Municipal byelection in Chester fills vacancy left by provincial election

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Derek Wells is the new councillor for the Municipality of Chester's District 3, a seat formerly held by Danielle Barkhouse. (CBC - image credit)
Derek Wells is the new councillor for the Municipality of Chester's District 3, a seat formerly held by Danielle Barkhouse. (CBC - image credit)

The Municipality of Chester has selected a new councillor after a position was left vacant by the provincial election in August.

Derek Wells is the new councillor for the municipality's District 3, a seat formerly held by Danielle Barkhouse.

Barkhouse recently became an MLA for the Progressive Conservatives, leaving her councillor position vacant.

Wells defeated two other candidates — Jo-Ann Grant and Annette Collicutt — in Saturday's byelection.

This byelection is one of several that have taken place this fall to fill municipal councillor vacancies across the province after the provincial election.

The Municipality of Clare will hold a byelection to elect a councillor on Nov. 20.

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