May 27, 2014 3:26 am
Updated: June 11, 2014 11:26 am

Ontario election 2014: Perth-Wellington 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 Perth-Wellington.

Candidates

Liberals: Stewart Skinner
Progressive Conservatives: Randy Pettapiece*
NDP: Romayne Smith Fullerton
Green:  Chris Desjardins

Geography

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Global News A rural riding to London’s west, Perth-Wellington includes all of Perth County, the Town of Minto, and the townships of Mapleton and Wellington North. The largest population centre is Stratford.

History

Perth-Wellington is a relatively new riding, created in 2006 from parts of Dufferin-Peel-Wellington-Grey, Perth-Middlesex and Waterloo-Wellington ridings. PC candidate Randy Pettapiece took this riding from Liberal incumbent John Wilkinson last election by just over 600 votes.
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By the numbers

There is a strong German heritage in this riding, with 7.16% of people listing it as their mother tongue. 66.7% of people stayed at the same address between 2006 and 2011, the fifth most in southern Ontario.
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Riding in a tweet

A swing riding that has moved towards the Tories in the past decade, Perth-Wellington is a seat the PCs need to keep if they hope to win.

Poll-level results, 2011: Perth-Wellington »

Poll-level results, 2011: Perth-Wellington

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