Three defeated candidates in last week's election file for judicial recounts

Three defeated candidates in last week's Nova Scotia election have filed for judicial recounts, including two Progressive Conservatives and one New Democrat.

The NDP has asked for a recount in the riding of Chester-St. Margaret's where Denise Peterson-Rafuse lost by 90 votes to Liberal Hugh MacKay.

The Tories have asked for recounts in Waverley-Fall River-Beaverbank where candidate Dan McNaughton lost to Liberal Bill Horne by 66 votes, and in Guysborough-Eastern Shore-Tracadie where candidate Rob Wolf lost by 71 votes to Liberal Lloyd Hines.

The Liberals, however, say they are not seeking a recount in the closest riding of all, Cape Breton-Richmond, where veteran cabinet minister Michel Samson lost by 21 votes to Progressive Conservative Alana Paon.

In a statement, Samson says he accepts the election night result and he congratulates Paon for her win.

Samson says he met with his campaign team and they have unanimously supported his decision to move on.