Nova Scotia general election, 1999

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Nova Scotia general election, 1999
Nova Scotia
1998 ←
members
July 27, 1999 → 2003
members

52 seats of the Nova Scotia House of Assembly
27 seats were needed for a majority
  First party Second party Third party
  Jhamm03election.JPG Robert-Chisholm-2012-NDP-Leadership-Convention.png Russell MacLellan.jpg
Leader John Hamm Robert Chisholm Russell MacLellan
Party Progressive Conservative New Democratic Liberal
Leader's seat Pictou Centre Halifax Atlantic Cape Breton North
Last election 14 19 19
Seats won 30 11 11
Seat change +16 -8 -9
Popular vote 169,383 129,474 128,795
Percentage 39.20% 29.97% 29.81%
Swing +9.43% -4.67% -5.50%

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Riding map of Nova Scotia showing winning parties

Premier before election

Russell MacLellan
Liberal

Elected Premier

John Hamm
Progressive Conservative

The 35th Nova Scotia general election was held on July 27, 1999, to elect members of the 58th House of Assembly of the Province of Nova Scotia, Canada. It was won by the Progressive Conservative party, led by Dr. John Hamm.

General results[edit]

Results by party[edit]

Party Party leader # of
candidates
Seats Popular vote
1998 Dissolution Elected % Change # % Change
     Progressive Conservative John Hamm 52 14 13 30 +130.8% 169,383 39.20% +9.43%
     New Democratic Robert Chisholm 52 19 19 11 -42.11% 129,474 29.97% -4.67%
     Liberal Russell MacLellan 52 19 19 11 -47.37% 128,795 29.81% -5.50%
     Nova Scotia Party Jack Friis 17 * - - - 3,153 0.73% *
     Independents 5 0 1 - -100% 1,278 0.29% -0.00%
Total 178 52 52 52   404,683 100%  

Results by region[edit]

Party name HRM C.B. Valley S. Shore Fundy Central Total
Parties winning seats in the legislature:
     Progressive Conservative Seats: 7 1 6 6 5 6 30
     Popular vote: 36.64% 17.26% 48.06% 46.24% 55.96% 46.00% 39.20%
     New Democratic Party Seats: 9 1 - - 1 - 11
     Popular vote: 37.24% 33.77% 21.47% 23.49% 24.14% 25.57% 29.97%
     Liberal Seats: 1 7 1 1 - - 10
     Popular vote: 24.68% 47.53% 29.64% 29.45% 19.03% 28.16% 29.81%
Parties not winning seats in the legislature:
     Nova Scotia Party Popular vote: 1.35% - 0.83% 0.82% 0.21% 0.27% 0.73%
     Independents Popular vote: 0.09% 1.44% - - 0.66% - 0.29%
Total seats: 17 9 7 7 6 5 51

Riding results[edit]

  • bold denotes a cabinet minister or party leader
  • † denotes an incumbent not seeking re-election

Valley[edit]

Electoral District Candidates   Incumbent
  PC   NDP   Liberal   Other
Annapolis Frank Chipman
4,026
Tom Clahane
1,708
Stephen McNeil
3,265
Paul Mann (NSP)
271
Laurie Montgomery
Clare Paul Comeau
2,355
Don Melanson
1,078
Wayne Gaudet
2,705
Anne Marie Boyer (NSP)
43
Wayne Gaudet
Digby—Annapolis Gordon Balser
3,780
Steve Downes
1,105
Vivian O'Neil
1,550
Gordon Balser
Hants West Ron Russell
5,276
Dick Terfry
1,764
Joe Robertson
2,015
Ron Russell
Kings North Mark Parent
4,321
Neil H. McNeil
2,513
Peter Hill
1,975
George Archibald
Kings South David Morse
3,890
Mary DeWolfe
2,567
Robbie Harrison
3,213
Robbie Harrison
Kings West Jon Carey
4,033
Jacquie DeMestral
1,629
Don Clarke
2,346
Frances Adams (NSP)
166
George Moody

South Shore[edit]

