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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 planning to run for this election. Initially it will show any information available on individuals who have announced that they plan to ask their party to be their selected Candidate. Later it will show confirmed Candidates.

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.  She  recently asked that her name be withdrawn for consideration in this role so she can focus her energies on her Riding.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.

Meet the Candidate meetings are being held from October 27 thru 29.  The Cobourg meeting will be on October 28 from 3:30 to 6:00pm at 99 King Street West.

Philip LawrenceBio:

Seeking the Nomination 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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Web site
Twitter   Facebook

Grant Dingwall

Grant DingwallRaised in Grafton and Cobourg, Grant graduated from CDCI East and has been active in the Conservative party since he was 15. He has a Bachelor of Arts degree from Carleton University and has several years experience working on Parliament Hill, including in the Leader's office under Rona Ambrose, and at Queen's Park for MPP Rob Milligan. Now approx. 30 years old, he has already managed a successful election campaign. Grant currently works in private industry and is now putting his name in for selection as the Conservative Party's candidate. He recently married Katie and hopes to one day raise a family in Northumberland-Peterborough South.

His web site - Twitter  Facebook 
Phone: 905-376-7865
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Sarah Honey

sarah honeySarah was raised in Warkworth, where her family has farmed for 4 generations. She moved to Cobourg and has been active in our community through the West High School, Church on the Hill and Lakeshore Camp. She has been a director of the local Conservative EDA for the past five years and has been active in local campaigns for many years.

Sarah is a graduate of Carleton University. She has committed her professional life to public service, having worked for former MP Rick Norlock, where she was a strong advocate for our communities. Subsequently, during the Harper government, she moved to Ottawa to advance the Conservative cause.

Sarah has worked for the National Conservative Caucus Chair, the Ministry of Employment and Social Development, and the Conservative Whip. Sarah has been a key part of the Conservative team under leader Andrew Scheer.

Sarah is now putting her name in for selection as the Conservative Party's candidate.

Web site 
Phone: 905-376-8158
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John Sorel

Not confirmed - no contact information - currently lives in Markham

People's Party of Canada

This split off led by Maxime Bernier has now established their Riding Association but no word yet on a Candidate.


No word yet on a nomination meeting.

Green Party

No word yet on a nomination meeting.


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