2007 Ontario general election

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2007 Ontario general election

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← 38th Legislative Assembly of Ontario

107 seats in the 39th Legislative Assembly of Ontario
54 seats were needed for a majority
  First party Second party
  Dalton McGuinty small.png John Tory 2014.jpg
Leader Dalton McGuinty John Tory
Party Liberal Progressive Conservative
Leader since December 1, 1996 September 18, 2004
Leader's seat Ottawa South Dufferin—Peel—
Wellington—Grey

ran in Don Valley West (lost)
Last election 72 24
Seats won 71 26
Seat change Decrease1 Increase2
Popular vote 1,867,273 1,398,806
Percentage 42.25% 31.62%
Swing Decrease4.15pp Decrease2.98pp

  Third party Fourth party
  Howard Hampton small.png Frank de Jong 01 Pengo.jpg
Leader Howard Hampton Frank de Jong
Party New Democratic Green
Leader since June 22, 1996 1993
Leader's seat Kenora—Rainy River ran in Davenport (lost)
Last election 7 0
Seats won 10 0
Seat change Increase3 Steady
Popular vote 741,465 354,897
Percentage 16.76% 8.02%
Swing Increase2.06pp Increase5.20pp

Ontario Election 2007 Riding Results Map.svg
Popular vote by riding. As this is an FPTP election, seat totals are not determined by popular vote, but instead via results by each riding. Riding names are listed at the bottom.

Premier before election

Dalton McGuinty
Liberal

Premier after election

Dalton McGuinty
Liberal

The 2007 Ontario general election was held on October 10, 2007, to elect members (MPPs) of the 39th Legislative Assembly of the Province of Ontario, Canada. The Liberals under Premier Dalton McGuinty won the election with a majority government, winning 71 out of a possible 107 seats with 42.2% of the popular vote. The election set a record for the lowest voter turnout in an Ontario provincial election; only 52.8% people who were eligible voted. This broke the previous record of 54.7% in the 1923 election.[1]

Results by party[change | change source]

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Party Party leader Candidates Seats Popular vote
2003 Dissol. 2007 Change # % Change
Liberal Dalton McGuinty 107 72 67 71 +6.0% 1,869,273 42.25% -4.22%
Progressive Conservative John Tory 107 24 25 26 +4.0% 1,398,806 31.62% -3.05%
New Democratic Howard Hampton 107 7 10 10 - 741,465 16.77% +2.08%
Green Frank de Jong 107 - - - - 354,897 8.02% +5.20%
Family Coalition Giuseppe Gori 83 - - - - 35,702 0.81% +0.01%
Libertarian Sam Apelbaum 25 - - - - 9,249 0.21% +0.17%
Freedom Paul McKeever 15 - - - - 3,003 0.07% -0.13%
Communist Elizabeth Rowley 8 - - - - 1,603 0.04% -0.01%
Special Needs Danish Ahmed 2 - - - - 502 0.01% -
Confederation of Regions Eileen Butson 2 - - - - 446 0.01% +0.00%
Reform Brad Harness 2 - - - - 354 0.01% -
Republican Trueman Tuck 2 - - - - 272 0.01% -
  Independents and no affiliation 32 - - - - 8,326 0.19% -0.11%
  Vacant 1  
Total 103 103 107 8,380,551 4,423,898 100% -
Popular vote
Liberal
42.25%
PC
31.62%
New Democratic
16.77%
Green
8.02%
Others
1.34%
Seats summary
Liberal
66.36%
PC
24.30%
New Democratic
9.35%

Maps[change | change source]

Results[change | change source]

Party Seats Second Third Fourth Fifth or less
  Liberal 71 34 2 0 0
     Progressive Conservative 26 58 22 1 0
  New Democrats 10 14 65 18 0
Green 0 1 18 88 0
Family Coalition 0 0 0 0 65
Libertarian 0 0 0 0 16
  Independents 0 0 0 0 6
Freedom 0 0 0 0 2
Communist 0 0 0 0 1

References[change | change source]

  1. "Boring campaign behind poor voter turnout: analysts". CTV News. Toronto. October 11, 2007. Retrieved 2014-05-28.