Party Candidate Votes Status
263/263 polls Updated: Jun. 13, 2014 1:49 AM EDT
NDP Peggy Sattler 22,247 Elected
PC Jeff Bennett 16,296
LIB Nick Steinburg 13,050
GRN Keith McAlister 2,309
FP Al Gretzky 1,188

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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 the CN Rail line in the east.

As a result of the 1999 redistribution, London West was formed out of parts of the old London South, London Centre and London North ridings.

Population: 127,985 (2011 census; an increase of 8.2% since 2006)

Political history

Liberal Chris Bentley won by a by 8,007-vote margin in 2011 over Progressive Conservative Ali Chabar.

Bentley sailed to a 13,956-vote victory over Progressive Conservative Allison Graham in the 2007 election. Bentley was first elected in 2003, when he unseated Tory incumbent Bob Wood by more than 10,000 votes.

Wood squeaked out a 294-vote victory over Liberal Darrel Skidmore in the 1999 vote.

In the former riding of London South, PC candidate John White held the seat from 1959 to 1975. Liberal candidate John Ferris defeated his Tory opponent in the 1975 election by only 559 votes.

Liberal Joan Smith became MPP in 1985 and was appointed solicitor general following the election of 1987. She resigned two years later after visiting a police station to inquire about a case. In 1990, the New Democrats won the riding, but lost it to the Tories in 1995.

2013 Provincial Byelection Results



Total votes


NDP Peggy Sattler 15,704 41.68
PC Ali Chahbar 12,426 32.98
LIB Ken Coran 5,965 15.83
FP Al Gretzky  1,856 4.93
GRN Gary Brown 1,608 4.27
LTN Geoffrey Serbee 117 0.31



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   Jeff Bennett
Liberal   Nick Steinburg
NDP   Peggy Sattler
Green   Keith McAlister
Freedom Party of Ontario    Al Gretzky