Kent North (electoral district)

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Kent North
Flag of New Brunswick.svg New Brunswick electoral district
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The riding of Kent North (as it exists from 2014) in relation to other New Brunswick electoral districts.
Provincial electoral district
Legislature Legislative Assembly of New Brunswick
MLA
 
 
 
Bertrand LeBlanc
Liberal
District created 1973
First contested 1974
Last contested 2014
Demographics
Population (2011) 15,720[1]
Electors (2013) 11,811[2]
Census divisions Kent County, Northumberland County
Census subdivisions Richibucto, Rogersville, Saint-Louis-de-Kent, Saint-Louis Parish, Acadieville Parish, Carleton Parish, Harcourt, Saint-Charles Parish, Rexton, Elsipogtog First Nation, Richibucto-Village

Kent North is a provincial electoral district for the Legislative Assembly of New Brunswick, Canada.

The district was established in the 1973 redistribution which saw New Brunswick move from a system of plurality-at-large voting (with multi-member ridings) to a first-past-the-post voting system (with single-member ridings). It took the northern third of the former three-member district for Kent County. In the 1994 redistribution, it added the Rogersville area from Northumberland County and was renamed Rogersville-Kouchibouguac. In the 2006 redistribution, it lost minor territory to Kent, but it regained that territory in 2013 as well as additional territory in the Rexton and Elsipogtog areas. Following the 2013 changes, it returned to its original name of Kent North.

Members of the Legislative Assembly[edit]

Assembly Years Member Party
Kent North
Riding created from Kent
48th  1974 − 1978     Joseph Daigle Liberal
49th  1978 − 1982
50th  1982 − 1987     Conrad Landry Liberal
51st  1987 − 1991
52nd  1991 − 1995
Rogersville-Kouchibouguac
53rd  1995 − 1999     Kenneth Johnson Liberal
54th  1999 − 2003     Rose-May Poirier Progressive Conservative
55th  2003 − 2006
56th  2006 − 2010
57th  2010 − 2014     Bertrand LeBlanc Liberal
Kent North
58th  2014 − Present     Bertrand LeBlanc Liberal

Electoral history[edit]

Kent North (2014–present)[edit]

New Brunswick general election, 2014
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Liberal Bertrand LeBlanc 4,699 50.02 +3.98
Green Rébeka Frazer-Chiasson 1,707 18.17
Progressive Conservative Nancy Blanchard 1,559 16.60 -25.84
New Democratic Allan Marsh 1,294 13.77 +2.25
People's Alliance Raven-Chanelle Arsenault-Augustine 135 1.44
Total valid votes 9,394 100.0  
Total rejected ballots 46 0.49
Turnout 9,440 75.77
Eligible voters 12,459
Liberal notional hold Swing -7.10
Source: Elections New Brunswick[3]

Rogersville-Kouchibouguac[edit]

New Brunswick general election, 2010
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Liberal Bertrand LeBlanc 3,438 46.04 +6.60
Progressive Conservative Jimmy Bourque 3,169 42.44 -13.46
New Democratic Alida Fagan 860 11.52 +6.86
Total valid votes 7,467 100.0  
Total rejected, unmarked and declined ballots 151 1.98
Turnout 7,618 87.65
Liberal gain from Progressive Conservative Swing +10.03
New Brunswick general election, 2006
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Progressive Conservative Rose-May Poirier 4,332 55.90 +6.52
Liberal Emery Comeau 3,057 39.45 -5.11
New Democratic Oscar Doucet 361 4.66 -1.41
Total valid votes 7,750 100.0  
Progressive Conservative hold Swing +5.82
New Brunswick general election, 2003
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Progressive Conservative Rose-May Poirier 3,289 49.38 +7.40
Liberal Maurice Richard 2,968 44.56 +4.36
New Democratic Oscar Doucet 404 6.07 -11.75
Total valid votes 6,661 100.0  
Progressive Conservative hold Swing +1.52
New Brunswick general election, 1999
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Progressive Conservative Rose-May Poirier 2,820 41.98 +1.57
Liberal Maurice Richard 2,700 40.20 -12.09
New Democratic Maria Daigle 1,197 17.82 +10.52
Total valid votes 6,717 100.0  
Progressive Conservative gain from Liberal Swing +6.83
New Brunswick general election, 1995
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Liberal Kenneth Johnson 3,530 52.29 -11.10
Progressive Conservative Hermel Mazerolle 2,728 40.41 +22.78
New Democratic Charles Richard 493 7.30 -11.68
Total valid votes 6,751 100.0  
Liberal hold Swing -16.94

Kent North (1974–1995)[edit]

New Brunswick general election, 1991
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Liberal Conrad Landry 3,377 63.39 -3.50
New Democratic Docile Doiron 1,011 18.98 +11.45
Progressive Conservative Dominique Babineau 939 17.63 -7.95
Total valid votes 5,327 100.0  
Liberal hold Swing -7.48
New Brunswick general election, 1987
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Liberal Conrad Landry 3,697 66.89 +14.37
Progressive Conservative Gérald Guimond 1,414 25.58 -15.08
New Democratic Charles Richard 416 7.53 +0.71
Total valid votes 5,527 100.0  
Liberal hold Swing +14.72
New Brunswick general election, 1982
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Liberal Conrad Landry 2,750 52.52 -16.31
Progressive Conservative Elzée Thebeau 2,129 40.66 +17.32
New Democratic Charles R. Richard 357 6.82
Total valid votes 5,236 100.0  
Liberal hold Swing -16.82
New Brunswick general election, 1978
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Liberal Joseph Z. Daigle 3,156 68.83 +9.12
Progressive Conservative Louis Arsenault 1,070 23.34 -5.87
Parti acadien Philippe Ouellette 359 7.83 +2.15
Total valid votes 4,585 100.0  
Liberal hold Swing +7.50
New Brunswick general election, 1974
Party Candidate Votes %
Liberal Joseph Z. Daigle 2,479 59.71
Progressive Conservative Willie G. Ferguson 1,213 29.21
Parti acadien Gilles Theriault 236 5.68
Independent Arcade Fontaine 224 5.39
Total valid votes 4,152 100.0  
The previous multi-member riding of Kent elected 3 (of 3) Liberals in the previous election. One Progressive Conservative was elected in the 1971 by-election. None of the three incumbents ran in this riding.

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