POLITICS

More than 800 people cast ballots in advance of byelection in New Brunswick

06/19/2012 01:36 EDT | Updated 08/19/2012 05:12 EDT
FREDERICTON - A total of 846 people cast ballots during two days of advance polls for next week's byelection in the New Brunswick riding of Rothesay.

The byelection is being held to fill the vacancy created when Conservative Margaret-Ann Blaney quit her legislature seat to become president of Efficiency NB, a provincial Crown corporation that promotes energy efficiency.

The byelection is on Monday.

NDP Leader Dominic Cardy, Liberal John Wilcox, Progressive Conservative Hugh John Flemming, the Green party's Sharon Murphy and Independent candidate Marjorie MacMurray are seeking election.

The governing Conservatives hold 41 seats in the legislature and the Liberals 13.