The Tory candidate for Northumberland Peterborough-South won the riding by a large margin. Incumbent Lou Rinaldi and NDP Candidate Jana Papuckoski were almost tied in second place – each with about half of David’s vote. In the 2014 election, Lou’s winning margin was much less (all the numbers are below). There was no real surprise that the NDP did well to come second with 56% more than their vote from 2014. But I was surprised that the “other” candidates did so poorly. The Libertarian Candidate (John O’Keefe) did not campaign yet he got more votes than Derek Sharp from the Trillium party. But perhaps it’s in line with the drubbing that the Trillium party leader got in Kanata (he got 3.6% of the votes – he was a sitting MPP who had defected from the PCs). Green party Candidate Jeff Wheeldon did about the same as usual – but the Greens did elect their leader by a good margin so we’ll have a fourth party in the legislature this time.
Overall, the biggest popular vote went to the Conservatives (40%) although the Liberals (19%) were trounced by the NDP (34%). But the seat count was more skewed so that the Conservatives have a strong majority and the Liberals were reduced to only 7 seats – not enough to get “party status”. Kathleen Wynn has resigned as leader although she won her seat in Don Valley West by a whisker. Doug Ford easily won his own seat in Etobicoke North.
Turnout was about the same as usual with 53% voting.
Below are the results with 2014 numbers given for comparison. Numbers are now final.
2014 Ontario Election
|Party||Local Candidate||Local Votes||Ontario %||Ontario Seats|
Riding was Northumberland Quinte West.
In 2014, Ontario had 107 ridings
2018 Ontario Election
113 of 113 polls reporting
|Local Candidate||Local Votes||Local %||Party||Ontario %||Ontario Seats|
Riding is Northumberland Peterborough-South. There are now 124 ridings in Ontario.