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In the family: two new MPs follow parents’ path to politics

By Samantha Wright Allen      

With Lyndsey Mathyssen’s election on Oct. 21, she and Irene Mathyssen have become the first-ever case of mother-daughter succession in House of Commons history.

Lindsay Mathyssen, left, with her mother, former NDP MP Irene Mathyssen, on the campaign trail this fall ahead of her victory in London-Fanshawe, Ont., with 40.8 per cent of the vote. Photograph courtesy of the NDP

When Lindsay Mathyssen won decisively in London-Fanshawe, Ont., on Oct. 21, she not only kept the seat in the New Democrat fold, but in her family as well for the fifth-straight Parliament, making history in the process.

Samantha Wright Allen

Samantha Wright Allen is a reporter for The Hill Times.
- swallen@hilltimes.com


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