Halifax Needham

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Halifax Needham
Flag of Nova Scotia.svg Nova Scotia electoral district
Halifax Needham.png
Provincial electoral district
Legislature Nova Scotia House of Assembly
MLA
 
 
 
Maureen MacDonald
New Democratic
District created 1967
Last contested 2013
Demographics
Population (2011) 20,192
Electors 15,918
Area (km²) 6.00
Pop. density (per km²) 3,365.3
Census divisions Halifax RM
Census subdivisions Halifax

Halifax Needham is a provincial electoral district in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada, that elects one member of the Nova Scotia House of Assembly. It has existed since 1967, though its boundaries have changed periodically.

The current Member of the Legislative Assembly is Maureen MacDonald of the Nova Scotia New Democratic Party.

Halifax Needham encompasses what is largely known as the North End of Halifax. It has been held by members of each major political party in Nova Scotia at different times, the riding was once the home of Liberal Premier Gerald Regan before going to Progressive Conservative Edmund L. Morris for the majority of the 1980s. Morris once served as an Member of Parliament for Halifax under Progressive Conservative Prime Minister John Diefenbaker before becoming the Mayor of Halifax. He served in Cabinet as Minister of Intergovernmental Affairs, Municipal Affairs, Fisheries and Community Services.

When he stepped down in 1988, the Progressive Conservatives lost the seat in that election to Gerry O'Malley. Liberal Minister of Supply and Services Gerry O'Malley was unseated in 1998. Maureen MacDonald has held the seat since 1998 and this seat is now considered a safe seat for the NDP.

Members of the Legislative Assembly[edit]

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

Legislature Years Member Party
61st 2009–Present Maureen MacDonald New Democratic
60th 2006-2009
59th 2003-2006
58th 1999-2003
57th 1998-1999
56th 1993-1998     Gerry O'Malley Liberal
55th 1988-1993
54th 1984-1988 Edmond L. Morris Progressive Conservative
53rd 1981-1984
52nd 1980-1981
1978-1980     Gerald Regan Liberal
51st 1974-1978
50th 1970-1974
49th 1967-1970

Election results[edit]

Nova Scotia general election, 2013
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
     New Democratic Party Maureen MacDonald 3,391 44.03 -23.80
     Liberal Chris Poole 3,115 40.45 +19.22
     Progressive Conservative Mary D.S. Hamblin 834 10.83 +4.65
Green Kris MacLellan 361 4.69 -0.08
Nova Scotia general election, 2009
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
     New Democratic Party Maureen MacDonald 5337 67.83
     Liberal Graham Estabrooks 1670 21.23
     Progressive Conservative Jason Cameron 486 6.18
Green Kris MacLellan 375 4.77
Nova Scotia general election, 2006
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
     New Democratic Party Maureen MacDonald 4438 60.62
     Progressive Conservative Andrew Black 1330 18.17
     Liberal Dr. Errol Guam 1220 16.66
Green Amanda Myers 333 4.55
Nova Scotia general election, 2003
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
     New Democratic Party Maureen MacDonald 3709 50.26
     Liberal Mike Rogers 2178 29.51
     Progressive Conservative Linda Carvery 1377 18.66
     Nova Scotia Party Blair Baxter 116 1.57
Nova Scotia general election, 1999
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
     New Democratic Party Maureen MacDonald 3525 44.95
     Progressive Conservative Linda Carvery 2185 27.86
     Liberal Mike Rogers 1970 25.12
     Nova Scotia Party Scott Higgins 162 2.07
Nova Scotia general election, 1998
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
     New Democratic Party Maureen MacDonald 4837 58.5
     Liberal Gerry O'Malley 2506 30.3
     Progressive Conservative Atho Kartsaklis 924 11.2
Nova Scotia general election, 1993
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
     Liberal Gerry O'Malley 4527
     New Democratic Party Innis MacDonald 3555
     Progressive Conservative Ron Walker Milsom 1852
Natural Law Party Ian Temple 85
Nova Scotia general election, 1988
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
     Liberal Gerry O'Malley 3469
     New Democratic Party Maureen MacDonald 2693
     Progressive Conservative Randy Dewell 2116
Nova Scotia general election, 1984
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
     Progressive Conservative Edmund Morris 3173
     New Democratic Party Maureen MacDonald 2514
     Liberal Walter Fitzgerald 2208
     Labour Bernice Kaizer 44
Nova Scotia general election, 1981
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
     Progressive Conservative Edmund Morris 3300
     Liberal Dan Clarke 2801
     New Democratic Party Phil Davis 2572
Nova Scotia by- election, 1980
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
     Progressive Conservative Edmund Morris 2618
     Liberal Dan Clarke 2592
     New Democratic Party Burnley "Rocky" Jones 700
Nova Scotia general election, 1978
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
     Liberal Gerald Regan 3553
     Progressive Conservative Pat Curran 3416
     New Democratic Party James "Dusty" Miller 1222
Nova Scotia general election, 1974
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
     Liberal Gerald Regan 4364
     Progressive Conservative James H. Vaughan 1854
     New Democratic Party Martin Dolin 879
Nova Scotia general election, 1970
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
     Liberal Gerald Regan 4514
MacKeen 2887
Sinclair 392
Nova Scotia general election, 1967
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
     Liberal Gerald A. Regan 3354
Cecil Moore 3252
Buddy Daye 355

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Coordinates: 44°39′48″N 63°36′00″W / 44.6632°N 63.600°W / 44.6632; -63.600