Goodyear out after 11 years as Liberals take Cambridge
Published Monday, October 19, 2015 11:46PM EDT
Last Updated Tuesday, October 20, 2015 12:54AM EDT
Gary Goodyear’s decade-plus tenure as the MP for Cambridge has come to an end.
Voters in that riding, which also includes North Dumfries Township and a small part of Brant County, handed a surprise victory to Liberal challenger Bryan May.
The race was called with 190 of 236 polls reporting.
At that point, May had 16,786 votes compared to 14,718 for Goodyear and 5,202 for NDP candidate Bobbi Stewart.
In fourth with 1,247 was Michele Braniff of the Green Party.
Also in the running were Marxist-Leninist candidate Manuel Couto and independent Lee Sperduli.
Goodyear had held the Cambridge seat since 2004.
He had multiple positions in Stephen Harper’s cabinet, including most recently as a minister of state responsible for the Federal Economic Development Agency for Southern Ontario.