Voters turn south shore orange
No changes in the southwest part of the district
Last Updated: Tuesday, June 9, 2009 | 7:58 PM ET
The NDP won all five districts in Nova Scotia's South Shore.
Voters in Chester-St. Margaret's turfed out Tory Judy Streatch, a cabinet minister, on Tuesday and replaced her with New Democrat Denise Peterson-Rafuse.
In Lunenburg West, another cabinet minister, Carolyn Bolivar-Getson, lost to the NDP's Gary Ramey .
The NDP's Pam Birdsall captured the Lunenburg district, a Tory stronghold that was left vacant with the death of Michael Baker last March.
New Democrat Vicki Conrad was re-elected in Queens, while voters in Shelburne stuck with Sterling Belliveau, another New Democrat.
In the southwest area, voters opted for familiar faces, staying Tory blue or Liberal red.
Tory cabinet ministers Chris d'Entremont and Richard Hurlburt hung on to Argyle and Yarmouth respectively.
Liberal Wayne Gaudet was re-elected in Clare, while caucus mate Junior Theriault was re-elected in Digby-Annapolis.