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Lisa Blackburn hangs onto council seat after recount, other recounts pending

The Halifax Municipal Election took place on October 15, 2016.

A judicial recount has confirmed new councillor, Lisa Blackburk did in fact win the District 14 seat in the 2016 Municipal election.

READ MORE: Halifax election 2016: City releases official results, voter turnout down

Former councillor Brad Johns applied for the recount after Blackburn edged him out of his seat by a mere 47 votes. The recount did not change that result.

District 14 includes Middle and Upper Sackville.

Two more recounts are pending after a couple of tight races raised questions immediately following the election.

READ MORE: Halifax candidates raise questions surrounding integrity of municipal voting process

Andrew Curran is contesting his narrow loss to incumbent Russell Walker in District 10. That recount is expected to happen on Nov. 1.

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Linda Mosher has also asked for a recount after losing her District 9 seat to Shawn Cleary. That recount has yet to be scheduled.

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