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2019 Canada election results: Conservative candidate John Williamson won the New Brunswick Southwest riding

Voters in New Brunswick Southwest elected Conservative candidate John Williamson in the 2019 election.

In 2015, Liberal MP Karen Ludwig was elected.

The riding has typically been a Conservative stronghold except for 1968 and 2015 when the Liberals took the seat.

Candidates

Liberal: Karen Ludwig (Incumbent)

Conservative: John Williamson

NDP: Douglas Mullin

Green: Susan Jonah

PPC: Meryl Sarty

Veterans Coalition Party: Abe Scott

Global News is featuring the candidates for all parties running candidates in the upcoming 2019 general election. For a complete list of candidates, visit Elections Canada. 

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Geography

This riding in southwestern New Brunswick includes St. Stephen, Grand Manan, McAdam and Hanwell. Rusagonis was added to the riding through redistribution before the 2015 election.

History

This region has been a Conservative stronghold since 1968 with the exception of 1993, when PC incumbent Greg Thompson was defeated by Liberal Harold Culbert by just 811 votes.

Thompson reclaimed the seat in 1997 and held it until 2011, when John Williamson replaced him.

It went Liberal in 2015 along with the rest of the Atlantic region, with Ludwig beating Williamson by about 2,000 votes.

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