London West

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London West
Flag of Ontario.svg Ontario electoral district
London West location.png
Map showing the location of London West within Southwestern Ontario
Federal electoral district
Legislature House of Commons
MP
 
 
 
Ed Holder
Conservative
District created 1966
First contested 1968
Last contested 2011
District webpage profile, map
Demographics
Population (2011)[1] 127,985
Electors (2011) 91,711
Area (km²)[2] 80.11
Pop. density (per km²) 1,597.6
Census divisions Middlesex
Census subdivisions London

London West is a federal electoral district in Ontario, Canada, that has been represented in the House of Commons of Canada since 1968. Its population in 2006 was 118,335.

Geography[edit]

The district includes the northwest part of the City of London.

In 2003, it was defined to consist of the part of the city lying north and west of a line drawn from the western limit of the city along Dingman Creek, Southdale Road West, Wharncliffe Road South, Commissioners Road East, the Canadian National Railway, the Thames River, Wharncliffe Road North, Oxford Street West and Wonderland Road North.

History[edit]

The electoral district was created in 1966 from London, Middlesex East, and from Middlesex West.

It initially consisted of the part of the City of London west of a line drawn from north to south along Adelaide Street, Dundas Street, Wellington Street and Wellington Road.

In 1976, it was redefined to consist of the part of the city west of a line drawn from south to north along Southdale Road, Wellington Road, the Thames River and the North Thames River, Dundas Street, Colborne Street, Huron Street and Richmond Street.

In 1987, it was redefined to consist of the part of the city lying north and west of a line drawn from the southern limit of the city along Wharncliffe Road South, Commissioners Road East, Wellington Road, the Thames River, the North Thames River, the Medway River, Western Road and Richmond Street.

In 1996, it was redefined to consist of the part of the city lying north and west of a line drawn from the western limit of the city along Dingman Creek, Southdale Road West, Wharncliffe Road South, Commissioners Road East, the London and Port Stanley Electric Railway, the Thames River, Wharncliffe Road, Oxford Street, Wonderland Road North and Hutton Road.

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

Demographics[edit]

According to the Canada 2011 Census

Ethnic groups: 83.3% White, 2.9% Latin American, 2.4% Arab, 2.1% South Asian, 2.1% Black, 2.1% Chinese, 1.6% Aboriginal
Languages: 80.6% English, 2.8% Spanish, 2.2% Arabic, 1.7% French, 1.5% Chinese, 1.2% Polish
Religions: 65.4% Christian (27.1% Catholic, 11.1% United Church, 8.0% Anglican, 2.5% Baptist, 2.0% Christian Orthodox, 1.3% Lutheran), 4.5% Muslim, 27.8 No religion
Median income (2005): $29,322


Members of Parliament[edit]

This riding has elected the following Members of Parliament:

Parliament Years Member Party
London, Middlesex East, and Middlesex West prior to 1966
28th 1968–1972     Judd Buchanan Liberal
29th 1972–1974
30th 1974–1979
31st 1979–1980
32nd 1980
1981–1984     Jack Burghardt Liberal
33rd 1984–1988     Tom Hockin Progressive Conservative
34th 1988–1993
35th 1993–1997     Sue Barnes Liberal
36th 1997–2000
37th 2000–2004
38th 2004–2006
39th 2006–2008
40th 2008–2011     Ed Holder Conservative
41st 2011–present

Election results[edit]

