New Brunswick electoral district
Kent in relation to other New Brunswick Provincial electoral districts
Provincial electoral district
Legislative Assembly of New Brunswick
Electors (2010) 8,990
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.
Alan R. Graham, Liberal (1995-1998)
Alan Graham previously served as MLA for Kent (1967-1974) and then Kent Centre (1974-1995)
Shawn Graham, Liberal (1998-2013)
Brian Gallant, Liberal (2013–present)
Election results [ edit ]
* - New district in 1995, impractical to compare results to previous election.
** - Candidate/party did not contest previous election.
References [ edit ]
^ Elections New Brunswick. " Report of the Chief Electoral Officer: Thirty-Third General Election September 11, 1995." Retrieved March 18, 2013.
^ Elections New Brunswick. " Report of the Chief Electoral Officer: By-Elections; Kent, Moncton East, Fredericton South, October 19, 1998." Retrieved March 18, 2013.
^ Elections New Brunswick. " Report of the Chief Electoral Officer: Thirty-Fourth General Election June 7, 1999." Retrieved March 18, 2013.
^ Elections New Brunswick. " Report of the Chief Electoral Officer: Thirty-Fifth General Election June 9, 2003." Retrieved March 18, 2013.
^ New Brunswick Votes 2006. Canadian Broadcasting Corporation. Retrieved May 22, 2009.
^ CBC News. "Susan Levi-Peters wins NDP nomination in Kent"
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