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Michel Samson loses; Delorey, Hines, MacMaster, Houston, Dunn and MacFarlane re-elected

There were a couple of nail biters in local ridings in yesterday’s provincial election.

The biggest surprise was the defeat of long-time Liberal incumbent Michel Samson, losing in a tight race in Cape Breton-Richmond to Alana Paon of the PC’s. Paon received 3,336 votes, just 20 more than Samson.

Guysborough-Eastern Shore-Tracadie MLA Lloyd Hines was re-elected by a thin margin, garnering 2,565 votes, compared to PC challenger Rob Wolf at 2,494.

Other local MLA’s also re-elected were Liberal Randy Delorey in Antigonish, along with Conservatives Allan MacMaster in Inverness, Tim Houston in Pictou East, Pat Dunn in Pictou Centre and Karla MacFarlane in Pictou West.

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PC Candidate goes “live” to reach voters

Just over a week from now, MLA’s will be elected, and we will know which party will hold government for the province. Despite campaigning coming to a close, the Pictou East PC Candidate is not slowing his efforts, and is using unique methods to hear from his constituents.
Tim Houston has made it a Sunday evening tradition to go “live” on Facebook┬áin an effort to hear concerns from voters. Houston says social media has given the people of his riding a better chance to have their concerns addressed:
Houston says he is happy to see engagement from his voters during these Facebook sessions. He says it helps bring the younger generation into Provincial Politics.