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Northumberland-Peterborough South riding will stay blue as Philip Lawrence wins second term as MP

By Felicia Massey [1]

QUINTE — Conservative incumbent Philip Lawrence scored an almost eight thousand vote victory over his Liberal opponent in the Northumberland-Peterborough South riding on Monday. 

Lawrence is re-elected as the riding’s MP as he prepares to serve his second term. 

Northumberland-Peterborough South had a total of 66,650 votes between candidates Alison Lester (Liberal), Kim McArthur-Jackson (NDP), Nathan Lang (PPC) and Christina Wilson (Green). 44.8% of total votes went to the Conservatives, 32.9% to the Liberals, 14.2% NDP, 5.6% PPC and 2.6% Green.

On social media, Lawrence expressed his gratitude for his team and family – wife Natasha and two children, calling them his “rock” during this election.

Lawrence urges the community to vote via social media. Photo courtesy of Philip Lawrence on Twitter.

“I would like to express my heartfelt thank you to the amazing residents of Northumberland-Peterborough South for re-electing me as your Member of Parliament,” he said in the post.

According to Elections Canada [2] the Northumberland-Peterborough South riding represents the Township of Alnwick Haldimand, Township of Asphodel-Norwood, Municipality of Brighton, Municipality of Clarington, Town of Cobourg, Township of Cramahe, Township of Otonabee-South Monaghan, Municipality of Port Hope, City of Quinte West and Municipality Trent Hills. 

Liberal runner-up Alison Lester also thanked many involved in her campaign on social media, and reflects on her time running for office.

Lester alongside the prime minister. Photo courtesy of Alison Lester, Federal Liberal Candidate, Northumberland-Peterborough South on Facebook.

“I learned up close and personal how remarkable Northumberland-Peterborough South and its residents truly are. From Hiawatha to Hamilton Township, Brighton to Bewdley, Cobourg to Campbellford and everywhere in between, I met person after person who was kind a courteous, who cared deeply for their communities and all had their family’s, friend’s and neighbour’s best interests at heart.”

Lawrence went on to thank fellow candidates as well.

“… to the candidates in Northumberland-Peterborough South. Thank you for putting your name on the ballots! Your commitment has made our community a better place!”