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 DISTRICT: ELGIN-MIDDLESEX-LONDON
Candidate Party Vote Count Pop. Vote X
Steve Peters Liberal Party 24914 57.31% X
Bruce Smith Prog Conservative 13148 30.25%
Bryan K. Bakker New Democratic Party 4063 9.35%
John R. Fisher Green Party of Ont. 673 1.55%
Ray Monteith Freedom Party of Ont 671 1.54%
 Last Update Fri Oct 3 12:45:18 EDT 2003 235 of 235 polls reporting


ELGIN-MIDDLESEX-LONDON

2003 Candidates:
Steve Peters (Liberal) - incumbent
Bruce Smith (PC)
Bryan K. Bakker (NDP)
Ray Monteith (FP)
John R. Fisher (GP)

1999 Election Results
Candidate Ballot Count Popular Vote
Steve Peters (Liberal) 20,417 46.19%
Bruce Smith (PC) 19,246 43.54%
Dave LaPointe (NDP) 3,455 7.82%  
Ray Monteith (Freedom Party) 405 0.92%
John R. Fisher (Green Party) 391 0.88%
Corey Janzen (Independent) 284 0.64%


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Riding Profile:

This southern Ontario riding borders Lake Erie in south, the city of London to the north and the Thames River in the northwest. Primarily rural, with an economy driven by manufacturing and agriculture, the riding is also known as tobacco country.

Following the 1999 riding redistribution, the new Elgin-Middlesex-London incorporated all of Elgin, almost 20 per cent of Middlesex and a small portion of London South.

Political History:

In the former riding of Elgin, Mitch Hepburn (premier from 1934 to 1942) sat as a Liberal and then as a Liberal-Independent. He was followed by PC candidate Ron McNeil, who won eight successive elections starting in 1959. The Conservative run came to an end in 1987, when the Liberals retook the seat.

In 1990, the NDP's Peter North won the seat and was appointed to the Bob Rae cabinet. After resigning from cabinet, North sat as an independent, and was re-elected as an unaffiliated member in 1995.

 

 

 

 

 


 Overall Election Results
Party E L T Pop. Vote %
LIB 72 0 72 46.45%
PC 24 0 24 34.64%
NDP 7 0 7 14.70%
OTH 0 0 0 4.21%
 Last Update Fri Oct 3 12:45:18 EDT 2003

 
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