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Sachan chosen as Guelph Conservative candidate in next federal election

The results of the nomination were confirmed on Monday night
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Dr. Ashish Sachan and his wife Amitra. GuelphToday file photo

After two days of online voting last weekend, the local Conservative riding association has chosen its next candidate for the next federal election

Dr. Ashish Sachan, who has been consistently involved with conservative politics in Guelph since 2015 and was the candidate in the last federal election, will be the  candidate in the next federal election.

The results of the nomination were confirmed on Monday night, according to an email from the Guelph Conservative Party.

Sachan, a veterinarian and toxicologist, beat the only other candidate, Peter McSherry, a longtime Guelph lawyer, to secure the nomination for a second election in a row. 

In 2019 Sachan finished a distant third with 14,568 votes (19.3%) behind runner-up Green Party candidate Steve Dyck with 19,236 votes (25.5%) and Liberal MP Lloyd Longfield who had 30,497 votes (40.4%).

GuelphToday has reached out to Sachan and the Guelph electoral district association president, Linda Murphy, for comment.