London North


London North was a provincial electoral district in Ontario, Canada. It was first created for the 1926 provincial election when the London riding was divided in two sections, and then eliminated prior to the 1934 provincial election when the city was re-configured as a single seat. London North was re-established for the 1955 provincial election and retained until 1999, when most of its territory was integrated into the new riding of London North Centre.

London North
Ontario electoral district
Defunct provincial electoral district
LegislatureLegislative Assembly of Ontario
District created1926
District abolished1996
First contested1926
Last contested1995

The riding was Progressive Conservative bastion for most of its history, and was represented by both Premier John Robarts and cabinet minister Gordon Walker at different times. Marvin Shore won the riding as a Liberal in 1975, and crossed the floor to the Progressive Conservatives the following year. Liberal Ronald Van Horne won it back for his party in 1977, and held it until his retirement in 1988. Progressive Conservative Dianne Cunningham was its final representative.

Members of Provincial Parliament


LondonNorth
Assembly Years Member Party
17th  1926–1929     James Moore Progressive Conservative
18th  1929–1934
Merged with London South into London from 1934 to 1955
25th  1955–1959     John Robarts Progressive Conservative
26th  1959–1963
27th  1963–1967
28th  1967–1971
29th  1971–1975 Gordon Walker
30th  1975–1976     Marvin Shore Liberal
 1976–1977     Progressive Conservative
31st  1977–1981     Ronald Van Horne Liberal
32nd  1981–1985
33rd  1985–1987
34th  1987–1988
 1988–1990     Dianne Cunningham Progressive Conservative
35th  1990–1995
36th  1995–1999
Sourced from the Ontario Legislative Assembly[1]
Merged into London North Centre before the 1999 election

Electoral history


1977 Ontario general election
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
LiberalRonald Van Horne15,03347.0%
Progressive ConservativeMarvin Shore10,63133.2%
New DemocraticDavid Cunningham6,13019.2%
LibertarianGreg Utas2010.6%
1981 Ontario general election
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
LiberalRonald Van Horne15,44449.6%+2.6%
Progressive ConservativeTed Browne11,82538.0%+4.8%
New DemocraticSam Maumur3,86412.4%-6.8%
1985 Ontario general election
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
LiberalRonald Van Horne20,53654.4%+4.8%
Progressive ConservativeGeorge Auold11,43330.3%-7.7%
New DemocraticMarion Boyd5,19113.8%+1.4%
FreedomRobert Smeenk5661.5%+1.5%
1987 Ontario general election
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
LiberalRonald Van Horne22,45257.8%+3.4%
New DemocraticDiane Whiteside7,96120.5%+6.7%
Progressive ConservativeLucky Clark7,17718.5%-11.8%
Family CoalitionElvin Mizzau7111.8%+1.8%
FreedomBarry Malcolm5371.4%-0.1%
1990 Ontario general election
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Progressive ConservativeDianne Cunningham18,07941.3%+22.8%
New DemocraticCarolyn Davies14,00532.0%+11.5%
LiberalSteve Buchanan9,99022.8%-35.0%
Family CoalitionBob Maniuk1,0952.5%+0.7%
FreedomJack Plant6011.4%+0.0%
1995 Ontario general election
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Progressive ConservativeDianne Cunningham23,19552.7%+11.4%
LiberalLarry Crossan11,11225.2%+2.4%
New DemocraticCarolyn Davies8,16718.5%-13.5%
Family CoalitionGraeme Benedetti7771.8%-0.7%
GreenJohn Beverley3650.8%+0.8%
FreedomJack Plant3340.8%-0.6%
Natural LawRita Varrin1010.2%+0.2%

References


  1. For a listing of each MPP's Queen's Park curriculum vitae see below:
    • For James Moore's Legislative Assembly information see "James Moore, MPP". Parliamentary History. Toronto: Legislative Assembly of Ontario. 2017.
    • For John Robarts's Legislative Assembly information see "John Robarts, MPP". Parliamentary History. Toronto: Legislative Assembly of Ontario. 2017.
    • For Gordon Walker's Legislative Assembly information see "Gordon Walker, MPP". Parliamentary History. Toronto: Legislative Assembly of Ontario. 2017.
    • For Marvin Shore's Legislative Assembly information see "Marvin Shore, MPP". Parliamentary History. Toronto: Legislative Assembly of Ontario. 2017.
    • For Ronald Van Horne's Legislative Assembly information see "Ronald Van Horne, MPP". Parliamentary History. Toronto: Legislative Assembly of Ontario. 2017.
    • For Dianne Cunningham's Legislative Assembly information see "Dianne Cunningham, MPP". Parliamentary History. Toronto: Legislative Assembly of Ontario. 2017.