UPDATE: Three Midwestern Ontario ridings stay Conservative

Supporters of John Nater learn of his election win at the Mitchell Golf and Country Club in the 2019 Federal Election to represent Perth-Wellington. #mwont

The three ridings in Midwestern Ontario will stay in Conservative hands; Huron-Bruce, Bruce-Grey-Owen Sound and Perth-Wellington

Ben Lobb returns for a fourth term to represent Huron-Bruce.

“We’ve been working day and night since 2008, we do our best to serve the people in Huron and Bruce,” said Lobb.

As for the biggest point in his push to get re-elected, Lobb says he heard a lot of the same through the campaign. “It was really unhappiness with Justin Trudeau. When 2019 hit it was month by month that more people were disappointed in him.”

In Perth-Wellington, John Nater had over 13,000 votes, over 52%, with about half of the polls reporting as of 11 p.m. Monday.

“Our team didn’t take anything for granted,” said Nater. “We worked hard from day one and even before the campaign began.”

As for priorities, Nater is focussing on the ones he’s been working on in the past.

“Whether it’s rural infrastructure, rural broadband, support for families, those are the things I will be focussing on.”

And in Bruce-Grey-Owen Sound, Alex Ruff will carry on the Conservative mantle form Laryr Miller.

“It’s an honour and a priviledge any time you get elected. Any time you can represent people, represent Canadians. For me, it’s a way to continue to serve, so I’m a happy man,” said Ruff.