Global News has declared Conservative incumbent Erin O’Toole as the winner in Durham.
O’Toole was elected to parliament during a by-election in 2012 and was re-elected in 2015, winning over 45 per cent of the vote, with Liberal candidate Corinna Traill pulling in just over 35 per cent of the vote.
He also ran and lost for the Conservative leadership in 2017.
The Durham riding was created in the 2012 redistribution of electoral districts from the Clarington—Scugog—Uxbridge riding, losing portions of the area to Pickering—Uxbridge and Northumberland—Peterborough South, and gaining territory from Oshawa and Whitby.
Before O’Toole was elected in 2012, the area was held by Bev Ovda, a Conservative MP, who was first elected in 2004.
The generally unknowns Jonathan Giancroce for the Liberals and Sarah Whalen-Wright for the NDP were not able to unseat O’Toole, who also briefly acted as Minister of Veterans Affairs.
Conservatives: Erin O’Toole (Incumbent)
Liberals: Jonathan Giancroce
NDP: Sarah Whalen-Wright
Green: Evan Price
PPC: Brenda Virtue