Fourteen women have been elected in the New Brunswick election Monday night, with Progressive Conservative Leader Blaine Higgs, whose party is projected to form a majority government, saying that nine of the women elected are from the party.
“It’s a new PC record,” Higgs said in his speech.
Five of the nine women elected for the PC party have not been elected to the legislature before.
The party also set a record with the number of women running for the party at 17.
Some of the women elected include Sherry Wilson of Moncton Southwest, Tammy Scott-Wallace of Sussex–Fundy–St. Martins, Arlene Dunn of Saint John Harbour and Dorothy Shephard of Saint John Lancaster.
Of the 14 women elected, three are Liberals, one is a People’s Alliance MLA and one is a Green MLA.
Conroy was the riding’s incumbent, serving as a Member of the Legislative Assembly for Miramichi since 2018.