Canadian federal election, 2011
Party Candidate Votes % ±pp Expenditures
Conservative Ed Holder 27,675 44.49 +5.40
Liberal Doug Ferguson 16,652 26.77 -8.64
New Democratic Peter Ferguson 16,109 25.90 +11.33
Green Brad Arthur Corbett 1,703 2.74 -7.01
United Rod Morley 65 0.10
Total valid votes 62,204 100.00
Total rejected ballots 273 0.44 +0.08
Turnout 62,477 67.49 +4.35
Eligible voters 92,572
Canadian federal election, 2008
Party Candidate Votes % ±pp Expenditures
Conservative Ed Holder 22,556 39.09 +3.4 $90,739
Liberal Sue Barnes 20,435 35.41 -2.5 $72,288
New Democratic Peter Lawrence Ferguson 8,409 14.57 -6.9 $18,620
Green Monica Jarabek 5,601 9.75 +4.9 $15,205
Progressive Canadian Steve Hunter 414 0.71 +0.3 $750
Christian Heritage Leslie Bartley 253 0.43 $39
Total valid votes/Expense limit 57,697 100.00 $92,384
Total rejected ballots 211 0.36
Turnout 57,908 63.14
Canadian federal election, 2006
Party Candidate Votes % ±pp
Liberal Sue Barnes 23,019 37.9 -7.6
Conservative Al Gretzky 21,690 35.7 +4.2
New Democratic Gina Barber 13,056 21.5 +4.2
Green Monica Jarabek 2,900 4.8 +0.1
Progressive Canadian Steve Hunter 328 0.5 -0.4
Marxist–Leninist Margaret Villamizer 59 0.1 0.0
Total valid votes 60,724 100.0
Canadian federal election, 2004
Party Candidate Votes % ±pp
Liberal Sue Barnes 25,061 45.5 -3.9
Conservative Mike Menear 17,335 31.5 -9.9
New Democratic Gina Barber 9,522 17.3 +9.8
Green Rebecca Bromwich 2,611 4.7 +3.5
Progressive Canadian Steve Hunter 511 0.9
Marxist–Leninist Margaret Villamizar 67 0.1 0.0
Total valid votes 55,107 100.0
Canadian federal election, 2000
Party Candidate Votes % ±pp
Liberal Sue Barnes 23,794 49.4 +0.8
Alliance Salim Mansur 10,162 21.1 +3.7
Progressive Conservative Jeff Lang 9,788 20.3 -1.2
New Democratic George Goodlet 3,596 7.5 -2.9
Green Jeremy Price 614 1.3 +0.3
Canadian Action Richard Goos 162 0.3
Marxist–Leninist Margaret Villamizar 80 0.2 0.0
Total valid votes 48,196 100.0
Canadian federal election, 1997
Party Candidate Votes % ±pp
Liberal Sue Barnes 24,710 48.6 +0.2
Progressive Conservative Frank Mazzilli 10,958 21.5 -2.0
Reform Terry Biggs 8,839 17.4 -2.7
New Democratic Sandra McNee 5,291 10.4 +6.4
Christian Heritage Stan Winters 515 1.0 +0.5
Green Rachelle Small 497 1.0 +0.4
Marxist–Leninist Margaret Villamizar 83 0.2
Total valid votes 50,893 100.0
Canadian federal election, 1993
Party Candidate Votes % ±pp
Liberal Sue Barnes 31,084 48.3 +10.8
Progressive Conservative Tom Hockin 15,169 23.6 -22.1
Reform Todd Christensen 12,900 20.1
New Democratic Margaret Hoff 2,551 4.0 -12.1
National Michael van Holst 1,219 1.9
Green Heidi Strasser 401 0.6
Natural Law Mark Hawkins 381 0.6
Christian Heritage Ken DeVries 308 0.5
Canada Party Tom Ha 178 0.3
Independent Ivan W. Kasiurak 111 0.2
Abolitionist Judith Foster 33 0.1
Total valid votes 64,335 100.0
Canadian federal election, 1988
Party Candidate Votes % ±pp
Progressive Conservative Tom Hockin 28,392 45.7 -5.7
Liberal Mary Copps-Sutherland 23,321 37.5 +5.2
New Democratic Bruce Lundgren 10,007 16.1 -0.2
Libertarian Hubert Ramolla 435 0.7
Total valid votes 62,155 100.0
Canadian federal election, 1984
Party Candidate Votes % ±pp
Progressive Conservative Tom Hockin 34,517 51.4 +6.6
Liberal Jack Burghardt 21,701 32.3 -14.4
New Democratic Bruce Lundgren 10,911 16.3 +8.2
Total valid votes 67,129 100.0
By-election on 13 April 1981
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Jack Burghardt 21,952 46.8 +2.6
Progressive Conservative Tom Hockin 21,022 44.8 +4.0
New Democratic Bruce Lundgren 3,802 8.1 -6.3
Independent Denise Sweeney Seguin 87 0.2
Independent Roger J. Smith 44 0.1
Independent John Turmel 37 0.1
Total valid votes 46,944 100.0
Canadian federal election, 1980
Party Candidate Votes % ±pp
Liberal Judd Buchanan 27,118 44.2 +1.8
Progressive Conservative Don McDougall 25,031 40.8 -0.7
New Democratic Paddy Musson 8,817 14.4 -1.4
Rhinoceros Stewart Showers 224 0.4
Libertarian Richard Keys 159 0.3 -0.1
Marxist–Leninist John Stafford 35 0.1 0.0
Total valid votes 61,384 100.0
Canadian federal election, 1979
Party Candidate Votes % ±pp
Liberal Judd Buchanan 25,258 42.4 -13.7
Progressive Conservative John McGarry 24,746 41.5 +10.3
New Democratic Paddy Musson 9,378 15.7 +3.3
Libertarian Richard Keys 187 0.3
Marxist–Leninist John Stafford 44 0.1
Total valid votes 59,613 100.0
Canadian federal election, 1974
Party Candidate Votes % ±pp
Liberal Judd Buchanan 32,188 56.08 +6.12
Progressive Conservative Peter White 17,893 31.18 -3.75
New Democratic John Crook 7,142 12.44 -2.67
Independent Vay Jonynas 170 0.30
Total valid votes 57,393 100.00
Canadian federal election, 1972
Party Candidate Votes % ±pp
Liberal Judd Buchanan 29,474 49.96 +0.63
Progressive Conservative John F. Bennett 20,611 34.93 -6.92
New Democratic Jim Bolton 8,914 15.11 +6.29
Total valid votes 58,999 100.00
Canadian federal election, 1968
Party Candidate Votes %
Liberal Judd Buchanan 21,764 49.33
Progressive Conservative Jack A. Irvine 18,462 41.85
New Democratic Gwen Pemberton 3,891 8.82
Total valid votes 44,117 100.00

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Coordinates: 43°00′N 81°18′W / 43.0°N 81.3°W / 43.0; -81.3