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PostPosted: Sun Nov 19, 2017 8:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Here's a video giving some good info.

http://ntv.ca/mount-pearl-nort.....e-stretch/
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 20, 2017 9:13 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Progressive Tory wrote:
Here's a video giving some good info.

http://ntv.ca/mount-pearl-nort.....e-stretch/




I couldn't get the video to work , any predictions as to the outcome ? it seems to be a fairly hard fought by election considering the outcome won't change much in the legislature as liberals have such a large majority . there trying hard to add a new seat even though they don't really need it as the pc caucus is currently so small . but I'd still say the pc candidate Jim Lester has the advantage as opposition parties usually win these sort of by elections
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 20, 2017 11:50 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Video doesn’t seem to work on smartphones.

I’m not sure how it’ll go. PCs and Liberals got big name candidates. The NDP seem to be doing very well, she’s probably the one with the deepest roots in the community. I don’t think the Liberal candidate has any roots in Mount Pearl. Jim Lester’s family has owned farms just outside the city for 200 hundred years.

Lester should be the easy favourite but I’m not so sure. The Liberals are a much more organized party and despite everything their volunteers still seem to be very motivated. Liberals could win on organization. The NDPs performance will be interesting. They’ve never done well in the district but their candidate is doing well. I can’t imagine her winning but she could have a big impact on th outcome. I’d say she’s taking away votes from the PCs.
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 21, 2017 8:33 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Polls open for Mount Pearl North byelection

Four candidates looking to replace former MHA Steve Kent

CBC News Posted: Nov 21, 2017 8:49 AM NT| Last Updated: Nov 21, 2017 8:49 AM NT

Liberal Jim Burton, New Democrat Nicole Keiley, PC Jim Lester and Independent candidate Hudson Stratton are all running in a byelection for the provincial district of Mount Pearl North.


Voters in the Mount Pearl North district will pick a new MHA today, as all three parties and one independent look to fill the seat left vacant when former cabinet minister Steve Kent resigned from elected politics.

Liberal Jim Burton, PC candidate Jim Lester, the NDP's Nicole Keiley and Independent candidate Hudson Stratton are all vying for the seat.

Meet the candidates for the Mount Pearl North byelection

Advance polling has already taken place, with 1,046 people out oi 9,975 registered voters deciding to mark their choice early.

Regular polls are open today from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., and information about polling stations can be found on the Elections N.L. website.

http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/.....-1.4411696
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 21, 2017 3:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

UPDATE Party Leads Throw Support Behind Mount Pearl North Candidates

November 21, 2017 | 4:05 pm


The leaders of the province’s three political parties are throwing their support behind their candidates one last time as the race for the Mount Pearl byelection winds down.

It’s voting day in Mount Pearl to chose a candidate to fill the seat vacated by former Mount Pearl North MHA Steve Kent.

Premier Dwight Ball says Liberal candidate Jim Burton is energetic and ready to join the team.


PC leader Paul Davis says their candidate, Jim Lester, is a well-known and respected worker in Mount Pearl.

Interim NDP leader Lorraine Michael says the youngest candidate, the NDP’s Nicole Keilly, has been engrained in the community her entire life.


Independent candidate Hudson Stratton is also running for the position.

Polls close at 8:00 p.m. this evening.

Earlier Story

A slow start at the polls this morning in Mount Pearl North.


A visit to a polling station at the Soccer Hut in Mount Pearl this morning showed very few people, but over 1,000 people cast their ballots in the two advance polls.

There are 9,975 eligible voters in the district.

Polls close at 8:00 p.m..

Four people are vying for the seat in the House of Assembly, Liberal Jim Burton, Tory Jim Lester, Nicole Kieley of the NDP and Independent candidate Hudson Stratton.


http://vocm.com/news/polls-ope.....yelection/
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 21, 2017 8:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

PC Candidate Jim Lester Takes Mount Pearl North Byelection

November 21, 2017 | 9:00 pm


Jim Lester says he feels on top of the world after winning the byelection in Mount Pearl North.

Lester won the byelection with a commanding lead.


PC Leader Paul Davis says the voters of Mount Pearl North have signaled their dissatisfaction with the ruling Liberal Party.

