Global News has declared Conservative incumbent Alain Rayes the winner of the Richmond–Arthabaska riding with 45.2 per cent of the vote.
Voters in Richmond–Arthabaska elected Rayes in the 2015 federal election with 31.57 per cent of the vote
Boundaries: A large riding to the east of Drummondville and north of Sherbrooke, it includes all of the regional county municipalities of Les Sources and Arthabaska. The main population centre is Victoriaville.
History: The riding was created prior to the 1997 election from a variety of electoral districts in eastern Quebec. Prior to Bellavance’s election in 2004, it had been held by André Bachand as a Progressive Conservative from 1997 to 2003. When the PC and Canadian Alliance merged in 2003, he chose to sit as an “Independent Progressive Conservative” for the duration of his term.
Conservative: Alain Rayes (Incumbent)
Liberal: Marc Patry
Bloc Québécois: Olivier Nolin
Green: Laura Horth-Lepage
NDP: Olivier Guérin
PPC: Maximo Guiterrez Diaz