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 DISTRICT: London West
Candidate Party Vote Count Vote Share Elected
Sue Barnes LIB 25061 45.48% X
Mike Menear CON 17335 31.46%
Gina Barber NDP 9522 17.28%
Rebecca Bromwich GRN 2611 4.74%
Steve Hunter PCP 511 0.93%
Margaret Villamizar ML 67 0.12%
 Last Update:  June 29, 5:38:55 AM EDT 238 of 238 polls reporting


151 London West

2004 Candidates
NDP: Gina Barber
LIB: Sue Barnes (Incumbent)
GRN: Rebecca Bromwich
PCP: Steve Hunter
CON: Michael Menear
MLP: Margaret Villamizar

Riding Profile
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This southwestern Ontario riding contains the western part of the city of London. It stretches from the London city limits in the north and west to Dingman Creek, Southdale Road West, Wharncliffe Road South and Commissioners Road East in the south and Wonderland Road North, Oxford Street West, Wharncliffe Road North, the Thames River and CN Rail in the east.

The workforce is made up primarily of professionals and service sector workers. Average family income is $75,501 and unemployment is 5.9 per cent.

There was no change to the riding boundaries in 2004. London West was created in 1966. In 1996 boundaries were redrawn to take in part of London East and London-Middlesex.

Population: 110,988

Political History

1968-1981 byelection inclusive: LIB
1984, 1988: PC
1993, 1997, 2000: LIB

In 2000, Liberal Sue Barnes defeated the Alliance's Salim Mansur to win a third term.

London West elected Trudeau-era cabinet minister Judd Buchanan from 1968 to 1980. He was minister of public works, minister of state for science and technology and president of treasury board. In 1984, PC Tom Hockin was elected as MP and served as minister of state for finance, minister of small business and minister of international trade before he was defeated in 1993.


Candidate Profiles

Sue Barnes

Party: Liberal Party of Canada
Birth Date: Sept. 8, 1952
Age: 51
Birthplace: Rabat, Malta
Year of Arrival in Canada: 1957

University Degree: Yes
Education: BA in English literature and language, University of Western Ontario (UWO).
LL.B. from UWO.
Profession: Lawyer
Career Background: Served as a part-time legal member of the Ontario Criminal Code Review board.
Past board member/advisor for London's Youth Action Centre.
Past member of the Orchestra London advisory board and the Canadian National Institute for the Blind.
Past director of the Brain Tumour Foundation of Canada.
Held president and vice-president positions with the United Church Women and the Calvary United Church.
Former legal board member for London Girl Guides.
Former member of the board of directors for the UWO Alumni Association.
First female member of Parliament for London.
Marital Status: Married
Name of Spouse: John Barnes
Children: Amanda, Devon and John Anthony

Political History
Party: Member, organizer and former president of the London West Liberals.
Was delegate at last national leadership convention.
Federal: Elected in London West (1993, 1997 and 2000).

Political History (Federal/Provincial)
Parliamentary Secretary: To Minister of National Revenue (1996-1998).
To Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada with special emphasis on judicial transparency and aboriginal justice (2003).
Committees: Former chair of Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development and Finance committees.
Former vice-chair of Justice and Legal Affairs.
Former member of Industry; Public Accounts; Joint Committee on Scrutiny of Regulations.
Member of Justice, Human Rights, Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness.
Caucus: Former chair of the Ontario caucus.
Former member of Ontario caucus task force.
Former member of Liberal Economic Development, Auto and Post-Secondary Education and Research.
Member of the Social Policy caucus committee, National Children's Agenda caucus committee and National Women's caucus.
Office Address: 460A Springbank Dr., London, Ont., 519-473-5955.
Capital Address: Room 260, West Block, House of Commons, Ottawa, Ont., 613-996-6674.

Mike Menear

Party: Conservative Party of Canada
Age: 51

University Degree: Yes
Education: Economics and philosophy, University of Western Ontario.
LL.B, University of Ottawa.
Profession: Lawyer
Community Involvement:
Health care, hospital restructuring, charitable trusts, fundraising endeavours, sport associations, and support for the arts. Has been actively involved in the Anglican Church, Bible study programs, Christian School movement. Founding director of the Christian Legal Fellowship of Canada.
Marital Status: Married
Name of Spouse: Debra
Children: Christopher, Elizabeth, Trevor and David

Gina Barber

Party: The New Democratic Party of Canada

University Degree: Yes
Education: BA in English and psychology, McMaster and University of Western Ontario (UWO).
MA in sociology, UWO.
Profession: Instructor
Career Background: Currently a faculty member at Fanshawe College.
Spent time as executive assistant in collective bargaining for the Federation of Women Teachers Associations of Ontario.
Community: Delegate to the London and District Labour Council.
Served on the London Social Planning Council.
Chaired the London Housing Authority.
Participated in fundraising for the London Humane Society.
Canvassed for the Ontario Health Coalition.
Marital Status: Married
Name of Spouse: Ted Barber

Political History
Party: Been involved with every campaign since 1979.

Rebecca Bromwich

Party: The Green Party of Canada

University Degree: Yes
Education: LL.M. and LL.B., Queen's University.
BA in cultural anthropology, University of Calgary.
Profession: Lawyer
Career Background: Currently practices refugee, immigration and family law in London.
Serves as: President of the board, London Association for the Elimination of Hate and Bias; chair of the Southwestern Ontario Young Lawyers Division of the Ontario Bar Association; and board member of the St. Leonard's Society of London.
Marital Status: Married
Name of Spouse: Matthew

Political History (Federal/Provincial)
Office Address: 519-439-4015

Margaret Villamizar

Party: Marxist-Leninist Party

Political History
Federal: Defeated in Essex-Windsor (1988).
Defeated in London West (1997 and 2000).

Steve Hunter

Party: The Progressive Canadian Party

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 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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