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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)
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.
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Source: Statistics Canada, 2006 Census
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