June 12, 2014 10:05 pm
Updated: June 13, 2014 12:53 am

Liberals’ Jeff Leal wins seat in bellwether riding of Peterborough

Incumbent Jeff Leal has kept his seat in Peterborough – a good sign for the Liberal Party, if Peterborough’s history is any indication.

The riding has elected a member from the winning party in every election since 1987, and has continued that trend tonight.

Leal won this election with 45.3 per cent of the vote as of 10:32 PM on Election Night. PC candidate Scott Stewart won 30.5 per cent and NDP candidate Sheila Wood won 18.5 per cent.

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Leal was Rural Affairs Minister at the time of dissolution. He was first elected in 2003 and has also been Chief Government Whip and a Parliamentary Assistant to various ministers. Before entering provincial politics he was a Peterborough city councillor.

PC candidate Scott Stewart owns Carlson Wagonlit Travel/Stewart Tours, a tourism company founded by his father. He’s also following his father’s footsteps in politics – Gary Stewart was MPP for Peterborough from 1995 to 2003.

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