London West (provincial electoral district)

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London West
Ontario electoral district
London West location.png
Map showing the location of London West within Southwestern Ontario
Provincial electoral district
Legislature Legislative Assembly of Ontario
MPP
 
 
 
Peggy Sattler
New Democratic
District created 1996
First contested 1999
Last contested 2018
Demographics
Population (2011) 127,985
Electors (2013) 95,265
Area (km²) 86
Pop. density (per km²) 1,488.2
Census divisions Middlesex
Census subdivisions London

London West is a provincial electoral district in Ontario, Canada, that has been represented in the Legislative Assembly of Ontario since 1999.

Geography[edit]

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

In 2005, 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 provincial electoral district was created in 1996 from parts of London South, London North and London Centre, when provincial ridings were defined to have the same borders as federal ridings. It initially consisted 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 2005, it was given its current boundaries as described above.

The long-time MPP Chris Bentley resigned his seat in the legislature effective on February 14, 2013. He was replaced by Peggy Sattler in the August 1st by-election. The next provincial election is scheduled for June 7, 2018.

Members of Provincial Parliament[edit]

This riding has elected the following members of the Legislative Assembly of Ontario:

London West
Assembly Years Member Party
Riding created from London South, London North, and London Centre
37th  1999–2003     Bob Wood Progressive Conservative
38th  2003–2007     Christopher Bentley Liberal
39th  2007–2011
40th  2011–2013
 2013–2014     Peggy Sattler New Democratic
41st  2014–2018
42nd  2018–Present

Election results[edit]

General elections (2014 to present)[edit]

Ontario general election, 2018
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
New Democratic Peggy Sattler 32,644 55.33
Progressive Conservative Andrew Lawton 17,133 29.04
Liberal Jonathan Hughes 5,847 9.91
Green Pamela Reid 2,211 3.75
Libertarian Jacques Boudreau 552 9.94
Consensus Ontario Brad Harness 304 0.52
Freedom Tracey Pringle 209 0.35
Communist Michael Lewis 96 0.16
Total valid votes 100.0  
Source: Elections Ontario[1]
Ontario general election, 2014
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
New Democratic Peggy Sattler 22,243 40.36 -1.52
Progressive Conservative Jeff Bennett 16,295 29.57 -3.17
Liberal Nick Steinburg 13,070 23.72 +7.87
Green Keith McAlister 2,310 4.19 -0.06
Freedom Al Gretzky 1,188 2.16 -2.80
Total valid votes 55,106 100.0  
New Democratic hold Swing +0.82
Source: Elections Ontario[2]

2013 by-election[edit]

The 2013 by-election in London West was called when Chris Bentley resigned his seat in the wake of the scandal regarding the cancellation of the gas plants in the 2011 election.

Ontario provincial by-election, August 1, 2013
Resignation of Chris Bentley
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
New Democratic Peggy Sattler 15,704 41.88 +20.16
Progressive Conservative Ali Chahbar 12,426 32.74 +3.26
Liberal Ken Coran 5,965 15.85 -29.81
Freedom Al Gretzky 1,856 4.96 +4.36
Green Gary Brown 1,608 4.25 +1.84
Libertarian Geoffrey Serbee 117 0.31  
Total valid votes 37,676 100.00
Total rejected, unmarked and declined ballots 279 0.74
Turnout 37,955 39.17
Eligible voters 96,905
New Democratic gain from Liberal Swing +8.45
Source: Elections Ontario[3]

2013 nomination contests

Progressive Conservative Party of Ontario
Candidate Residence December 1, 2012
Ali Chahbar London X
Green Party of Ontario
Candidate Residence March 25, 2013
Gary Brown London X
Ontario New Democratic Party
Candidate Residence May 22, 2013[4]
Jeff Buchanan London
Mohamed Salih London
Peggy Sattler London X
Jennifer White London
Freedom Party of Ontario
Candidate Residence June 18, 2013
Al Gretzky London X
Ontario Liberal Party
Candidate Residence July 2, 2013[5]
Ken Coran London X

General elections (1999 to 2011)[edit]

Ontario general election, 2011
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Chris Bentley 22,610 45.65 -6.77
Progressive Conservative Ali Chahbar 14,603 29.49 +5.24
New Democratic Jeff Buchanan 10,757 21.72 +10.49
Green Gary Brown 1,194 2.41 -8.06
Freedom Tim Hodges 300 0.61 +0.13
Republican Chris Gupta 61 0.12 -0.09
Total valid votes 49,525 100.0
Total rejected ballots 224 0.45
Turnout 49,749 53.01
Eligible voters 93,852
Liberal hold Swing -6.00
Source: Elections Ontario[6]
Ontario general election, 2007
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Chris Bentley 25,967 52.42 +1.91
Progressive Conservative Allison Graham 12,011 24.25 -6.82
New Democratic Paul Pighin 5,562 11.23 -4.05
Green Gary Brown 5,184 10.47 +8.85
Family Coalition Andrew Jezierski 267 0.54
Freedom Paul McKeever 234 0.47 -0.46
Independent Mike Reynolds 201 0.41
Republican Chris Gupta 106 0.21
Total valid votes 49,532 100.0
Difference 13,956 28.18
Total rejected ballots 356 0.71
Turnout 49,888 57.83
  Liberal hold Swing +4.37

Source:[7]

^ Change based on redistributed results [8]

Ontario general election, 2003
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Chris Bentley 25,581 51.46 +7.12
Progressive Conservative Bob Wood 15,463 31.11 -13.81
New Democratic Patti Dalton 7,403 14.89 +5.76
Green Laura Wythe 805 1.62 +1.01
Freedom Bill Frampton 460 0.93 +0.46
Total valid votes 49,712 100.0
Ontario general election, 1999
Party Candidate Votes %
Progressive Conservative Bob Wood 22,761 44.92
Liberal Darrel Skidmore 22,467 44.34
New Democratic Sandra McNee 4,628 9.13
Green Jeremy Price 308 0.61
Freedom Jack Plant 236 0.47
Natural Law Ernie Merkley 133 0.26
Libertarian Gayle Remisch 133 0.26
Total valid votes 50,666 100.0

2007 electoral reform referendum[edit]

Ontario electoral reform referendum, 2007
Side Votes
First Past the Post 30,585 63.7
Mixed member proportional 17,421 36.3
Total valid votes 48,006 100.0

Sources[edit]

  1. ^ "Candidate Search". Elections Ontario. Retrieved 18 May 2018.
  2. ^ Elections Ontario (2014). "Official result from the records, 045 London West" (PDF). Retrieved 27 June 2015.
  3. ^ Elections Ontario (2013). "2013 By-election results - London West". Retrieved 2 June 2014.
  4. ^ http://www.lfpress.com/2013/05/22/sattler-wins-london-west-ndp-nomination
  5. ^ http://www.lfpress.com/2013/07/03/coran-off-to-rocky-start-on-day-1-of-campaign
  6. ^ Elections Ontario (2011). "Official return from the records / Rapport des registres officiels - London West" (PDF). Retrieved 2 June 2014.
  7. ^ "Archived copy" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 2014-05-01. Retrieved 2013-07-03.
  8. ^ http://www.electionprediction.org/2007_on/riding/045.php

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 43°00′N 81°24′W / 43.0°N 81.4°W / 43.0; -81.4