PC Leader Ches Crosbie will take his seat in the House of Assembly following an important win in the Windsor Lake byelection.
Liberal candidate Paul Antle and Premier Dwight Ball conceded the vote just before 9:30 at PC election headquarters. The Liberal members offered their congratulations to the PCs for their victory today, however Ches Crosbie had yet to arrive.
— Gerri Lynn Mackey (@GerriLynnMackey) September 21, 2018
The unofficial vote count from Elections NL places the results as follows:
- PC Party – Ches Crosbie at 2034 votes
- Liberal Party – Paul Antle at 1816
- NDP – Kerri Claire Neil at 913.
The votes were neck and neck for the Liberals and PCs at the start of the evening, however by the time the majority of the polls were tallied, Ches Crosbie took a very important lead in today’s election, and carried it to victory.
Antle says they ran an honourable campaign. Coming here to thank the team next.
— Andrew Hawthorn (@hawthornandrewj) September 20, 2018
Dwight Ball says 2019 isn't far away, and now they turn their work to forming the next government, even if they don't have a new colleague joining them in the house. pic.twitter.com/oVVX33k6fT
— Andrew Hawthorn (@hawthornandrewj) September 21, 2018