Saskatchewan New Democrats Win Two By-Elections
The Saskatchewan New Democrats have won two provincial by-elections. One of the wins went to Dwain Lingenfelter, newly elected Leader of the Saskatchewan NDP. He took Regina Douglas Park Constituency. The New Democrats also won a seat in Saskatoon Riversdale, where first time candidate, Danielle Chartier will take her place in the Legislative Assembly as an MLA.
The Saskatchewan Liberal Party did not run a candidate against Lingenfelter in Regina. Unofficially, many Liberals encouraged their supporters to vote for the Saskatchewan Party candidate (who formerly ran for the provincial Liberals). The strategy did not work as Lingenfelter took over 50% of the vote in Douglas Park.
In Saskatoon, the Liberal candidate nearly came fourth behind the Green Party candidate. It should be noted that the Liberal Party of Saskatchewan is dead ... (well maybe 'the living' dead), considering that they won 0% of the vote in Regina and 2% of the vote in Saskatoon. RIP.
-NDP By-Election Sweep - Saskatoon Star Phoenix
-Regina Leader Post
Photo courtesy Regina Leader Post