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Election Day: Oct. 2, 2003   

Candidate Party Vote Count Pop. Vote X
Norm Sterling Prog Conservative 29524 49.11% X
Marianne Wilkinson Liberal Party 23253 38.68%
Jim Ronson New Democratic Party 3527 5.87%
John Baranyi Green Party of Ont. 2546 4.23%
Jim Gardiner Family Coalition 1274 2.12%
 Last Update Fri Oct 3 12:45:18 EDT 2003 330 of 331 polls reporting


2003 Candidates:
Norm Sterling (PC) - incumbent
Jim Ronson (NDP)
Marianne Wilkinson (Liberal)
John Baranyi (GP)
Jim Gardiner (FCP)

1999 Election Results
Candidate Ballot Count Popular Vote
Norm Sterling (PC) 31,364 58.40%
Dwight Eastman (Liberal) 17,323 32.26%
Sheila Sansome (NDP) 2,713 5.05%

Janne Jardine Campbell (Family Coalition Party)

1,450 2.70%
Stuart Langstaff (Green Party) 681 1.27%
Angela Hea (Natural Law Party) 171 0.32%

Riding Profile:
Zoom in on Lambdon-Kent-Middlesex

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This suburban-rural riding has the fifth largest population in the province. Located just west of Ottawa, it includes Kanata, Lanark, Carleton Place, Perth, Almonte and Smiths Falls. Its borders extend from the Ottawa River to the Rideau River.

The riding has a large manufacturing sector, including high-tech companies such as Bell Northern Research, Digital, Mitel and Newbridge. The area also has a significant number of public servants.

As a result of the 1999 redistribution, Lanark-Carleton combined more than half of the old riding of Carleton with most of the former Lanark-Renfrew.

Political History:

The riding of Carleton (along with all the other surrounding ridings) have a long history of supporting the Conservatives. From 1971 to 1999, when the riding gave way to redistribution, the riding was staunchly Tory blue, with PC candidates sweeping nine consecutive elections. The last four of those victories went to incumbent Norm Sterling, a minister in the cabinets of both Mike Harris and Ernie Eves.

The old riding of Lanark also boasts a long-standing PC trend, with Doug Wiseman winning elections from 1971 through 1985. He was succeeded by PC candidate Leo Jordan, who won in 1990 and 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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