MPP Yurek only candidate so far

Incumbent Jeff Yurek is the only candidate so far known to the Express in the June 12 provincial election in Elgin-Middlesex-London riding.

Meanwhile, Kathy Cornish of St. Thomas, who ran for the New Democratic Party in the 2011 provincial election, was seeking the nomination to challenge MPP Yurek.

The local Liberal candidate in the 2011 election, Lori Baldwin-Sands, said several months ago she would not run in the next provincial election.

At the time, she said she wanted to focus on her duties as a St. Thomas alderman.

A reporter’s request for comment by local Liberal riding association officials had been sent to the Ontario Liberal Party office in Toronto.

It wasn’t known by press time if the local Liberal riding association had any nominated candidates or when a nomination meeting would be held.