For the third time in a row, Yvonne Jones has won the riding of Labrador in the federal election. Jones beat out candidates from three other parties to secure her seat and told SaltWire it couldn’t have happened without her team on the ground.
She said they worked hard to make sure people got out and voted.
Jones has been elected eight times in Labrador as an MHA or MP, but that hasn’t made her complacent.
“When I travelled throughout Labrador, and I did go to every single community, we worked hard to reach as many people as possible to ask for their support, and obviously those that supported me showed it today at the ballot box,” she said.
She said she didn’t get to speak to everyone, as some people weren’t home when she knocked but she made an effort to talk to as many people as she possibly could.
Jones said one thing she saw that was different this time than in previous elections was the number of undecided voters, which she attributed to complex issues that were trending nationwide, be it climate change, immigration or gun control.
“I did get a lot of that at the doors, I got more people who were undecided than people in the past,” she said. “Even though there were issues that could have been more divisive, I think that at the end of the day people looked at who was going to serve Labrador best, in terms of strong representation.”
Conservative Party of Canada candidate Larry Flemming came in second in the race, with NDP candidate Michelene Grey placing third and Green candidate Tyler Colbourne rounding out the pack in fourth, as of the results tally late Monday night, which still was not final.