Results

SIMCOE-GREY
Party Candidate Votes Status
266/266 polls Updated: Jun. 13, 2014 1:49 AM EDT
PC Jim Wilson 26,238 Elected
LIB Lorne Kenney 17,385
NDP David Matthews 7,837
GRN Jesseca Dudun 4,198

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Riding profile

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This riding is located on south shore of Georgian Bay and includes Wasaga Beach, Thornbury, Collingwood, Flesherton, Markdale and Creemore. It contains the town of Blue Mountains and part of Simcoe County.

In the 1999 redistribution, the new riding Simcoe-Grey combined small parts of Grey-Owen Sound, Simcoe Centre and Simcoe East with almost all of Simcoe West.

Population: 125,985 (2006 census; an increase of 7.2% since 2001)

Political history

This riding has been held by Progressive Conservative stalwart Jim Wilson. He was first elected back in 1990. Wilson won easily in 2011, beating Liberal Donna Kenwell by more than 15,000 votes.

Wilson beat Liberal Steve Fishman by almost 12,000 votes in the 2007 election. In 2003, Wilson beat Liberal Mark Redmond by 8,605 votes.

Wilson, who was first elected in 1990 to the old Simcoe West riding, was re-elected in 1995 and in 1999 after redistribution.

In 1987, Tory George McCague defeated Liberal Gary Johnson in Simcoe West, which had just been formed at the time, by a slim 306 votes.

2011 Provincial Election Results

Party

Candidate

Total votes

%

PC Jim Wilson 25,396 54.49
LIB Donna Kenwell 10,386 22.29
NDP David Matthews 6,738 14.46
GRN Mike Schreiner 4,084 8.76

 

Demographics

Unemployment Rate
5.4%
Provincial 6.4%
National 6.6%
Seniors
15.58%
Provincial 13.56%
National 13.71%
Home Owners
31.20%
Provincial 26.61%
National 26.92%
Avg Family Income
$89,994
Provincial $90,526
National $82,325
Immigration
12%
Provincial 28%
National 20%
Post-Secondary Degree
29.62%
Provincial 33.54%
National 33.35%

Source: Statistics Canada, 2006 Census

2014 Candidates

Conservative   Jim Wilson
Liberal   Lorne Kenney
NDP   David Matthews
Green   Jesseca Dudun