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Lloydminster MLA Colleen Young wins second consecutive term

Colleen Young is set to serve her second term as MLA for the Lloydminster riding.

On Monday, Young won her constituency by a landslide, locking up her seat in office with a little more than 80 per cent of the votes as of 10 p.m.

NDP Candidate Colleen Morrell Henning came in second place in the voting with a little under 10 per cent, while Buffalo Party Candidate Steve Gessner and Green Party Candidate Audra Kish combined for under seven per cent of the projected votes.

The Saskatchewan Party is set to win its fourth majority government. Scott Moe secured 44 of 61 seats less than an hour after polls closed.

In the moments following her projected victory, Young said she feels humbled to have been chosen to represent Lloydminster for another four years.

“It’s always exciting to have a victory, and to know all of the hard work and the effort that [myself] and the people on [my] team have put in, has given me this opportunity to represent them.”

Young is not new to the overwhelming support she received in this year’s election.

In 2016, Young won her constituency by more than 85 per cent of the vote.

With a little over 10 per cent of the population choosing other candidates to represent them, Young said she will continue to address concerns brought to her attention regardless of an individual’s political preference.

“Even in the past six years as the MLA, I have never turned anyone away from my doors, regardless of their political stripe. No matter who comes to me to ask for help or advocate on their behalf, I have listened and taken their concerns and issues forward. I will continue to do that, even for those that haven’t supported me.”

Young has served as Lloydminster’s MLA since winning the 2014 by-election.

The final vote will not be finalized until November 7 when all of the ballots have been verified.

About Elliott Knopp

Elliott is a graduate from NAIT's Television Broadcast program. He has broadcast experience in football, basketball and hockey. He has spent nearly his entire life living in Edmonton, but has recently moved to Lloydminster for his career. He has an undying passion for CFL/NFL football, hot wings and Flaming Hot Cheetos. He loves playing fantasy football but has never won a championship.

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