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Conservative Derek Sloan wins Hastings-Lennox and Addington riding

Derek Sloan helped the Conservatives regain the riding of Hastings-Lennox and Addington following the 2019 federal election.

224 polls made up the riding. Sloan took the lead in over 41 per cent of the polls. Liberal incumbent MP Mike Bossio finished second, garnering almost 37 per cent of the votes.

Trailing behind, David Tough of the New Democratic Party came at 13.4 per cent, followed by Green Party candidate Sari Watson with almost 6 per cent, and Adam L.E. Gray of the People’s Party of Canada with 2.5 per cent of the votes.

The riding includes sections of Prince Edward-Hastings and Lanark-Frontenac-Lennox and Addington municipalities. The riding boundaries extend from Hastings, Lennox and Addington and the part of Belleville that lies north of Highway 401. The riding includes Centre Hastings, Hastings Highlands, Marmora and Lake, Tweed, Bancroft, Deseronto, Greater Napanee, Addington Highlands, Carlow/Mayo, Faraday, Limerick, Loyalist Township, Madoc, Stirling-Rawdon, Stone Mills, Tudor and Cashel, Tyendinaga, Wollaston and part of Belleville.

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From 1993 to 2004, the riding was strongly Liberal, represented by Larry McCormick. Prior to his first election win, the predominantly rural riding was a Conservative stronghold for nearly six decades. The Conservatives regained the riding with Kramp’s win in 2004 until 2015. Kramp in 2018 won the riding for the PCs in the provincial election.