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Election Day: Oct. 2, 2003   

Candidate Party Vote Count Pop. Vote X
Julia Munro Prog Conservative 24517 47.19% X
John Taylor Liberal Party 21054 40.53%
Sylvia Gerl New Democratic Party 4029 7.76%
Bob Burrows Green Party of Ont. 1854 3.57%
Simone Williams Family Coalition 497 0.96%
 Last Update Fri Oct 3 12:45:18 EDT 2003 258 of 258 polls reporting


2003 Candidates:
Julia Munro (PC) - incumbent
John Taylor (Liberal Party)
Sylvia Gerl (NDP)
Simone Williams (FCP)
Bob Burrows (GP)

1999 Election Results
Candidate Ballot Count Popular Vote
Julia Munro (PC) 29,613 61.81%
John Volpe (Liberal Party) 15,755 32.89%
Steve Saysell (NDP) 2,236 4.67%
Mary Wan Kwok-Lin (Natural Law Party) 305 0.64%

Riding Profile:
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This rapidly-growing and affluent Simcoe-region riding runs from the posh horse farms in King Township to working-class Newmarket and East Gwillimbury and tourist areas and cottages on Lake Simcoe.

The riding runs from Lake Simcoe in the north to the Holland River and Cook's Bay in the west.

The largest community is Newmarket, but the riding also includes East Gwillimbury and Georgina, as well as the Georgina Island Indian Reserve.

The largest manufacturer in the area is Magna, a maker of automobile parts.

In the 1999 redistribution, the new riding of York North was created from 50 per cent of Durham York and 56 per cent of York-Mackenzie.

Political History:

Conservatives have long held sway in the old riding of York-Mackenzie, stretching back to Alex Mackenzie, who won in 1945, 1948, 1951, 1955, 1959 and 1963. Fellow Tory Bill Hodgson won in 1967, 1971, 1975, 1977 and 1981. Liberal Greg Sorbara won in 1985, but moved on to run in York Centre in 1987. Liberal Charles Beer won the riding in 1987 and was re-elected in 1990. Beer lost to Tory Frank Klees in 1995; Klees was re-elected in the new riding of Oak Ridges in 1999.





 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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