October 19, 2015 10:44 pm
Updated: October 20, 2015 12:06 am

Conservative incumbent Steven Blaney wins in Bellechasse-Les Etchemins-Lévis

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MONTREAL – Former Conservative Public Safety Minister Steven Blaney has been re-elected in his Quebec-area riding of Bellechasse-Les Etchemins-Lévis.

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He succeeded in being re-elected to a fourth term after first being elected in 2006 when he defeated Bloc Québécois incumbent Réal Lapierre.

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Blaney’s vote total continues to be remarkably stable, always winning with more than 44 per cent of the vote.

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The Liberals‘ Jacques Turgeon, Producer at the National Film Board, came in second place while the NDP‘s Jean-Luc Daigle came in third.

Bloc candidate Antoine Dubé, MP in Lévis-et-Chutes-de-la-Chaudière from 1993-2003, came in a distant fourth.

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The riding is south of Quebec City and includes the eastern part of Levis, the regional municipal county of Bellechasse and most of Les Etchemins.

With a population of 112,385 (as of the last census), it’s the most populous riding in Quebec.

The Conservatives were up to nine seats in Quebec Monday evening compared with the five seats in the 2011 election.

All the same, those gains were dwarfed by the surging Liberals, who were up a whopping 45 seats and counting in Quebec an hour after polls closed.

The Liberal wave came largely at the expense of the plummeting NDP (-48 in Quebec).

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