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Election Day: Oct. 2, 2003   

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 DISTRICT: LONDON WEST
Candidate Party Vote Count Pop. Vote X
Chris Bentley Liberal Party 25581 51.47% X
Bob Wood Prog Conservative 15463 31.11%
Patti Dalton New Democratic Party 7403 14.9%
Laura Wythe Green Party of Ont. 799 1.61%
Bill Frampton Freedom Party of Ont 451 0.91%
 Last Update Fri Oct 3 12:45:18 EDT 2003 226 of 226 polls reporting


LONDON WEST

2003 Candidates:
Bob Wood (PC) - incumbent
Chris Bentley (Liberal)
Patti Dalton (NDP)
Laura Wythe (GP)
Bill Frampton (FP)

1999 Election Results
Candidate Ballot Count Popular Vote
Bob Wood (PC) 22,761 44.92%
Darrel Skidmore (Liberal) 22,467 44.34%
Sandra McNee (NDP) 4,628 9.13%

Jeremy Price (Green Party)

308 0.61%
Gayle Remisch (Libertarian) 133 0.26%
Jack Plant (Freedom Party) 236 0.47%
Ernie Merkley (Natural Law Party) 133 0.26%


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This riding is bordered to the north by the London city limits and to the south by Dingman Creek and Southdale Road. The city limits make up the western border, and the eastern boundary runs along Hutton Road and Wonderland Road to Oxford Street and on to the Thames River and the railway line.

The labour force in this riding works mostly in professional and service sectors.

As a result of the 1999 redistribution, London West was formed out of parts of the old London South, London Centre and London North ridings.

Political History:

The hotly-contested new riding of London West was won by the Tories in 1999 by fewer than 200 votes.

In the former riding of London South, PC candidate John White held the seat from 1959 to 1975. Liberal candidate John Ferris defeated his Tory opponent in the 1975 election by only 559 votes.

Liberal Joan Smith became MPP in 1985 and was appointed solicitor general following the election of 1987. She resigned two years later after visiting a police station to inquire about a case. In 1990, the New Democrats won the riding, but lost it to the Tories 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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