New Democrat Lindsay Mathyssen has been elected to London-Fanshawe, taking over a seat her mother had held for years.
Since 2006, Irene Mathyssen had been victorious at every election, but she announced that she would not be seeking re-election in 2019. Mathyssen’s daughter Lindsay Mathyssen got the nomination and her election cements the NDP’s hold on the riding.
Prior to NDP’s success, Pat O’Neil and the Liberals took the win in the 2004, 2000 and 1997 federal elections.
The riding represents a section of Middlesex and London. London—Fanshawe’s estimated population is 119,334 (2011). The number of electors is 85,124 (2015).