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Election Day: Oct. 2, 2003   

Candidate Party Vote Count Pop. Vote X
Liz Sandals Liberal Party 23607 42.25% X
Brenda Elliott Prog Conservative 20735 37.11%
James Valcke New Democratic Party 6699 11.99%
Ben Polley Green Party of Ont. 3917 7.01%
Alan John McDonald Family Coalition 914 1.64%
 Last Update Fri Oct 3 12:45:49 EDT 2003 260 of 260 polls reporting


2003 Candidates:
Brenda Elliot (PC) - incumbent
James Valcke (NDP)
Liz Sandals (Liberal)
Ben Polley (GP)
Alan John McDonald (FCP)

1999 Election Results
Candidate Ballot Count Popular Vote
Brenda Elliott (PC) 26,246 51.57%
Wayne E. Hyland (Liberal) 16,595 32.61%
Bruce Abel (NDP) 5,907 11.61%
John G. Gots (Family Coalition Party) 1,020 2.00%
Bradley Shaw (Green Party) 733 1.44%
Anna Di Carlo (Independent) 396 0.78%

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Riding Profile:

This southwestern riding is composed largely of city of Guelph, and includes the townships of Eramosa and Puslinch. Main employers in the area include the University of Guelph, Ontario Veterinary College and Connestoga College. It also holds a significant Italian community.

The new Guelph-Wellington riding combines all of the provincial riding of Guelph with 20 per cent of the old Wellington riding.

Political History:

The former riding of Guelph was won in 1995 by PC candidate Brenda Elliot, who was later appointed Minister of Environment, then Minister of Community, Family and Children's Services.

In the old riding of Wellington South, Liberal Harry Worton served 30 years (1955-1985), being elected to eight consecutive terms. The Liberal legacy was continued by Rick Ferraro in 1985.





 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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