Dustin Duncan, Sask Party wins strong majority in election

Weyburn-Big Muddy returned their MLA, Dustin Duncan, to another strong win in the provincial election, along with a strong majority for the Saskatchewan Party province-wide.

As of Tuesday morning, the Sask Party had won 50 seats to the NDP’s 11, with no other party winning any seats in the province.

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In Weyburn-Big Muddy, with all 55 polls reporting, Duncan garnered 5,612 votes to 891 for Regan Lanning of the NDP, 657 for Collin Keith of the Buffalo Party, and 81 for Shane Caellaigh of the Saskatchewan Green Party. There were 15 rejected ballots.

One factor yet to be determined are the mail-in ballots, with 61,255 ballots issued province-wide, and 568 for the Weyburn-Big Muddy riding. It was unclear when these ballots will be counted, but it may be a number of days before these are added into the totals.

Duncan gathered with his party executive at the Curling Rink lounge, and thanked his supporters for helping him win another term in the Legislature.

In an interview, he said, “I’m feeling great about it, and tremendous gratitude to the people of Weyburn-Big Muddy. I’m very blessed and I just can’t thank them enough for their support, and I’m excited to get back to work.”

There will be more comments and details about the election results in the Weyburn Review on Oct. 28, so be sure to pick up your copy of the paper on Wednesday.