NDP Wins Election, Northern Ridings

Wednesday, November 05, 2003 at 22:54




The NDP has been re-elected to power in Saskatchewan, winning 30 of the 58 ridings in the provincial election, including both constituencies in Northern Saskatchewan.


Incumbent Athabasca MLA Buckley Belanger was re-elected by a large margin over the Saskatchewan Party and Liberal candidates. He received a total of 2,407 votes, compared to the 803 garnered by the Saskatchewan Party’s Greg Ross and the 207 received by the Liberals’ Philip Durocher.


In the Cumberland riding, residents there have decided to continue their tradition of voting NDP. New Democrat candidate Joan Beatty finished with 3,268 votes and takes over from long-time NDP MLA Keith Goulet, who retired from politics prior to the election campaign.


The Saskatchewan Party’s candidate for Cumberland, Winston McKay, finished with 1,029 votes, while the Liberals’ Allan Adam managed to secure 386 votes.