Elections Nova Scotia

Recount Confirms Hugh MacKay Elected in Chester – St. Margaret’s

Release date: 
June 12, 2017

Recount Confirms Hugh MacKay Elected in Chester – St. Margaret’s

June 12, 2017

A judicial recount of the ballots in the electoral district of Chester – St. Margaret’s was conducted today in Halifax under the supervision of Justice James L. Chipman of the Supreme Court of Nova Scotia.

The amended official results are:

Candidate                                  Official Count                             Recount
PC – Julie Chaisson                                 2,229                                2,230
NSLP – Hugh MacKay                              3,112                               3,112
NSNDP – Denis Peterson-Rafuse              3,022                                3,021
GPNS – Harry Ward                                   413                                   413

Justice Chipman certified the Statement of Polls summaries for the recount and declared Nova Scotia Liberal Party candidate Hugh MacKay to be elected.

Media Contact:      Andy LeBlanc
                           Director, Policy & Communications


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