Two new declared winners, but no party changes in federal ridings across Ottawa and the Valley

By Mike Vlasveld

In the 13 ridings that make up Ottawa and its surrounding areas, not one changed party leadership after this year's federal election, however there are expected to be a couple of new MPs.

Once election results become official, Jenna Sudds will be officially stepping down from her Ottawa city council seat as the municipal representative in Kanata North. The longtime volunteer with the Kanata Food Cupboard and the Ottawa Network for Education had only been on council for a few years, and will replace Karen McCrimmon as the Liberal MP for Kanata-Carleton.

Yasir Naqvi, meanwhile, returns to politics after serving as member of provincial parliament in Ottawa Centre from 2007 to 2018. Once results are official, he will replace outgoing Minister of Infrastructure and Communities Catherine McKenna, who had served Ottawa Centre on the federal level since defeating the NDP's Paul Dewar in 2015.

Elsewhere in the city, Liberals Marie-France Lalonde, David McGuinty, Chandra Arya, Mona Fortier and Anita Vandenbeld were all successfully re-elected in their respective ridings of Orléans, Ottawa South, Nepean, Ottawa-Vanier and Ottawa West-Nepean.

Pierre Poilievre retained his seat for the Conservative Party in Carleton.

Outside of the city, voters elected mostly familiar conservative members of parliament. With the exception of Liberal MP Francis Drouin, who was re-elected in Glengarry-Prescott-Russell, four other ridings stayed Tory blue. Cheryl Gallant retained her titlein Renfrew-Nippissing-Pembroke, Scott Reid stayed on in Lanark-Frontenac-Kingston, Eric Duncan was re-elected in Stormont-Dundas-South Glengarry and Michael Barrett was voted back in in Leeds-Grenville-Thousand Islands and Rideau Lakes.  

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