Kathleen Wynne keeps her seat in Don Valley West
Kathleen Wynne has successfully defended her seat in Don Valley West.
Wynne won 55.8 per cent of the vote in early results, eclipsing her closest challenger, PC candidate David Porter, who won 31 per cent. The NDP’s Khalid Ahmed came a distant third with 8.1 per cent.
Wynne, who looks like she’ll hang on to the Premier’s seat, was first elected to Queen’s Park in 2003. She has held various cabinet positions, including education, transportation, aboriginal affairs, municipal affairs and housing, and agriculture, an appointment she gave herself on becoming premier last year to defend against criticisms she was too city-centric.
She became premier on February 11, 2013, following Dalton McGuinty’s resignation and a Liberal leadership convention. She is Ontario’s first female premier and the first openly gay premier in Canada.
But she had trouble shaking lingering scandals surrounding such as a police investigation into the cancellation of gas plants and charges relating to the ORNGE air ambulance service.
But Global News is predicting a Liberal win this election.