Electoral District Candidates   Incumbent
  PC   NDP   Liberal   Other
Argyle Neil LeBlanc
4,060
Belinda Tucker
343
Karen Kravfe
820
Oscar Harris (NSP)
49
Neil LeBlanc
Chester—St. Margaret's John Chataway
4,193
Hinrich Bitter-Suermann
3,098
Karen Willis Duerden
1,971
Hinrich Bitter-Suermann
Lunenburg Michael Baker
4,590
Marilyn Crook
1,982
Lila O'Connor
2,344
Michael Baker
Lunenburg West Jerry Swain
3,251
Eric Hustvedt
1,846
Don Downe
4,248
Don Downe
Queens Kerry Morash
3,447
John Wiles
1,498
Eddie Whitty
1,296
John Leefe
Shelburne Cecil O'Donnell
3,206~
Dianne Nickerson
1,306
Clifford Huskilson
3,206~
Clifford Huskilson
Yarmouth Richard Hurlburt
3,141
John Deveau
3,079
Phil DeMille
2,605
Brian W. Hurlburt (NSP)
409
John Deveau

Fundy[edit]

Electoral District Candidates   Incumbent
  PC   NDP   Liberal   Other
Colchester—Musquodoboit Valley Brooke Taylor
5,465
Jim Harpell
1,591
Leo Stacey
1,052
Brooke Taylor
Colchester North Bill Langille
3,728
Ralph Martin
2,411
John Davidson
2,274
Ed Lorraine
Cumberland North Ernest Fage
5,936
Doug Wilson
856
Kathy Langille
1,595
Jason Blanch (Ind.)
337
Ernest Fage
Cumberland South Murray Scott
5,527
Scott McKee
941
John Harrison
1,000
Murray Scott
Hants East Reese Morash
3,079
John MacDonell
3,985
Sara Stewart
2,150
Ken Smith (NSP)
106
John MacDonell
Truro—Bible Hill Jamie Muir
4,747
Ibel Scammell
2,499
Matthew Graham
1,613
Jamie Muir

Central Halifax[edit]

Electoral District Candidates   Incumbent
  PC   NDP   Liberal   Other
Halifax Bedford Basin Mary Ann McGrath
4,489
Errol Gaum
2,946
Jack Hardiman
2,935
Janice Lively (NSP)
209
Gerry Fogarty
Halifax Chebucto Sean Phillips
2,811
Howard Epstein
3,159
Royden Trainer
2,286
Hilda M. Stevens (NSP)
126
Howard Epstein
Halifax Citadel Jane Purves
3,392
Peter Delefes
2,958
Ed Kinley
2,752
Art Canning (Ind.)
57
Grace Patterson (NSP)
52
Peter Delefes
Halifax Fairview Narayana Swamy
2,117
Eileen O'Connell
3,615
Greta Murtagh
1,888
Maria Alexandridis (NSP)
199
Eileen O'Connell
Halifax Needham Linda Carvery
2,185
Maureen MacDonald
3,525
Mike Rogers
1,970
Scott Higgins (NSP)
162
Maureen MacDonald

Suburban Halifax[edit]

Electoral District Candidates   Incumbent
  PC   NDP   Liberal   Other
Bedford—Fall River Peter Christie
6,566
Jane Earle
2,700
Gerry St. Armand
2,197
Francene Cosman
Halifax Atlantic Bruce Cooke
2,794
Robert Chisholm
4,266
David Melnick
1,458
Gerald Rodgers (NSP)
234
Golda M. Redden (Ind.)
68
Robert Chisholm
Sackville—Beaver Bank Barry Barnet
3,573
Rosemary Godin
2,951
Bill MacDonald
2,276
Rosemary Godin
Sackville—Cobequid Wade Marshall
2,440
John Holm
4,787
Kevin Perkins
1,235
John Holm
Timberlea—Prospect Ken Fralick
2,600
Bill Estabrooks
4,356
Vicki Brown
2,171
Ken Bumstead (NSP)
174
Bill Estabrooks

Dartmouth/Cole Harbour/Eastern Shore[edit]

Electoral District Candidates   Incumbent
  PC   NDP   Liberal   Other
Cole Harbour—Eastern Passage Nadune Cooper Mont
3,539
Kevin Deveaux
3,721
Colin MacEachern
2,216
Kevin Deveaux
Dartmouth—Cole Harbour Greg Frampton
2,750
Darrell Dexter
3,164
Peter Foy
2,150
Rufus Peacock (NSP)
274
Darrell Dexter
Dartmouth East Terry Degen
2,710
Heather Henderson
2,272
Jim Smith
2,975
Jim Smith
Dartmouth North Jane MacKay
2,060
Jerry Pye
3,105
Frank Cameron
1,756
Susan Livingstone (NSP)
145
Jerry Pye
Dartmouth South Tim Olive
3,656
Don Chard
3,011
Audrey Goodyer
2,322
Don Chard
Eastern Shore Bill Dooks
3,637
Mary-Alice Tzagarakis
1,970
Keith Colwell
2,695
Jack Friis (NSP)
388
Keith Colwell
Preston David Hensbee
1,800
Yvonne Atwell
1,496
Wendell Thomas
509
Yvonne Atwell

