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On October 21, 2019, there will be an election for a candidate to represent Northumberland-Peterborough South in a Federal government. Before then, each of the Major Political parties will select a Candidate plus other parties or individuals may choose to file. 

This page will provide information on Candidates nominated to run for this election plus other information relevant to the election.

You can see the officers for each of the Electoral District Associations for all parties at Elections Canada's site here.  There are five parties registered in this riding:

PPC, Conservative, Federal Liberal, Federal NDP, Green Party (this list in order used by Elections Canada).

All Candidates Meetings

Here is a preliminary list of All-Candidate meetings. (Thanks Patricia).

Date Time Venue Hosted by
Sept. 26 8 am Cobourg Community Church, 59 Ballantine Northumberland Affordable Housing Committee
Oct. 8 Doors open at 6pm for a meet and greet and cash bar reception - Welcoming address and candidate speeches will begin at 7pm  Capitol Theatre, Port Hope Port Hope & Northumberland Chambers of commerce
Oct. 9 evening Cobourg Community Centre, D’Arcy St Sustainable Cobourg, Blue Dot & Council of Canadians

Registration status

You can go online to check if you registered to vote or if you are not, then you can register: Go here.


From predictions published by Philippe J. Fournier at 338Canada. Philippe bases his predictions on polls plus demographics plus history of voting,  He also looks at each Riding.  Note that, as we know, the margins of error are quite large - but these predictions are interesting.

As of August 11

Party Poll
Seats Recent
Trend +
Riding *
Conservative 34.1% 145 slowly
Liberal 33.2% 155 slowly
NDP 13.7% 20 slowly
Green 10.9% 6 steady 11.6%
Bloc Quebecois 4.4% 12 steady n.a.
Peoples Party 2.9% 0 steady 2.6%

+ Recent trend is last month.
* Local Riding is Northumberland-Peterborough South

With 338 seats up for grabs, 170 seats are needed for a majority.

Liberal Party of Canada

The Nomination Meeting was held at the LiUNA hall in Cobourg on October 19.  Incumbent MP Kim Rudd was acclaimed as no-one else had been nominated.  PM Justin Trudeau was at the meeting so there was a large crowd.  For a report on the meeting go here.

MP Kim Rudd lives in Cobourg

Kim RuddBio:

Kim Rudd has been a lifelong entrepreneur and an advocate on the federal and provincial levels for small businesses, child care, and post-secondary education. In 2011, she was named RBC’s Canadian Woman Entrepreneur of the Year, and served as Vice-Chair of the Ontario TCAF Secretariat.

Additionally, Rudd was Founding Executive Director of the Association of Private Colleges and Vice-President of the Ontario Association of Career Colleges. Rudd has also been a lifelong volunteer in organizations ranging from the United Way to Kinark Child and Family Services, heading the Regional Physician Recruitment and Retention Committee and serving as President of the Northumberland Central Chamber of Commerce.

Rudd was elected as Member of Parliament for Northumberland-Peterborough South in 2015, and was appointed Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Natural Resources.  However, she asked that her name be withdrawn for consideration in this role so she can focus her energies on her Riding.


Constituency Office 905.372.8757
Twitter,   Web site,   Facebook,   Riding Web site

Conservative Party of Canada

Philip Lawrence, Lawyer, lives in Orono and works at Sun-Life. 40 years old.
Philip was elected at a nomination meeting on 2 March 2019 - details reported here.

Philip LawrenceBio:

Nominated as Candidate for the Conservative Party in Northumberland-Peterborough South

  • Lifelong Conservative
  • Lawyer with expertise in tax law
  • 10 years experience working as a leader in Financial Services
  • Established and positive track record managing and mentoring professionals
  • International public speaker
  • Living in Orono Ontario with his wife of 14 years and two children


Tel: 416 561 1316  
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Twitter   Facebook Riding Association Web site

Campaign Office
99 King Street W, Cobourg

Green Party

Jeff WheeldonCandidate (acclaimed): Jeff Wheeldon

Jeff Wheeldon works as a REALTOR® in Brighton, Ontario, where he lives with his wife and two sons. He strongly shares the values of the Global Greens Charter, especially the values of sustainability, social justice, and nonviolence, which also connect with his church background and fuel his efforts to build healthy community.

Jeff has previously worked in higher education administration, and holds a Master of Arts degree, but has also worked in several blue-collar jobs as a truck driver and factory worker giving him a broad work experience. His MA thesis focused on the role of ethics in reforming social institutions, and he has shelved his academic and teaching goals in order to put more effort into those social institutions in order to address critical issues, such as climate change and the current technological and economic revolution, which will shape the lives of his children. He is running because he believes that we need to be more ambitious in order to find solutions on the same scale as the problems we face, and he wants to bring a higher standard of ethics and professionalism into Parliament.

Jeff has served as International Affairs Critic for the Green Party of Canada Shadow Cabinet since 2016. He ran with the Green Party of Ontario in 2018, the Green Party of Canada in 2015, and he served as the founding CEO of a Green Party of Canada riding association in 2013. He currently serves as Secretary for the riding association of Northumberland - Peterborough South.

Jeff enjoys reading books, playing games, and watching TV and films that challenge his perspectives and assumptions. He also enjoys running and karate, but these days he gets his exercise keeping up with his two busy little boys.

Green Party Riding Web site


Article on Meet and Greet in Newcastle- 28 May 2019

People's Party of Canada

Candidate: Frank Vaughan

Frank VaughanA farmer in Codrington with one young son.  Active in promoting free speech and is the President of the Electoral District Association for the People’s Party of Canada in Northumberland Peterborough-South.  His web site has a number of articles published prior to his acceptance as a Candidate.


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A nomination meeting is expected in the last week of August - perhaps 3 candidates - stay tuned.


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