New Brunswick Liberal Association leadership election, 2012

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New Brunswick Liberal Association leadership election, 2012
Date October 27, 2012
Convention Casino New Brunswick
Moncton, New Brunswick
Resigning leader Shawn Graham
Won by Brian Gallant
Ballots 1
Candidates 3
Entrance Fee $20,000[citation needed]

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The New Brunswick Liberal Association held a leadership election on October 27, 2012[1] to replace outgoing leader Shawn Graham with a new leader to lead the party into the 2014 election. Graham was elected at the last leadership convention held in 2002 over Jack MacDougall. Graham announced he would not continue as leader the evening of September 27, 2010, after losing the provincial election earlier that day and formally resigned on November 9, 2010.[2]

Declared candidates[edit]

The following individuals were mentioned in media reports as potential candidates,[3][4] and subsequently officially declared their candidacy:

Brian Gallant[edit]

Background: Former candidate in Moncton East in the 2006 election; lawyer and president of the Kent South Liberal Association.[5][6]

Date campaign launched: January 25, 2012
Campaign website: www.briangallantnb.ca/english/
Supporters
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Mike Murphy[edit]

Background Former MLA for Moncton North from 2003 to 2010; cabinet minister under Graham; former Liberal Party president.[7]

Date campaign launched: January 5, 2012
Campaign website: mikemurphynb1.com
Supporters
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Nick Duivenvoorden[edit]

Background Former mayor of the town of Belledune.[8]

Date campaign launched: November 26, 2011[9]
Campaign website:
Supporters
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Declined[edit]

  • Victor Boudreau, MLA for Shediac-Cap-Pelé since 2004; cabinet minister under Graham. Boudreau was elected interim leader of the Liberals on November 10, 2010 and said he would not seek the permanent leadership.[10]
  • Greg Byrne, MLA for Fredericton-Fort Nashwaak from 1995 to 1999 and MLA for Fredericton-Lincoln from 2006 to 2010; cabinet minister under McKenna, Frenette, Thériault and Graham; 1998 Liberal leadership candidate. Byrne joined the opposition office as Boudreau's chief of staff.[11]
  • Kelly Lamrock, MLA for Fredericton-Fort Nashwaak from 2003 to 2010; cabinet minister under Graham. Lamrock explored a candidacy and was reported as a candidate in the media,[12] but did not run and endorsed Murphy.[13]
  • Dominic LeBlanc, MP for Beauséjour since 2000.[14] LeBlanc is campaign co-chairperson for Brian Gallant's leadership campaign.[15]
  • Robert Dysart, partner at the law firm Stewart McKelvey and president of the Moncton West Liberal Association.[16]
  • Donald Arseneault, MLA for Dalhousie-Restigouche East since 2003; cabinet minister and deputy premier under Shawn Graham. Arsenault announced he would not be a candidate for the leadership in early November, 2011.[17]
  • Mary Schryer, MLA for Quispamsis from 2006 to 2010; cabinet minister under Graham; Schryer is campaign co-chairperson for Brian Gallant's leadership campaign.[18]
  • Roger Melanson, MLA for Dieppe Centre-Lewisville since 2010; senior advisor to former premier Camille Thériault. Melanson announced on his Facebook page on Jan 11, 2012 that he would not pursue the leadership.

Results[edit]

New Brunswick's ridings coloured in based on the winning candidates and their popular vote
2012 Liberal leadership election results[19][20]
Candidate Points %
Brian Gallant 3,259.44 59.26
Michael Murphy 2,089.39 37.99
Nick Duivenvoorden 151.17 2.75

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://nbliberal.ca/1971/liberal-members-set-path-for-an-open-and-inclusive-future-for-party
  2. ^ http://www.cbc.ca/canada/new-brunswick/story/2010/11/09/nb-shawn-graham-future-500.html.  Missing or empty |title= (help)[dead link]
  3. ^ Brett Bundale. "Liberal party begins unofficial search for Graham's successor," New Brunswick Telegraph-Journal, Sep. 29, 2010, page A1.
  4. ^ http://www.radio-canada.ca/regions/atlantique/2010/11/18/001-parti-liberal-nouveaubrunswick.shtml
  5. ^ http://letoilekent.jminforme.ca/actualite/article/1369946
  6. ^ CBC News http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/new-brunswick/story/2012/01/25/nb-brian-gallant-liberal-957.html |url= missing title (help). 
  7. ^ CBC News http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/new-brunswick/story/2012/01/04/nb-michael-murphy-liberal-leadership.html |url= missing title (help). 
  8. ^ CBC News http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/new-brunswick/story/2011/11/26/nb-annual-liberal-meeting.html |url= missing title (help). 
  9. ^ CBC News http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/new-brunswick/story/2011/11/26/nb-annual-liberal-meeting.html |url= missing title (help). 
  10. ^ http://www.ctv.ca/CTVNews/Canada/20101110/nb-liberals-name-interim-leader-101110/
  11. ^ http://timestranscript.canadaeast.com/news/article/1250693
  12. ^ CBC News http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/new-brunswick/story/2012/02/29/nb-lamrock-liberal-leadership-916.html |url= missing title (help). 
  13. ^ http://kellylamrocksrazor.blogspot.ca/2012/05/statement-on-leadership-race.html
  14. ^ http://www.cbc.ca/canada/new-brunswick/story/2010/11/10/nb-dominic-leblanc-graham-nbpower-640.html.  Missing or empty |title= (help)[dead link]
  15. ^ CBC News http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/new-brunswick/story/2012/01/26/nb-brian-gallant-supporters-931.html |url= missing title (help). 
  16. ^ http://timestranscript.canadaeast.com/news/article/1434929
  17. ^ http://timestranscript.canadaeast.com/rss/article/1453116
  18. ^ CBC News http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/new-brunswick/story/2012/01/26/nb-brian-gallant-supporters-931.html |url= missing title (help). 
  19. ^ McHardie, Daniel (October 27, 2012). "Brian Gallant wins New Brunswick Liberal leadership". CBC News. Retrieved October 27, 2012. 
  20. ^ Huras, Adam (October 29, 2012). "Gallant elected new Liberal Leader". TelegraphJournal.com. Retrieved October 29, 2012. 

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