Michael Ford won the provincial election last night with 36.6% of the vote. Incumbent NDP candidate Faisal Hassan came a close second, trailing by 800 votes. Liberal candidate Nadia Guerrera came third with 24%.
I found the results surprising. Polls had found the Liberals in second place and the NDP quite far behind. In the end, the NDP came very close to taking the riding.
Ford’s win is historic; it’s the first time since 1955 that a Conservative has eld the seat (when it was York South). He has only a narrow mandate, though; more than 60% of voters supported left-leaning parties.
Ford tweeted “It will be my honour to represent you down at Queens Park and get real results for our community and all Ontario’s working with Premier Ford.”
Tonight, I want to sincerely thank the residents of York South-Weston for putting their trust & confidence in me.— Michael Ford (@MichaelFordTO) June 3, 2022
It will be my honour to represent you down at Queens Park and get real results for our community and all Ontarians working with Premier Ford.
We will Get It Done! pic.twitter.com/pkzmDeAwPZ
Hassan said, “While the results are not what I had hoped for, please know that you can count on me to have your back in the days ahead.”
It’s been an honour to serve the people of #YSW #YorkSouthWeston #onpoli While the results are not what I had hoped for, please know that you can count on me to have your back in the days ahead. Thank you for your continued support. #TOpoli— Faisal Hassan (@FaisalHassanNDP) June 3, 2022