Cumberland South Liberals Ready to Go
Liberals in Cumberland South have nominated their candidate for the soon to be called and much anticipated by-election.
Delegates elected Scott Lockhart in the two man race for the party’s banner. Brian Sanderson, despite the losing effort, committed himself to the party and the up-coming campaign.
There was a large crowd on hand at the Dr. Carson and Marion Murray Community Centre in Springhill this afternoon.
The two candidates came at the challenge from different backgrounds, but sharing in a list of objectives. A new school for Springhill and a replacement for the Rainbow Bridge were high on the list, with each prepared to fight for those projects.
It was a little surreal, as the school and the bridge seem like no brainers, and with their own party in power, it begs the question with who must they fight.
Deputy Premier Karen Casey was the guest speaker. She noted her riding shares its boundary with Cumberland South, indicating the two constituencies share much in common.
Like the candidates, Casey urged Liberal supporters to elect an MLA to sit on the government side.
Lockhart says, “This is our election to win.” Referring to the departure of Jaimie Baillie, Lockhart added, “The last two elections we ran against the leader of a party. This time we run against a party with no leader.”
The by-election has not yet been called, but most believe Premier Stephen McNeil will settle that detail very soon. With or without the Premier’s formal call, the race is now on.
In the photo, Scott Lockhart (left) is congratulated by Brian Sanderson.