Liberals hold Prince Edward Island


The liberals have held on to control of the Prince Edward Island Legislative Assembly in yesterday’s general election. But the Liberals dropped four seats on their 2011 result to take 18 seats in the new parliament.

In percentage terms the Liberals dropped from 51.38% in 2011 to 40.83% yesterday. Although the Progressive Conservatives picked up an additional three seats to take eight seats in the new parliament their percentage of the vote also dropped from 40.16% in 2011 to 37.39% yesterday. Progressive Conservative Leader Rob Lantz lost his seat by just 24 votes.

Both the Greens and New Democratic Party (NDP) increased their percentage of the vote. The NDP went from 3.16% to 10.97%. The Greens went from 4.6% to 10.81% and Green Party leader Peter Bevan-Baker will be the province’s first Green MLA.

The 42nd Canadian federal election is tentatively set for 19th October this year and all elections including today’s provincial election in Alberta will be scrutinised carefully by all of the parties.

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