Pictou County exchanges NDP MLAs for PC as Liberals win majority government in Nova Scotia
PICTOU COUNTY – It’s out with the old and in with the new in the county.
Pictou County’s incumbent NDP MLAs, including two cabinet ministers, were defeated by PC candidates.
In Pictou East, PC candidate Tim Houston took the seat from incumbent Clarrie MacKinnon with 3,713 votes. The NDP came in second with 2,788 votes and Liberal Francois Rochon can in third with 1,228 votes with all polls reporting.
Karla MacFarlane won against NDP incumbent and Energy and Natural Resources Minister Charlie Parker in Pictou West. PC candidate had 2,678 votes, while Parker had 2,371 and Liberal candidate Glennie Langille garnered 1,746 with 28 of 31 polls reporting.
Pictou Centre was forecast to be a tight race, but former cabinet minister Pat Dunn handily won the seat from NDP incumbent and Justice Minister Ross Landry. Dunn won with 3,091 while Landry took 1794 and Liberal Bill Muirhead garnered 1,039 with 33 of 39 polls reporting.