Stephen Ellis is projected to be elected in the riding of Cumberland-Colchester.
Cumberland—Colchester encompasses north central Nova Scotia. The counties of Cumberland and Colchester are part of this riding. Communities include the towns of Amherst, Oxford, Parrsboro and Springhill.
Lenore Zann was able to capture the seat for the Liberal Party in the 2019 election, replacing Bill Casey, who chose not to seek re-election. Zann beat out former Conservative MP Scott Armstrong.
While Zann was a newcomer to the Liberal party, she had previously served as the provincial representative for Truro-Bible Hill as part of the Nova Scotia NDP.
The Liberals were able to hold on to this normally Conservative riding in the 2019 election. The Tory stronghold in this riding ended in 2007, when former Conservative MP Bill Casey was re-elected as an Independent. Casey would later go on to switch parties, winning a seat in this district for the Liberals in 2015.
Liberal: Lenore Zann (incumbent)
Conservative: Stephen Ellis
NDP: Daniel Osborne
Green: Jillian Foster
People’s Party: Bill Archer
Independent: Jody O’Blenis
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