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Election Day: Oct. 2, 2003   

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 DISTRICT: CHATHAM-KENT-ESSEX
Candidate Party Vote Count Pop. Vote X
Pat Hoy Liberal Party 23022 59.25% X
Dave Wilkinson Prog Conservative 11588 29.83%
Derry McKeever New Democratic Party 2893 7.45%
Jim Burgess Green Party of Ont. 1069 2.75%
David Rodman Freedom Party of Ont 281 0.72%
 Last Update Fri Oct 3 12:45:18 EDT 2003 233 of 233 polls reporting


CHATHAM-KENT-ESSEX

2003 Candidates:
Pat Hoy (Liberal) - incumbent
Dave Wilkinson (PC)
Derry McKeever (NDP)
Jim Burgess (GP)
David Rodman (FP)

1999 Election Results
Candidate Ballot Count Popular Vote
Pat Hoy (Liberal) 24,239 56.04%
Jack Carroll (PC) 16,238 37.54%
Brian Sharp (NDP) 2,316 5.35%
Greg Zolad (Green Party) 462 1.07%


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Riding Profile:

This riding is located in the southwest corner of the province, bordered by Lake Erie to the south and the Thames River to the north.

The major urban centres are the cities of Chatham, Leamington and Blenheim. Point Pelee National Park, Rondeau Provincial Park and Moravian Indian Reserve are all included in riding.

The economy is sustained mainly through manufacturing and agriculture. Ethnic diversity comes from distinct German, Dutch and Italian communities.

The new riding was formed in 1999 and consolidates 60 per cent of the former Chatham-Kent riding, 56 per cent of Essex-Kent and 28 per cent of Essex South.

Political History:

The former riding of Chatham-Kent was held by PC member and cabinet minister Darcy McKeough from 1963 to his resignation in 1978. Since then, the seat bounced to the Liberals, the NDP in 1990, the Tories again in 1995 and back to the Liberals in 1999.

The riding of Essex-Kent was formed in 1987, when it was won by Liberals. Prior to that, the old Kent-East riding was a Liberal Party stronghold from 1955 through the 1980s.

 

 

 

 

 


 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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