Conservatives sweep SE Sask, SW Man ridings
October 21, 2019 9:11 pm
Conservative candidates have handily won all the ridings in southeast Sasktchewan and southwest Manitoba, all by bigger margins than they won the last election:
In Souris-Moose Mountain, which includes the Moosomin, Rocanville, Whitewood, Wawota, Maryfield, and Redvers areas, Robert Kitchen is ahead with 86.3 per cent of the vote with 85 of the 192 polls reporting.
Ashlee Hicks of the NDP is currently second with 6.5 per cent of the vote, Javin Ames Sinclair of the Liberal Party is third with 3.5 per cent of the vote, Phil Zajac of the People's Party is fourth with 1.7 per cent of the vote, and Judy Mergel of the Greens was fifth with 1.6 per cent of the vote. Travis Patron, leader of the self-styled Nationalist Party, was last with 0.3 per cent of the vote.
In the 2015 election, Kitchen won with 70 per cent of the vote.
In Yorkton-Melville, which includes Esterhazy, Spy Hill, Tantallon, Stockholm, Langenburg and surrounding areas, Cathay Wagantall will be re-elected. With 85 of 206 polls reporting, she received 76.7 per cent of the vote, New Democrat Carter Antoine was second with 11.9 per cent, Liberal Connor Moen was third with 6.5 per cent, Stacey Wiebe of the Greens was fourth with 2.5 per cent, and Ryan Schultz of the People's Party was last with 2.4 per cent.
In the last election, Wagantall won the riding with 59 per cent of the vote
In Brandon-Souris, which includes Elkhorn, Virden, Kola, Brandon and surrounding areas, Larry Maguire is winning with 66 per cent of the vote with the first 25 of 177 polls reporting.
Ashley Duguay of the NDP is second with 13.6 per cent, Terry Hayward of the Liberals is third with 11 per cent of the vote, Bill Tiessen of the Greens has 6.3 per cent, Robin Lussier of the People's Party has 1.6 per cent, Independent Vanessa Hamilton has 0.7 per cent of the vote, Rebecca Hein of the Christian Heritage Party is seventh with 0.7 per cent of the vote and independent Robert Eastcott is in last place with 0.2 per cent.
In the last election, Maguire won with 50 per cent of the vote
In Dauphin-Swan River-Neepawa, which includes McAuley, Manson, St. Lazare, Birtle, Russell and areas, Conservative Dan Mazier has the support of 66 per cent of voters with 85 of 235 polls reporting New Democrat Laverne Lewycky is second with 14 per cent, Liberal Cathy Scofield-Singh is third with 11.4 per cent, Green candidate Kate Storey is fourth with 5.5 per cent, Frank Godon of the People's Party is fifth with 1.7 per cent, and Jenni Johnson of the Christian Heritage Party was last with 1.4 per cent.
Conservative Robert Sopuck won the riding in the last election with 46 per cent of the vote.
Elsewhere in southern Saskatchewan, Liberal Ralph Goodale is going down to defeat in Regina Wascana. Conservative Michael Kram has a large lead with 50 per cent of the vote with 45 polls reporting, ahead of Goodale with 31.8 per cent.