Liberal Zach Churchill Re-Elected In Yarmouth

Posted on Tuesday, May 30, 2017 23:22 PM

What may have been a tight race throughout many ridings in Nova Scotia this election, was not so close for Yarmouth.

Zach Churchill of the Liberal party came away with the win last night, retaining his seat.

Churchill came out with a solid victory last night, finishing with a lead of over 2,000 votes over PC candidate Mitch Bonnar.

Churchill says his team had a good plan the whole campaign.

"Nothing changed. We stayed focused on the issues that matter in this campaign, and we kept the high road at every level. We had a lot of good people working every single day of this campaign. It is an absolute privilege to hold this seat. I will work hard for the people of Yarmouth and I want to thank them for their support."

Churchill says that this election was a critical one for the province's history, but promoted the Liberal government as doing what they believe is right for Nova Scotia.

The Liberal candidate has been the MLA for Yarmouth since 2010, and has won three straight elections in the district.

With one poll to count, Jim Laverie of the Greens sat in third place and Dave Olie of the NDP in fourth.