Susan Holt elected Leader of the New Brunswick Liberal Party

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Susan Holt &eacute ;elected leader of the New Brunswick Liberal Party

Winning after three rounds of voting, she is the first woman to be elected leader of the New Brunswick Liberals. -brunswickois.

Susan Holt reacts when she learns she has was elected Leader of the New Brunswick Liberal Party on Saturday afternoon at the Fredericton Convention Center.

Susan Holt became the Leader of the New Brunswick Liberal Party on Saturday.

After a close election that required the maximum of three ballots, she won this leadership race.

In the third and final ballot, which Pitted her against former MP T.J. Harvey, Susan Holt garnered 51.67% of the vote.

This allowed her to ;obtain 2532 of the 4900 points available to the candidates, whereas it took 2451 to win.

In the last ballot, 6294 votes were recorded for a participation rate of 94%, according to Dan Leger, who supervised this election.

Susan Holt last month.

Fredericton native Susan Holt works in the tech industry and served as an advisor to the former Premier Brian Gallant.

Anglophone Susan Holt is bilingual and fluent in French.

She was never elected to the National Assembly. Legislative Assembly of New Brunswick. Candidate in the 2018 general election in Fredericton South, she had collected 20% of the vote but finished second behind the leader of the Green Party of the province, David Coon.

She is the first woman elected leader of the New Brunswick Liberal Party. Shirley Dysart was named interim Liberal leader in 1985.

T. J. Harvey, who served as the Liberal MP for Tobique-Mactaquac from 2015 to 2019, led the first two rounds of this election before being ousted by Susan Holt when the campaigners had only two more choice.

T. J. Harvey, who served as the Liberal Member of Parliament for Tobique-Mactaquac from 2015 to 2019, photographed July 28, 2022 in Fredericton, New Brunswick.

It was a& #x27;a preferential ballot. On their ballots, the nearly 9,400 Liberal Party members eligible to vote had to rank the candidates in order of preference. Their second place votes were redistributed after each round when a candidate was eliminated.

In the first round, T.J. Harvey received 1661 points out of a possible 4900, or 33.9% of the vote. Susan Holt followed him with 1574 points, or 32.12% of the vote during this round.

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Robert Gauvin, who was a Progressive Conservative MP and an Independent MP before joining the Liberal Party, was eliminated after the second round of voting.

The MP for Baie-de- Shediac–Dieppe, Robert Gauvin, took third place with 19.7% of the vote, earning him 968 points.

Donald Arseneault was eliminated after this first round. He received 14.2% of the vote, or 697 points.

Mr. Arseneault was by far the most experienced politician in this leadership race: an MP from 2003 to 2017, he served as a minister in the governments of Shawn Graham and Brian Gallant.

With 7,447 electronically recorded votes, turnout in the first round was approximately 80%.

Donald Arseneault on July 28, 2022 in Fredericton, New Brunswick.

After two rounds of voting, T.J. Harvey and Susan Holt were nearly tied, but no one earned the 2451 points needed to be elected.

Narrowly first by 87 points in the opening round, T.J. Harvey slightly increased his lead in the second round. His 1939 points – which represented 39.58% of the 7011 votes cast – were not enough to avoid a third round of voting, however. points, or 36% of the vote.

Robert Gauvin was eliminated after this second round, during which he received 1160 points, or just over 23% of the vote.

Susan Holt reacts when she learns she was elected leader of the Liberal Party on Saturday afternoon.

We had to go back to 1982 to count so many candidates for the leadership of the Liberal Party of New Brunswick.

The members of this political party, ousted from power in the fall of 2018 and since during the official opposition in Fredericton, had the choice between four candidates, all bilingual.

As of September 2020, Roger Melanson was chief by interim Liberals. The Leader of the Official Opposition in Fredericton was not a candidate for the leadership of the party.

As of September 2020, the interim leader of the Liberal Party of New Brunswick and leader of the Official Opposition in Fredericton is Roger Melanson. He was not a candidate in that leadership race.

New leader Susan Holt does not currently hold a seat in the Legislative Assembly.

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