Liberal Ryan Turnbull elected in Whitby

Oct 21, 2019 | Federal Election 2019, News

An empty party room for Conservative candidate Todd McCarthy as Liberal Ryan Turnbull is elected in the Whitby Riding

David Pastor, Aishwarya Dudha

A close riding in Whitby saw Liberal Ryan Turnbull elected over Conservative Todd McCarthy.

Turnbull received 29,713 votes and totalled 43.7 per cent of the votes compared to McCarthy’s 24,307 votes for a total of 35.7 per cent.

Whitby is located in Durham Region, just east of Toronto, and has a population of 128,377.

Its boundaries are Lakeridge Road on the west, just past Thickson Road to the east, the Scugog-Durham town line to the north, and Lake Ontario to the south.

Whitby has traditionally has been a bellwether riding, meaning it tends to elect a Member of Parliament from the party that wins the election and forms the government.

The list of candidates were as follows:

  • Brian Dias, (NDP-New Democratic Party)
  • Todd McCarthy (Conservative)
  • Mirko Pejic (People’s Party)
  • Paul Slavchenko (Green Party)
  • Ryan Turnbull (Liberal)

In an all candidates debate on Oct. 11 in Whitby, climate change was the main issue discussed, said

The riding elected Liberal Celina Caesar-Chavannes in the Federal Election in 2015.

She resigned from the Liberal caucus this year and sat as an independent MP in March 2019 shortly after complaining about differences with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau.