Laurier candidates go 0-3

The repeat of the 2008 Conservative sweep of the Kitchener-Waterloo, Kitchener Centre and Kitchener Conestoga ridings, meant that three candidates with ties to Laurier came up short in Monday’s federal election.

Former WLU president Bob Rosehart faired the best of the three candidates, placing third in Kitchener Conestoga, 970 votes behind the New Democratic Party’s Lorne Bruce and 18,191 behind re-elected Conservative Harold Albrecht.

In Kitchener Centre, Laurier philosophy and and religion and culture professor Byron Williston ran for the Green Party, placing fourth in the riding. Williston received 1,972 votes, finishing 8,770 behind the NDP’s Peter Thurley.

Psychology prof Ricahrd Walsh-Bowers ran independently in Kitchener-Waterloo and finished 6th of the 7th candidates with 174 votes.

Vote totals based on unofficial numbers released early Tuesday morning, check back later in the week for official results.