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Only one of Ontario’s five constituencies in Hamilton proper will see a new MPP after the Ontario Progressive Conservatives (PC) won the second consecutive majority election on Thursday night.

Doug Ford’s PC candidates were elected in 83 constituencies in Ontario on June 2, which included two Hamilton constituencies: Flamborough-Glanbrook and Hamilton East-Stoney Creek.

Ford won seven more constituencies than in the previous election and well above the minimum of 63 required for a majority.

The NDP collected 31 in all, including three Hamilton races: Hamilton Centre, Hamilton Mountain and Hamilton West-Ancaster-Dundas.

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One of the New Democrats’ losses was Hamilton East-Stoney Creek, which was one of the most engrossing contests amid headlines in recent months that pitted the incumbent against new faces recognized by residents.

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Canadian Soccer Hall of Famer Neil Lumsden, 69, is now the MPP after joining the Ontario PCs in late January.

The three-time Gray Cup winner with the Edmonton Eskimos as a player and 1999 cup winner as general manager of the Hamilton Tiger-Cats earned 34.6 percent of the vote out of just over 35,000 votes cast Thursday.

Lumsden emerged victorious despite going through a Cable 14 debate on May 25 that put him under fire with three other candidates in the race.

Canadian Soccer Hall of Famer Neil Lumsden is now the MPP for Hamilton East – Stoney Creek.

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The new MPP said he spent that time with volunteers knocking on doors in his constituency, talking directly to people.

“I think the time was well spent and well spent based on the feedback,” Lumsden said after his victory.

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“You don’t get a chance to find out what they’re saying and talk to people unless you’re in front of them.”

The 15-year-old incumbent, Paul Miller, was defeated as an independent candidate after he was kicked out of the NDP caucus over alleged connections to an anti-Muslim group that appeared on his Facebook account.

Miller only got 6.9 percent of the votes cast.

NDP replacement Zaigham Butt finished second in the vote with 27.3 per cent, while Inner City Councilor Jason Farr got 21.1 per cent with the Liberals.

Here’s a look at the results from the other Hamilton races for June 2 along with numbers from the regions around the Golden Horseshoe:

NDP leader Andrea Horwath had no trouble in the 2022 election retaining her Hamilton Center seat and winning 57.3 percent of the estimated 29,000 votes cast in the race.

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Horwath, 59, has represented the Hamilton Center since 2007, winning by wide margins in four provincial elections.

In 2018, he received 23,866 of the 36,575 total votes cast in the 42nd General Election.

During a concession speech, Horwath revealed he would step down as party leader on Thursday night, saying it was “time to pass the torch.”

Global News has projected that the NDP will form the official opposition.

Hamilton Mountain NDP incumbent Monique Taylor will take on another term as MPP following a big win over PC Michael Spadafora.

Taylor got 45 percent of the estimated 33,000 votes cast on June 2 compared to Spadafora’s 29.9 percent.

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Riding has only become PC once since it was formed in 1977 when PC Trevor Pettit was in charge from 1995 to 1999.

Hamilton Mountain NDP incumbent Monique Taylor with constituents following an election victory on June 2, 2022.

“We need to keep having that conversation about a better health care system… home care that we can, we can ensure that our seniors have a decent life, that we stop the cuts to education and that we really focus on the mental health of the people. cheers,” promised Taylor after his victory on Thursday night.

Hamilton West-Ancaster-Dundas

NDP incumbent Sandy Shaw will get a second term in Hamilton West-Ancaster-Dundas, re-elected with 40.6 percent of the estimated 44,000 votes cast in the riding.

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She beat PC Fred Bennink, who got 32.7 percent of the vote on Thursday.

Shaw said the victory was “bittersweet” with the news that Horwath would step down as NDP leader.

“I am very proud of my leader, Andrea Horvath,” Shaw said after her win.

“You know what, we worked really hard and connected with the voters of Hamilton West – Ancaster-Dundas and I feel great right now.”

PC Donna Skelly is now in her second term as Flamborough-Glanbrook MPP after winning 46.2 percent of an estimated 44,000 votes cast on June 2.

She finished well ahead of NDP candidate Allison Cillis, who got 22.7 percent of the vote, and Liberals Melisse Willems, who received 20.4 percent.

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PC MPP Natalie Pierre is the new face in Burlington handily beating Liberal Mariam Manaa who finished second out of six candidates.

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Riding was initially represented by PC Jane McKenna, who held the position between 2011 and 2014, as well as between 2018 and 2022.

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McKenna left the party in February, announcing that he would run for the Halton regional presidency in the upcoming municipal election.

PC incumbent Stephen Crawford won a second term in Oakville beating Liberal Alison Gohel by garnering 43 percent of the 46,500 votes cast in the 2022 election.

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Crawford won by a similar number in 2018, receiving 24,837 votes by a 43.67 percent margin.

Oakville North – Burlington

Ontario PC took the youngsters on the ride for the second time in a row since its inception in 2015.

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Incumbent Effie Triantafilopoulos won a second term with 47.2 percent of the region’s 47,000 votes.

The battle for second place was not as close in 2022 compared to four years ago, when the NDP and the Liberals were essentially tied.

In 2018, the NDP edged out the Liberals by nine votes to finish behind the winning PCs.

On Thursday, Liberal candidate Kaniz Mouli won 35.3 percent of the vote to NDP’s Rhyan Vincent Smith’s 9.9 percent.

Jennie Stevens was the NDP winner on Thursday with 39.7 percent of the 43,000 votes cast in St. Catharines. The win marks the second in a row for Stevens.

PC Sal Sorrento was not far behind with 34.4 percent of the vote.

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The Conservatives haven’t seen an MPP in the city since 1977.

Jim Bradley, the current president of the Niagara Regional Council, was in charge of the Liberals between 1977 and 2018.

NDP incumbent Wayne Gates earned a third term as MPP in Niagara Falls with a victory over PC Bob Gale.

Gates got 48.1 percent of the estimated 51,000 votes cast on Thursday. Gale got 36.5 percent.

Starter Jeff Burch won a close race at Niagara Center on June 2 beating PC Fred Davies by just a couple of percentage points.

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Burch garnered 39.7 percent of the 41,000 votes cast compared to 37.6 percent for Davies.

The last time a non-NDP MPP was in charge of the leadership was when PC Ellis Morningstar was the representative between 1971 and 1975.

PC incumbent Sam Oosteroff did not resist a second term in Niagara West, with 44.9 percent of the 42,000 votes cast.

He beat Dave Augustyn of the NDP, who got just 20.7 percent of the vote.

Riding has been conservative since 1995.

Supported by incumbent Toby Barrett, who did not run in 2022, the independent Bobby-Ann Brady defeated Haldimand County Mayor Ken Hewitt, who ran for the PCs.

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Barrett was a long-time incumbent of the PC, having held this area since 1995 and serving as Parliamentary Assistant to the Minister for Natural Resources and Forestry under Prime Minister Doug Ford.

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Brady picked up 35 percent of the estimated 45,000 votes cast in the riding Thursday. Hewitt had 30.5 percent.

Voters in the Brantford-Brant region re-elected Will Bouma in the 2022 Ontario election, giving the PC MPP 44.2 percent of the approximately 47,000 votes cast in the election.

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The incumbent beat out former Ontario Federation of Secondary School Teachers union president Harvey Bischof, who ran for the NDP.

Bischof finished second with about 28.3 percent of the vote on Thursday night.

Bouma got his big win here on PC in 2018 winning by a slim margin of just 1.1 percent.

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