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This southwestern riding is composed largely of city of Guelph, and includes the townships of Eramosa and Puslinch. Main employers in the area include the University of Guelph, Ontario Veterinary College and Conestoga College.
In 1999, the riding was renamed Guelph-Wellington. It combined all of the riding of Guelph with 20 per cent of the old Wellington riding.
The 2007 redistribution kept 87 per cent of the Guelph-Wellington riding and shortened the name.
Population: 121,688 (2011 census; an increase of 5.9% since 2006)
Liberal Liz Sandals beat Progressive Conservative Greg Schirk by 7,861 votes in 2011. She was appointed Minister of Education in February of 2013.
Sandals was elected by a comfortable 8,166-vote margin in 2007 over PC Bob Senechal. Green candidate Ben Polley finished third, securing around 20 per cent of the vote.
Sandals was first elected in 2003 when she defeated PC incumbent Brenda Elliot by almost 3,000 votes. Elliott had represented the riding since 1995.
In the old riding of Wellington South, Liberal Harry Worton won eight consecutive terms from 1955 to 1985. The Liberal legacy was continued by Rick Ferraro in 1985. Ferraro was re-elected in the redistributed Guelph riding in 1987, beating NDP candidate Derek Fletcher. Fletcher bounced back to unseat Ferraro in 1990, winning by over 3,000 votes.
Fletcher's 1995 re-election bid fell far short as he finished third behind Brenda Elliot and a resurgent Ferraro.
2011 Provincial Election Results
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Source: Statistics Canada, 2006 Census