The latest news on the results of Nova Scotia’s provincial election

HALIFAX – The latest news on the results of the Nova Scotia elections (all times East): 12 noon Nova Scotia’s progressive Conservatives won a majority government in the provincial elections.

HALIFAX – The latest news on the election results in Nova Scotia (all east):

12 o’clock

The Nova Scotia Progressive Conservatives won a majority government in the provincial elections.

The Tories won 31 of the province’s 55 seats, including two ridings.

Progressive Conservative Chairman Tim Houston has pledged to allocate hundreds of millions of dollars to healthcare for the party’s first year in office.

Houston said these investments will increase the number of general practitioners, strengthen the mental health system, and create more care beds.

10:30 p.m.

Nova Scotia Prime Minister-designate Tim Houston says the Tories’ election victory shows the province is ready for change.

The leader of the Progressive Conservatives celebrated the surprise victory with a cheering crowd in New Glasgow, NS

Houston reiterated its campaign commitment to spend a lot of money on health care.

He beamed as he told how the Tories defied pollsters’ early predictions of a third liberal majority government.

22 O `clock

Iain Rankin says he will continue to lead the Nova Scotia Liberals after the party’s decisive electoral defeat.

Rankin told supporters gathered in Halifax that he would “not change anything” about his party’s campaign.

Liberals were expected to sail to a third majority government given their successful pandemic response and their place in the polls.

But the Tories, led by Tim Houston, came from behind to take over the legislature after campaigning for a promise to invest heavily in health care.

9:15 pm

Nova Scotia NDP Leader Gary Burrill won his ride on Halifax Chebucto.

Burrill was first elected to the Nova Scotia Legislature in 2009 and served until 2013.

In 2016 he became head of the NDP before being re-elected to the Bundestag in 2017.

About two hours after polling stations closed, NDP members were elected or led in 10 elections.

8:45 p.m.

Nova Scotia Progressive Conservative Leader Tim Houston won the Pictou East.

Houston is set to become premier after leading his party to a surprise victory.

Liberal leader Iain Rankin won his Timberlea Prospect.

Rankin called the election on July 17, less than five months into his term at the helm of the party after replacing Stephen McNeil.

8:30 p.m.

A number of prominent Nova Scotia liberals have lost their seats in the legislature as the Tories built their ranks in an unexpected victory.

Transport Secretary Lloyd Hines has lost his seat in Guysborough-Tracadie.

Speaker Kevin Murphy is also out on the Eastern Shore.

Attorney General Randy Delorey was defeated in Antigonish.

8:10 p.m.

The Tories won a surprising election in Nova Scotia after months of lagging in the polls.

The Canadian press predicts that the Progressive Conservatives will form the next provincial government.

It is unclear whether they will have a majority in the legislature.

Tory chief Tim Houston led his party to victory with a left-wing, high-spending platform focused on healthcare.

7:50 pm

The Tories took the lead early in the Nova Scotia election.

Less than an hour after most polling stations closed, the Progressive Conservatives were elected in seven elections and led in at least 20 more.

The Tories need 28 seats to secure a majority in the province’s newly expanded 55-seat legislature.

When it was dissolved, the Liberals held 24 out of 51 seats, followed by the Progressive Conservatives with 17.

19:30 o’clock

Six polling stations across Nova Scotia that were postponed this morning are now closed and the vote is underway.

Elections Nova Scotia extended voting at polling stations in Halifax, Bedford, Nappan and Antigonish by half an hour.

All other polling stations closed at 7 p.m. on the dot

Almost 177,000 people voted in advance or by postal vote, around 58,000 more than in the 2017 provincial elections.

19 o’clock

Most of the polls across Nova Scotia have been closed as the province awaits the results of a midsummer election held during the COVID-19 health crisis.

At six polling stations where the vote was postponed this morning, people will vote for half an hour.

Liberals hope the vote will give them a third majority government after advocating for her term in office and her handling of the COVID-19 pandemic.

A total of 28 seats are needed to secure a majority in the province’s newly expanded 55-seat legislature.

This report from The Canadian Press was first published on August 17, 2021.

The Canadian press

Note to Readers: This is a corrected story. An earlier version incorrectly reported that Speaker Kevin Murphy lost in the East Passage. In fact, he lost in Eastern Shore.

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