Memramcook-Tantramar

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Memramcook-Tantramar
Flag of New Brunswick.svg New Brunswick electoral district
Memramcook-Tantramar (2014-).png
The riding of Memramcook-Tantramar in relation to other southeastern New Brunswick electoral districts
Provincial electoral district
Legislature Legislative Assembly of New Brunswick
MLA
 
 
 
Bernard LeBlanc
Liberal
District created 1973
First contested 1974
Last contested 2014
Demographics
Population (2011) 15,884
Electors (2013) 11,368

Memramcook-Tantramar is a provincial electoral district for the Legislative Assembly of New Brunswick, Canada.

It was created in the 1973 electoral redistribution and first used in the 1974 election as Tantramar. It went largely unchanged in both the 1994 redistribution and 2006 redistribution, even though it was well below the allowable population variance in the latter. In 2006, the electoral boundaries commission ruled that the district was an exceptional case, as it was surrounded by water and the province of Nova Scotia to the south and west, and to predominately francophone areas to the north and east that would become significant minorities were they added to the district. The 2013 boundaries commission refused to persist the exception and added the francophone village of Memramcook from the former riding of Memramcook-Lakeville-Dieppe to the district. This change is the subject of a constitutional challenge by francophone activists.[1]

This was the first seat to elect a New Democrat to the legislature, in 1982.

Members of the Legislative Assembly[edit]

Assembly Years Member Party
Tantramar
Riding created from Westmorland
48th  1974 − 1978     Lloyd Folkins Progressive Conservative
49th  1978 − 1982
50th  1982 − 1987     Robert Arthur Hall New Democratic
51st  1987 − 1991     Marilyn Trenholme Liberal
52nd  1991 − 1995
53rd  1995 − 1997
 1997 − 1999     Peter Mesheau Progressive Conservative
54th  1999 − 2003
55th  2003 − 2006
56th  2006 − 2010     Mike Olscamp Progressive Conservative
57th  2010 − 2014
Memramcook-Tantramar
58th  2014 − Present     Bernard LeBlanc Liberal

Election results[edit]

Memramcook-Tantramar[edit]

New Brunswick general election, 2014
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Liberal Bernard LeBlanc 3,515 45.64
Progressive Conservative Mike Olscamp 2,037 26.45
Green Megan Mitton 1,178 15.29
New Democratic Hélène Boudreau 972 12.62
Total valid votes 7,702 100.0  
Total rejected ballots 36 0.47
Turnout 7,738 66.56
Eligible voters 11,626
Liberal notional gain Swing
Source: Elections New Brunswick[2]

Tantramar[edit]

New Brunswick general election, 2010
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Progressive Conservative Mike Olscamp 2,747 56.83 +2.42
Liberal Beth Barczyk 927 19.18 -15.57
Green Margaret Tusz-King 651 13.47
New Democratic Bill Evans 509 10.53 -0.31
Total valid votes 4,834
Progressive Conservative hold Swing +8.98
New Brunswick general election, 2006
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Progressive Conservative Mike Olscamp 2,690 54.41 -3.88
Liberal John Higham 1,718 34.75 +3.45
New Democratic Virgil Hammock 536 10.84 +0.43
Total valid votes 4,944
Progressive Conservative hold Swing -3.66
New Brunswick general election, 2003
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Progressive Conservative Peter Mesheau 2,922 58.29 -4.50
Liberal Susan Purdy 1,569 31.30 +13.76
New Democratic Geoff Martin 522 10.41 -8.36
Total valid votes 5,013
Progressive Conservative hold Swing -9.13
New Brunswick general election, 1999
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Progressive Conservative Peter Mesheau 3,311 62.79 +28.74
New Democratic Heather Patterson 990 18.77 -11.44
Liberal Kirk W. Meldrum 925 17.54 -15.68
Independent Frank Comeau 47 0.89
Total valid votes 5,273
Progressive Conservative hold Swing +20.09
New Brunswick provincial by-election, 1997
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Progressive Conservative Peter Mesheau 1,597 34.05 +22.08
Liberal Ross Monk 1,558 33.22 -29.25
New Democratic Heather Patterson 1,417 30.21 +14.77
Confederation of Regions Greg Hargrove 118 2.52 -7.60
Total valid votes 4,690
Progressive Conservative gain from Liberal Swing +25.66
Greg Hargrove was the leader of CoR running as a parachute candidate.
New Brunswick general election, 1995
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Liberal Marilyn Trenholme 3,414 62.47 +12.95
New Democratic Berkeley Fleming 844 15.44 -7.92
Progressive Conservative H. Eric Wheeler 654 11.97 +2.82
Confederation of Regions Julia Elnora Stevens 553 10.12 -7.84
Total valid votes 5,465
Liberal hold Swing +10.44
New Brunswick general election, 1991
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Liberal Marilyn Trenholme 3,008 49.52 -2.54
New Democratic Robert Arthur Hall 1,419 23.36 -6.71
Confederation of Regions Clarke Edgar Sheppard 1,091 17.96
Progressive Conservative William R. Campbell 556 9.15 -8.72
Total valid votes 6,074
Liberal hold Swing +2.08
New Brunswick general election, 1987
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Liberal Marilyn Trenholme 3,160 52.06 +29.45
New Democratic Robert Arthur Hall 1,825 30.07 -12.35
Progressive Conservative Lloyd Folkins 1,085 17.87 -17.10
Total valid votes 6,070
Liberal gain from New Democratic Swing +20.90
New Brunswick general election, 1982
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
New Democratic Robert Arthur Hall 2,503 42.42 +5.24
Progressive Conservative Irvin D. Robinson 2,063 34.97 -4.04
Liberal John Gideon Carter 1,334 22.61 -1.20
Total valid votes 5,900
New Democratic gain from Progressive Conservative Swing +4.64
New Brunswick general election, 1978
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Progressive Conservative Lloyd Folkins 2,019 39.01 -6.34
New Democratic Robert Arthur Hall 1,924 37.18 +22.07
Liberal James G. Purdy 1,232 23.81 -15.73
Total valid votes 5,175
Progressive Conservative hold Swing -14.20
New Brunswick general election, 1974
Party Candidate Votes %
Progressive Conservative Lloyd Folkins 2,402 45.35
Liberal John Bryden 2,094 39.54
New Democratic Colin McCabe 800 15.11
Total valid votes 5,296
The previous multi-member riding of Westmorland went totally Liberal in the previous election. Neither of the four incumbents ran in this election.

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