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Election Day: Oct. 2, 2003   

Candidate Party Vote Count Pop. Vote X
Ernie Hardeman Prog Conservative 18483 43.69% X
Brian Brown Liberal Party 16119 38.1%
Shawn Rouse New Democratic Party 5308 12.55%
Tom Mayberry Green Party of Ont. 837 1.98%
Andre De Decker Family Coalition 837 1.98%
Paul Blair Freedom Party of Ont 405 0.96%
Kaye Sargent Libertarian Party 317 0.75%
 Last Update Fri Oct 3 12:45:18 EDT 2003 217 of 217 polls reporting


2003 Candidates:
Ernie Hardeman (PC) - incumbent
Brian Brown (Liberal)
Shawn Rouse (NDP)
Paul Blair (FP)
Andre De Decker (FCP)
Kaye Sargent (Libertarian Party)
Tom Mayberry (GP)

1999 Election Results
Candidate Ballot Count Popular Vote
Ernie Hardeman (PC) 22,726 53.25%
Brian Brown (Liberal) 15,160 35.53%
Martin Donlevy (NDP) 3,077 7.21%

Andre De Decker (Family Coalition Party)

875 2.05%
Kaye Sargent (Libertarian Party) 321 0.75%
Paul Blair (Freedom Party) 312 0.73%
Jim Morris (Natural Law Party) 203 0.48%

Riding Profile:
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This southern riding is primarily rural and includes the towns of Tilsonburg, Ingersoll and Woodstock.

Manufacturing is the main industry, with the area being home to several small auto parts and textiles factories. Agriculture also plays a role, particularity dairy production and tobacco farming.

In the 1996 census, 8 per cent of residents gave Dutch as an ethnic origin.

As a result of the 1999 redistribution, the new riding of Oxford added a small part of Norfolk to the existing Oxford riding.

Political History:

Oxford elected Tory Harry Parrott in 1971, 1975 and 1977, then another Tory, Dick Treleaven, in 1981 and 1985. The Tory winning streak ended in 1987, when Liberal Charlie Tatham defeated Treleaven.

In 1990, NDP candidate Kimble Sutherland won the seat for one term, falling to Tory Ernie Hardeman 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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