Kent (provincial electoral district)
|New Brunswick electoral district|
Kent in relation to other New Brunswick Provincial electoral districts
|Defunct provincial electoral district|
|Legislature||Legislative Assembly of New Brunswick|
|Census subdivisions||Bouctouche, Buctouche 16, Dundas, Harcourt, Huskisson, Rexton, Richibucto (parish), Richibucto 15, Saint Mary, Saint-Paul, Weldford, Wellington|
Kent is a provincial electoral district for the Legislative Assembly of New Brunswick, Canada. It was created for the 1995 election, taking in most of Kent Centre and parts of Kent North. Its boundaries were expanded southward in 2006, while losing some territory to its north.
It was represented from its creation until 2013 by members of the Graham family. Senior Liberal cabinet minister and incumbent from Kent Centre Alan Graham was elected here in 1995. His son Shawn Graham, succeeded him in a 1998 by-election and was re-elected in the 1999, 2003, 2006 and 2010 general elections. The younger Graham served as Premier of New Brunswick from 2006-2010 and resigned in 2013 after the provincial conflict commissioner ruled he had violated the Members' Conflict of Interest Act in approving loan guarantees to a company with which Alan was associated.
Members of the Legislative Assembly
|Riding created from Kent Centre, Kent North and Kent South|
|53rd||1995 − 1998||Alan R. Graham||Liberal|
|1998 − 1999||Shawn Graham||Liberal|
|54th||1999 − 2003|
|55th||2003 − 2006|
|56th||2006 − 2010|
|57th||2010 − 2013|
|2013 − 2014||Brian Gallant||Liberal|
|Riding dissolved into Kent South and Kent North|
|New Brunswick provincial by-election, 15 April 2013|
|New Democratic||Susan Levi-Peters||1,615||26.94||+11.86|
|Progressive Conservative||Jimmy Bourque||837||13.96||-12.46|
|Total valid votes||5,995||100.0|
|Total rejected ballots||65||1.07|
|New Brunswick general election, 2010|
|Progressive Conservative||Bruce Hickey||1,822||26.42||-18.57|
|New Democratic||Susan Levi-Peters||1,040||15.08||+12.02|
|Total valid votes||6,896||100.0|
|Total rejected ballots||75||1.08|
|New Brunswick general election, 2006|
|Liberal||Shawn Michael Graham||3,534||51.96||-3.84|
|Progressive Conservative||Aldeo Saulnier||3,060||44.99||+15.58|
|New Democratic||Graham Cox||208||3.06||-11.73|
|Total valid votes||6,802||100.0|
|Total rejected ballots||73||1.06|
|Liberal notional hold||Swing||-9.71|
|New Brunswick general election, 2003|
|Progressive Conservative||Valmond Daigle||1,905||29.41||-10.19|
|New Democratic||Jerry Cook||958||14.79||+8.35|
|Total valid votes||6,478||100.0|
|New Brunswick general election, 1999|
|Progressive Conservative||Valmond Daigle||2,471||39.60||+27.57|
|New Democratic||Charles Richard||402||6.44||-16.89|
|Independent||J. R. Beers||103||1.65|
|Total valid votes||6,240||100.0|
|New Brunswick provincial by-election, October 19, 1998|
|New Democratic||Amelia "Millie" Augustine||1,460||23.33||+8.60|
|Progressive Conservative||Everett Sanipass||753||12.03||+3.51|
|Total valid votes||6,258||100.0|
|New Brunswick general election, 1995|
|Progressive Conservative||Stéphane Comeau||903||14.73|
|New Democratic||John LaBossiere||522||8.52|
|Confederation of Regions||Percy R. Beers||387||6.31|
|Total valid votes||6,130||100.0|
|Liberal notional gain||Swing|
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- Elections New Brunswick (2010). "Thirty-seventh General Election - Report of the Chief Electoral Officer" (PDF). Retrieved 29 December 2014.
- Elections New Brunswick (2006). "Thirty-sixth General Election - Report of the Chief Electoral Officer" (PDF). Retrieved 12 January 2015.
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- Elections New Brunswick. " Report of the Chief Electoral Officer: Thirty-Fourth General Election June 7, 1999." Retrieved March 18, 2013.
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- Elections New Brunswick. " Report of the Chief Electoral Officer: Thirty-Third General Election September 11, 1995." Retrieved March 18, 2013.