Nominations officially closed Saturday for the upcoming byelection in St. George's-Stephenville East.

Wally Childs will represent the Progressive Conservatives, Bernice Hancock will carry the NDP banner, and Scott Reid will be the Liberal candidate.

The byelection has been caused by the resignation of former PC cabinet minister, Joan Shea.

Advance polling is set for Tuesday, Aug. 19. The byelection itself will be held on Tuesday, Aug. 26.