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Ontario Election 2022: Who is running in London, Ontario. and surroundings – London

The 2022 Ontario election is here.

Lieutenant Governor Elizabeth Dowdeswell accepted Premier Doug Ford’s advice to dissolve provincial parliament on Tuesday and called for writs to be issued for the election. The campaign officially begins on Wednesday, with voters heading to the polls on June 2.

Current polls suggest the Progressive Conservatives are on the verge of re-election, with the third-place Liberals possibly overtaking the NDP to form the Official Opposition.

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Locally, the NDP is seeking to retain the three ridings it has represented in London for years, while the Conservatives are seeking to continue their rule in the region’s two rural ridings.

Of the five ridings in the immediate London area, only one, Elgin—Middlesex—London, has no incumbent this election.

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Here’s a look at the local candidates vying for a seat in the Ontario Legislative Assembly.

The letters in bold designate a holder.

London—Teresa Armstrong, incumbent NDP MP for Fanshawe.


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London—Fanshawe

An NDP stronghold for a decade, incumbent Teresa Armstrong is seeking a fourth term to represent the constituency of London—Fanshawe, which covers the most easterly and southerly parts of London.

Armstrong was first elected to the constituency in 2011 after defeating Liberal incumbent Khalil Ramal. She was re-elected in 2014 and 2018 with solid margins ahead of the finalist PC candidates.

Ramal had held the riding since 2003, when he defeated NDP candidate Irene Mathyssen and PC Frank Mazzilli, who won the riding in the 1999 election. Mathyssen would later run as a federal candidate in London—Fanshawe in 2006, serving until 2019.

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Just over 127,000 people live in the ward, according to the 2021 census, an increase of 6.4% from 2016. Sixty-six percent of ward residents are between the ages of 15 and 64, the average age being 40 years. .

The constituency covers 115 square kilometers and includes industrial and manufacturing areas to the east and south of the city, the city’s international airport, and Fanshawe College.

  • NDP: Teresa Armstrong
  • Curator: Jane Kovarikova
  • Liberal: Zeba Hashmi
  • Green: Zack Ramsey
  • New Blue: Adriana A. Medina
  • Party of Ontario: TBA

For a complete list of candidates, visit Elections Ontario.

Outgoing NDP MP for London North Center Terence Kernaghan in 2021.


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North Central London

Incumbent Terence Kernaghan is seeking to keep the riding of London North Center in the hands of Ontario New Democrats for a second term.

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Kernaghan was first elected in 2018, becoming the first NDP candidate to represent London North Centre, after wresting control from the Liberals for the first time in over a decade and beating Tory runner-up Susan Truppe, who had represented the federal government. riding from 2011 to 2015.

Liberal Deb Matthews represented the riding from 2003 to 2018 and chose not to seek a fifth term. Kate Graham ran as a Liberal candidate in the 2018 race and is running again this year, seeking to turn the riding red.

Kernaghan’s other opponents include local restaurateur Jerry Pribil and Carol Dyck, who is running for the Greens for the second time.

Just over 138,000 people live in the constituency according to the 2021 census, a 10.3% increase from 2016.

Sixty-eight percent of the constituency’s population is between the ages of 15 and 64, with the average age being just under 41. People between the ages of 20 and 34 make up about 27% of the constituency, compared to 21% in London. -Fanshawe and 19% in London West.

The constituency covers 58 square kilometers and includes Downtown, Old North, Old East Village, Western University, Western Fair District, University Hospital and the growing areas of Stoney Creek and Uplands.

  • NDP: Terence Kernaghan
  • Curator: Jerry Pribil
  • Liberal: Kate Graham
  • Green: Carol Dyck
  • New Blue: Tommy Caldwell
  • Ontario Party: Darrel Grant

For a complete list of candidates, visit Elections Ontario.

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Peggy Sattler, incumbent New Democrat MP for London West, in 2017.


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West London

Incumbent New Democrat Peggy Sattler is seeking a fourth term to represent the riding of London West.

Sattler was first elected to the riding in a 2013 by-election triggered by the resignation of longtime Liberal MP Chris Bentley over the Ontario gasworks scandal.

Since then, West London residents have re-elected Sattler twice in 2014 and 2018, both times with decent margins over the PC runners-up candidates.

Prior to Sattler, Bentley held the Liberal constituency for 10 years after defeating PC incumbent Bob Wood in 2003. Wood was the constituency’s first MLA, elected in 1999.

