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Women, progressives lead sweep for change on St. John's city council

Sep 26, 2017

 

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Hope Jamieson unseated Ward 2 councillor Jonathan Galgay in Tuesday's municipal elections in St. John's. She joins four other women who will now sit around the council table now that the votes have been tallied.

 

There was major upheaval on St. John’s city council Monday night, as voters elected six new councillors, marking a significant progressive shift.

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One of the major upsets of the night was by Hope Jamieson, who defeated incumbent councilor Jonathan Galgay in Ward 2 by more than 300 votes.
 
Jamieson was jubilant, not just about her own win, but the total of five women who were elected to council.

 “I’m really excited about what we can build together,” Jamieson said.
“I think there’s a real potential for change, and the future looks really bright right now

 

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