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Election Day: Oct. 2, 2003   

Candidate Party Vote Count Pop. Vote X
Bob Runciman Prog Conservative 21355 48.5% X
Stephen Mazurek Liberal Party 17713 40.23%
Steve M. Armstrong New Democratic Party 2446 5.56%
Jerry Heath Green Party of Ont. 1864 4.23%
Melody C. Trolly Family Coalition 649 1.47%
 Last Update Fri Oct 3 12:45:18 EDT 2003 216 of 216 polls reporting


2003 Candidates:
Bob Runciman (PC) - incumbent
Stephen Mazurek (Liberal)
Steve M. Armstrong (NDP)
Melody C. Trolly (FCP)
Jerry Heath (GP)

1999 Election Results
Candidate Ballot Count Popular Vote
Bob Runciman (PC) 23,390 53.10%
Don Cameron (Liberal) 17,307 39.29%
Jim Murray (NDP) 2,097 4.76%

Ken Blackburn (Green Party)

1,008 2.29%
Britt Roberts (Natural Law Party) 244 0.55%

Riding Profile:
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This largely rural riding boasts a significant number of agricultural workers along with a large population of elderly voters.

Its borders stretch along the north shore of the St. Lawrence River in the south to the Big Rideau Lake in the north.

Although riding is primarily rural, the riding encompasses the centres of Gananoque, Kemptville, Westport, Brockville, Prescott, Merrickville and the Thousand Islands region.

As a result of the 1999 redistribution, this riding was formed from part of the old East Grenville and the whole of Leeds-Grenville.

Political History:

In the old riding of Leeds-Grenville, Tory Bob Runciman won in 1987, 1990 and 1995. He was appointed solicitor general and minister of correctional services, but resigned from cabinet in April 1998 over allegations that the government broke the law by publicly identifying the mother of a young offender during a Throne Speech. Runciman was reinstated after an RCMP investigation, and was later appointed Minister of Public Safety and Security.

Although Runciman also won the 1981 and 1985 elections in the former riding of Leeds, it is perhaps better known as home to one of the longest-serving MPPs in Ontario history. In a political career spanning four decades, PC member Jim Auld represented Leeds from 1954 to 1981.





 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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