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Election Day: Oct. 2, 2003   

Candidate Party Vote Count Pop. Vote X
Tim Hudak Prog Conservative 20309 48.47% X
Vance Badawey Liberal Party 16243 38.77%
Julius Antal New Democratic Party 3963 9.46%
Tom Ferguson Green Party of Ont. 714 1.7%
Steve Elgersma Family Coalition 667 1.59%
 Last Update Fri Oct 3 12:45:18 EDT 2003 199 of 199 polls reporting


2003 Candidates:
Tim Hudak (PC) - incumbent
Vance Badawey (Liberal Party)
Julius Antal (NDP)
Steve Elgersma (FCP)
Tom Ferguson (GP)

1999 Election Results
Candidate Ballot Count Popular Vote
Tim Hudak (PC) 20,481 50.68%
Lorne Boyko (Liberal) 14,603 36.14%
Dave Thomas (NDP) 3,884 9.61%
Alfred Kiers (Family Coalition Party) 1,009 2.50%
John Gregory (Natural Law Party) 435 1.08%

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Riding Profile:

This southernmost riding in the province borders the north shore of Lake Erie in the south the south shore of Lake Ontario in the north.

The riding is a mix of urban and rural, with fruit-growing, wineries, tourism and mixed farming serving as the economic base. The St. Lawrence Seaway and commercial fishing also contribute to the local economy..

The redistribution of 1999 formed this new riding from 90 per cent of Niagara-South, 37 per cent of Lincoln and almost 20 per cent of Brant-Haldimand.

Political History:

Erie-Lincoln includes most of the old riding of Niagra-South, which was formed in 1987; Liberal Ray Haggerty, who had held the former riding since 1967, was re-elected that year and served for one more term. In 1990, the riding went to NDP candidate Shirley Coppen, who went on to serve in the cabinet of Bob Rae.

The old riding of Lincoln was represented at different times by all three major parties. The PCs held sway for most of the 1960s, while the Liberals sat here in the 1970s; both held the seat during the 1980s. In 1990, the riding went to the NDP, but reverted to the Conservatives 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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