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RESULTS ROUNDUP: Conservative strongholds in Simcoe County remain

Here is a summary of the election results in Simcoe County and area

The voters of York-Simcoe re-elected Conservative incumbent Scot Davidson, a trend seen across Simcoe County ridings. 

Based on the unofficial results from Elections Canada, which don't yet include mail-in votes Davidson received 49.6 per cent of the local vote, followed by the local Liberal candidate Daniella Johnson, who received 28.7 per cent of the vote. 

In York-Simcoe, 48,076 ballots have been counted with one more polling station still not tallied and reported. In 2019, there were 53,303 votes counted in the riding. 

The unofficial voter turnout rate for the riding in 2021 was 53.9 per cent. 

  • Scot Davidson, Conservative: 23,853 votes
  • Daniella Johnson, Liberal: 13,821 votes
  • Benjamin Jenkins, NDP: 6,858 votes
  • Micahel Lotter, PPC: 3,544 votes

Barrie-Innisfil re-elected Conservative MP John Brassard for a third term. 

In Bruce-Grey-Owen Sound incumbent MP Alex Ruff was re-elected with 49.4 per cent of the vote in the unofficial results. 

In Simcoe-Grey Conservative incumbent Terry Dowdall was re-elected. 

In Simcoe-North, Adam Chambers won his first election, taking on the Conservative mantle from long-time MP Bruce Stanton. 

Conservative and incumbent Doug Shipley won another term in Barrie-Springwater-Oro-Medonte. 

Nationally, voter turnout right now is about 58.44 per cent, which is a drop from 2019 when there was a 67 per cent turnout. 

The national results available right now have 98.98 per cent of the polls reporting. So far, the results translate into 15.9 million people out of an eligible 27.3 million cast a ballot.

The Liberal Party has won another minority government, with Justin Trudeau heading back for his third term as Prime Minister.

Nationally, there was 32.2 per cent support for the Liberals who have picked up 158 seats so far. 

With 35.2 per cent of the vote, the Conservatives have 119 seats, the Bloc Quebecois have 10.1 per cent of the vote and 34 seats, and the NDP have 7.4 per cent of the vote with 25 seats. The Green Party has two seats with 0.6 per cent of the vote.

-With files from Maija Hoggett

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