Liberal incumbent Marc Serré retained his seat in Parliament, comfortably winning the race in the Nickel Belt on Monday, September 20.
Serré collected 34.3% of the vote in yesterday’s federal election, with 208 of 209 polls reporting. NDP candidate Andréane Chénier finished second with 27.5% of the vote followed closely by Conservative Charles Humphrey at 27.2%.
The PPC’s David Hobbs finished with 9.3% and the Green’s Craig Gravelle rounded things out with 1.7%.
✅THANK YOU NICKEL BELT! Working hard for YOU for a third term! MERCI NICKEL BELT- encore au travail pour vous pour un troisième mandat!✅ pic.twitter.com/IUDo4SPGtC
— Marc G. Serré (@MarcSerreMP) September 21, 2021
This is the third win in the riding for Serré, who has seen his share of the vote drop in each subsequent election. In 2019, he won with 39% of the vote. In 2015, he held 42.8% of the vote.
Turnout also looked to be down in this pandemic election, with 61.66% of registered voters heading to the polls (that figure does not include electors who registered on the day). In 2019, the region saw 64.17% voter turnout.
Overall, the election resulted in almost no change at the federal level: Justin Trudeau’s Liberals will still hold a minority government.