Party Candidate Votes Status
227/227 polls Updated: Jun. 13, 2014 1:49 AM EDT
PC Steve Clark 23,201 Elected
LIB Christine Milks 8,500
NDP David Lundy 7,219
GRN Stephen Bowering 2,054
LTN Harold Gabriel 476

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Riding profile

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This eastern Ontario riding stretches along the north shore of the St. Lawrence River in the south and to Big Rideau Lake in the north. Although primarily rural, the riding encompasses the centres of Gananoque, Kemptville, Westport, Brockville, Prescott, Merrickville and the Thousand Islands region.

A significant number of agricultural workers and a large population of elderly voters live in the riding. As a result of the 1999 redistribution, this riding was formed from part of the old East Grenville riding and the whole of Leeds-Grenville.

Population: 99,206 (2006 census; an increase of 2.7% since 2001)

Political history

Progressive Conservative Incumbent Steve Clark easily defeated Liberal Ray Heffernan by 17,651 votes. He first picked up the riding in a 2010 byelection, securing 66.6 per cent of the vote.

The byelection was called after PC Bob Runciman, first elected in 1981, left his provincial seat for one in the Senate. Runciman had a strong hold on this riding, both before and after redistribution. He won comfortably in 1999 and 2003, defeating Liberals Don Cameron and Stephen Mazurek, respectively.

In the old riding of Leeds-Grenville, Runciman won in 1987, 1990 and 1995. He was appointed solicitor general and minister of correctional services, but resigned from cabinet in April 1998 over allegations that the government broke the law by publicly identifying the mother of a young offender during a throne speech. Runciman was reinstated after an RCMP investigation, and was later appointed public safety and security minister.

Although Runciman also won the 1981 and 1985 elections in the former riding of Leeds, it is perhaps better known as home to one of the longest-serving MPPs in Ontario history. In a political career spanning four decades, Progressive Conservative Jim Auld represented Leeds from 1954 to 1981.


2011 Provincial Election Results



Total votes


PC Steve Clark 24,314 63.58
LIB Ray Heffernan 6,663 17.42
NDP David Lundy 5,822 15.23
GRN Charlie Taylor 1,329 3.48
SPO Lance Fulsom 111 0.29




Unemployment Rate
Provincial 6.4%
National 6.6%
Provincial 13.56%
National 13.71%
Home Owners
Provincial 26.61%
National 26.92%
Avg Family Income
Provincial $90,526
National $82,325
Provincial 28%
National 20%
Post-Secondary Degree
Provincial 33.54%
National 33.35%

Source: Statistics Canada, 2006 Census



2014 Candidates

Conservative   Steve Clark
Liberal   Christine Milks
NDP   David Lundy
Green   Stephen Bowering
Libertarian    Harold Gabriel