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Election Day: Oct. 2, 2003   

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 DISTRICT: LAMBTON-KENT-MIDDLESEX
Candidate Party Vote Count Pop. Vote X
Maria Van Bommel Liberal Party 18519 45.13% X
Marcel Beaubien Prog Conservative 15049 36.67%
Joyce Jolliffe New Democratic Party 4508 10.99%
Tim Van Bodegom Green Party of Ont. 1132 2.76%
James Armstrong Independent 1050 2.56%
Wayne Forbes Freedom Party of Ont 776 1.89%
 Last Update Fri Oct 3 12:45:18 EDT 2003 226 of 226 polls reporting


LAMBTON-KENT-MIDDLESEX

2003 Candidates:
Marcel Beaubien (PC) - incumbent
Maria Van Bommel (Liberal)
Joyce Jolliffe (NDP)
Wayne Forbes (FP)
Tim Van Bodegom (GP)
James Armstrong (IND)

1999 Election Results
Candidate Ballot Count Popular Vote
Marcel Beaubien (PC) 19,561 45.00%
Larry O'Neill (Liberal) 18,665 42.94%
Jim Lee (NDP) 4,170 9.59%
Wayne H. Forbes (Freedom Party) 1,076 2.48%


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This largely rural southwestern riding is home to five native reserves, including Ipperwash along Lake Huron's shore.

The riding runs from Lake Huron in the north to the Thames River in the south, with Lake St. Clair in the southwest corner.

It encompasses Wallaceburg, Petrolia, Strathroy, Forest, Glencoe, Wyoming and Walpole Island, and its major sources of employment are manufacturing and agriculture.

Following the 1999 redistribution, this riding was formed from 40 per cent of Chatham-Kent, about 60 per cent of Lambton, 34 per cent of Middlesex and 2 per cent of Essex-Kent.

Political History:

PC candidate Lorne Henderson won elections in Lambton East in 1963 and in Lambton in 1967, 1971, 1975, 1977 and 1981. Liberal Dave Smith won Lambton in 1985 and 1987, and NDP candidate Ellen MacKinnon won in 1990. In 1995, current incumbent PC Marcel Beaubien won the election.

In the old riding of Chatham-Kent, Tory Darcy McKeough sat from 1967 until his retirement in 1978. The riding went to the Liberals, NDP and PCs in successive elections.

In the former riding of Middlesex, PC candidate Bob Eaton won in 1975, 1977 and 1981 before losing to Liberal Doug Reycraft in 1985. In 1990, the NDP's Irene Mathyssen defeated Reycraft.

 

 

 

 


 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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