Marilyn Gladu, a chemical engineer who has spent her professional career in Sarnia, was elected Member of Parliament in Monday’s federal election.
Gladu received 22,576 votes (38.8%), topping NDP candidate Jason McMichael, who received 18,098 votes (31.1%). In third place was Dave McPhail, the Liberal Party candidate, who received 15,846 votes (27.3%). Peter Smith of the Green Party received 1,613 votes (2.8%).
Nationally,Justin Trudeau’s Liberal Party will form a majority government, with 184 MPs elected (a majority required 170 seats).
Elections Canada said 72.16% of the 80,565 electors on its list (58,133) voted in Monday’s election. Those numbers do not include those who registered on the day of the vote.
The election of a non-government MP in the Sarnia-Lambton Riding (the official term is now Electoral District) hasn’t happened for at least 50 years.