Among Sattler’s competitors this year is PC candidate Paul Paolatto, who previously ran for mayor of London in 2018, losing to Ed Holder.

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Just over 139,000 people live in London West according to the 2021 census, an increase of 10.5 per cent on 2016. Sixty-three per cent of residents are between the ages of 15 and 64, the average age se standing at just over 41 years old.

The constituency covers 77 square kilometers and includes Boler Mountain, Byron, London Health Sciences Centre, Old South, Springbank Park and the growing areas of Hyde Park and Riverbend.

  • NDP: Peggy Sattler
  • Curator: Paul Paolatto
  • Liberal: Vanessa Lalonde
  • Green: Colleen McCauley
  • New Blue: Kris Hunt
  • Party of Ontario: Cynthia Workman

For a complete list of candidates, visit Elections Ontario.

Longtime PC MP Jeff Yurek (pictured) announced in January that he would not run again this year He resigned from his post at the end of February.


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Elgin—Middlesex—London

The only riding in southwestern Ontario without an incumbent, voters in Elgin—Middlesex—London, whatever they vote, will send a fresh face to Queen’s Park.

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The Progressive Conservatives are hoping that face belongs to their candidate, Rob Flack, as they seek to maintain their dominance in the constituency. The party has held the seat for more than a decade.

The seat was left wide open after longtime PC MP Jeff Yurek announced in January that he would not seek re-election and would step down at the end of February after more than 10 years.

Yurek swung the constituency in 2011 from Liberal to Conservative for the first time since it was formed in 1999. Yurek won re-election with strong leads in 2014 and 2018. Before Yurek, Liberal Steve Peters represented the constituency for three terms.

Businessman Rob Flack will look to maintain the PC’s grip on the constituency when he takes on Andy Kroeker of the NDP, Heather Jackson of the Liberals and Amanda Stark of the Greens.

Jackson previously served as mayor of St. Thomas from 2010 to 2018.

According to the 2021 census, approximately 126,400 people live in the constituency, 62% of whom are between the ages of 15 and 64. The average age of the constituency is 42 years old.

The constituency covers 2,482 square kilometers and includes the southernmost parts of London, the southwestern end of the city, Lambeth, and areas to the east of the city, including Thames Centre.

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The constituency also spans all of Elgin County, covering Aylmer, Bayham, Central Elgin, St. Thomas and more.

  • Curator: Rob Flack
  • NDP: Andy Kroeker
  • Liberal: Heather Jackson
  • Green: Amanda Stark
  • New Blue: Matt Millar
  • Ontario Party: Brigitte Belton

For a complete list of candidates, visit Elections Ontario.

Lambton—Kent—Middlesex outgoing PC MP Monte McNaughton in 2020.


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Lambton—Kent—Middlesex

After more than 10 years in office, incumbent PC Monte McNaughton hopes the residents of Lambton—Kent—Middlesex will return him to Queen’s Park for a fourth term.

McNaughton was first elected to the riding in 2011 and won re-election in 2014 and 2018 with strong leads over runners-up NDP candidates. Since 2019, he has served as the province’s Minister of Labour, Training and Skills Development.

The constituency, like Elgin-Middlesex-London, has been a Conservative stronghold for the past decade. Prior to McNaughton, the riding was represented by Liberal Maria Van Bommel from 2003 to 2011. McNaughton lost to Van Bommel in 2007 but won the riding four years later.

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Further, PC Marcel Beaubien represented the constituency from its creation in 1999 until 2003.

No candidate has yet been nominated for the riding by the Liberal Party or the Ontario Party.

Just over 111,000 people live in the ward, according to the 2021 census, an increase of 5.6% from 2016. About 66% of residents are between the ages of 15 and 65, with the average age being 39 ,9 years.

The constituency covers almost 5,000 square kilometres, making it by far the largest local constituency in terms of land area, and includes areas north and west of London including Lucan Biddulph, Middlesex Centre, North Middlesex, Southwest Middlesex and Strathroy-Caradoc.

The constituency also includes Adelaide Metcalfe, Chatham-Kent, Chippewas of the Thames First Nation, Lambton Shores, Oneida First Nation of the Thames First Nation and Walpole Island First Nation.

  • Curator: Monte McNaughton
  • NDP: Vanessa Benoit
  • Liberal: to be determined
  • Green: Wanda Dickey
  • New Blue: David Barnwell
  • Party of Ontario: TBA

For a complete list of candidates, visit Elections Ontario.

— with files from The Canadian Press

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