Huron Heights Ontario election Student Vote favours NDP
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Students at Huron Heights Public School in Kincardine, made their voices heard, voting for the Huron-Bruce candidates in the Ontario election, as part of the province-wide Student Vote.
The school saw 307 ballots cast, with the majority in favour of Jan Johnstone of the New Democratic Party (NDP).
Johnstone garnered 121 votes, well ahead of the Progressive Conservatives (PC)'s Lisa Thompson with 57 votes, the Liberals' Colleen Schenk with 52 votes, and the Green Party's Adam Werstine with 37 votes.
The remaining parties received a handful of votes: Libertarian, 20; Family Coalition, seven; Equal Parenting Party, three.
There were nine spoiled ballots, and one declined.
The actual Ontario election results for Huron-Bruce, saw Thompson re-elected, followed in the polls by Schenk and Johnstone.
Nearly 170,000 students under the voting age cast ballots in Student Vote 2014.
After learning about the democratic process, researching the candidates and party platforms, and debating the future of Ontario, students cast their ballots for official candidates running in their electoral district.
By the end of the school day, 169,277 votes were reported from more than 1,261 schools representing all 107 electoral districts in the province.
Overall, the student vote saw the Liberals win a majority government with 62 seats, increasing their seat count from 39 in 2011 and increasing their share of the popular vote to 32.4 per cent. Party leader Kathleen Wynne won in her electoral district and was elected premier by the students of Ontario.
The NDP won 33 seats, losing seven seats since the last Student Vote. Party leader Andrea Horwath kept her seat in Hamilton Centre. The party received the same share of the popular vote as in 2011: 26 per cent.
The PCs took 11 seats, remarkably down from 25 in 2011. Their share of the popular vote decreased to 18.3 per cent and leader Tim Hudak lost in his own electoral district.
The Green Party won one seat with 14.6 per cent of the popular vote, while leader Mike Schreiner lost in his own electoral district. The party won two seats in the last Student Vote.
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