Prince Edward Island general election, 2015

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Prince Edward Island general election, 2015
Prince Edward Island
2011 ←
May 4, 2015 (2015-05-04) → 66th

All 27 seats in the Legislative Assembly of Prince Edward Island
14 seats needed for a majority
Opinion polls
  First party Second party
 
LIB
PC
Leader Wade MacLauchlan Rob Lantz
Party Liberal Progressive Conservative
Leader since February 21, 2015 February 28, 2015
Leader's seat York-Oyster Bed Ran in Charlottetown-Brighton (lost)
Last election 22 seats, 51.39% 5 seats, 40.18%
Seats before 20 3
Seats won 18 8
Seat change -2 +5
Percentage 40.83% 37.39%
Swing -10.56pp -2.79pp

  Third party Fourth party
  Peter Bevan-Baker.jpg
NDP
Leader Peter Bevan-Baker Michael Redmond
Party Green New Democratic
Leader since November 3, 2012 October 13, 2012
Leader's seat Kellys Cross-Cumberland Ran in Montague-Kilmuir (lost)
Last election 0 seats, 4.36% 0 seats, 3.16%
Seats before 0 0
Seats won 1 0
Seat change +1 ±0
Percentage 10.81% 10.97%
Swing +6.45pp +7.81pp

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Map of PEI's ridings coloured in based on how they voted

Premier before election

Wade MacLauchlan
Liberal

Premier-designate

Wade MacLauchlan
Liberal

The 65th Prince Edward Island general election was held May 4, 2015.[1] Under amendments passed by the Legislative Assembly of Prince Edward Island in 2008, Prince Edward Island elections are usually held on the first Monday of October in the fourth calendar year, unless it is dissolved earlier by the Lieutenant Governor of Prince Edward Island due to a motion of no confidence. The current government had hinted that an election would be held "before Mother's Day" 2015, and such a dissolution would avoid any conflicts with the next federal election, expected to be held in October 2015.

The governing Liberals were elected to a third consecutive majority government under new leader Wade MacLauchlan, while the Progressive Conservatives made slight gains despite party leader Rob Lantz failing to win election in Charlottetown-Brighton. The Green Party, meanwhile, won its first seat in the legislature, with leader Peter Bevan-Baker elected in Kellys Cross-Cumberland.[2] The New Democratic Party was shut out.

Standings[edit]

Summary of the Legislative Assembly of Prince Edward Island election results
Party Party leader Candidates Seats Popular vote
2011 Dissol. 2015 Change # % Change
Liberal Wade MacLauchlan 27 22 20 18 -4 33,481 40.83% -10.55%
Progressive Conservative Rob Lantz 27 5 3 8 +3 30,663 37.39% -2.77%
Green Peter Bevan-Baker 24 0 0 1 +1 8,857 10.81% +6.45%
New Democratic Michael Redmond 27 0 0 0 8,997 10.97% +7.81%
  Independent 0 1 0
  Vacant 3 - -
Total 105 27 27 27 81,998

Results by region[edit]

Party Name Cardigan Malpeque Charlottetown Egmont Total
  Liberal Seats: 2 2 7 7 18
  Popular Vote: 38.16% 36.33% 40.69% 49.00% 40.83%
  Progressive Conservative Seats: 5 3 0 0 8
  Popular Vote: 44.95% 38.21% 31.08% 34.97% 37.39%
  Green Seats: 0 1 0 0 1
  Popular Vote: 5.45% 18.76% 12.41% 6.01% 10.81%
Total seats: 7 6 7 7 27
Parties that won no seats:
  NDP Vote: 2,404 1,430 3,261 1,902 8,997
  Popular Vote: 11.44% 6.69% 15.82% 10.01% 10.98%

Timeline[edit]

2011[edit]

2012[edit]

2013[edit]

2014[edit]

2015[edit]

Opinion polls[edit]

Voting intentions since the 2011 election.
Polling Firm Last date of polling Link Liberal PC Green NDP Island Other
Corporate Research Associates April 23, 2015 HTML 44 35 6 15
Abingdon Research April 20, 2015 PDF 43 27 12 18
Corporate Research Associates February 28, 2015 PDF 58 26 4 12 0
Corporate Research Associates November 25, 2014 PDF 50 23 11 15 0 0
Corporate Research Associates September 1, 2014 PDF 48 28 7 16 0 0
Corporate Research Associates May 22, 2014 PDF 53 23 3 21 0 0
Corporate Research Associates February 27, 2014 PDF 53 17 7 22 0 1
Corporate Research Associates November 27, 2013 PDF 49 17 7 26 0 1
Corporate Research Associates August 28, 2013 PDF 42 23 3 32 0 0
Corporate Research Associates May 28, 2013 PDF 52 22 5 21 0 1
Corporate Research Associates March 2, 2013 PDF 51 16 7 26 0 0
Corporate Research Associates December 1, 2012 PDF 45 28 5 22 0 0
Corporate Research Associates August 31, 2012 PDF 42 32 8 18 0 0
Corporate Research Associates June 4, 2012 PDF 47 26 8 18 1 1
Corporate Research Associates February 26, 2012 PDF 50 33 5 11 0 0
Corporate Research Associates November 29, 2011 PDF 53 34 4 9 0 0
2011 election October 3, 2011 51.38 40.16 4.36 3.16 0.91 0.02

