Results

LONDON NORTH CENTRE
Party Candidate Votes Status
224/224 polls Updated: Jun. 13, 2014 1:49 AM EDT
LIB Deb Matthews 16,445 Elected
NDP Judy Bryant 13,839
PC Nancy Branscombe 12,029
GRN Kevin Labonte 2,465
FP Salim Mansur 636
COM Dave McKee 114
PPO Michael Spottiswood 70

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Riding profile

riding map

This southwestern Ontario riding is made up of the central portions of the city of London. It stretches from the London city limits in the north to the Thames River, Wharncliffe Road and Oxford Street West in the south. The area sits between Highbury Avenue North in the east and Wonderland Road North in the west.

The University of Western Ontario and Victoria and St. Joseph's Hospitals are included in this riding. The two hospitals are among the major medical teaching facilities in southwestern Ontario.

In 1999, London North Centre was created from parts of the old London Centre, London North and a small portion of Middlesex.

Population: 117,899 (2011 census; an increase of 2.3% since 2006)

Political history

Liberal Deb Matthews managed to hold onto her seat, winning by 6,539 votes over Progressive Conservative Nancy Branscombe.

Matthews defeated Progressive Conservative Rob Alder in 2007 by a convincing 10,772-vote margin. She also won comfortably in 2003 election, beating out Tory incumbent Diane Cunningham by almost 6,800 votes.

The old riding of London North was in Tory control from 1955 to 1975, with former Premier John Robarts representing the riding for 16 of those years. Liberals controlled the riding for the next 13 years. Cunningham was elected in 1988 and held the seat until Matthews ousted her in 2003.

2011 Provincial Election Results

Party

Candidate

Total votes

%

LIB Deb Matthews 19,157 43.81
PC Nancy Branscombe 12,628 28.88
NDP Steve Holmes 9,875 22.58
GRN Kevin Labonte 1,512 3.46
FP Mary Lou Ambrogio 269 0.62
LTN Jordan vanKlinken 169 0.39
PPO Michael Spottiswood 114 0.26

 

Demographics

Unemployment Rate
6%
Provincial 6.4%
National 6.6%
Seniors
15.00%
Provincial 13.56%
National 13.71%
Home Owners
25.91%
Provincial 26.61%
National 26.92%
Avg Family Income
$87,310
Provincial $90,526
National $82,325
Immigration
21%
Provincial 28%
National 20%
Post-Secondary Degree
36.90%
Provincial 33.54%
National 33.35%

Source: Statistics Canada, 2006 Census

2014 Candidates

Conservative   Nancy Branscombe
Liberal   Deb Matthews
NDP   Judy Bryant
Green   Kevin Labonte
Freedom Party of Ontario    Salim Mansur
Communist    Dave McKee
Paupers    Michael Spottiswood