Jamie West is the new NDP MPP for Sudbury, beating Liberal incumbent Glenn Thibeault. West won by 9,000 votes over second place finisher, Troy Crowder of the Progressive Conservatives.
Doug Ford’s Progressive Conservatives have captured a majority government in Ontario. The NDP under Andrea Horwath will form the Official Opposition, marking a turnaround for a party consistently stuck in third place since Bob Rae’s New Democratic government was defeated in 1995. Green Party Leader Mike Schreiner captured the party’s first-ever seat in Ontario.
France Gélinas, the NDP MPP incumbent in Nickel Belt, has beat her competition once again and was re-elected with 63 per cent of the popular vote. PC candidate Jo-Ann Cardinal, took second. Liberal Party candidate Tay Butt received 8.73 per cent of the vote. Green Party candidate Bill Crumplin had 3.12 per cent.