London East

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London East
Ontario electoral district
Defunct federal electoral district
LegislatureHouse of Commons
District created1966
District abolished1996
First contested1968
Last contested1993

London East was a federal electoral district represented in the House of Commons of Canada from 1968 to 1997. It was located in the province of Ontario. This riding was created in 1966 from parts of London and Middlesex East ridings.

It was initially defined as consisting of the eastern parts of the City of London, Ontario, and the Township of London. In 1976, it was redefined to consist of the eastern part of the City of London.

The electoral district was abolished in 1996 when it was redistributed between London West, London—Adelaide and London—Fanshawe ridings.

Members of Parliament[edit]

This riding elected the following members of the House of Commons of Canada:

Parliament Years Member Party
Riding created from London and Middlesex East
28th  1968–1972     Charles Turner Liberal
29th  1972–1974
30th  1974–1979
31st  1979–1980
32nd  1989–1984
33rd  1984–1988     Jim Jepson Progressive Conservative
34th  1988–1993     Joe Fontana Liberal
35th  1993–1997
Riding dissolved into London—Adelaide, London—Fanshawe
and London West

Electoral history[edit]

1968 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Charles Turner 11,823 37.3%
Progressive Conservative Don Matthews 10,079 31.8%
New Democratic Alec Richmond 9,703 30.6%
  National Socialist Martin K. Weiche 89 0.3%
1972 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Charles Turner 14,022 37.6% +0.3%
Progressive Conservative Don Matthews 12,957 34.7% +2.9%
New Democratic Kenneth C. Bolton 10,355 27.7% -2.9%
1974 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Charles Turner 18,429 50.3% +12.7%
Progressive Conservative Doug Mackenzie 9,029 24.7% -10.0%
New Democratic Ray Funk 8,949 24.4% -3.3%
Communist Charles H. Lutz 98 0.3% +0.3%
Independent Sieg Pedde 72 0.2% +0.2%
Marxist–Leninist Ellen Haq 30 0.1% +0.1%
1979 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Charles Turner 16,331 42.5% -7.8%
Progressive Conservative Tom Courchene 13,386 34.9% +10.2%
New Democratic Rob Martin 8,531 22.2% -2.2%
Libertarian Greg R. Utas 79 0.2% +0.2%
Marxist–Leninist Carol Dagenais 56 0.2% +0.1%
1980 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Charles Turner 17,861 48.0% +5.5%
Progressive Conservative Bob Howard 11,031 29.7% -5.2%
New Democratic Rob Martin 8,055 21.7% -0.5%
Libertarian Marc Emery 197 0.5% +0.3%
Marxist–Leninist Carol Dagenais 31 0.1% -0.1%
1984 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Progressive Conservative Jim Jepson 18,154 47.2% +17.5%
New Democratic Joe Barth 10,324 26.9% +5.2%
Liberal Al Gleeson 9,948 25.9% -22.1%
1988 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Joe Fontana 19,547 37.7% +11.8%
Progressive Conservative Jim Jepson 19,445 37.5% -9.7%
New Democratic Marion Boyd 12,667 24.4% -2.5%
Independent Peter Ewart 201 0.4% +0.4%
1993 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Joe Fontana 28,279 55.8% +18.1%
Progressive Conservative Rob Alder 9,237 18.2% -19.3%
Reform Paul Cheng 8,704 17.2% +17.2%
New Democratic Alfredo Marroquin 2,614 5.2% -19.2%
National Bill Cecil-Smith 830 1.6% +1.6%
Green Jeff Culbert 567 1.1% +1.1%
Natural Law Jim Hill 282 0.6% +0.6%
Canada Party Al Plumb 108 0.2% +0.2%
Commonwealth of Canada Sid Tarleton 31 0.1% +0.1%

The former Village of London East[edit]

'London East' was a village that was annexed by the London, Ontario on August 20, 1884 and taking effect on January 1, 1885. The boundaries of London East were Adelaide Street to the west, Oxford Street to the north, Highbury Avenue to the east and the South branch of the Thames River to the south.

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