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Election Day: Oct. 2, 2003   

Candidate Party Vote Count Pop. Vote X
Dwight D. Duncan Liberal Party 19693 54.89% X
Madeline Crnec New Democratic Party 10437 29.09%
Matt Bufton Prog Conservative 4162 11.6%
Chris Holt Green Party of Ont. 1335 3.72%
Saroj Bains Independent 253 0.71%
 Last Update Fri Oct 3 12:45:18 EDT 2003 219 of 219 polls reporting


2003 Candidates:
Dwight D. Duncan (Liberal) - incumbent
Madeline Crnec (NDP)
Christopher Holt (GP)
Matt Bufton (PC)
Saroj Bains (IND)

1999 Election Results
Candidate Ballot Count Popular Vote
Dwight Duncan (Liberal) 17,383 45.09%
Wayne Lessard (NDP) 13,171 34.16%
Mike Rohrer (PC) 7,241 18.78%

Darren Brown (Green Party)

339 0.88%
Ralph Kirchner (Independent) 263 0.68%
Janet Shorten (Natural Law Party) 159 0.41%

Riding Profile:
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This southern riding is heavily reliant on auto manufacturing, with all "Big Three" automakers operating plants in the area.

The riding lies along the shores of the Detroit River and includes the northeast of Windsor, the town of Tecumseh, the village of Clair Beach and Peche Island.

Due to the presence of the auto industry, this region is heavily unionized.

In the 1999 redistribution, the new riding of Windsor-St. Clair combined 42 per cent of the old Windsor-Walkerville riding with almost all of Windsor-Riverside.

Political History:

The riding of Windsor-Riverside has been an NDP stronghold since Dave Cooke first won the seat in 1977. He was reelected in 1981, 1985, 1987 and 1995. When Cooke resigned in 1997, NDP candidate Wayne Lessard won the byelection.

The riding of Windsor-Walkerville was held by Liberal Bernard Newman from 1959 to 1987, following which fellow Liberal Mike Ray won the seat for one more term. The Liberal reign ended temporarily in 1990 when NDP candidate Wayne Lessard won the seat, but resumed with the 1995 victory of current incumbent Dwight Duncan.





 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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