The Kawarthas turn Conservative blue except in Peterborough-Kawartha, where Monsef is re-elected

Liberal incumbents in Northumberland-Peterborough South and Hastings-Lennox and Addington are defeated

Peterborough-Kawartha MP Maryam Monsef, pictured with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau before being sworn in as Trudeau's youngest cabinet minister on November 5, 2015, was re-elected to a second term in the federal election on October 21, 2019. Prime Minister Trudeau will be leading a minority Liberal government in Ottawa. (Photo: Maryam Monsef / Facebook)
Peterborough-Kawartha MP Maryam Monsef, pictured with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau before being sworn in as Trudeau's youngest cabinet minister on November 5, 2015, was re-elected to a second term in the federal election on October 21, 2019. Prime Minister Trudeau will be leading a minority Liberal government in Ottawa. (Photo: Maryam Monsef / Facebook)

With one exception, ridings in the Kawarthas turned Conservative blue in the federal election on Monday night (October 21), in which a Liberal minority government was elected.

In a tight race with Conservative challenger Michael Skinner, Liberal incumbent and cabinet minister Maryam Monsef was re-elected MP for Peterborough-Kawartha for a second term.

At one point as results from the polls were counted, Skinner pulled ahead, but in the end Monsef — with 240 of 283 polls reporting — won with 23,075 votes (39.8 per cent) compared to 20,198 (34.8 per cent) for Skinner.

With Monsef winning and a Liberal minority government elected to Ottawa, Peterborough-Kawartha maintains its status as the quintessential bellwether riding.

The Liberal incumbent for Northumberland-Peterborough South, Kim Rudd, did not fare so well. She was defeated by Conservative Philip Lawrence by more than 2,000 votes.

The same was true for the Liberal incumbent for Hastings-Lennox and Addington, Mike Bossio, who was defeated by Conservative Derek Sloan by fewer than 1,000 votes.

Jamie Schmale, the Conservative incumbent for Haliburton-Kawartha Lakes-Brock, was easily re-elected to a second term.

Here are the unofficial results for the four ridings as of 1 a.m. on October 22nd, with all or most polls reporting:

Peterborough-Kawartha

Candidate Party Votes Per cent
✓ Maryam Monsef (incumbent) Liberal Party of Canada 23,075 39.8%
Michael Skinner Conservative Party of Canada 20,198 34.8%
Candace Shaw New Democratic Party 9,647 16.6%
Andrew MacGregor Green Party of Canada 4,007 6.9%
Alexander Murphy People’s Party of Canada 746 1.3%
Robert M Bowers Independent 159 0.3%
Ken Ranney Stop Climate Change 146 0.3%

Haliburton-Kawartha Lakes-Brock

Candidate Party Votes Per cent
✓ Jamie Schmale (incumbent) Conservative Party of Canada 28,906 49.0%
Judi Forbes Liberal Party of Canada 15,218 25.8%
Barbara Doyle New Democratic Party 8,804 14.9%
Elizabeth Fraser Green Party of Canada 4,954 8.4%
Gene Balfour People’s Party of Canada 1,146 1.9%

Northumberland-Peterborough South

Candidate Party Votes Per cent
✓ Philip Lawrence Conservative Party of Canada 25,808 39.8%
Kim Rudd (incumbent) Liberal Party of Canada 23,257 35.9%
Mallory MacDonald New Democratic Party 9,169 14.1%
Jeff Wheeldon Green Party of Canada 5,221 8.1%
Frank Vaughan People’s Party of Canada 1,390 2.1%

Hastings-Lennox and Addington

Candidate Party Votes Per cent
✓ Derek Sloan Conservative Party of Canada 19,059 39.9%
Mike Bossio (incumbent) Liberal Party of Canada 18,105 37.9%
David Tough New Democratic Party 6,585 13.8%
Sari Watson Green Party of Canada 2,867 6.0%
Adam L. E. Gray People’s Party of Canada 1,226 2.7%

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