Incumbent Furey Gets Second Term in Lunenburg West

Posted on Wednesday, May 31, 2017 02:30 AM

Lunenburg West will continue to have Mark Furey as its MLA.

Furey won the riding with 3,839 votes.

The former RCMP officer was elected in 2013 and has held several cabinet positions including minister of business.

He says he's proud to have another term in office.

"I've never taken anything for granted. I have the upmost respect for the opinions of residents."

He says it took hard work during the election campaign getting to about 98% of homes in Lunenburg West.

Furey says his priority is his constituents and he plans to represent them to the best of his ability.

Meanwhile, PC candidate Carole Hipwell came in second in Lunenburg West by more than 1,500 votes.

She says despite the loss she's proud of what she's accomplished.

"Whatever the results were, I know that I did the best I could. And I gave Mark a good run for his money considering the fact that I was only acclaimed on the 21st of April."

Hipwell says she has every intention of running again when the next provincial election is called.

Lisa Norman of the NDP finished third with 1,690 votes while Michael Sheppard of the Green Party received 361 votes.

Elections Nova Scotia says 8,151 people cast ballots in the riding representing close to 51% voter turn out.