Barrett wins Leeds-Grenville Tory nomination

In this Instagram photo, Michael Barrett poses with MPP Steve Clark and Barrett's wife, Amanda. Barrett has won the federal Tory nomination to represent Leeds-Grenville in an upcoming by-election. (Instagram/MikeBarretton via Newswatch Group)

BROCKVILLE – Michael Barrett is the federal Conservative candidate for Leeds-Grenville, Thousand Islands and Rideau Lakes.

Barrett, 34, won on the fourth ballot during the nomination vote on Saturday (Aug. 11) afternoon at the Brockville Memorial Center.

He will represent the PCs in an upcoming by-election to fill the seat after MP Gord Brown died suddenly of a heart attack in May.

Barrett had been facing Colin Brown, Stephanie Mitton, Anne Johnston and Henry Oosterhof in the nomination race.

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has to set a by-election date by the end of October.

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