Fredericton-Silverwood

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This article is about the district abolished at the 2013 redistribution and known as Fredericton South from 1974-2006. For currently active electoral district, see Fredericton South.
Fredericton-Silverwood
Flag of New Brunswick.svg New Brunswick electoral district
Fredericton-Silverwood.png
Defunct provincial electoral district
Legislature Legislative Assembly of New Brunswick
District created 1973
District abolished 2013
First contested 1974
Last contested 2010
Demographics
Population (2001) 13,977
Electors 11,846
Census divisions York County
Census subdivisions Fredericton

Fredericton-Silverwood is a provincial electoral district for the Legislative Assembly of New Brunswick, Canada. It was first created using the name Fredericton South in the 1973 redrawing of electoral districts by splitting the two-member district of Fredericton and was first used in the 1974 general election. Its name was changed to Fredericton-Silverwood in the 2006 redrawing of electoral districts. The riding was split in two along Smythe Street in the 2013 redistribution, with half of the riding going to Fredericton South and half to Fredericton West-Hanwell.

History[edit]

It was created in 1973 as Fredericton South and included those portions of the old multi-member district of Fredericton south of the St. John River. It lost eastern territory in the 1994 electoral redistribution to the new district of Fredericton-Fort Nashwaak and again lost eastern territory in 2006 this time to the new district of Fredericton-Lincoln. Its name was changed in 2006 to Fredericton-Silverwood to prevent confusion among city residents who would identify with "Fredericton South" as residents of the south side of the St. John River, many of whom were not in the district.

The district was a bellwether, having been won by the governing party in every general election from its creation through its abolishment.

Members of the Legislative Assembly[edit]

Assembly Years Member Party
Fredericton South
Riding created from Fredericton
48th  1974 − 1978     George Everett Chalmers Progressive Conservative
49th  1978 − 1982     Bud Bird Progressive Conservative
50th  1982 − 1987     Dave Clark Progressive Conservative
51st  1987 − 1991     Russ King Liberal
52nd  1991 − 1995
53rd  1995 − 1998
 1998 − 1999     Brad Green Progressive Conservative
54th  1999 − 2003
55th  2003 − 2006
Fredericton-Silverwood
56th  2006 − 2010     Rick Miles Liberal
57th  2010 − 2014     Brian Macdonald Progressive Conservative
Riding dissolved into Fredericton South, Fredericton West-Hanwell
and New Maryland-Sunbury

Election results[edit]

Fredericton-Silverwood[edit]

New Brunswick general election, 2010
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Progressive Conservative Brian Macdonald 2,955 38.50 -2.47
Liberal Rick Miles 2,507 32.66 -14.78
New Democratic Tony Myatt 1,234 16.08 +4.49
Green Jim Wolstenholme 912 11.88
Independent Jim Andrews 67 0.87
Total valid votes 7,675 100.0  
Progressive Conservative gain from Liberal Swing +6.16
New Brunswick general election, 2006
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Liberal Rick Miles 3,335 47.44 +12.20
Progressive Conservative Brad Green 2,880 40.97 -0.72
New Democratic Dennis Atchison 815 11.59 -11.49
Total valid votes 7,030 100.0  
Liberal notional gain from Progressive Conservative Swing +6.46
[1]

Fredericton South[edit]

New Brunswick general election, 2003
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Progressive Conservative Brad Green 3,309 41.69 -8.84
Liberal Misty Dawn McLaughlin 2,797 35.24 +4.08
New Democratic Nan Luke 1,832 23.08 +5.60
Total valid votes 7,938 100.0  
Progressive Conservative hold Swing -6.46
[2]
New Brunswick general election, 1999
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Progressive Conservative Brad Green 4,070 50.53 +5.44
Liberal Lorraine Silliphant 2,510 31.16 -10.20
New Democratic Myrna Gunter 1,409 17.49 +3.93
Natural Law Michael McKay 66 0.82
Total valid votes 8,055 100.0  
Progressive Conservative hold Swing +7.82
[3]
New Brunswick provincial by-election, 1998
on the resignation of Russ King
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Progressive Conservative Brad Green 2,295 45.09 +20.48
Liberal Lorraine Silliphant 2,105 41.36 -10.10
New Democratic Dick Grant 690 13.56 +0.61
Total valid votes 5,090 100.0  
Progressive Conservative gain from Liberal Swing +15.29
[4]
New Brunswick general election, 1995
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Liberal Russ King 4,141 51.46 +13.43
Progressive Conservative David Peterson 1,980 24.61 +3.25
New Democratic Myrna Gunter 1,042 12.95 +0.81
Confederation of Regions Dave O'Brien 776 9.64 -17.70
Natural Law Michael McKay 108 1.34
Total valid votes 8,047 100.0  
Liberal hold Swing +5.09
[5]
New Brunswick general election, 1991
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Liberal Russ King 4,584 38.03 -21.07
Confederation of Regions Meryl Sarty 3,295 27.34
Progressive Conservative Jamie Henderson 2,575 21.36 -0.02
New Democratic Pauline MacKenzie 1,463 12.14 -6.45
Independent Harry John Marshall 136 1.13 +0.20
Total valid votes 12,053 100.0  
Liberal hold Swing -24.20
[6]
New Brunswick general election, 1987
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Liberal Russ King 7,384 59.10 +21.69
Progressive Conservative David Clark 2,672 21.38 -25.77
New Democratic Shauna Mackenzie 2,323 18.59 +3.90
Independent Harry John Marshall 116 0.93 +0.19
Total valid votes 12,495 100.0  
Liberal gain from Progressive Conservative Swing +23.73
New Brunswick general election, 1982
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Progressive Conservative Dave Clark 5,507 47.15 -5.41
Liberal Steve Patterson 4,369 37.41 -3.07
New Democratic Tom Good 1,716 14.69 +8.57
Independent Harry John Marshall 87 0.74 -0.14
Total valid votes 11,679 100.0  
Progressive Conservative hold Swing -1.17
New Brunswick general election, 1978
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Progressive Conservative J. W. "Bud" Bird 5,525 52.56 -4.14
Liberal Stephen Patterson 4,252 40.48 +4.53
New Democratic Margo Dunn 643 6.12 -0.34
Independent Harry John Marshall 92 0.88 -0.02
Total valid votes 10,512 100.0  
Progressive Conservative hold Swing -4.34
New Brunswick general election, 1974
Party Candidate Votes %
Progressive Conservative Dr. G. Everett Chalmers 5,936 56.70
Liberal Daniel M. Hurley 3,764 35.95
New Democratic Douglas C. Birdwise 676 6.46
Independent Harry John Marshall 94 0.90
Total valid votes 10,470 100.0  
The previous multi-member riding of Fredericton went totally Progressive Conservative in the last election, with Everett Chalmers being one of two incumbents.

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