Simcoe Centre

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Simcoe Centre
Ontario electoral district
Defunct federal electoral district
LegislatureHouse of Commons
District created1987
District abolished1996
First contested1988
Last contested1993

Simcoe Centre was a federal electoral district in Ontario, Canada, that was represented in the House of Commons of Canada from 1988 to 1997. This riding was created in 1987 from parts of Grey—Simcoe, Simcoe South and Wellington—Dufferin—Simcoe ridings.

Simcoe Centre consisted of the City of Barrie, the towns of Alliston and Wasaga Beach, the Village of Cookstown and the townships of Essa, Innisfille, Sunnidale, Tosorontio and Vespra.

The electoral district was abolished in 1996 when it was redistributed into Barrie—Simcoe—Bradford and Simcoe—Grey ridings.

Simcoe Centre is the only riding east of Manitoba to have ever elected a Reform Party Member of Parliament, in the 1993 federal election, Ed Harper, who won a narrow victory over the Liberal candidate. Simcoe Centre was also the only one of Ontario's 98 seats to not go to the Liberals in the 1993 federal election.

Members of Parliament[edit]

This riding has elected the following Members of Parliament:

Parliament Years Member Party
Riding created from Simcoe South, Grey—Simcoe
and Wellington—Dufferin—Simcoe
34th  1988–1993     Edna Anderson Progressive Conservative
35th  1993–1997     Ed Harper Reform
Riding dissolved into Barrie—Simcoe—Bradford and Simcoe—Grey

Election results[edit]

1988 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes
Progressive Conservative Edna Anderson 23,504
Liberal Jack Ramsay 17,233
New Democratic Judy Watson 8,380
Christian Heritage Ethel Snow 2,252
Confederation of Regions B.J. Ainsworth 433
1993 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes
Reform Ed Harper 25,404
Liberal Janice Laking 25,281
Progressive Conservative Doug Jagges 11,647
New Democratic Pat Peters 1,873
National Craig Busch 1,342
Independent Mike Ramsay 656
Christian Heritage Ann Marie Tomlins 412
Natural Law John Gregory 307
Independent John K. Carson 139
Abolitionist Gene Carter 41

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