Ottawa West–Nepean goes to Liberal Anita Vandenbeld
Riding stays in Liberal column for another term
Liberal Anita Vandenbeld will retain her seat in Ottawa West–Nepean.
With 91.3 per cent of votes counted, Vandenbeld took 45.6 per cent of the vote. Her closest challenger was Conservative Abdul Abdi with 26.8 per cent of the vote and in third place was NDP candidate Angella MacEwan with 19 per cent.
The suburban riding west of the city's core, where one-quarter of residents speak neither English nor French as their first language, had bounced between Liberals and Conservatives in past elections.
Vandenbeld has represented it for the last four years and faced:
- Labour Studies student Vincent Cama of the Communist Party of Canada;
- Small business owner Serge Guevorkian of the People's Party;
- Nick Lin of the Marxist-Leninist Party;
- Butch Moore, listed by Elections Canada as "No Affiliation";
- Sean Mulligan of the Christian Heritage Party, a public servant and former member of the Canadian Armed Forces;
- Green Party candidate Dave Stibbe, a teacher who helped found Ottawa City Rafting.
Vandenbeld was criticized by the federal ethics commissioner over robocalls she made on behalf of her husband's city council campaign.
Ottawa West–Nepean in 2015