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.
|Ontario electoral district|
|Defunct provincial electoral district|
|Legislature||Legislative Assembly of Ontario|
Just prior to the 1975 election, the riding of London Centre was created. It consisted of the following boundary: commencing at the intersection of the Thames River and Highbury Avenue it went north along Highbury Avenue to Huron Street, west to Adelaide Street and then north to the North Thames River. It then went southwest following the river to Wharncliffe Road North and then south to Essex Street, then west to Platts Lane and south to Oxford Street. It then went east to Woodward Avenue and south to Mount Pleasant Avenue and then west to the Canadian National Railway line. It followed the railway southeast to the Thames River and then southeast following the river back to Highbury Avenue. Minor changes were made in 1986 but essentially the riding still occupied the central part of the city.
In 1996, a major electoral riding redistribution occurred which abolished the riding. Overall 130 seats were reduced to 103 which harmonized the provincial riding boundaries with those of the already existing federal ridings. A large portion of the riding was incorporated into the new riding of London North Centre. The southeast corner of the riding was incorporated into the riding of London—Fanshawe.
Members of Provincial ParliamentEdit
|Created from parts of
London North and London South
before the 1975 election
|35th||1990–1995||Marion Boyd||New Democratic|
|Sourced from the Ontario Legislative Assembly|
|Merged into the ridings of
London North Centre and London—Fanshawe
before the 1999 election
|Progressive Conservative||Earle Terry||9,018||31.4%|
|New Democratic||Pat Chefurka||7,896||27.5%|
|Progressive Conservative||Frank Ross||8,915||31.6%||+0.2%|
|New Democratic||Stu Ross||6,279||22.3%||-5.2%|
|Progressive Conservative||Russ Monteith||8,329||34.9%||+3.3%|
|New Democratic||Diane Risler||3,189||13.4%||-8.9%|
|Progressive Conservative||Bill Rudd||6,714||26.5%||-8.4%|
|New Democratic||Peter Cassidy||4,340||17.1%||+3.7%|
|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%|
|New Democratic||Marion Boyd||17,837||51.3%||+23.2%|
|Progressive Conservative||Mark Handelman||5,348||15.4%||+3.7%|
|Family Coalition||John Van Geldersen||982||2.8%||+0.7%|
|New Democratic||Marion Boyd||11,096||36.8%||-14.5%|
|Progressive Conservative||Patrick McGuinness||9,364||31.0%||+15.6%|
|Family Coalition||Mike Dwyer||1,041||3.5%||+0.7%|
|Natural Law||Liz Overall||134||0.4%||+0.4%|
- "The Representation Act, 1975, SO 1975, c 13". Legislative Assembly of Ontario. March 10, 1975. p. 112.
- "Representation Act, 1986, SO 1986, c 30". Legislative Assembly of Ontario. January 6, 1986. p. 369.
- "C 28: Fewer Politicians Act, 1996". Legislative Assembly of Ontario. December 9, 1996.
- For a listing of each MPP's Queen's Park curriculum vitae see below:
- "Table of vote results for all Ontario ridings". The Globe and Mail. September 19, 1975. p. C12.
- "Ontario provincial election results riding by riding". The Globe and Mail. June 10, 1977. p. D9.
- Canadian Press (March 20, 1981). "Winds of change, sea of security". The Windsor Star. Windsor, Ontario. p. 22.
- "Results of vote in Ontario election". The Globe and Mail. May 3, 1985. p. 13.
- "Results from individual ridings". The Windsor Star. September 11, 1987. p. F2.
- "Ontario election: Riding-by-riding voting results". The Globe and Mail. September 7, 1990. p. A12.
- "Riding-by-riding tally in the 1995 Ontario election". The Globe and Mail. June 9, 1995. p. A11.