Conservatives win eastern Ontario byelection
Josh Pringle, CTV Morning Live
Published Monday, December 3, 2018 3:59AM EST
Last Updated Tuesday, December 4, 2018 10:11AM EST
The Conservatives have held on to the seat in Leeds-Grenville-Thousand Islands and Rideau Lakes.
Conservative Michael Barrett won the Federal byelection, receiving 57.8% of the vote. Liberal candidate Mary Jean McFall finished in second place, with 35.8% of the vote.
The by-election was called to fill the seat left vacant following the death of Conservative MP Gord Brown. He passed away in May after suffering a heart attack in his Parliament Hill office.
Elections Canada says voter turnout for the byelection was 35.9%.