Scot Davidson Elected MP for York-Simcoe

Published on February 26, 2019

Excerpts from the coverage of the recent York-Simcoe by-election:

"Trudeau's days are numbered, newly elected York-Simcoe MP says" - YorkRegion.com

Conservative candidate Scot Davidson cruised to an easy victory in the York-Simcoe federal byelection Feb. 25 — as many pundits predicted — but that shouldn't be taken as a harbinger of what's to come in this fall's national election, says a York University political science professor. Davidson, a Georgina resident, garnered close to 54 per cent of the vote in the riding, which for the past 14 years handily returned Tory MP Peter Van Loan to Parliament. Van Loan's retirement from politics in September triggered the byelection. Despite the riding being 20 points more Conservative than the rest of the country the last three elections, according to CBC analyst Eric Grenier, Davidson told a crowd of family, friends and supporters gathered at the Sutton Legion he took nothing for granted. | Read the Full Story

"Scot Davidson keeps York-Simcoe Tory blue" - Toronto Star

As federal election strongholds go, York-Simcoe has been as Tory blue as the lake it straddles — and that didn’t change as the riding elected newcomer Scot Davidson Monday night. “It might have been my name on the ballot, but together we kept this riding Tory blue,” said Davidson in his victory speech. “Together, we sent a message to Justin Trudeau that his days are numbered in Parliament.” | Read the Full Story

"Conservative Scot Davidson wins York-Simcoe byelection" - Global News

The people have cast their ballots and once again, the riding of York-Simcoe remains in the hands of the Tories. Conservative Party of Canada candidate, Scot Davidson, has won the York-Simcoe riding. Davidson defeated eight other candidates...York-Simcoe was one of three byelections Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced back in January. The seat was left vacant after former Government House Leader, Peter Van Loan retired from politics in Sept. 2018...Davidson’s victory Monday evening has once again solidified the riding of York-Simcoe as a stronghold for the Tories. Read the Full Story