Chatham-Kent-Leamington MPP Rick Nicholls sidelined as Speaker of the House

Ontario PC MPP Rick Nicholls was recently re-eleceted to his seat in Chatham-Kent-Leamington and was seeking another top spot as Speaker of the House. However, that did not come to be.

Wellington-Halton Hills MPP Ted Arnott has been elected to the position

Chatham-Kent MPP Rick Nicholls had announced his intent to run for Speaker of the House in the Ontario Legislature. However, another MPP took the spot on Wednesday. (Rick Nicholls)

Ontario PC MPP Rick Nicholls was recently re-elected to his seat in Chatham-Kent-Leamington and was seeking another top spot as Speaker of the House.

However that Queen's Park position went to Wellington-Halton Hills MPP Ted Arnott.

Nicholls was joined by Arnott, PC MPP for Lanark-Frontenac-Kingston Randy Hillier, and Burlington MPP Jane McKenna for the position. 

MPPs voted for the spot on Wednesday, as Premier Doug Ford and his party took their seats in the Ontario Legislature for the first time since their decisive majority election victory last month. 

Nicholls secured about 50 per cent of the vote in his riding during the 2018 provincial election.