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Kitchener Centre goes Green for first time

Mike Morrice will also become the party's first elected official from the region
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Mike Morrice at his victory party

A historic night in Kitchener Centre, as a Green Party candidate has been elected for the first time.

Mike Morrice also becomes the first candidate of the party to ever be elected in Waterloo Region.

As of Tuesday morning, Morrice has 16,804 votes or 34.5 per cent, with 214 of 216 polls reporting.

"A huge honour and really humbling to be in the position to chat with you tonight (Mark) and to know that's the case, that they've put their trust in me." Morrice told 570's Mark Pare at his victory party on Tuesday morning.

His priorities heading to Ottawa include addressing affordable housing, addressing gaps with mental health supports, and the climate crisis.

Mary Henein Thorn, of the Conservatives, has 12,050 votes or 24.8 per cent.

NDP candidate Beisan Zubi has 8,405 votes or 17.3 per cent.

Raj Saini has 7,848 votes or 17.2 per cent.

The former Liberal was still on the ballot even though he ended his campaign several weeks ago amid allegations of sexual misconduct. Allegations he has fully denied.

 

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