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Delegates at the Liberal Party of Newfoundland and Labrador’s annual general meeting stand and cheer after Dwight Ball guarantees his party will be re elected in 2019. (Garrett Barry/CBC)

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Members of the Liberal Party of Newfoundland and Labrador voted 79 per cent against a review of the leadership of Dwight Ball at their cheap canada goose uk annual general meeting on Saturday.

That’s down from the about 90 per cent who backed him in 2016 though Ball called the result a “big endorsement.”

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The voting process was overseen by an outside accountant, with buy canada goose jacket the premier’s senior policy advisor acting as scrutineer.

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One of the delegates who endorsed Ball is former NDP MHA George Murphy.

Murphy, who was elected as an NDP member in 2011, had previously put his name on the ballot for the Liberals in 2003. He said he’s done with the New Democratic Party, and returning to the Liberals was “like moving back home.”

Former NDP canada goose MHA George Murphy is attending the Liberal AGM as a delegate. He previously ran for the Liberals in 2003. (Fred Hutton/CBC)

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“George Murphy’s a Liberal who just got a little waylaid in my view,” he said.

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During discussion around the motion regarding colonial symbols, Torngat Mountains MHA Randy Edmunds urged the meeting’s chair to allow him to break protocol to share his feelings on the motion.