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 DISTRICT: Middlesex-Kent-Lambton
Candidate Party Vote Count Vote Share Elected
Rose-Marie Ur LIB 19452 39.73% X
Bev Shipley CON 19288 39.39%
Kevin Blake NDP 7376 15.06%
Allan McKeown GRN 1834 3.75%
Allan James CHP 1015 2.07%
 Last Update:  June 29, 5:38:55 AM EDT All polls reporting

Ridings

153 Middlesex-Kent-Lambton

2004 Candidates
NDP: Kevin Blake
CHP: Allan James
GRN: Allan McKeown
CON: Bev Shipley
LIB: Rose-Marie Ur (Incumbent)

Riding Profile
 Riding Map

This rural riding in southwestern Ontario runs from Lake Huron in the northwest to the Thames River in the southeast and Lake St. Clair in the southwest.

It contains the city of Lambton Shores, the townships of Brooke-Alvinston, Dawn-Euphemia and Warwick and part of Middlesex county. A portion of the city of Chatham-Kent lying northwest of the Thames River falls within the riding. It contains several native reserves including the Chippewas of the Thames, Kettle Point No. 44, Walpole Island No. 46 and Oneida No. 41.

The major source of employment is manufacturing, which provides 13 per cent of jobs, followed by agriculture. The average family income is $66,332 and unemployment is 5.8 per cent.

The riding of Middlesex-Kent-Lambton was created in 2004 from 84 per cent of Lambton-Kent-Middlesex, 21 per cent of Perth-Middlesex and a small part of Elgin-Middlesex-London. The riding now extends further east to the London city limits than the former Lambton-Kent-Middlesex riding did.

Population: 105,291

Political History

LAMBTON-MIDDLESEX
1979: PC
1980: LIB
1984: PC
1988, 1993: LIB
LAMBTON-KENT-MIDDLESEX
1997, 2000: LIB

In 2000, Liberal Rosemarie Ur defeated the Alliance's Ron Young in Lambton-Kent-Middlesex. That riding and Lambton-Middlesex had bounced between the Liberals and Conservatives since 1979. Combining the Tory and Alliance vote in the reconfigured riding could help the Conservatives challenge the Liberals in 2004.


Candidate Profiles

Rose-Marie Ur

Party: Liberal Party of Canada
Birth Date: July 28, 1946
Age: 57
Birthplace: Glencoe, Ont.

University Degree: No
Education: Registered nursing assistant, Strathroy Middlesex General Hospital.
Profession: Farmer and former RNA.
Career Background: Former constituency assistant to Doug Reycraft, former member of provincial Parliament.
Former senior constituency assistant to Ralph Ferguson, former member of Parliament.
Community:
Former member of the Strathroy Area Association for Community Living.
Member of the Ontario Vegetable Growers.
Member of Ontario Federation of Agriculture and past district deputy-president of the London District 27B.
Charter member of the Strathroy Lioness Club.
Marital Status: Married
Name of Spouse: Louis
Children: Terry and Michelle

Political History
Federal: Elected in Lambton-Middlesex (1993).
Elected in Lambton-Kent-Middlesex (1997 and 2000).

Political History (Federal/Provincial)
Committees: Former member of Agriculture and Agri-Food, and Health committees.
Vice-chair of Agriculture and Agri-Food.
Caucus: Co-chaired the Liberal ethanol task force committee.
Former vice-chair of the Southwestern Ontario caucus.
Former vice-chair of the Liberal rural caucus.
Office Address: 380 Albert St., Strathroy, Ont., 519-245-6561.
Capital Address: Room 449, Confederation Building, House of Commons, Ottawa, Ont., 613-947-4581.


Bev Shipley

Party: Conservative Party of Canada

Profession: Farmer
Career Background: Owner and operator of Greystead Farms in Middlesex Centre for more than 35 years.
Community:
Member of Community Bible Church, Middlesex Centre.
Director and volunteer of the Western Fair Association, London.
Director of Middlesex County Agriculture Hall of Fame.
Vice-chair of the Lake Huron Primary Water System.
Member and past president of Ilderton Agriculture Society.
Past chair of the provisional joint board of Lake Huron Water Supply System.
Past committee member of London-Middlesex United Way.
Marital Status: Married
Name of Spouse: Barb
Children: Three

Political History
Municipal: Elected as councillor for Lobo township (1986).
Elected warden of Middlesex County (1995).
Served as mayor of Middlesex Centre for six years.


Kevin Blake

Party: The New Democratic Party of Canada
Birthplace: Wallaceburg, Ont.

University Degree: No
Education: Business administration, St. Clair College.
Profession: Customer service co-ordinator with Waltec Forgings.
Career Background: Municipal:
Former member of Sydenham District Hospital board of directors; Wallaceburg Police Commission; Wallaceburg Housing Commission; Economic Development Commission.
Member of USWA Local 9143.
Marital Status: Married
Name of Spouse: Cathy
Children: Joe

Political History
Municipal: Elected to Wallaceburg council (1991-1994).
Elected as deputy reeve representing Wallaceburg on Kent County council.


Allan McKeown

Party: The Green Party of Canada
Birthplace: Northern Ireland
Year of Arrival in Canada: 1972

Career Background: Former employee of the Lambton Hospitals Group as a technical specialist in microbiology.
Community:
Involved with Big Brothers and Big Sisters and board of the Women's Interval Home.
Co-founded the Sarnia-Lambton White Ribbon Campaign to end violence against women.
Promoted the implementation of an environmental advisory committee for the city of Sarnia.
President-elect of the Unitarian Fellowship of Sarnia-Port Huron and is also a professionally trained lay chaplain and celebrant.
Performed the first legal same-sex marriage in Sarnia.
Marital Status: Married
Name of Spouse: Dorothy
Children: Clara and Kevin

Political History
Federal: Defeated in Sarnia-London (2000).

Political History (Federal/Provincial)
Office Address: 519-542-3661.


Allan James

Party: The Christian Heritage Party of Canada

Federal: Defeated in Kent in 1988


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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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