Candidates[edit]

  • Bold designates member of cabinet or Leader of the Party
  • Italics in the Candidate section designates a person seeking the party nomination

Cardigan[edit]

Electoral District Candidates   Incumbent
  Liberal   PC   Green   NDP   Other
4. Belfast-Murray River Charlie McGeoghegan Darlene Compton Jordan MacPhee Alan Hicken[20]     Charlie McGeoghegan
2. Georgetown-St. Peters Russell Stewart Steven Myers Heather Gallant Nathan Bushey[21]     Steven Myers
3. Montague-Kilmuir Allen Roach Andy Daggett[22] Jason Furness Michael Redmond     Allen Roach
7. Morell-Mermaid Dan MacDonald[23] Sidney MacEwen Meaghan Lister Edith Perry     Olive Crane
1. Souris-Elmira Tommy Kickham Colin LaVie   Susan Birt[24]   Colin LaVie
6. Stratford-Kinlock David Dunphy James Aylward Sam Saunders Chris van Ouwerkerk   James Aylward
5. Vernon River-Stratford* Alan McIsaac* Mary Ellen McInnis[25]* Nick Graveline Kathleen Romans[26] Alan McIsaac
  • This riding vote count resulted in a tie between McIsaac and McInnis. As a result, a coin toss was held, which determined McIsaac, the Liberal candidate, as the winner.[27]

Malpeque[edit]

Electoral District Candidates   Incumbent
  Liberal   PC   Green   NDP   Other
19. Borden-Kinkora Ramona Roberts[28] Jamie Fox[29] Ranald MacFarlane Aleida Tweten George Webster
16. Cornwall-Meadowbank Heath MacDonald[30] Michael Drake Rosalyn Ridlington Abbott Jennifer Coughlin[31] Ron MacKinley
17. Kellys Cross-Cumberland Valerie Docherty Randy Robar Peter Bevan-Baker Jesse Reddin Valerie Docherty
20. Kensington-Malpeque Paul Montgomery Matthew MacKay Lynne Lund Joseph Larkin   Vacant
18. Rustico-Emerald Bertha Campbell[32] Brad Trivers Marianne Janowicz Leah Jane Hayward[33]   Carolyn Bertram
9. York-Oyster Bed Wade MacLauchlan Jim Carragher Thane Bernard Gordon Gay   Vacant

Charlottetown[edit]

Electoral District Candidates   Incumbent
  Liberal   PC   Green   NDP   Other
13. Charlottetown-Brighton Jordan Brown[34] Rob Lantz Derrick Biso Bob MacLean[35]   Vacant
14. Charlottetown-Lewis Point Kathleen Casey Dianne Young Doug Millington Gord McNeilly[26]     Kathleen Casey
11. Charlottetown-Parkdale Doug Currie Lynn MacLaren Becka Viau Andrew Watts     Doug Currie
10. Charlottetown-Sherwood Robert Mitchell Mike Gillis[36] Mitchell Gallant Karalee McAskill[37]     Robert Mitchell
12. Charlottetown-Victoria Park Richard Brown Joey Kitson[38] Darcie Lanthier Chris Clay[39]     Richard Brown
8. Tracadie-Hillsborough Park Buck Watts Darren Creamer[40] Isaac Williams Jason Murray[41]   Buck Watts
15. West Royalty-Springvale Bush Dumville Linda Clements Charles Sanderson Peter Meggs   Bush Dumville

Egmont[edit]

