Politics
Liberals win seat by 44 votes after recount

Liberal Kevin Lamoureux (center) celebrates his win on May 2, 2011.

Credits: MARCEL CRETAIN / QMI Agency

DANIEL PROUSSALIDIS | QMI AGENCY

OTTAWA -- It's confirmed. Liberal Kevin Lamoureux will return to the House of Commons as the MP for Winnipeg North.

A judicial recount of ballots from the May 2 election found Lamoureux beat his nearest challenger, New Democrat Rebecca Blaikie, by 44 votes.

The initial count of ballots on election night left Lamoureux with a slim 45-vote victory over Blaikie.

Conservative Ann Matejicka finished a distant third.

Lamoureux has represented Winnipeg North since last November when he fought off a tough NDP challenge in a byelection.

The recount result doesn't affect the parties' seat totals in Parliament.

So, the Conservative government still has 166 seats in the House of Commons.

The Opposition NDP has 103 seats.

Now the third party in the Commons, the Liberals have 34 seats.

Two recounts are still outstanding in Toronto's Etobicoke Centre riding and in northern Ontario's Nipissing-Timiskaming.

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