Local area shows strong support for Poilievre
Most Conservative riding shows least support for Jean Charest
September 21, 2022, 8:37 am
The most Conservative riding in Canada showed overwhelming support for Pierre Poilievre in the Conservative leadership vote, and less support for challenger Jean Charest than any other riding in the country.
In the Souris-Moose Mountain riding, 2,167 Conservative Party of Canada (CPC) members voted, which resulted 87.4 per cent of votes for Poilievre and 9.4 per cent voting for Leslyn Lewis.
From that riding, only one per cent of CPC members voted for Charest, which is the lowest support for him in all of Canada.
Out of the 678,708 eligible party members across the country, 417,635 placed their votes for the recent Conservative leadership election which resulted in Poilievre winning by 68.1 per cent in all of Canada.
Poilievre received the most votes in the Labrador, N.L. riding, winning by 88.7 per cent.
The riding in all of Canada that showed the least support for Poilievre was the riding of Notre-Dame-de-Grâce in Quebec. Out of the 935 CPC members, 34 per cent voted for Poilievre, and 58 per cent voted for Charest.
The other members who ran were Leslyn Lewis, Jean Charest, Roman Baber and Scott Aitchison.
Candidates were assigned points based on what share of the vote they received in each of Canada’s 338 electoral ridings. Whoever scored more than 50 per cent of the points overall, won the leadership race.
Poilievre won 330 of the 338 ridings.
Dr. Robert Kitchen, MP for Souris-Moose Mountain said he was happy to hear the results.
“I think it’s good. It speaks very well for who Pierre is and his leadership style,” he said.
“I think he’s second-to-none when it comes to his leadership style. He’s very straight forward and his communication skills are just amazing so he will bring that to the table.”
There were 1,612 members of the Conservative Party in the Yorkton-Melville riding who participated in the leadership election.
With 80 per cent of members voting for Poilievre and 15 per cent voting for Lewis.
Although the riding’s MP Cathay Wagantall campaigned for Lewis, she stated she is confident Poilievre will be a great leader for the party.
“I see him being very much a team player for our party, which is exciting and very refreshing,” said Wagantall.
“We have already discussed the ways that we would move policies forward and it would obviously be a scenario where everyone would have a say.”
From the Brandon-Souris riding in Manitoba, there were 1,441 Conservative Party members who placed their votes last week for the Conservative Party Leader of Canada election.
Seventy-two per cent of voters placed their ballots for Poilievre, 15.6 per cent for Lewis, and 8.6 per cent for Charest.
“I think it is significant that Poilievre won by the margin that he did, that makes no doubt of what the membership of the party wanted for leadership,” said MP of Brandon-Souris Larry Maguire.
Compared to 2020, when Erin O’Toole became party leader, there were only 261,984 CPC memberships. Since then CPC memberships have increased substantially, bringing 2022 year’s memberships to be 678,708. Tweet