Electoral District Candidates   Incumbent
  Liberal   PC   Green   NDP   Other
26. Alberton-Roseville Pat Murphy John Griffin[42]   Orville Lewis     Pat Murphy
24. Evangeline-Miscouche Sonny Gallant Debbie Montgomery Jordan Cameron Grant Gallant[43]     Sonny Gallant
25. O'Leary-Inverness Robert Henderson Daniel MacDonald[44]   Billy Mackendrick     Robert Henderson
22. Summerside-St. Eleanors Tina Mundy[45] Major Stewart[46] Caleb Adams Olivia Wood[26]     Gerard Greenan
21. Summerside-Wilmot Janice Sherry Brian Ramsay Donald MacFadzen-Reid Scott Gaudet[47]     Janice Sherry
27. Tignish-Palmer Road Hal Perry Joseph Profit Malcolm Pitre John A'Hearn     Hal Perry
23. Tyne Valley-Linkletter Paula Biggar Ryan Williams Shelagh Young Jacqueline Tuplin     Paula Biggar

References[edit]

  1. ^ PEI election called for May 4, 2015
  2. ^ "Liberals win majority in P.E.I. election". CBC News. May 4, 2015. Retrieved May 4, 2015. 
  3. ^ "P.E.I. NDP elect Mike Redmond as party leader". CBC News, October 13, 2012.
  4. ^ "Bevan-Baker acclaimed as P.E.I. Green Party leader". Charlottetown: The Guardian. November 3, 2012. Retrieved June 13, 2014. 
  5. ^ "P.E.I. PC Leader Olive Crane resigns". CBC News. December 5, 2012. Retrieved June 13, 2014. 
  6. ^ "Olive Crane resigns as P.E.I. Opposition leader". CBC News. January 30, 2013. Retrieved June 13, 2014. 
  7. ^ "Tories name new P.E.I. Opposition leader". CBC News. January 30, 2013. Retrieved June 13, 2014. 
  8. ^ "MLA Steven Myers named interim PC leader". CBC News. January 31, 2014. Retrieved June 13, 2014. 
  9. ^ "Perry to step down as Opposition leader". CBC News. February 11, 2013. Retrieved June 13, 2014. 
  10. ^ Wright, Teresa (October 3, 2013). "Hal Perry crossing floor to join Liberals". The Guardian. Retrieved June 13, 2014. 
  11. ^ "Olive Crane kicked out of PC caucus". The Journal Pioneer. October 4, 2013. Retrieved June 13, 2014. 
  12. ^ "P.E.I.-Liberals-and-PCs-both-looking-for-leaders". 
  13. ^ Wade MacLauchlan confirmed as P.E.I. Liberal leader
  14. ^ "Experienced faces make up Wade MacLauchlan cabinet". CBC News. February 23, 2015. Retrieved February 25, 2015. 
  15. ^ Legislative Assembly of PEI: Members
  16. ^ Rob Lantz celebrates Progressive Conservative leadership victory
  17. ^ Island Party sitting out election
  18. ^ PEI Votes 2015: Leaders' Debate
  19. ^ Leaders met in 2nd TV debate
  20. ^ Hicken to run for NDP in District 4 Belfast – Murray River
  21. ^ Dialysis Advocate Nathan Bushey to run for NDP in Georgetown-St. Peters
  22. ^ [1]
  23. ^ Dan MacDonald wins Morell-Mermaid nomination
  24. ^ NDP Confirms Two More Candidates
  25. ^ Retired CBC P.E.I. reporter John Jeffery fails to win Conservative nomination
  26. ^ a b c Wood intends to run for NDP in Summerside – St. Eleanors
  27. ^ Liberal Alan McIsaac wins seat in coin toss after recount tie
  28. ^ Ramona Roberts seeks Liberal nomination in Borden-Kinkora
  29. ^ Jamie Fox nominated as District 19 PC Candidate
  30. ^ [2]
  31. ^ NDP Nominates Candidates in District 16 and 18
  32. ^ Campbell wins Liberal nomination in Rustico-Emerald
  33. ^ Hayward Announces for NDP in Rustico-Emerald
  34. ^ [3]
  35. ^ MacLean announces bid for Charlottetown-Brighton
  36. ^ Mike Gillis declares intention for PCs in Charlottetown-Sherwood
  37. ^ McAskill to seek NDP nomination in Charlottetown-Sherwood
  38. ^ Joey Kitson seeks PC nomination in Charlottetown-Victoria Park
  39. ^ "NDP Leader Mike Redmond changes election plans". CBC News. March 31, 2015. Retrieved March 31, 2015. 
  40. ^ [4]
  41. ^ Navy Veteran to Run for NDP in District 8 Tracadie – Hillsborough Park
  42. ^ Griffin seeking District 26 PC nomination
  43. ^ Three More NDP Candidates nominated in Summerside
  44. ^ MacDonald seeking PC's District 25 nomination
  45. ^ Mundy defeats Greenan to represent Liberals in District 22
  46. ^ [5]
  47. ^ [6]

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