London—Fanshawe

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For the provincial electoral district, see London—Fanshawe (provincial electoral district).
London—Fanshawe
Flag of Ontario.svg Ontario electoral district
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Map showing the location of London—Fanshawe within Southwestern Ontario
Federal electoral district
Legislature House of Commons
MP
 
 
 
Irene Mathyssen
New Democratic
District created 1996
First contested 1997
Last contested 2011
District webpage profile, map
Demographics
Population (2011)[1] 106,434
Electors (2011) 74,810
Area (km²)[2] 101.17
Pop. density (per km²) 1,052
Census divisions Middlesex
Census subdivisions London

London—Fanshawe is a federal electoral district in Ontario, Canada, that has been represented in the House of Commons of Canada since 1997.

Geography[edit]

The district consists of the southeast part of the City of London.

Specifically, it consists of the part of the city lying east and north of a line drawn from the northern limit of the city south along Highbury Avenue North, west along the Thames River (South Branch), south along the Canadian National Railway, west along Commissioners Road East, south along Wharncliffe Road South, east along Southdale Road East, south along White Oak Road, east along Exeter Road, north along Meg Drive, west along Jalna Boulevard, north along Ernest Avenue, east along Bradley Avenue, north along Highbury Avenue South, east along Arran Place and Bradley Avenue to the eastern limit of the city.

History[edit]

The riding was created in 1996 from parts of London East and London—Middlesex. From 1997 until 2005 it was represented by Liberal/Independent Member of Parliament Pat O'Brien.

It consisted initially of the part of the City of London lying east and north of a line drawn from the northern limit of the city south along Highbury Avenue and Highway 126, west along the Thames River, south along the Canadian National Railway tracks, west along Commissioners Road East, south along Wharncliffe Road South, east along Southdale Road East, south along White Oak Road, east along Exeter Road, north along Meg Drive, west along Jalna Boulevard, north along Ernest Avenue, east along Bradley Avenue, north along the Highbury Avenue, east along Arran Place and Bradley Avenue to the eastern limit of the city.

In 2003, it was given its current boundaries as described above.

Members of Parliament[edit]

This riding has elected the following members of the Canadian House of Commons:

Parliament Years Member Party
London—Fanshawe
Riding created from London East and London—Middlesex
36th  1997 − 2000     Pat O'Brien Liberal
37th  2000 − 2004
38th  2004 − 2005
 2005 − 2006     Independent
39th  2006 − 2008     Irene Mathyssen New Democratic
40th  2008 − 2011
41st  2011 − Present

Current Member of Parliament[edit]

Its Member of Parliament is Irene Mathyssen of the New Democratic Party who was first elected in the 2006 election. She replaced Pat O'Brien, an Independent and former Liberal who did not stand for reelection. Mathyssen was re-elected in the 2008 Canadian federal election, the only incumbent MP in the region to increase both the popular vote count and vote percentage. In the 2011 Canadian federal election, Mathyssen was elected for her third term and was the only MP in the City elected by a majority of the eligible voters who cast a ballot, with 50.9% of the vote.

Election results[edit]

Canadian federal election, 2011
Party Candidate Votes % ∆% Expenditures
New Democratic Irene Mathyssen 21,689 50.89 +7.83
Conservative Jim Chahbar 14,294 33.55 +2.71
Liberal Roger Caranci 4,893 11.48 -7.46
Green Matthew Peloza 1,202 2.82 -3.65
Christian Heritage G.J. Rancourt 535 1.26 +0.59
Total valid votes/Expense limit 42,613 100.00
Total rejected ballots 236 0.55 +0.08
Turnout 42,849 57.64 +2.53
Eligible voters 74,338
Canadian federal election, 2008
Party Candidate Votes % ∆% Expenditures
New Democratic Irene Mathyssen 17,672 43.06 +8.56 $72,219
Conservative Mary Lou Ambrogio 12,659 30.84 +1.82 $73,601
Liberal Jacquie Gauthier 7,774 18.94 -13.70 $62,713
Green Daniel O'Neail 2,656 6.47 +2.60
Christian Heritage Leonard Vanderhoeven 276 0.67 $568
Total valid votes/Expense limit 41,037 100.00 $82,792
Rejected ballots 194 0.47 +.0.01
Turnout 41,231 55.11 -7.12
Canadian federal election, 2006
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
New Democratic Irene Mathyssen 16,067 34.50 +4.1
Liberal Glen Pearson 15,199 32.64 -5.5
Conservative Dan Mailer 13,495 28.98 +2.7
Green David McLaughlin 1,803 3.87 -0.1
Total valid votes 46,564 100.00
Rejected ballots 215 0.46
Turnout 46,779 62.23
Canadian federal election, 2004
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Liberal Pat O'Brien 15,664 38.1 -16.7
New Democratic Irene Mathyssen 12,511 30.4 +19.0
Conservative John Mazzilli 10,811 26.3 -7.5
Green Ed Moore 1,634 4.0
Progressive Canadian Derrall Bellaire 453 1.1
Marxist–Leninist Cameron Switzer 65 0.2
Total valid votes 41,138 100.0

Note: Conservative vote is compared to the total of the Canadian Alliance vote and Progressive Conservative vote in 2000 election.

Canadian federal election, 2000
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Liberal Pat O'Brien 19,677 54.8 +3.6
Alliance Robert Vaughan 7,998 22.3 +5.2
Progressive Conservative Derrall Bellaire 4,119 11.5 -2.3
New Democratic Andrew Sadler 4,107 11.4 -5.4
Total valid votes 35,901 100.0

Note: Canadian Alliance vote is compared to the Reform vote in 1997 election.

Canadian federal election, 1997
Party Candidate Votes %
Liberal Pat O'Brien 20,497 51.2
Reform Scott Bowman 6,838 17.1
New Democratic Irene Mathyssen 6,754 16.9
Progressive Conservative Daniel Thrasher 5,499 13.7
Green Heidi Strasser 442 1.1
Total valid votes 40,030 100.0

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