Liberal Chagger cruises to victory in Waterloo – KitchenerToday.com

Liberal Chagger cruises to victory in Waterloo - KitchenerToday.com
Liberal Bardish Chagger re-elected in Waterloo riding
"This was a crazy election because we just never knew what was going to happen. And I will have to say that today the people of Waterloo have chosen forward." Chagger told supporters at her victory party on Monday.

Chagger's victory was similar to when she first was elected in 2015, when she defeated Conservative Peter Braid by picking up 49 per cent of the vote.

Waterloo Liberal MP @BardishKW has officially arrived and is being greeted by all her supporters @570NEWS pic.twitter.com/iy5osQAcOD

At the time, the NDPs candidate Lori Campbell was third, followed by the Green Party candidate Kirsten Wright.

Volunteers and supporters of @BardishKW are at Maxwell’s Concerts and Events in Waterloo @570NEWS pic.twitter.com/RUPpIDoLOq

Liberal incumbent and former House Leader Bardish Chagger has been re-elected in the riding of Waterloo with about 48 per cent of the popular vote.

Conservative Jerry Zhang ended the night with about 24 per cent, NDP's Lori Campbell received 16 per cent, Kirsten Wright of the Green Party has captured about 10 per cent and Erika Traub of the People's Party won about two per cent. 

When CBC Kitchener-Waterloo asked candidates what people need to know about them as individuals, Chagger said, "upon election four years ago, I chose to move the MP's office to Waterloo City Hall.

Waterloo is the only riding that I know of in Canada where the MP, the MPP, and the mayor are all located in the same building. I believe that all levels of government should work better together for the good people of Waterloo."

Waterloo is the most historic riding in the region. It was created in 1966 when the ridings of Waterloo North and Waterloo South — which includes all of Waterloo region — were broken up into smaller ridings.

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