Conservatives win Battlefords byelection with 70 per cent of vote

December 12, 2017, 11:48 am


Conservative candidate Rosemarie Ashley Falk has won the byelection in the Saskatchewan riding of Battlefords-Lloydminster.

She received 69.6 per cent of the vote in the byelection, easily defeating the NDP's Matt Fedler with 13.2 per cent of the vote

Voter turnout was 12,889. That's 27 per cent of the 47,652 people registered to cast a ballot in the byelection.

The seat was previously held by former Conservative MP Gerry Ritz, who retired earlier this year.

Falk was born and raised in Lloydminster, Sask. She most recently worked as a legislative assistant for MP Arnold Viersen.

The four other candidates who were vying for Ritz's former seat included Matt Fedler (New Democratic Party), Ken Finlayson (Independent), Larry Ingram (Liberals) and Yvonne Potter-Pihach (Green Party).

Here are the full results:

Rosemarie Ashley Falk, Conservative. 8,965 votes (69.6 per cent).
Matt Fedler, NDP, 1,698 votes (13.2 per cent).
Larry Ingram, Liberal, 1,345 (10.4 per cent).
Ken Finlayson, Independent, 681 (5.3 per cent).
Yvonne Potter-Pihach, Green, 200 (1.6 per cent)