News Ontario NDP selects local candidate for election SHARE ON: Andreas Pandikiu, contributor, Monday, Feb. 12th, 2018 Ontario NDP Candidate for Hastings-Lennox and Addington Nate Smelle (Left) stands with Oshawa MPP Jennifer French. Photo credit: Diane Sherman. A candidate has been named to represent Ontario’s NDP Party in the Hastings-Lennox and Addington riding. Nate Smelle will be on the ballot for the NDP during June’s provincial election. Smelle is a journalist in Bancroft. He says this has taught him to listen, which will benefit the riding. //www.mybancroftnow.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/02/Nate-Smelle-NDP-1.mp3 Smelle says he’s excited to run because he feels he understands the political views of the people in the area. //www.mybancroftnow.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/02/Nate-Smelle-NDP-2.mp3 The NDP says Smelle is a passionate advocate for the environment. The provincial election is coming up on June 7th. Ontario’s Progressive Conservative party has selected Darryl Kramp as its candidate for this riding.