Progressive Conservative Association of Nova Scotia leadership election, 2006

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The Progressive Conservative Association of Nova Scotia leadership election of 2006 was held on February 11, 2006 to select a replacement for John Hamm, as Premier of Nova Scotia and leader of the Progressive Conservative Association of Nova Scotia.

Timeline[edit]

  • September 29, 2005 - Hamm announces his retirement, effective upon the election of a new leader.
  • October 15, 2005 - The PC Party announces that the leadership vote will be held on February 11, 2006 with a delegated convention as opposed to the one member one vote system used in the previous race.
  • October 26, 2005 - Bill Black becomes the first candidate to officially enter the race.
  • October 28, 2005 - Neil LeBlanc becomes the second candidate to officially enter the race.
  • November 4, 2005 - Rodney MacDonald becomes the third candidate to officially enter the race.
  • December 27, 2005 - Membership cutoff date.
  • January 7, 2006 - Delegate selection period begins.
  • February 11, 2006 - Leadership convention held in Halifax. Rodney MacDonald wins on 2nd ballot with support from Neil LeBlanc.
  • February 24, 2006 - MacDonald sworn in as 32nd Premier of Nova Scotia.

Candidates[edit]

Non-candidates[edit]

The following individuals were the subject of media speculation about running or themselves indicated they were considering a run but eventually opted against.

Results[edit]

First Ballot[edit]

The first ballot was close, with just 59 votes separating the first and last place candidates.

First Ballot
Candidate Votes Perc.
Rodney MacDonald 789 34.85%
Bill Black 742 32.77%
Neil LeBlanc 730 32.24%
Spoiled Ballots 3 0.13%
Totals 2,264 100%

LeBlanc eliminated, supports MacDonald.

Second Ballot[edit]

Second Ballot
Candidate Votes Perc.
Rodney MacDonald 1,263 59.29%
Bill Black 855 40.14%
Spoiled Ballots 12 0.67%
Totals 2,130 100%

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