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Battiste, Kelloway continue Liberal rule in Cape Breton

Mike Kelloway, left, and Jaime Battiste won tight races in Cape Breton on Tuesday night.
Mike Kelloway, left, and Jaime Battiste won tight races in Cape Breton on Tuesday night. - Contributed
SYDNEY, N.S. —

Cape Breton will continue to carry the Liberal banner.

Jaime Battiste captured the riding of Sydney-Victoria in a tight race with Conservative candidate Eddie Orrell, who made the jump from provincial politics to run in the race.

Mike Kelloway took the riding of Cape Breton-Canso in another close race with Conservative Alfie MacLeod, who also took a run at federal politics.

The final polls are still coming in.

Sydney-Victoria and Cape Breton-Canso have been Liberal since 2000, with Mark Eyking and Rodger Cuzner representing those ridings, respectively. Both Eyking and Cuzner announced they wouldn't reoffer this year.

More to come.

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