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Premier drops writ for District 9 deferred election

Premier Dennis King has dropped the official writ for the deferred election in P.E.I.'s District 9 Charlottetown-Hillsborough Park, and the date is July 15. 

Election will be held July 15

Premier Dennis King announced Monday the deferred election will be held July 15. (Shane Hennessey/CBC)

Premier Dennis King has dropped the official writ for the deferred election in P.E.I.'s District 9 Charlottetown-Hillsborough Park, and the date is July 15. 

The election was deferred after the death of Green Party candidate Josh Underhay and his young son days before the April 23 election. 

"It was a horrible time for certainly his family, for that party and for all people in District 9," said King during his address. 

 "It's under that that we have to look at this deferred election and make sure that those ideals and those values of Josh and his family are carried forward for the people of District 9."

The election sees two new candidates and two of the original candidates remaining.

The PCs nominated Natalie Jameson after original candidate Sarah Stewart-Clarke dropped out.

John Andrew will run for the Greens, Karen Lavers for the Liberals and Gordon Gay for the NDP. 

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