Cullen gains votes in second ballot

CULLEN REMAINS in the leadership race after second ballot

  • Mar. 24, 2012 7:00 p.m.

NDP SUPPORTERS watch the leadership convention on the big screen at Skeena Diversity Centre today. That's Stacey Tyers

NATHAN CULLEN remains optimistic after the second ballot results were announced with him maintaining his third place standing.

The second ballot saw Cullen get 10,519 votes (16.8 per cent), Brian Topp maintained second spot with 15,624 votes (25 per cent) and Thomas Mulcair stayed on top with 23,902 votes (38.3 per cent).

Cullen said he believed he still had a shot and that many Nash supporters had already come over to his side.

Peggy Nash is out with 10,519 votes (16.8 per cent) and released her followers to vote for which of the top three they want to support.

She declined to say who she had voted for, saying she had already cast her ballot.

The third ballot is due to begin at 2:30 ET (11:30 a.m. Pacific) with results expected at 5 p.m. ET (2 p.m. Pacific).

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