Mark Holland rolls to easy Liberal victory in Ajax Riding


Published September 21, 2021 at 12:21 pm

Ajax MP Mark Holland handily won re-election Monday, taking 56.9 per cent of the vote – the third straight campaign he has earned more than half of the support of the voting public – to more than double the vote count of his nearest opponent.

Holland has been in politics since he was a fresh-faced 23 year-old on Pickering Council in 1997 and has been in federal politics since 2004, save for a four-year period between 2011 and 2015. Since his return to Ottawa in 2015 he has won the riding easily each time, earning 55.7, 57.68 and now 56.9 per cent of the votes.

With 136 of 137 polls reporting, Holland carried 26,918 votes, with Arshad Awan of the Conservatives slotting into second with 12,582. Monique Hughes (NDP) with 6,621 and Leigh Paulseth (Green) round out the rest of the candidate’s results.

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