Monsef was also the choice of students
Peterborough-Kawartha Liberal MP Maryam Monsef was also the students’ choice in the Student Vote Canada mock vote taken by the riding’s elementary and high school students.
It was a close four-way battle. Monsef finished just seven votes ahead of Green party candidate Andrew MacGregor, 27 votes ahead of New Democrat Candace Shaw and 56 votes ahead of Conservative Michael Skinner.
Students from 40 elementary, high school and private schools in the riding took part.
Maryam Monsef, Liberal, 1,132, 23.51%; Andrew MacGregor, Green, 1,125, 23.36%; Candace Shaw, NDP, 1,005, 20.87%; Michael
Skinner, Conservative, 976, 20.27%; Ken Ranney, Stop Climate Change, 337, 7%; Alexander Murphy, People’s Party, 160, 3.32%; Robert M. Bowers, Independent, 80, 1.66%.
In the surrounding ridings, the student vote mirrored the official vote, with one exception.
Conservative candidates were the most popular in Haliburton-Kawartha Lakes-Brock and Hastings-Lennox and Addington, but students chose the New Democrats instead of the Conservatives in Northumberland-Peterborough South (election night victor Conservative Philip Lawrence finished third with the students).
Northumberland-Peterborough South results
Mallory MacDonald, NDP, 803, 28.85%; Jeff Wheeldon, Green, 647, 23.25%; Philip Lawrence, Conservative, 614, 22.06%; Kim Rudd, Liberal, 604, 21.70%; Frank Vaughan, People’s Party, 115, 4.13%.
Haliburton-Kawartha Lakes-Brock results
Jamie Schmale, Conservative, 944, 34.96%; Barbara Doyle, NDP, 585, 21.67%; Elizabeth Fraser, Green, 530, 19.63%; Judi Forbes, Liberal, 452, 16.74%; Gene Balfour, People’s Party, 189, 7%.
Hastings-Lennox and Addington results
Derek Sloan, Conservative, 870 27.02%; David Tough, NDP 798, 24.78%; Mike Bossio, Liberal, 786, 24.41%; Sari Watson, Green, 590, 18.32%; Adam L.E. Gray, People’s Party, 176, 5.47%.