Sarnia Lambton and Lambton-Kent-Middlesex go blue while Liberals win majority

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The province’s voters have returned the Liberals to power. Kathleen Wynne won a majority government in the vote, claiming 59 seats in all. The Conservatives lost ground in the legislature, winning just 27 seats. Leader Tim Hudak has already said he will not lead the party into the next election four years from now. The NDP made some gains, winning 21 seats including a sweep of the Windsor ridings. In southwestern Ontario, the rural/urban split was as clear as blue and red. Electoral maps show the Liberals won most of their seats in the 416 and 905 area codes while the rural area was a stronghold for the Conservatives. In Sarnia-Lambton, Bob Bailey (PC) fought off a stiff challenge by the NDP’s Brian White, claiming the victory with 18,720 votes to White’s 16,274. Anne Marie Gillis of the Liberals garnered 8,113. The Green Party’s Kevin Shaw polled just over 2,000 votes, with the Libertarians Andrew Falby taking 348. Monte McNaughton walked away with the election in Lambton-Kent-Middlesex earning 20,609 votes with his closest competitor, the NDP’s Joe Hill, earned 12,157. The Liberals under Mike Radan trailed with 9,297.

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