May 27, 2014 3:57 pm

Ontario election 2014: Simcoe-Grey 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 Simcoe-Grey.

Candidates

Liberals: Lorne Kenney
Progressive Conservatives: Jim Wilson*
NDP: David Matthews
Green:  Jessica Dudun

Geography

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The west part of Simcoe County and the east part of Grey County, this riding surrounds Barrie to the north and west and includes the towns of Collingwood, Wasaga Beach and New Tecumseth.

History

PC House Leader Jim Wilson was first elected to Simcoe West in 1990 and has held a seat in this region ever since. He was re-elected in 2011 by almost 15,000 votes.

By the numbers

The district’s population grew by 6.8% from 2006 to 2011, the fourth-largest increase of any rural Ontario riding. English is the first language of 89.3% of people.

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Riding in a tweet

One of the longest serving MPPs in the legislature, Jim Wilson is a safe bet to be reelected in Simcoe-Grey.

Poll-level results, 2011: Simcoe-Grey »

Poll-level results, 2011: Simcoe-Grey

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