New Brunswick

Liberal Alaina Lockhart elected in southern riding of Fundy Royal

Liberal Alaina Lockhart was elected in the southern riding of Fundy Royal, which has been considered a safe Conservative seat for a century.

Fundy Royal has been a solidly Conservative riding for the last century

Conservative Rob Moore talks to Liberal Alaina Lockhart after she won the riding of Fundy Royal on Monday night. (Redmond Shannon/CBC)

Liberal Alaina Lockhart was elected in the southern riding of Fundy Royal, which has been considered a safe Conservative seat for a century.

Lockhart has 40.8 per cent of the vote with 190 of 195 polls reporting. 

Conservative candidate Rob Moore is in second with 37.2 per cent, followed by the NDP's Jennifer McKenzie's 17.3 per cent.

Green candidate Stephanie Coburn had 3.9 per cent of the vote and Independent David Raymond Amos had 0.5 per cent.

The Conservatives have strong roots in the southern New Brunswick riding — this area has given its support to the Conservatives in every election for the past century, save for 1993, when Liberal Paul Zed won office.

In 2011, Conservative incumbent Rob Moore captured nearly 60 per cent of the vote.

Fundy Royal was the last New Brunswick riding to be declared. 

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