Cunningham wins byelection

Barry Cunningham wins Prince Rupert byelection to fill seat vacated by MLA Jennifer Rice.

Barry Cunningham defeated five other candidates to win the municipal byelection held Saturday in Prince Rupert. Cunningham replaces Jennifer Rice who vacated the seat after winning the North Coast riding in the May provincial election.

Cunningham, who built a flooring contract business and currently works as the pollution response officer with the Canadian Coast Guard, said earlier he looks forward to working with the council on numerous issues as Prince Rupert grows.

“As opportunities present themselves, we need to ensure the city is working as effectively as possible with stakeholders and the port to ensure that the city benefits from future growth. As the city benefits from projected growth, so should the First Nations and surrounding villages on the coast,” he said.

For full election details, check out this Wednesday’s issue of The Northern View



Unofficial results:

Barry Cunningham        943

Gurvinder Randhawa     746

Larry Golden                 88

James Kirk                   109

Len Lovering                69

Wade Niesh                  417

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