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Carol Hughes cruises to another victory

NDP incumbent wins with wide lead over Conservative, Liberal challengers
MP Carol Hughes
Algoma-Manitoulin-Kapuskasing MP Carol Hughes. File photo

Carol Hughes is back with a resounding victory tonight in Algoma-Manitoulin-Kapuskasing.

Unofficial results from Elections Canada show Hughes taking 41 per cent of the vote, compared to 26 per cent for Conservative challenger Dave Williamson.

Heather Wilson, the Liberal candidate in AMK, finished third with 24.5 per cent of the vote. Wilson told ElliotLakeToday she didn't see it coming at the door.

"I knocked on literally thousands of doors and people were thinking we were going to change things here in this riding. But that's not what the people wanted, so that's okay with me too," she said. "Carol's a hard working person and obviously the people appreciate that. So all in all the best for sure." 

- with files from Brent Sleightholm