Olympian elected as MP in Halton
Similar to the 2015 election, the majority of Halton voters cast their ballot in favour of the Liberals.
In 2015, three of the four ridings voted Liberal, with Milton being the lone riding to vote for the Conservatives. However, in 2019, Milton also voted for the Liberals, as Trudeau’s government swept the Halton region.
Milton was a surprise victory for the Liberals as the Liberal MP, Adam van Koeverden, was running against a two-time incumbent in Lisa Raitt, and only got into politics a year ago.
However, he had name recognition on his side—he was a two-time flag bearer for the Canadian Olympic team, and he medaled at multiple games.
Of the other three ridings, two incumbents won—Pam Damoff won the Oakville North-Burlington riding, and Karina Gould won the Burlington riding.
Anita Anand, who won the Oakville riding, joins van Koeverden as the other MP from Halton who will be joining the house of commons for the first time.
Cover photo courtesy of Adam van Koeverden’s Instagram