Saturday, March 5, 2011

A look at provincial candidate nomination progress - Liberals

So on a whim, I decided to whip up some tracking maps of each party's nomination progress, as far as I could tell. You'll probably want to click on the maps for full size, and to tell the colour shades apart. I've decided to include Sarah Thompson's rumoured campaign (since it seems pretty confirmed) in Trinity Spadina.


Edit: Click the link for full size map - http://i56.tinypic.com/2dhtf5z.png


The OLP has nominated mostly incumbants to start with, focusing on mid-town Toronto, the outer suburbs, Southwestern Ontario, and Northern Ontario. The Liberals are being tactical in unheld ridings with either a nominated candidate, or an active nomination going on. Liberals have candidates in Halton and Lanark-Frontenac-Lennox & Addington, which were the 2 ridings the Liberals came closest to snatching from the PC's in 2007, Thornhill was only lost by 3.6% , Cambridge and Burlington were only lost by 7.6% and 3.5% respectively and have retiring PC incumbents, and while Bruce-Grey-Owen Sound is a bit of a longer shot, it too has a retiring PC MPP.

Liberals have active nomination processes in at least 2 ridings with retiring incumbants that I can identify, with 3 candidates going for the prize in Stormont-Dundas-South Glengary, and at least Nancy Fonseca has declared in Mississauga East-Cooksville.


I'll post the progress of the other parties over the next few days.

3 comments:

The Pundits' Guide said...

I did click on the map, but nothing happened. I opened the image manually in a new tab and just got the small version.

Could you at least describe the colour scheme in your blogpost, so we can get an overview?

The Liberal Scarf said...

Odd. I'll edit it now with a link.

The Pundits' Guide said...

Gratias.