Team Omstead disappointed but hopeful
As the election results trickled in last night for Chatham-Kent–Leamington everyone was glued to the screen and watching the numbers. Liberal candidate Katie Omstead achieved a spectacular
result in this riding even if it wasn’t the overall result that was hoped for. However they are optimistic for the future of CKL.
The common phrase as ballots were being counted in the Chatham office was, “We lost the battle, but won the war” in a hint towards that fact that liberal party leader, Justin Trudeau, won a majority mandate.
Katie Omstead gave an emotional speech thanking all of her volunteers for their service and going on to say that the CKL team was the hardest working team in Canada. She received a boisterous standing ovation from her campaign volunteers at the end of her speech.
From a distant third place to a fairly close second place, many think that the incumbent Conservative Dave Van Kesteren underestimated Katie Omstead in her ability to rally support. Katie Omstead has declared that she is going to go for it again in four years time.