Lester takes over from former PC MHA Steve Kent, who held the seat for Mount Pearl North for close to ten years before stepping down from the role in October.

Election results and updates can be found at
www.elections.gov.nl.ca/elections/


http://vocm.com/news/pc-candid.....yelection/
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 21, 2017 8:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

( pc candidate Jim Lester has won the by election by a fairly large % of the vote although with much less votes than past pc candidates , liberals down from 2015 and ndp did way better which is a surprise to many )



Michael Connors‏Verified account @MikeConnors · 3m3 minutes ago


41 of 41 polls reporting in the Mount Pearl North by-election:

PC 2,064
Lib 1,129
NDP 1,088
Ind 121

Jim Lester is elected the new MHA.

#nlpoli
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 22, 2017 8:40 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Progressive Conservatives win Newfoundland and Labrador byelection by big margin




Canadian Press
Published: Nov. 22, 2017, 5:57 a.m. Updated: 2 hours ago



ST. JOHN'S, N.L. — A Progressive Conservative candidate managed a lop-sided victory on Tuesday in a Newfoundland and Labrador byelection in the St. John's area.

Farmer and businessman Jim Lester garnered a commanding 47 per cent of the vote while Liberal Jim Burton and NDP candidate Nicole Kieley ended with 25 per cent each.




The new member of the house of assembly takes the position left vacant by Steve Kent, the former member for Mount Pearl North, who stepped down last month.

The seat has been a Progressive Conservative stronghold in recent elections, but Tory Leader Paul Davis says the win is a shift in the political tide against the governing Liberals.

With the Tory win the seat count in the legislature is 30 Liberals, seven Progressive Conservatives, two New Democrats and one independent.

(VOCM/The Canadian Press)

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http://www.thewesternstar.com/.....in-163939/
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 22, 2017 11:55 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

A nice win for Lester. Friends working on the campaign predicted it well.
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 22, 2017 2:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Liberal loss not a vote against government: Ball



Ashley Fitzpatrick ashley.fitzpatrick@thetelegram.com
Published: Nov. 21, 2017, 11:18 p.m. Updated: 5 hours ago



Premier Dwight Ball joins supporters in a round of applause Tuesday night at Liberal candidate Jim Burton’s campaign headquarters. - Ashley Fitzpatrick



NDP points to momentum, with candidate eager for 2019


With the preliminary results in for the Mount Pearl North byelection and Liberal candidate Jim Burton not having landed the seat, Premier Dwight Ball was circulating the room, thanking Burton’s campaign team and supporters.

Ball said he doesn’t see the result as a vote against the Liberals.


“Going into this election, we knew very well the odds were against us,” he told reporters, pointing to the district history, long held by the Tories.

“But I will guarantee you this, we will continue to work for those that supported us and those that supported all of the other candidates tonight.”

The premier entered the campaign headquarters with Burton, who received thunderous applause from the crowd after the polls were in.

“Am I disappointed? Absolutely I’m disappointed,” Burton told reporters. “I didn’t enter this to place second or third, but I also acknowledge the citizens of Mount Pearl, Mount Pearl North, they have exercised their democratic right and I’m accepting of that.”

He congratulated Progressive Conservative Jim Lester on his victory, while remaining non-committal about a 2019 run.

Lester won with 2,064 votes. Burton landed 1,129 votes, but New Democrat Nicole Kieley was close on his heels, with 1,088 votes, according to Elections Newfoundland and Labrador’s early, unoffical tally.

Kieley said between the organized party support and the public momentum she’s feeling, she’s already ready to run in 2019.

“I’m incredibly grateful,” she said, thanking friends, family and her entire NDP team.

“It’s not the results that we hoped for, but it’s certainly the type of results that we can build on, into some great momentum for the next two years.”

Kieley said she disagrees with the premier’s take on the byelection results, and the vote was absolutely a message to the governing Liberals — a vote against the status quo.

Notably, the 2015 general election drew 6,091 votes, while the byelection is believed to have drawn 4,402 votes, from 9,975 currently registered voters in the district.

http://www.ganderbeacon.ca/new.....ll-163898/
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