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Ontario election 2014: Elgin-Middlesex-London riding

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On June 12, voters head to the polls in the 2014 Ontario election. Learn more about the candidates and political history of the riding of Elgin-Middlesex-London.

Candidates

Liberals: Serge Lavoie
Progressive Conservatives: Jeff Yurek*
NDP: Kathy Cornish
Green:  John Fisher

Geography

Screen shot 2014-05-09 at 4.20.03 AM An oddly shaped riding, Elgin-Middlesex-London spans all of Elgin County across Lake Erie but also extends north around its midpoint to encompass Thames Centre and the outskirts of southwest London.

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History

Jeff Yurek won this riding for the Progressive Conservatives in 2011, defeating Liberal candidate Lori Baldwin-Sands by over 8,000 votes. The riding was held by Steve Peters from 1999 to 2011, who was previously the mayor of St. Thomas, the riding’s largest city.

By the numbers

A fairly average rural riding, Elgin-Middlesex-London has a density of 45.82 people per square kilometre, and a median age of 40.2 – both around the median for Ontario ridings. There’s a strong German heritage, with 6.59 per cent of people listing it as their mother tongue in the last census.

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Riding in a tweet

A seat that swung big time to the PCs last election, Elgin-Middlesex-London is the type of rural district the Tories generally do well in.

Poll-level results, 2011: Elgin-Middlesex-London »

Poll-level results, 2011: Elgin-Middlesex-London

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