Gudie Hutchings is headed back to Ottawa as the Liberal MP for the Long Range Mountains and she’s hopeful that the people of the country will recognize the work her party has done over the last four years and give them the opportunity to continue it.
Hutchings made the comments just after being declared the winner in the riding.
The declaration came just over 30 minutes after the close of the polls in the province.
But while her seat and that some of her Newfoundland and Labrador counterparts — Kenneth McDonald, Avalon; Churence Rogers, Bonavista-Burin-Trinity; Scott Simms, Coast of Bays-Central-Notre Dame; Yvonne Jones, Labrador; and Seamus O’Regan, St. John’s South-Mount Pearl — is secure it’s still too early to tell how the party would fare nationally.
“I’m going to represent the people of the Long Range Mountains no matter where I sit in the House. That’s what I was elected to do and that’s what I’ll always do,” said Hutchings.