Kent (provincial electoral district)

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Kent
Flag of New Brunswick.svg New Brunswick electoral district
Kent NB electoral district.png
Kent in relation to other New Brunswick Provincial electoral districts
Defunct provincial electoral district
Legislature Legislative Assembly of New Brunswick
District created 1994
District abolished 2013
First contested 1995
Last contested 2013
Demographics
Electors (2010) 8,990
Census divisions Kent
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[edit]

Assembly Years Member Party
Riding created from Kent Centre, Kent North and Kent South
53rd  1995 − 1998     Alan 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

Election results[edit]

New Brunswick provincial by-election, April 15, 2013
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Liberal Brian Gallant 3,453 58.48 +3.13
New Democratic Susan Levi-Peters 1,615 27.35 +12.27
Progressive Conservative Jimmy Bourque 837 14.17 -12.25
Total valid votes 5,905 100.0  
Liberal hold Swing -4.57
[1]
New Brunswick general election, 2010
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Liberal Shawn Graham 3,817 55.35 +3.40
Progressive Conservative Bruce Hickey 1,822 26.42 -18.56
New Democratic Susan Levi-Peters 1,040 15.08 +12.01
Green Garry Sanipass 217 3.15
Total valid votes 6,896 100.0  
Liberal hold Swing +10.98
New Brunswick general election, 2006
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Liberal Shawn Graham 3,534 51.95 -3.85
Progressive Conservative Aldeo Saulnier 3,060 44.98 +15.57
New Democratic Graham Cox 209 3.07 -11.72
Total valid votes 6,803 100.0  
Liberal hold Swing -9.71
[2]
New Brunswick general election, 2003
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Liberal Shawn Graham 3,615 55.80 +3.49
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  
Liberal hold Swing +6.84
[3]
New Brunswick general election, 1999
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Liberal Shawn Graham 3,264 52.31 -12.33
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  
Liberal hold Swing -19.95
[4]
New Brunswick provincial by-election, October 19, 1998
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Liberal Shawn Graham 4,045 64.64 -5.80
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  
Liberal hold Swing -7.20
[5]
New Brunswick general election, 1995
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Liberal Alan Graham 4,318 70.44
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  
[6]

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