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
 
 
 
Mike Olscamp
Progressive Conservative
District created 1973
First contested 1974
Last contested 2010
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.

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2010 New Brunswick election: Tantramar
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
     Progressive Conservative Mike Olscamp 2747 56.83% +2.43
     Liberal Beth Barczyk 927 19.18% -15.52
Green Margaret Tusz-King 651 13.47%
     New Democratic Bill Evans 509 10.53% -0.27
 
     P.C. hold. Majority 1820 37.65%
2006 New Brunswick election: Tantramar
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
     Progressive Conservative Mike Olscamp 2690 54.4% -3.8%
     Liberal John Higham 1718 34.7% +3.4%
     New Democratic Virgil Hammock 536 10.8% +0.4%
 
     P.C. hold. Majority 972 19.6%
2003 New Brunswick election: Tantramar
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
     Progressive Conservative Peter Mesheau 2922 58.3% -4.5%
     Liberal Susan Purdy 1569 31.3% +13.8%
     New Democratic Geoff Martin 522 10.4% -8.4%
 
     P.C. hold. Majority 1353 27.0%
1999 New Brunswick election: Tantramar
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
     Progressive Conservative Peter Mesheau 3311 62.8% +28.7%
     New Democratic Heather Patterson 990 18.8% -11.4%
     Liberal Kirk W. Meldrum 925 17.5% -15.7%
     Independent Frank Comeau 47 0.9% *
 
     P.C. hold. Majority 2321 44.0%

* Neither Comeau nor another independent ran in the previous election

1997 Tantramar by-election
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
     Progressive Conservative Peter Mesheau 1597 34.1% +22.2%
     Liberal Ross Monk 1558 33.2% -28.8%
     New Democratic Heather Patterson 1417 30.2% +14.9%
Confederation of Regions Greg Hargrove* 118 2.5% -7.5%
 
     P.C. gain. Majority 39 0.8%

* Greg Hargrove was the leader of CoR running as a parachute candidate

1995 New Brunswick election: Tantramar
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
     Liberal Marilyn Trenholme 3414 62.0% +12.5%
     New Democratic Berkeley Fleming 844 15.3% -8.1%
     Progressive Conservative H. Eric Wheeler 654 11.9% +2.7%
Confederation of Regions Julia Elnora Stevens 553 10.0% -8.0%
 
     Liberal hold. Majority 2570 46.7%
1991 New Brunswick election: Tantramar
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
     Liberal Marilyn Trenholme 3008 49.5% -2.6%
     New Democratic Robert Hall 1419 23.4% -6.7%
Confederation of Regions Clarke Edgar Sheppard 1091 18.0%
     Progressive Conservative William R. Campbell 556 9.2% -8.7%
 
     Liberal hold. Majority 1589 26.2%

* CoR did not contest the previous election

1987 New Brunswick election: Tantramar
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
     Liberal Marilyn Trenholme 3160 52.1% +29.5%
     New Democratic Robert Hall 1825 30.1% -12.3%
     Progressive Conservative Lloyd G. Folkins 1085 17.9% -17.1%
 
     Liberal gain. Majority 1335 22.0%
1982 New Brunswick election: Tantramar
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
     New Democratic Robert Arthur Hall 2503 42.4% +5.2%
     Progressive Conservative Irvin D. Robinson 2063 35.0% -4.0%
     Liberal John Gideon Carter 1334 22.6% -1.2%
 
     N.D.P. gain. Majority 440 7.5%
1978 New Brunswick election: Tantramar
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
     Progressive Conservative Lloyd George Folkins 2019 39.0% -6.4%
     New Democratic Robert Arthur Hall 1924 37.2% +22.1%
     Liberal James G. Purdy 1232 23.8% -15.7%
 
     P.C. hold. Majority 95 1.8%
1974 New Brunswick election: Tantramar
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
     Progressive Conservative Lloyd Folkins 2402 45.4% *
     Liberal John Bryden 2094 39.5% *
     New Democratic Colin McCabe 800 15.1% *
 
     P.C. gain*. Majority 308 5.8%

* This was a new district created out of the old multi-member district of Westmorland

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