Mantha re-elected

Mike Mantha, the NDP incumbent for the Algoma-Manitoulin riding, won the election in a convincing fashion.

With only three polls left to count at midnight, he had won over 45 percent of the vote with over 11,000 voters marking the X beside his name on the ballot.

The Conservative’s Cheryl Fort was second with 85-hundred votes.

Voter turnout was low though, with just over ten percent taking part in the election in the riding.

Nickel Belt’s France Gelinas and Sudbury’s Jamie West, both NDP incumbents, also won another four-year term in their respective ridings.

Provincially, Doug Ford will lead a Progressive Conservative majority government.
Unofficial results show the PC’s elected or leading in 83 ridings up from the 67 they held when the election was called.
It’s the first back-to-back Conservative win since 1999.
The New Democrats again finished as official opposition, taking 31 ridings, but losing seven in all.
Andrea Horwath, who won her seat, says she’ll be stepping down as party leader.
Liberal leader Stephen Del Duca will also be quitting, after failing to win re-election in his home riding.
His party finishes with eight seats, a gain of one, but still not enough to win official party status.
Green Party leader Mike Schreiner remains the sole representative of his party at Queens Park.

Photo: It was a historical night in Ontario. The Ontario PCs have won a majority government, two leaders have stepped down, but Algoma-Manitoulin retains its NDP incumbent, Mike Mantha. Photo by Rosalind Russell

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