The Saskatchewan NDP retain their seat in Saskatoon Meewasin, after a Monday night byelection win by Nathaniel Teed. Previously that seat was held by former NDP leader Ryan Meili.
Monday night’s victory was the largest percentage of votes in 40 years. After all was said and done, Teed had 56.7 per cent of the votes with his nearest rival Kim Groff of the Saskatchewan Party having only 37 per cent.
Sask. NDP leader Carla Beck said following the win in Monday that she is truly honoured to welcome Teed to the team.
“Our newest and youngest member of the Saskatchewan legislature,” says Beck. “Nathaniel inspired so many people in the riding with his hard work, dedication, and unbridled enthusiasm. As a business owner, advocate and former educator, Nathaniel is going to be such a strong voice for the people of Saskatoon-Meewasin and deserves every bit of this win.”
“This victory is for all the people that are sick of Sask. Party tax hikes and demand action on the high cost of living, good paying jobs and healthcare that’s there when you need it,” adds Beck.
Teed said the key issues he wants to focus on are healthcare, education and affordability — with education close to his heart as a former teacher.
The final result won’t be known until Oct. 8, when the count and all mail-in ballots are confirmed.