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Green party’s Hannah Bell wins provincial by-election in P.E.I.

28 Nov 17
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Voters in Prince Edward Island delivered Another member of the Green party to the legislature on Monday night.

Hannah Bell captured 35.3 percent of the vote at the Charlottetown-Parkdale by-election, according to unofficial results from Elections PEI.

Liberal Bob Doiron took second place with 28.5 percent, Melissa Hilton of the PC Party came in third with 26.9 percent of the vote and New Democrat Mike Redmond seized 9.3 percent.

Bell — the executive director of the PEI Business Women’s Association — joins Peter Bevan-Baker as the next Green party member at the PEI legislature.

The provincial party leader was chosen in May 2015

The by-election was called to fill a seat left vacant by the resignation of former education minister Doug Currie in October. The Liberal MLA left politics to research other professional opportunities.

Courtesy: The Globe And Mail

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