Perth—Middlesex

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Perth—Middlesex
Ontario electoral district
Defunct federal electoral district
LegislatureHouse of Commons
District created1996
District abolished2003
First contested1997
Last contested2003 by-election

Perth—Middlesex was an electoral district in Ontario, Canada, that was represented in the House of Commons of Canada from 1997 to 2003 and in the Legislative Assembly of Ontario from 1999 to 2007.

This riding was created in 1996 from parts of Lambton—Middlesex, London—Middlesex and Perth—Wellington—Waterloo ridings. It consisted of:

  • the County of Perth (including the City of Stratford and the Town of St Mary's) and
  • the northeast part of the County of Middlesex (consisting of the Townships of McGillivray, East Williams, Lobo, Biddulph and West Nissouri).

The electoral district was abolished in 2003 when it was redistributed between Elgin—Middlesex—London, Middlesex—Kent—Lambton and Perth—Wellington ridings.

Members of Parliament[edit]

This riding has elected the following Members of Parliament:

Parliament Years Member Party
Riding created from Lambton—Middlesex, London—Middlesex
and Perth—Wellington—Waterloo
36th  1997–2000     John Richardson Liberal
37th  2000–2002
 2003–2004     Gary Schellenberger Progressive Conservative
Riding dissolved into Elgin—Middlesex—London,
Middlesex—Kent—Lambton and Perth—Wellington

Federal election results[edit]

1997 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes %
Liberal John Richardson 19,583 44.01
Progressive Conservative Gary Schellenberger 11,073 24.88
Reform Garnet M. Bloomfield 9,180 20.63
New Democratic Linda Ham 3,806 8.55
Christian Heritage Jamie Harris 858 1.93
Total valid votes 44,500 100.00
2000 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal John Richardson 16,988 40.37 -3.64
Progressive Conservative Gary Schellenberger 11,545 27.44 +2.56
Alliance Garnet Bloomfield 9,785 23.26 +2.63
New Democratic Sam Dinicol 2,800 6.65 -1.90
Green Eric Eberhardt 689 1.64
No affiliation Tom Kroesbergen 141 0.34
Canadian Action Larry Carruthers 128 0.30
Total valid votes 42,076 100.00
Liberal hold Swing -3.10
Canadian federal by-election, 21 May 2003
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Progressive Conservative Gary Schellenberger 10,413 33.78 +6.34
Liberal Brian Innes 9,412 30.53 -9.84
Alliance Marian Meinen 5,400 17.52 -5.74
New Democratic Sam Dinicol 4,703 15.25 +8.60
Christian Heritage Ron Gray 902 2.92
Total valid votes 30,830 100.00
Progressive Conservative gain from Liberal Swing +8.09
By-election called upon Mr. Richardson's resignation.

Provincial election results[edit]

2003 Ontario general election
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal John Wilkinson 17,017 42.71 +6.36
Progressive Conservative Bert Johnson 15,680 39.36 -12.64
New Democratic Jack Verhulst 4,703 11.81 +4.61
Green John Cowling 1,201 3.01
Family Coalition Pat Bannon 857 2.15 -1.08
Freedom Robert Smink 384 0.96
Total valid votes 39,842 100.00
Liberal gain from Progressive Conservative Swing +9.50%
1999 Ontario general election
Party Candidate Votes %
Progressive Conservative Bert Johnson 22,065 52.00
Liberal John Wilkinson 15,428 36.35
New Democratic Walter Edmund Vernon 3,053 7.19
Family Coalition Pat Bannon 1,369 3.23
Freedom Robert J.W. Smink 521 1.23
Total valid votes 42,436 100.00

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