MONTREAL – Conservative MP Jacques Gourde has been re-elected in Lévis-Lotbinière, a seat he has held since 2006.
The riding was formerly known as Lotbinière-Chutes-de-la-Chaudière.
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Gourde won by a sliver back in 2011, with 39.9 per cent of the vote, closely followed by the NDP’s Tanya Fredette with 38.5 per cent.
That’s a difference of 777 votes.
The riding is just south of Quebec City and includes Lotbinière, Saint-Lambert-de-Lauzon and part of Lévis.
It was created in 2004 and was held by the Bloc Québécois before going to the Conservatives in 2006.
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Former diplomat Claude Boucher, who ran for the Liberals , came in a very distant second place.
Hélène Bilodeau, the NDP’s candidate, came in third place while Bloc Québécois candidate Steve Gagné trailed far behind in fourth.