Search this Site

Google Ad


The latest updates on Covid-19 in Cobourg can be found on this special page here.

Cobourg is in the Riding Northumberland-Peterborough South which was formed after a re-distribution in 2012.

Northumberland-Peterborough South

Philip LawrenceIn March 2019, Philip Lawrence won the Conservative Party nomination in a race with 5 Conservative Candidates. In the following Federal election on October 21, 2019, Lawrence defeated Liberal incumbent Kim Rudd despite the National result being a win to the Liberals. See the vote details below. Generally this Riding has been a swing Riding between Liberals and Conservatives.  Cobourg tends to vote Liberal but surrounding rural areas tend to vote Conservative.

Since we have a minority Government, all Political parties are expecting an election to be held at short notice - possibly in 2021. Otherwise, the scheduled date is on or before October 16, 2023.


Alison LesterAlison LesterThe Candidates for each of the Parties for the next election are expected to be:

  • Conservative - Incumbent Philip Lawrence
  • Liberal - Alison Lester - announced 28 April 2021
  • Green Party - Jeff Wheeldon
  • NDP - no Candidate announced
  • Peoples Party of Canada - no Candidate selected


More information for each Candidate can be obtained from their web sites

 Previous Elections

2019 Results
Northumberland-Peterborough South

Party Candidate Votes %
Conservative Philip Lawrence 27,385 39.7
Liberal Kim Rudd 24,977 36.2
New Democratic Mallory MacDonald 9,615 13.9
Green Jeff Wheeldon 5,524 8.0
People's Party Frank Vaughan 1,460 2.1

69,445    71.7%

News article

2015 Results
Northumberland-Peterborough South

Party Candidate Votes %
Liberal Kim Rudd 27,043 42.5
Conservative Adam Moulton 25,165 39.6
New Democratic Russ Christianson 9,411 14.8
Green Patricia Sinnott 1,990 3.1

63,876    71.67%

2011 Results
Northumberland Quinte West

Party Candidate Votes %
Conservative Rick Norlock 32,853 53.8
Liberal Kim Rudd 12,822 21.0
NDP Russ Christianson 12,626 20.7
Green Ralph Torrie 2,733 4.5

Turnout:  61,218  63.7 % 

In 2012, the Riding boundaries were changed so the 2011 election had different boundaries and an accurate comparison is not possible.


Google Ad