Allan Thompson officially launched his bid for the Federal Huron-Bruce Liberal nomination.
Thompson and his family welcomed many supporters and friends to their new home in Goderich where he made the official announcement on Wednesday, August 22nd (2018).
While it was an invitational affair to a ‘housewarming BBQ’ for the Thompsons’ new Goderich home, it was also the official announcement for Thompson to throw his hat into the ring for the next Federal Election.
Huron-Bruce has long been a Conservative strong-hold in rural Ontario but Thompson, who ran in the last Federal Election that saw JustinTrudeau elected as Prime Minister, came very close to unseating the incumbent Conservative MP Ben Lobb. Thompson’s bid for the seat in the 2015 election saw an increase of more than 23 percent for the Liberals in the riding.
Thompson said he has no illusions about the upcoming election and that the race will be a “tough one”.