Conservatives win eastern Ontario byelection

The Conservatives have held on to the seat in Leeds-Grenville-Thousand Islands and Rideau Lakes.

Conservative Michael Barrett won the Federal byelection, receiving 57.8% of the vote.  Liberal candidate Mary Jean McFall finished in second place, with 35.8% of the vote.

The by-election was called to fill the seat left vacant following the death of Conservative MP Gord Brown. He passed away in May after suffering a heart attack in his Parliament Hill office.

Elections Canada says voter turnout for the byelection was 35.9%.