Gladu to serve third term as Sarnia-Lambton MP

Conservative Incumbent Marilyn Gladu is reelected to a third term on September 20, 2021. BlackburnNews.com photo by Josh Boyce.

Marilyn Gladu has been elected to a third term in the House of Commons in the 44th general election.

The Conservative incumbent was first elected as MP for Sarnia-Lambton in 2015.

Gladu said this has been one of the uglier campaigns she’s been involved with.

“The number of lies that have been told about me and my platform, my policy positions, you know it’s really a disservice to our democracy. So that said, I’ve tried to be the better person, be the adult in the room.”

With 177 of 178 polls reporting, Gladu had 24,835 votes to New Democrat Adam Kilner’s 11,268, and Liberal Lois Nantais 10,264. Brian Everaert of the People’s Party had 6,114, Stephanie Bunko of the Green Party had 804 votes, and the Christian Heritage Party’s Thomas Laird with 457.

Gladu said she is so proud to be the Member of Parliament for Sarnia-Lambton and to represent the people here.

“The fact that they have again for the third time given me a mandate to support them, I’m going to continue to stand for everyone’s freedoms,” she said. “I’m going to continue to be a strong voice for this community to get the things that we need to move forward and to exit the pandemic and restore the economy.”

Elections Canada said voter turnout in the riding was 63.1 per cent, and that 53,742 of 85,155 registered electors cast a ballot in the election.

Neighbouring Lambton-Kent-Middlesex riding also stayed Tory blue. Lianne Rood also won with over 48 per cent of the vote.