Jim Hughes wins NDP nomination in NDG-Westmount
Former head of of the Old Brewery Mission to face off against Liberal incumbent Marc Garneau
Jim Hughes has beat out five other candidates to win the hotly-contested NDP nomination race in the riding of NDG-Westmount.
The former head of the Old Brewery Mission was elected on the first ballot at Sunday night's vote.
Hughes is up against stiff competition for the Oct. 19 federal election.
NDG-Westmount is a newly created riding, which includes the former riding of Westmount-Ville-Marie, held by Liberal incumbent Marc Garneau.
Hughes was confident after his Sunday night win.
"The riding ... has changed a lot. The west side of the riding is in NDP hands already, the east side of the riding — which Mr. Garneau won last time — he won by a razor thin margin," Hughes said.