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Election Day: Oct. 2, 2003   

Candidate Party Vote Count Pop. Vote X
Deb Matthews Liberal Party 20227 43.33% X
Dianne Cunningham Prog Conservative 13543 29.01%
Rebecca Coulter New Democratic Party 11452 24.54%
Bronagh Joyce Morgan Green Party of Ont. 778 1.67%
Craig Smith Family Coalition 433 0.93%
Lisa Turner Freedom Party of Ont 243 0.52%
 Last Update Fri Oct 3 12:45:18 EDT 2003 243 of 243 polls reporting


2003 Candidates:
Dianne Cunningham (PC) - incumbent
Rebecca Coulter (NDP)
Deb Matthews (Liberal)
Lisa Turner (FP)
Craig Smith (FCP)
Bronagh Joyce Morgan (GP)

1999 Election Results
Candidate Ballot Count Popular Vote
Dianne Cunningham (PC) 18,320 40.21%
Marion Boyd (NDP) 16,611 36.46%
Roger Caranci (Liberal) 9,518 20.89%

Andrew J. Jezierski (Family Coalition Party)

466 1.02%
Robert Metz (Freedom Party) 156 0.34%
Jeff Culbert (Green Party) 366 0.80%
Stephen Porter (Natural Law Party) 120 0.26%

Riding Profile:
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This urban riding boasts a diverse population, with about 20 per cent of its residents being recent immigrants.

The riding border runs from the London city limits in the north to the Thames River in the south. In the west, its boundary stretches along Wharncliffe Road and Wonderland Road; in the east, it ends at Highway 26 and Highbury Avenue.

The University of Western Ontario and Victoria and St. Joseph's Hospitals are included in this riding. The two hospitals are among the major medical teaching facilities in southwestern Ontario.

As a result of the 1999 redistribution, London North Centre was formed from parts of the old London Centre, London North and a small portion of Middlesex.

Political History:

Former premier John Robarts (1961 to 1971) was a successful candidate for the PCs in London North in 1955, 1959, 1963 and 1967. In 1975, Liberal Marv Shore defeated PC candidate Gord Walker; Shore later crossed the floor to join the Tories, and was defeated in the 1977 election by Liberal Rob Van Horne. After being reelected three times, Van Horne quit the legislature in 1987 after not being re-appointed to cabinet. He was succeeded in a 1988 byelection by PC candidate Dianne Cunningham, who came second to Mike Harris in a subsequent Tory leadership race. Cunningham has held the seat ever since, and served in the cabinets of Harris and Ernie Eves.





 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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