Central Nova[edit]

Electoral District Candidates   Incumbent
  PC   NDP   Liberal   Other
Antigonish Angus MacIsaac
4,070
Charlene Long
2,229
Hyland Fraser
4,058
Hyland Fraser
Guysborough—Port Hawkesbury Ron Chisholm
3,285
Wendy Panagopoulos
1,267
Ray White
3,151
Ray White
Pictou Centre John Hamm
5,479
Jeff Callaghan
1,850
Marie Maxwell
1,171
John Hamm
Pictou East James DeWolfe
3,295
Andy Thompson
2,388
Lynn MacDonald
1,285
Jim DeWolfe
Pictou West Muriel Baillie
3,102
Charlie Parker
2,955
Paul Landry
2,109
D. Ed Berringer (NSP)
114
Charlie Parker

Cape Breton[edit]

Electoral District Candidates   Incumbent
  PC   NDP   Liberal   Other
Cape Breton Centre John Morrissey
446
Frank Corbett
4,042
Susan Deruelle Marsh
2,985
Frank Corbett
Cape Breton East Brad Kerr
1,043
Cecil Saccary
3,704*
David Wilson
3,699*
Gerard Burke (Ind.)
787
Reeves Matheson †
Cape Breton North Murray Johnston
1,863
Archie MacKinnon
2,587
Russell MacLellan
4,222
Russell MacLellan
Cape Breton Nova Harold Dorrington
235
Gordie Gosse
3,253
Paul MacEwan
4,004
Paul MacEwan
Cape Breton South Leland Lewis
708
Elizabeth Cusack
2,451
Manning MacDonald
5,356
Manning MacDonald
Cape Breton—The Lakes Ken Langley
1,173
Helen MacDonald
3,614
Brian Boudreau
3,715
Helen MacDonald
Cape Breton West Joe Boudreau
1,375
Brian Slaney
3,359
Russell MacKinnon
5,094
Russell MacKinnon
Inverness Rodney MacDonald
3,876
Roy Yipp
1,612
Charlie MacDonald
3,549
Charlie MacDonald
Richmond Joseph MacPhee
1,905
Wilma Conrod
1,595
Michel Samson
3,105
Michel Samson
Victoria Anna Curtis-Steele
1,174
Nancy MacKeigan
772
Kennie MacAskill
2,263
Osborne Burke (Ind.)
229
Stemer MacLeod (Ind.)
137
Kennie MacAskill
  • Bold text indicates a cabinet minister or party leader.
  • ~In the riding of Shelburne, the Returning Officer had to cast the tie-breaking vote.
  • *In the riding of Cape Breton East, New Democrat Cecil Saccary's 5-vote lead, after a judicial recount, became a 5-vote lead for the Liberal's Dave Wilson. A judge then decided to throw out the results of the general election; a by-election was held several months later to fill the seat.

By-elections since the general election[edit]

Cape Breton East (General election results voided), April 4, 2000:

By-election: Cape Breton East
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
     Liberal Dave Wilson 4,017 43.33
     NDP Cecil Saccary 3,609 38.93
     PC Brad Kerr 1,644 17.74
Total 9,270 100%

Cape Breton North (Resignation of Russell MacLellan), March 6, 2001:

By-election: Cape Breton North
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
     PC Cecil Clarke 3,026 38.19 +16.71
Liberal Wes Stubbert 2,573 32.48 -16.21
     NDP Helen MacDonald 2,324 29.33 -0.50
Total 7,923 100%

Halifax Fairview (Death of Eileen O'Connell), March 6, 2001:

By-election: Halifax Fairview
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
     NDP Graham Steele 2,164 58.14 +11.91
Liberal Jeremy Akerman 1,021 27.43 +3.29
     PC Narayana Swamy 466 12.52 -14.56
     Marijuana Melanie Patriquen 38 1.02 *
     NSP Heather Drope 33 0.89 -1.66
Total 7,923 100%

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