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Election Day: Oct. 2, 2003   

Candidate Party Vote Count Pop. Vote X
Khalil Ramal Liberal Party 13930 35.88% X
Irene Mathyssen New Democratic Party 12051 31.04%
Frank Mazzilli Prog Conservative 11777 30.34%
Bryan Smith Green Party of Ont. 568 1.46%
Mike Davidson Freedom Party of Ont 493 1.27%
 Last Update Fri Oct 3 12:45:18 EDT 2003 185 of 185 polls reporting


2003 Candidates:
Frank Mazzilli (PC) - incumbent
Irene Mathyssen (NDP)
Khalil Ramal (Liberal)
Mike Davidson (FP)
Bryan Smith (GP)

1999 Election Results
Candidate Ballot Count Popular Vote
Frank Mazzilli (PC) 15,295 38.53%
Peter Mancini (Liberal) 13,912 35.04%
Irene Mathyssen (NDP) 9,788 24.65%

Lloyd Walker (Freedom Party)

293 0.74%
Heidi Strasser (Green Party) 241 0.61%
Wanda Beaver (Natural Law Party) 172 0.43%

Riding Profile:
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This London-area riding takes in a broad mix of housing, workplaces and neighbourhoods.

The borders run from the city limits of London in the north to Exeter Road and Bradley Avenue in the south. In the west, it begins at Highbury Avenue to Thames River and railway line to the London City limits again in the east.

As a result of the 1999 redistribution, the riding was formed from parts of the old London Centre, London South and Middlesex.

Political History:

Liberal David Peterson won his first term as the MPP for London Centre in 1975, and launched an unsuccessful bid for the party leadership the next year. He was re-elected in 1977 and 1981, and became party leader on his second bid in 1982. In 1985, he was re-elected and became premier of a minority government backed by the NDP. Both Peterson and his government were re-elected 1987, and both were knocked from power by the NDP in 1990. The victor in that race, Marion Boyd, served in the cabinet of Bob Rae, and was one of the few NDP members to survive the Tory sweep of 1995.

The Tories held the old riding of London South through much of the 1960s, 1970s and 1980s (barring the 1975 election win by Liberal John Ferris). Grit candidate Joan Smith won the seat again in 1985 and 1987. NDP David Winninger won a solid victory here in 1990 and went on to lose the seat by more than 7,000 votes to Tory Bob Wood in 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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