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London Centre

London Centre is a defunct Ontario provincial electoral district that was abolished in 1996. Its most notable representative was former Liberal Premier David Peterson, and was located in London, Ontario.

Members of Provincial Parliament

It has elected the following members to the Legislative Assembly of Ontario:

Assembly Years Member Party
30th 1975–1977     David Peterson Liberal
31st 1977–1981
32nd 1981–1985
33rd 1985–1987
34th 1987–1990
35th 1990–1995     Marion Boyd New Democratic
36th 1995–1999

Electoral history

Ontario general election, 1977
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal David Peterson 12,808 45.4%
Progressive Conservative Frank Ross 8,915 31.6%
New Democratic Stu Ross 6,279 22.3%
Independent Agnes Shaw 200 0.7%
Ontario general election, 1981
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal David Peterson 12,315 51.7% +6.3%
Progressive Conservative Russ Monteith 8,329 34.9% +3.3%
New Democratic Diane Risler 3,189 13.4% -8.9%
Ontario general election, 1985
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal David Peterson 13,890 54.8% +3.1%
Progressive Conservative Bill Rudd 6,714 26.5% -8.4%
New Democratic Peter Cassidy 4,340 17.1% +3.7%
Freedom Michelle McColm 3,137 1.6% +1.6%
Ontario general election, 1987
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal David Peterson 18,194 55.2% +0.4%
New Democratic Marion Boyd 9,266 28.1% +11.0%
Progressive Conservative Dennis McKaig 3,864 11.7% -14.8%
Family Coalition Brenda Rowe 695 2.1% +2.1%
Freedom Lloyd Walker 589 1.8% +0.2%
Independent Stunning Bentley 375 1.1% +1.1%
Ontario general election, 1990
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
New Democratic Marion Boyd 17,837 51.3% +23.2%
Liberal David Peterson 9,671 27.8% -27.4%
Progressive Conservative Mark Handelman 5,348 15.4% +3.7%
Family Coalition John Van Geldersen 982 2.8% +0.7%
Freedom Lloyd Walker 589 1.4% -0.4%
Independent Terry Smart 375 0.8% +0.8%
Communist Issam Mansour 84 0.2% +0.2%
Independent Sidney Tarleton 73 0.2% +0.2%
Ontario general election, 1995
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
New Democratic Marion Boyd 11,096 36.8% -14.5%
Progressive Conservative Patrick McGuinness 9,364 31.0% +15.6%
Liberal Ron Postian 7,559 25.1% -2.7%
Family Coalition Mike Dwyer 1,041 3.5% +0.7%
Green Jeff Culbert 533 1.8% +1.8%
Freedom Lloyd Walker 452 1.5% +0.1%
Natural Law Liz Overall 134 0.4% +0.4%


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