Inverness (provincial electoral district)

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Inverness (provincial electoral district)
Flag of Nova Scotia.svg Nova Scotia electoral district
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Provincial electoral district
Legislature Nova Scotia House of Assembly
MLA
 
 
 
Allan MacMaster
Progressive Conservative
District created 1836
Last contested 2013
Demographics
Population (2011) 17,963
Electors 11,147
Area (km²) 3,826
Pop. density (per km²) 4.7
Census divisions Inverness County
Census subdivisions Inverness, Subd. A, Inverness, Subd. B, Inverness, Subd. C, Whycocomagh 2

Inverness is a provincial electoral district on Cape Breton Island, Nova Scotia, Canada, that elects one member of the Nova Scotia House of Assembly.

Initially created with the name "Juste-au-Corps", the electoral district of Inverness has existed in various forms since 1836. The name was changed to Inverness after lobbying by William Young led to the change.[1] It existed continuously as Inverness County until 1981 when it was essentially divided into Inverness North and Inverness South. It was re-formed in 1993.

Following the 2012 redistribution, the riding loses the Town of Port Hawkesbury to the new riding of Cape Breton-Richmond.

Members of the Legislative Assembly[edit]

Inverness have elected the following Members of the Legislative Assembly:

Legislature Years Member Party
61st 2009–present Allan MacMaster Progressive Conservative
2009 Rodney MacDonald
60th 2006–2009
59th 2003–2006
58th 1999–2003
57th 1998–1999     Charlie MacDonald Liberal
56th 1993–1998 Charles MacArthur
Inverness North and Inverness South 1981-1993

Inverness returned two members from 1945-1981.

Legislature Years Member Party Member Party
52nd 1978–1981     William (Bill) MacEachern Liberal     John Archie MacKenzie Liberal
51st 1974–1978
50th 1970–1974 Norman J. MacLean Progressive Conservative
49th 1967–1970 William N. MacLean
48th 1963–1967
47th 1960–1963     Joseph Clyde Nunn Liberal Roderick MacLean
46th 1956–1960
45th 1953–1956 Alexander H. McKinnon
44th 1949–1953
43rd 1945–1949
42nd 1941–1945
41st 1937–1941 Moses Elijah McGarry     John Alexander McDonald Liberal
40th 1933–1937
39th 1928–1933 Liberal-Conservative James A. Proudfoot Liberal-Conservative
38th 1925–1928 Hubert Meen Aucoin Conservative Malcolm McKay Conservative
37th 1920–1925     Donald MacLennan Liberal     John C. Bourinot Liberal
36th 1916–1920
35th 1911–1916 James MacDonald
34th 1906–1911 C.E.MacMillan Liberal-Conservative
33rd 1901–1906     Moses J. Doucet Liberal
32nd 1897–1901
31st 1894–1897 Alex Campbell Liberal-Conservative J.H.Jameison Liberal-Conservative
30th 1890–1894     John McKinnon Liberal     Daniel McNeil Liberal
29th 1886–1890
28th 1882–1886 Duncan J. Campbell Alex Campbell Conservative
27th 1878–1882
26th 1874–1878 John McKinnon Duncan J. Campbell
25th 1871–1874 Hiram Blanchard Conservative Samuel McDonnell
24th 1867–1871     Alexander Campbell Liberal

Election results[edit]

Nova Scotia general election, 2013
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
     Progressive Conservative Allan MacMaster
Liberal John Dwayne Rankin
     New Democratic Party

2009 by-election[edit]

October 20, 2009 by-election
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
     Progressive Conservative Allan MacMaster 3,155 35.75 -20.30
Liberal Ian McNeil 3,105 35.18 +15.29
     New Democratic Party Bert Lewis 2,342 26.54 +5.66
Green Nathalie Arsenault 223 2.53 -1.00

2009 general election[edit]

Nova Scotia general election, 2009
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
     Progressive Conservative Rodney MacDonald 5412 56.05 -14.42
     New Democratic Party Michael MacIsaac 2016 20.88 +8.11
Liberal Shaun Bennett 1920 19.89 +4.4
Green Nathalie Arsenault 339 3.53 +2.14

2006 general election[edit]

Nova Scotia general election, 2006
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
     Progressive Conservative Rodney MacDonald 7404 70.47 +19.28
Liberal Mary MacLennan 1627 15.49 -21.22
     New Democratic Party Tim Murphy 1342 12.77 +0.66
Green John G. Gibson 133 1.27 +1.27

2003 general election[edit]

Nova Scotia general election, 2003
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
     Progressive Conservative Rodney MacDonald 5398 51.19 +8.3
Liberal Debbie Gillis 3871 36.71 -2.56
     New Democratic Party Tim Murphy 1277 12.11 -5.73
Nova Scotia general election, 1999
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
     Progressive Conservative Rodney MacDonald 3876 42.89 +21.69
Liberal Charles MacDonald 3527 39.27 -8.53
     New Democratic Party Roy Yipp 1612 17.84 -6.86
Nova Scotia general election, 1998
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
     Liberal Charles MacDonald 4396 47.8
     New Democratic Party Maria Coady 2274 24.7
     Progressive Conservative Randy MacDonald 1951 21.2
Independent Ed MacDonald 569 6.2
Nova Scotia general election, 1993
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
     Liberal Charles MacArthur 5804
     Progressive Conservative Frank Crowdis 2944
     New Democratic Party Mary T. Godwin 902

References[edit]

  1. ^ Beck, J. Murray. "YOUNG, Sir WILLIAM". Dictionary of Canadian Biography Online. Retrieved 2009-09-15.