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Election Day: Oct. 2, 2003   

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 DISTRICT: NORTHUMBERLAND
Candidate Party Vote Count Pop. Vote X
Lou Rinaldi Liberal Party 20379 45.04% X
Doug Galt Prog Conservative 17819 39.38%
Murray Weppler New Democratic Party 5212 11.52%
Derrick J. Kelly Green Party of Ont. 1838 4.06%
 Last Update Fri Oct 3 12:45:49 EDT 2003 206 of 206 polls reporting


NORTHUMBERLAND

2003 Candidates:
Doug Galt (PC) - incumbent
Lou Rinaldi (Liberal)
Murray Weppler (NDP)
Derrick J. Kelly (GP)

1999 Election Results
Candidate Ballot Count Popular Vote
Doug Galt (PC) 20,535 45.99&
Carolyn Campbell (Liberal) 19,632 43.97%
Murray Weppler (NDP) 2,820 6.32%

Tom W. Lawson (Green Party)

1,194 2.67%
Jim Psihogios (Family Coalition Party) 370 0.83%
Pascale Levert
(Natural Law Party)
99 0.22%


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This largely rural riding runs from Rice Lake and the Trent River in the north to the northern shore of Lake Ontario in the south.

The major centres in the riding are Port Hope, Trenton, Cobourg, Colborne and Campbellford. The Alderville Native Reserve is also included northern part of riding.

Although it is mostly rural, there are significant manufacturing and retail trade sectors.

As a result of the 1999 redistribution, the riding added almost one-quarter of the old Quinte riding to the old Northumberland.

Political History:

Tory Russell Rowe won five consecutive elections here beginning in 1963. PC candidate Howard Sheppard won in 1981 and 1985, followed by Liberal Joan Fawcett in 1987. Fawcett won again in 1990, only to be defeated by Tory Douglas Galt 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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