Fredericton-Lincoln

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Fredericton-Lincoln
Flag of New Brunswick.svg New Brunswick electoral district
Fredericton-Lincoln.png
Provincial electoral district
Legislature Legislative Assembly of New Brunswick
MLA
 
 
 
Craig Leonard
Progressive Conservative
District created 2006 redistribution
Last contested 2010
Demographics
Population (2001) 13,816
Electors 10,860
Census divisions York County, Sunbury County
Census subdivisions City of Fredericton, Parish of Lincoln

Fredericton-Lincoln is a provincial electoral district for the Legislative Assembly of New Brunswick, Canada. It was first created in the 2006 redrawing of electoral districts and was first used in the general election later that year. Its current MLA is Craig Leonard who serves in the cabinet as Minister of Government Services.

History[edit]

The district was created in the 2006 redistribution primarily from those parts of Fredericton-Fort Nashwaak south of the St. John River and the suburban community of Lincoln from the New Maryland district. It also includes those portions of downtown Fredericton east of Regent Street that were not already a part of Fredericton-Fort Nashwaak (including the legislature building itself) which were formerly part of Fredericton South.

Its first representative is Liberal Greg Byrne, who previously represented the old Fredericton-Fort Nashwaak district from 1995 to 1999. One of Byrne's challengers in 2006 was then leader of the New Brunswick New Democratic Party Allison Brewer.

Results[edit]

2010 New Brunswick election
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
     Progressive Conservative Craig Leonard 2437 39.51 *
     Liberal Greg Byrne 2178 35.31 *
     NDP Jason Purdy 945 15.32 *
Green Tracey Waite 608 9.86 *
2006 New Brunswick election: Fredericton-Lincoln
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
     Liberal Greg Byrne 3272 48.7% *
     Progressive Conservative William Forrestall 2412 35.7% *
     New Democrat Allison Brewer 1041 15.5% *
 
     Liberal gain*. Majority 860 13.0%

* This was a new district being contested for the first time, being made up in parts from the former districts of Fredericton-Fort Nashwaak, Fredericton South and New Maryland. The latter two were previously held by the Progressive Conservatives while Fredericton-Fort Nashwaak had been held by the Liberals.

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