Kent South

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Kent South
Flag of New Brunswick.svg New Brunswick electoral district
Kent South (2014-).png
The riding of Kent South (as it exists from 2014) in relation to other New Brunswick electoral districts.
Provincial electoral district
Legislature Legislative Assembly of New Brunswick
MLA
 
 
 
Benoît Bourque
Liberal
District created 1973
First contested 1974
Last contested 2014
Demographics
Population (2011) 15,414[1]
Electors (2010) 11,745[2]

Kent South (French: Kent-sud) is a provincial electoral district for the Legislative Assembly of New Brunswick, Canada.

It was originally created in 1973 with the southern third of Kent County, centred primarily around the town of Bouctouche. It was largely unchanged in the 1994 redistribution. In 2006 it lost the Bouctouche area to Kent. In the 2013 redistribution its northern half was merged with the southern half of Kent, causing it to regain Bouctouche and add several rural areas to its north, but lose much the extreme southern part of Kent County around Cocagne.

Members of the Legislative Assembly[edit]

Assembly Years Member Party
Riding created from Kent (1827–1974)
48th  1974 − 1978     Omer Léger Progressive Conservative
49th  1978 − 1982     Bertin LeBlanc Liberal
50th  1982 − 1987     Omer Léger Progressive Conservative
51st  1987 − 1991     Camille Thériault Liberal
52nd  1991 − 1995
53rd  1995 − 1999
54th  1999 − 2001
 2001 − 2003     Claude Williams Progressive Conservative
55th  2003 − 2006
56th  2006 − 2010
57th  2010 − 2014
58th  2014 − Present     Benoît Bourque Liberal

Election results[edit]

New Brunswick general election, 2014
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Liberal Benoît Bourque 4,637 48.66 +19.43
Progressive Conservative Claude Williams 3,216 33.75 -26.62
Green Tina Beers 953 10.00 +5.56
New Democratic Paul Musgrave 535 5.61 -0.35
People's Alliance Joël MacIntosh 188 1.97
Total valid votes 9,529 100.0  
Total rejected ballots 22 0.23
Turnout 9,551 76.88
Eligible voters 12,424
Liberal notional gain from Progressive Conservative Swing +23.02
Source: Elections New Brunswick[3]
New Brunswick general election, 2010
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Progressive Conservative Claude Williams 5,054 60.37 +1.83
Liberal Martin Goguen 2,447 29.23 -12.23
New Democratic Oscar Doucet 499 5.96
Green Luc LeBreton 372 4.44
Total valid votes 8,372 100.0  
Total rejected ballots 60 0.71
Turnout 8,432 78.26
Eligible voters 10,775
Progressive Conservative hold Swing +7.03
Source: Elections New Brunswick[4]
New Brunswick general election, 2006
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Progressive Conservative Claude Williams 4,890 58.54 +7.52
Liberal Nadine Hebert 3,463 41.46 -0.58
Total valid votes 8,353 100.0  
Progressive Conservative hold Swing +4.05
[5]
New Brunswick general election, 2003
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Progressive Conservative Claude Williams 4,933 51.02 -7.35
Liberal Stephen Doucet 4,065 42.04 +5.38
New Democratic Neil Gardner 671 6.94 +1.97
Total valid votes 9,669 100.0  
Progressive Conservative hold Swing -6.36
New Brunswick provincial by-election, 2001
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Progressive Conservative Claude Williams 4,346 58.37 +18.20
Liberal Lucille Haché Riedle 2,730 36.66 -10.92
New Democratic Marguerite Girouard 370 4.97 -7.29
Total valid votes 7,446 100.0  
Progressive Conservative gain from Liberal Swing +14.56
New Brunswick general election, 1999
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Liberal Camille Thériault 4,546 47.58 -23.94
Progressive Conservative Jean-Noël Allain 3,838 40.17 +20.07
New Democratic Collette Doucette 1,171 12.26 +3.88
Total valid votes 9,555 100.0  
Liberal hold Swing -22.00
New Brunswick general election, 1995
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Liberal Camille Thériault 6,313 71.52 +8.56
Progressive Conservative Charles Ryan 1,774 20.10 -2.75
New Democratic Clifford Meunier 740 8.38 -5.81
Total valid votes 8,827 100.0  
Liberal hold Swing +5.66
New Brunswick general election, 1991
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Liberal Camille Thériault 5,573 62.96 +3.39
Progressive Conservative Jean-Claude Cormier 2,023 22.85 -11.97
New Democratic Gérald Mazerolle 1,256 14.19 +8.58
Total valid votes 8,852 100.0  
Liberal hold Swing +7.68
New Brunswick general election, 1987
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Liberal Camille Thériault 5,546 59.57 +17.15
Progressive Conservative Omer Léger 3,242 34.82 -20.07
New Democratic Gérald Mazerolle 522 5.61 +2.93
Total valid votes 9,310 100.0  
Liberal gain from Progressive Conservative Swing +18.61
New Brunswick general election, 1982
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Progressive Conservative Omer Léger 4,829 54.89 +12.27
Liberal Bertin LeBlanc 3,732 42.42 -13.16
New Democratic Gérald Mazerolle 236 2.68
Total valid votes 8,797 100.0  
Progressive Conservative gain from Liberal Swing +12.72
New Brunswick general election, 1978
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Liberal Bertin LeBlanc 4,276 55.58 +8.67
Progressive Conservative Omer Léger 3,279 42.62 -8.45
Parti acadien Dolan Surette 138 1.79 -0.22
Total valid votes 7,693 100.0  
Liberal gain from Progressive Conservative Swing +8.56
New Brunswick general election, 1974
Party Candidate Votes %
Progressive Conservative Omer Léger 3,376 51.07
Liberal ? Bourgeois 3,101 46.91
Parti acadien ? Collette 133 2.01
Total valid votes 6,610 100.0  
The previous multi-member riding of Kent elected 3 (of 3) Liberals in the previous election. Progressive Conservative candidate Omer Léger won in a 1971 by-election, and is one of three incumbents.

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