Conservative Rob Moore has recaptured the seat of Fundy Royal after a rematch of his 2015 battle with Liberal incumbent Alaina Lockhart.
Moore held the riding from 2004 until 2015 when he was defeated by Lockhart as part of the red wave that swept over Atlantic Canada that election.
Moore told Global News that he welcomed the chance to once again represent the people of the riding.
“I’m honoured to have been given a mandate of representing the people of Fundy Royal,” he said. “It’s not something I take lightly and I’m looking forward to it.”
Moore said he felt that the policies of Justin Trudeau’s Liberal government did not sit well with the residents of the rural New Brunswick riding.
“Issues like the carbon tax have not gone over well here,” he said.
With the exception of Lockhart’s win, the riding has long been considered a reliable Conservative district for the past 100 years.
Only Liberal Paul Zed’s win in 1993 interrupted the Tories’ dominance in the riding.
New Brunswick premier Blaine Higgs was on-hand to congratulate Moore’s win and said he was overjoyed to see Fundy Royal return to a Conservative riding.
“If you go back in history, you see this riding was pretty traditional as a PC riding, so I think it’s coming back to its roots and Rob was certainly a representative that’s worthy of support, and only got stalled last time around because of that wave coming through,” said Higgs.
Moore will not be the only Conservative MP from New Brunswick, with at least two other ridings selecting Tories as their representatives.
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