François Lapointe (politician)

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François Lapointe
Member of Parliament-elect for Montmagny—L'Islet—Kamouraska—Rivière-du-Loup
Incumbent
Assumed office
2011
Preceded by Bernard Généreux
Personal details
Political party New Democratic Party
Residence L'Islet-sur-Mer, Quebec

François Lapointe is a Canadian politician, currently MP for the electoral district of Montmagny—L'Islet—Kamouraska—Rivière-du-Loup.

On the night of the 2011 election, Lapointe was initially declared unsuccessful in his riding, losing narrowly to incumbent MP Bernard Généreux. However, Lapointe was subsequently declared elected on May 5, 2011, after the riding's returning officer determined that 100 votes for Lapointe were reportedly allocated in error to the Green Party candidate in the initial tally.[1]

In the updated count, Lapointe won over Généreux by a margin of just five votes.[2] Following an automatic judicial recount,[1] Lapointe's victory was confirmed.[3]

Lapointe ran in a by-election in Montmagny—L'Islet—Kamouraska—Rivière-du-Loup in 2009, but finished a distant fourth.

Electoral record[edit]

Canadian federal election, 2011
Party Candidate Votes % ∆% Expenditures
New Democratic François Lapointe 17,285 36.4 -
Conservative Bernard Généreux 17,276 36.3 -
Bloc Québécois Nathalie Arsenault 9,550 20.1 -
Liberal Andrew Caddell 2,743 5.8 -
Green Lynette Tremblay 691 1.5 -
Total valid votes/Expense limit 47,545 100.00%

Source: Elections Canada, 2011 General Election, Montmagny--L'Islet--Kamouraska--Rivière-du-Loup, Results certified by judicial recount

By-election on November 9, 2009

resignation of Paul Crête

Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Bernard Généreux 12,162 42.7%
Bloc Québécois Nancy Gagnon 10,737 37.7%
Liberal Marcel Catellier 3,768 13.2%
New Democratic François Lapointe 1,363 4.8%
Green Charles Marois 472 1.7%
Total valid votes 28,502
Total rejected ballots
Turnout 28,502 36.6%

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