McNeil Humbled, Ready For Second Term

Posted on Wednesday, May 31, 2017 15:45 PM

Liberal Leader Stephen McNeil says it's humbling to win a second straight majority government.

The Liberals secured 27 out of 51 seats in Tuesday night's election.

He's proud of the work done by the party and what they've been able to accomplish.

Liberals retained seats in Lunenburg and Lunenburg West while adding Chester - St. Margaret's in this region.

McNeil says he is proud of Hugh MacKay for becoming an MLA.

"He's a great guy and I'm looking forward to continue to get to know him, continue to work with him and it's added to Suzanne and Mark, who have been great colleagues of mine during our work together over the last three and a half years. To have them both back is really important."

McNeil says next up is to establish his cabinet ministers before debating their previously announced budget.

He does plan to spend some time with his family following the whirlwind 30-day election campaign.