Chester-St. Margaret's

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Chester-St. Margaret's
Flag of Nova Scotia.svg Nova Scotia electoral district
Chester—St. Margaret's.png
Provincial electoral district
Legislature Nova Scotia House of Assembly
MLA
 
 
 
Denise Peterson-Rafuse
New Democratic
District created 1993
Last contested 2013
Demographics
Population (2011) 20,368
Electors 14,860
Area (km²) 1,597.00
Pop. density (per km²) 12.8
Census divisions Halifax RM,
Lunenburg County

Chester—St. Margaret's is a provincial electoral district in Nova Scotia, Canada, that elects one member of the Nova Scotia House of Assembly. It is located on the South Shore.

The constituency was created in 1993. It includes the Municipality of Chester and the communities in the Halifax Regional Municipality along the coast of St. Margarets Bay including Peggys Cove. Major towns in the riding include Hubbards, Chester, Western Shore, Boutiliers Point and Head of St. Margarets Bay.

Statistics[edit]

Avg. Income: $27,440 (2003)
Population: 19,720 (2003)
Post-secondary education: 36% (2003)

Members of the Legislative Assembly[edit]

This riding has elected the following Members of the Legislative Assembly:

Legislature Years Member Party
61st 2009–Present Denise Peterson-Rafuse New Democratic
60th 2006-2009 Judy Streatch Progressive Conservative
59th 2005-2006
2003-2005     John Chataway Progressive Conservative
58th 1999-2003
57th 1998-1999     Hinrich Bitter-Suermann New Democratic
1998     Progressive Conservative
56th 1993-1998     Jim Barkhouse Liberal

Election results[edit]

Nova Scotia general election, 2013
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
     New Democratic Party Denise Peterson-Rafuse
     Progressive Conservative Janet Elizabeth Irwin
     Liberal Timothy Whitman Harris
Nova Scotia general election, 2009
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
     New Democratic Party Denise Peterson-Rafuse 4835 48.09
     Progressive Conservative Judy Streatch 2762 27.47
     Liberal Jo-Ann Grant 2122 21.11
Green Ryan Cameron 335 3.33
Nova Scotia general election, 2006
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
     Progressive Conservative Judy Streatch 3950 42.67
     New Democratic Party Jane Matheson 2833 30.60
     Liberal Rick Fraughton 2192 23.68
Green Joanne MacKinnon 282 3.05
Chester-St. Margaret's By-election, June 21, 2005
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
     Progressive Conservative Judy Streatch 2955 36.18
     New Democratic Party Hinrich Bitter-Suermann 2434 29.80
     Liberal Rick Fraughton 2548 31.20
Green Michael Oddy 210 2.57
Nova Scotia general election, 2003
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
     Progressive Conservative John Chataway 3453 37.33
     New Democratic Party Hinrich Bitter-Suermann 3413 36.90
     Liberal Milt Larsen 2243 24.25
     Nova Scotia Party Sue Gault 141 1.52
Nova Scotia general election, 1999
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
     Progressive Conservative John Chataway 4,193
     New Democratic Party Hinrich Bitter-Suermann 3,098
     Liberal Karen Willis Duerden 1,971

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