June 13, 2014 2:25 am

Liberal Laura Albanese wins in York South-Weston

Liberal candidate Laura Albanese


Incumbent Liberal MPP Laura Albanese has kept her riding of York South-Weston.

Albanese won 48 per cent of the vote what was expected to be a tight race. NDP challenger Paul Ferreira won 37.1 per cent. PC candidate Andrew Ffrench came in third with 11.2 per cent of the vote.

York South-Weston has a history of close races – recently several between Albanese and Ferreira. Albanese won by just 842 votes in 2011. She also won in 2007, that time by 452 votes.

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Ferreira beat Albanese by 358 votes in a byelection earlier that same year. He was MPP for less than a year before the Legislature was dissolved for the 2007 general election.

Ferreira works as special assistant to local MP Mike Sullivan. Before entering politics he worked as a marketing and communications executive, according to his website.

Albanese, who has held the seat since 2007, has served as parliamentary assistant to a variety of ministers, as deputy government whip and as chair of the Standing Committee on Finance and Economic Affairs. Before entering politics she was a co-anchor of an Italian-language daily newscast.

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