MCNAUGHTON UNCONTESTED IN RE-ELECTION BID 6/8/2018 7:01:52 AM
Progressive Conservative Leader Doug Ford is Ontario's next Premier. In an election where the results came in quickly, the party, led by the former Toronto city councillor, will form a majority Provincial Government. The party won almost 45% of the popular vote hauling in 76 seats when they needed 63 for a majority with 40 to the NDP forming the official Opposition, just 7 to the Liberals with Kathleen Wynne resigning as Liberal Leader and the Green Party winning one seat. Locally in Lambton-Kent-Middlesex Monte McNaughton was successful in his re-election bid for another term winning by over 11,000 votes pretty much the same margin of victory three years ago. McNaughton had 55.34% of the vote with 27,877 out of 50,371 votes cast in the riding. McNaughton says he now can focus on what needs to be done moving forward.
The NDP's Todd Case came in second in the riding with 16,791 votes then Liberal Mike Radan with 3138, the Green Party's Anthony Li with 1655, Brian Everaert from the Trillium Party with 555 and Brad Greulich from the Libertarian party with 355. Voter turnout in the riding one of the highest in recent memory at 62.17%. The Liberals had been in power since 2003, first under Ottawa MPP Dalton McGuinty, then since 2013 under Toronto MPP Kathleen Wynne.