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08/05/2015 09:30 EDT | Updated 08/05/2016 01:12 EDT

Two Liberal byelection winners sworn in as members of Nova Scotia legislature

HALIFAX — The two newest members of Nova Scotia's Liberal government were officially sworn in today as members of the provincial legislature.

Derek Mombourquette and David Wilton won their seats in byelections held July 14.

Mombourquette represents the riding of Sydney-Whitney Pier, while Wilton is the member for Cape Breton Centre.

The Cape Breton ridings were previously held by NDP members Frank Corbett and Gordie Gosse, who resigned their seats earlier this year.

The NDP's Marian Mancini, who captured Dartmouth South, will be sworn in Thursday.

The Liberals hold 34 of the legislature's 51 seats, the Progressive Conservatives have 10 seats, the NDP hold six, and the remaining seat belongs to an independent member.

The Canadian Press