fanshawe (1999 and 2003).
Federal: Defeated in London-Fanshawe (1997).

Political History (Federal/Provincial)
Parliamentary Secretary: To the provincial minister of environment and energy (1993-1994).
Cabinet: Minister without portfolio and minister of culture, tourism and recreation (1994).

Ed Moore

Party: The Green Party of Canada

University Degree: Yes
Education: BA in economics, University of Western Ontario.
CFA charterholder.
Marital Status: Married
Name of Spouse: Monica
Children: Audrey and Paul

Cameron Switzer

Party: The Marxist-Leninist Party of Canada

Derrall Bellaire

Party: Progressive Canadian Party

Political History
Federal: Defeated as PC in London-Fanshawe (2000).

# #
 Overall Election Results (2004)
Party Elected Leading Total Vote Share
LIB 135 0 135 36.71%
CON 99 0 99 29.61%
BQ 54 0 54 12.40%
NDP 19 0 19 15.69%
NA 1 0 1 .13%
OTH 0 0 0 5.47%
 Last Update June 29, 5:39:26 AM EDT


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