Ontario Liberal Leadership First Round Results

TORONTO, ON — Thousands of Ontario Liberals are gathering today to announce the results of the 2023 Leadership Election Votes that took place on Saturday, November 25 and Sunday, November 26, and rally around the new Ontario Liberal Leader.

To win the Leadership Election, a candidate must secure over 50% of the available points, which are awarded on a proportional basis and distributed across the 124 constituency associations, 10 student clubs, and 8 women’s clubs. 

The results of the first round of counting of the ranked ballots are:

BONNIE CROMBIE
5,559 points (43.0%)

NATE ERSKINE-SMITH
3,320 points (25.7%)

TED HSU
1,300 points (10.0%)

YASIR NAQVI
2,760 points (21.3%)

In the first round of counting, no candidate received enough votes to win the Leadership. As the candidate with the fewest points, Ted Hsu is now eliminated, and their first-place votes will be recounted using second-place choices.

The Chief Returning Officer will now proceed to the second round of counting and the Ontario Liberal Party will announce the results when they are available.

For the first time in Ontario Liberal history, the new Leader will be elected directly by party members across Ontario, with an equal voice given to all 124 ridings. More than 100,000 party members were eligible to cast ballots.

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