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  However, she asked that her name be withdrawn for consideration in this role so she can focus her energies on her Riding.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

Nominations closed January 31, 2019.  The nomination meeting will be held in Cobourg on March 2 at St. Mary's Secondary School. 11:00 am to 6:00 pm.


11:00AM: Doors Open to Public
12:00PM: Call-to-Order / Speeches / Vote Explanation
1:00PM - 4:00PM: Voting Open
4:00PM: Ballot Counting


Philip Lawrence, Lawyer, lives in Orono and works at Sun-Life. 40 years old.

Philip LawrenceBio:

Seeking the Nomination for the Conservative Party in Northumberland-Peterborough South


Tel: 416 561 1316  
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Web site
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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 Sorrell

john sorrellJohn says that "In the 2019 Federal Election, Northumberland Peterborough-South needs a strong and experienced Conservative Party of Canada candidate to beat the current Liberal incumbent. I am the one Conservative candidate nominee that can accomplish this vital mission."

He grew up in Port Hope before going to university and graduate school. He co-founded and ran a successful Canadian business for nine years and has been married for 22 years with three children. John says it is "now my turn to provide service back to our home community."

He says that "The people of Northumberland Peterborough-South deserve to have strong leadership to listen, act decisively and provide consistent results that will benefit all within the electorate.

Raised as an Anglican, John now attends Roman Catholic services with his family. He also has a lifelong commitment to fitness through weight-training, an active lifestyle and recently has become a novice practitioner of Jiu Jitsu. The strength of body, spirit and mind is a lifelong working partnership.

Web site: (Above quotes from this web site)
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Mark Walas

Mark WalasMark Walas has the political experience necessary to win and is seeking the nomination for the Conservative Party of Canada for the riding of Northumberland-Peterborough South. A resident of Brighton since 1972, Mark graduated from East Northumberland Secondary School before attending Humber College in 1979. Mark graduated as a licensed Funeral Director and returned to Brighton purchasing two local funeral homes in 1987. The businesses were sold in 2007.

Mark Walas' years of service to the Municipality of Brighton led to a solid victory in 2010 and again in 2014, when he was re-elected Mayor of Brighton. While serving as Mayor, Mark has held several pivotal roles in both Northumberland County and the Quinte region.

Mark has served as a Northumberland County Councillor and as past Warden of Northumberland County. Mark is a past member of the Eastern Ontario Wardens Caucus and past board member of the Quinte Economic Development Commission and the Police Services Board and Emergency Management Committee.
Mark is a licensed Funeral Director with 28 years experience, an active member and Past President of the Rotary Club of Brighton and a member of the Brighton Masonic Lodge.

Mark is married to Linda (Rutherford) for 20 years and together they have four children and two grandchildren.

Web site: 
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Phone: 613-475-4474
Cell Phone: 613-848-4455

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

A Nomination Meeting will be held Wednesday March 6, 2019 in the HTM Room of the Cobourg Community Centre. All those who plan to attend are asked to contact Jeff Wheeldon This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

The evening begins with the N-PS Green Party of Ontario (GPO) Annual General Meeting (AGM) at 7:30 pm followed by the N-PS Green Party of Canada (GPC) AGM at 8:00 pm and then the Nomination Meeting at 8:30 pm.

Jeff WheeldonOne Candidate so far: 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.