October 27, 2014 8:24 pm
Updated: October 27, 2014 10:26 pm

Rob Ford wins in Ward 2 Etobicoke North

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Rob Ford is heading back to city hall in the position he held for a decade: As councillor for Ward 2, Etobicoke North.

Ford won with 60 per cent of the vote in early results. Luke LaRocque came in second place, with 12.1 per cent.

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Rob Ford dropped out of the mayoral race in September after doctors discovered a “fair-sized” tumour in his abdomen. His brother Doug Ford, who held the Ward 2 seat since the 2010 election, promised to “take the torch” from his brother. Doug Ford officially entered the mayoral race on Sept. 12, an hour before the 2 p.m. deadline to get his name on the ballot.

Rob Ford said at the time that while he couldn’t commit to the schedule required for a mayoral candidate, he wouldn’t turn his back on Ward 2.

“I’ve asked Doug to finish what we started together, so that all we’ve accomplished isn’t washed away,” he said in a statement.

The mayor’s nephew, Michael Ford, was originally running in Ward 2 but withdrew ahead of the nomination deadline, registering instead to run for Toronto District School Board trustee in Ward 1.

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