The 2011 Canadian Federal Election was definitely the most interesting one to watch, and participate in, in recent memory. Here in Davenport we had a tight race between Liberal incumbent Mario Silva and first-time NDP challenger Andrew Cash, where Cash kept creeping up in the polls right until the dead heat around election day. Andrew Cash has exceeded most peoples' expectations by winning with 54% of the vote.
Here are the results taken directly from the Elections Canada website:
Member of parliament for Davenport Party Candidate Total votes % of total votes NDP-New Democratic Party Andrew Cash 21,086 53.6% Liberal Mario Silva 10,947 27.8% Conservative Theresa Rodrigues 5,674 14.4% Green Party Wayne Scott 1,344 3.4% Communist Miguel Figueroa 167 0.4% Animal Alliance/Environment Voters Simon Luisi 128 0.3%
Voter turnout: 39,346 of 63,773 registered electors (61.7%)
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