|Party||Candidate||Votes||Vote Share (%)||Status|
|202/202 polls||Updated: Jun. 13, 2014 1:49 AM EDT|
|NDP||Romayne Smith Fullerton||7,768||
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This largely rural southwestern riding is located just north of London, and has some of the most productive farmland in the province.
The riding runs from Komoka in the south to beyond Listowel in the north. The main centre is the city of Stratford, a tourist destination for its world-famous Shakespearean theatre festival.
As a result of the 1999 redistribution, the new Perth-Middlesex riding added more than 25 per cent of Middlesex to the whole of the former Perth riding.
The 2007 redistribution added 18 per cent of Waterloo-Wellington and another eight per cent of Dufferin-Peel-Wellington-Grey.
Population: 103,874 (2006 census; an increase of 1.4% since 2001)
Progressive Conservative Randy Pettapiece narrowly defeated Liberal John Wilkinson by 630 votes in 2011.
Liberal John Wilkinson beat Progressive Conservative John Rutherford by 5,758 votes in the 2007 election. In 2003, Wilkinson ousted Tory Bert Johnson by 1,337 votes.
Johnson, who was first elected in the old Perth riding in 1995, saw off a challenge by Wilkison in 1999 after the redistribution. In Perth, Liberal Hugh Edighoffer held the seat from 1967 to 1990, when the seat went to New Democrat Karen Haslam. Haslam resigned from the cabinet of then-premier Bob Rae in 1993 to protest the government's so-called "social contract" program of spending cuts.
Haslam was defeated by Johnson in 1995.
In the old riding of Middlesex, Conservative Bob Eaton won the seat in 1975, 1977 and 1981. Liberal Doug Reycraft was victorious in 1985 and 1987, but lost to the NDP's Irene Mathyssen in 1990 by just 520 votes. In 1995, the seat went to Tory Bruce Smith.
2011 Provincial Election Results
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Source: Statistics Canada, 2006 Census
|NDP||Romayne Smith Fullerton|
|Freedom Party of Ontario||Robby Smink|
|Family Coalition Party of Ontario||Irma DeVries|