Liberal candidate Gudie Hutchings is projected to hold onto her seat in the riding of Long Range Mountains in Newfoundland and Labrador.
Hutchings won a close race against Conservative Carol Anstey, with less than five per cent of the vote separating them.
This will be Hutchings’ third term as a member of Parliament.
In December 2019, Hutchings began her role as the parliamentary secretary to the minister for women and gender equality and rural economic development. She previously served as parliamentary secretary to the minister of small business and tourism.
Long Range Mountains, formed in a 2012 federal electoral boundaries redistribution, runs along the west coast of Newfoundland. Most of the riding’s district is comprised of the former Humber–St. Barbe–Baie Verte riding, with the rest formerly a part of Random–Burin–St. George’s. The former ridings have a history of voting Liberal.
Neighbouring ridings include Coast of Bays–Central–Notre Dame and Labrador. Twenty-three per cent of the population in the region identifies as Aboriginal.
Conservative: Carol Anstey
Liberal: Gudie Hutchings (incumbent)
NDP: Kaila Mintz
People’s Party: Darrell Shelley