Lambton chooses blue again

MP elect Marilyn Gladu talks with supporters in Sarnia after the 2021 federal election.

Voters return Liberals to minority government

Lambton County voters returned Conservatives to power in the federal election.

Both Sarnia Lambton Incumbent MP Marilyn Gladu and Lambton-Kent-Middlesex Incumbent MP Lianne Rood were declared winners in the election about an hour after the polls closed Monday.

By 1 am, with 168 of the 178 polls reporting, Gladu had 22,954 votes or 46 per cent of the vote. It was also 12,550 more than her nearest rival, the NDPs Adam Kilner, who brought in 21 per cent of the vote. The Liberals came third with 9,562, with some polls yet to report.

Former MP Bev Shipley congratulations Lianne Rood who won a second term for the Conservatives in Lambton-Kent-Middlesex.

In Lambton-Kent-Middlesex, with 240 of 245 polls reporting, Rood brought in 27,253 votes- 49 per cent of the popular vote. The Liberals, under Dr. Sudit Ranade, brought in 11,362 votes or 20 per cent with the NDP’s Chief Jason Henry garnering 10,286 or 18 per cent .

The People’s Party of Canada was also a factor in the vote, both Brian Everaert in Sarnia Lambton and Kevin Mitchell in Lambton-Kent-Middlesex brought in 11 per cent of the vote.

Overall, at 1 pm, the Liberals were elected or leading in 156 seats, one more than before the election. The Conservatives were leading in 121 seats and the NDP 27. The Bloc Quebecois gained 32 seats and the Greens were elected or leading in two.