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Election Day: Oct. 2, 2003   

Candidate Party Vote Count Pop. Vote X
Ted Arnott Prog Conservative 22631 49.06% X
Deborah Whale Liberal Party 17343 37.6%
Richard Walsh-Bowers New Democratic Party 3970 8.61%
Allan Strong Green Party of Ont. 1203 2.61%
Gord Truscott Family Coalition 978 2.12%
 Last Update Fri Oct 3 12:45:49 EDT 2003 232 of 232 polls reporting


2003 Candidates:
Ted Arnott (PC) - incumbent
Deborah Whale (Liberal)
Richard Walsh-Bowers (NDP)
Allan Strong (GP)
Gord Truscott (FCP)

1999 Election Results
Candidate Ballot Count Popular Vote
Ted Arnott (PC) 26,286 61.46%
Marion Reidel (Liberal) 12,923 30.22%
Richard Walsh-Bowers (NDP) 2,306 5.39%

Brent Bouteiller (Green Party)

566 1.32%
Gord Truscott (Family Coalition Party) 685 1.60%

Riding Profile:
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This southern riding includes both urban and rural areas and boasts a significant German population.

It contains the southwestern part of Kitchener, and the surrounding neighbourhoods of Pioneer Park, Glencairn, Country Hills, Alpine Village, Laurentian Hills and Forest Hill. Also within the borders of this riding are the towns of Elora, Fergus, Grand River, Harriston and Drayton.

In the 1999 redistribution, the new riding of Waterloo-Wellington combined 38 per cent of Kitchener-Wilmot and 21 per cent of Waterloo North with more than half of Wellington.

Political History:
In the old riding of Wellington North, Tory J.H. Root was first elected in 1951; he was re-elected in Wellington-Dufferin in 1955, 1959, 1963, 1967 and 1971. In 1975, Conservative Jack Johnson followed in Root's footsteps, and was re-elected in 1977, 1981 and 1985. Johnson was followed by Tory Ted Arnott, who won the Wellington riding in 1990 and 1995, and who was re-elected in Waterloo-Wellington in 1999.

In the old riding of Kitchener-Wilmot, Liberal John Sweeney served from 1975 through to 1990, when Mike Cooper claimed the seat for the NDP. In 1995, Tory Gary Leadston defeated Cooper.





 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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