This central riding includes the city of Peterborough and surrounding areas including Havelock, Norwood and Lakefield.
It runs from Rice Lake in the south to Buckhorn Lake and Stony Lake in northwest. Trent University is located in the riding, as are a number of native reserves.
In the 1999 redistribution, the new riding of Peterborough combined more than one third of Hastings-Peterborough with the bulk of Peterborough.
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In the old riding of Peterborough, Tory John Turner won the seat four times, beginning in 1971, and served as Speaker of the legislature from 1981-85. The seat was won by Liberal Peter Adams in 1987, but he lost to the NDP's Jenny Carter in 1990. After just one term, Carter fell to Tory Gary Stewart in 1995.
Stewart held the seat in 1999, defeating Liberal Jeff Leal by 2,602 votes. Leal returned the favour in 2003, ousting Stewart by over 6,000 votes.
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