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Simcoe Centre was a federal electoral district in Ontario, Canada, that was represented in the Canadian House of Commons from 1988 to 1997. This riding was created in 1987 from parts of Grey—Simcoe, Simcoe South and Wellington—Dufferin—Simcoe ridings.

Simcoe Centre consisted of the City of Barrie, the towns of Alliston and Wasaga Beach, the Village of Cookstown and the townships of Essa, Innisfille, Sunnidale, Tosorontio and Vespra.

The electoral district was abolished in 1996 when it was redistributed into Barrie—Simcoe—Bradford and Simcoe—Grey ridings.

Simcoe Centre was the only riding east of Manitoba to elect a Reform Party Member of Parliament in the 1993 federal election, Ed Harper, who won a narrow victory over the Liberal candidate.

Electoral history

Canadian federal election, 1988
Party Candidate Votes
     Progressive Conservative Edna Anderson 23,504
     Liberal Jack Ramsay 17,233
     New Democrat Judy Watson 8,380
     Christian Heritage Ethel Snow 2,252
     Confederation of Regions B.J. Ainsworth 433
Canadian federal election, 1993
Party Candidate Votes
     Reform Ed Harper 25,404
     Liberal Janice Laking 25,281
     Progressive Conservative Doug Jagges 11,647
     New Democrat Pat Peters 1,873
     National Craig Busch 1,342
     Independent Mike Ramsay 656
     Christian Heritage Ann Marie Tomlins 412
     Natural Law John Gregory 307
     Independent John K. Carson 139
     Abolitionist Gene Carter 41

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