Antigonish (provincial electoral district)

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Antigonish
Nova Scotia electoral district
Antigonish provincial electoral district.svg
Provincial electoral district
Legislature Nova Scotia House of Assembly
MLA
 
 
 
Randy Delorey
Liberal
District created 1867
Last contested 2013
Demographics
Population (2011) 19,590
Electors 13,314[1]
Area (km²) 1,347
Pop. density (per km²) 14.5
Census divisions Antigonish County
Census subdivisions Antigonish

Antigonish is a provincial electoral district in Nova Scotia, Canada, that elects one member of the Nova Scotia House of Assembly. It has existed since 1867 and is one of only four Nova Scotian districts that has existed continuously since Canadian Confederation.

The district includes the community of Antigonish, and the surrounding Antigonish County. It is bordered by Pictou East to the west, Guysborough-Sheet Harbour to its south, the Strait of Canso to the east, and the Northumberland Strait to the north.

With the electoral boundary changes announced on September 12, 2012, the area east of Tracadie River is moved to the new riding of Guysborough–Eastern Shore–Tracadie.[2]

Its Member of the Legislative Assembly since 2013 is Randy Delorey of the Nova Scotia Liberal Party.[3]

Members of the Legislative Assembly[edit]

This riding has elected the following Members of the Legislative Assembly:

Legislature Years Member Party
62nd 2013–present     Randy Delorey Liberal
61st 2009–2013 Maurice Smith New Democrat
2009 Angus MacIsaac Progressive Conservative
60th 2006–2009
59th 2003–2006
58th 1999–2003
57th 1998–1999     Hyland Fraser Liberal
56th 1993–1998     Bill Gillis Liberal
55th 1988–1993
54th 1984–1988
53rd 1981–1984
52nd 1978–1981
51st 1974–1978
50th 1970–1974
49th 1967–1970     William F. MacKinnon Progressive Conservative
48th 1963–1967
47th 1960–1963
46th 1956–1960
45th 1953–1956     Colin H. Chisholm Liberal
44th 1949–1953
43rd 1945–1949     John Patrick Gorman Liberal
42nd 1942–1945
1941–1942     John A. MacIsaac Liberal
41st 1937–1941     John Laughlin McIsaac Liberal
40th 1933–1937
Antigonish returned two members before 1933
39th 1928–1933     William Chisholm Liberal     John Laughlin McIsaac Liberal
38th 1925–1928
37th 1920–1925     Angus J. MacGillivray United Farmers
36th 1916–1920     Fred Robert Trotter Liberal
35th 1913–1916     John Stanfield O'Brien Liberal-Conservative
1911–1916     Edward Lavin Girroir Liberal-Conservative
34th 1906–1911     Christopher P. Chisholm Liberal
33rd 1903–1906
1901–1903     Angus McGillivray Liberal
32nd 1897–1901
31st 1895–1897
1894–1895     Colin Francis McIsaac Liberal
30th 1891–1894
1890–1891     Angus McGillivray Liberal
29th 1886–1890
28th 1882–1886     Charles B. Whidden Conservative
1882     John Sparrow David Thompson Conservative
27th 1878–1882
26th 1877–1878     Daniel MacDonald Liberal
1874–1877     John J. McKinnon Independent
25th 1871–1874     Joseph MacDonald Liberal
24th 1867–1871

Election results[edit]

Next Nova Scotia general election
Party Candidate Votes % ±
  Liberal Randy Delorey
  Progressive Conservative Ray Mattie
  New Democratic Party Moraig MacGillivray
Atlantica Ryan Smyth
Green
Nova Scotia general election, 2013
Party Candidate Votes % ±
  Liberal Randy Delorey 3882 42.78 +20.10
  Progressive Conservative Darren Thompson 2868 31.61 -3.77
  New Democrat Maurice Smith 2324 25.61 -15.41
October 20, 2009 by-election
Party Candidate Votes % ±
  New Democrat Maurice Smith 3,310 41.02 +5.84
  Progressive Conservative Darren Thompson 2,855 35.38 -2.70
  Liberal Miles Tompkins 1,830 22.68 -2.38
Green Michael Marshall 74 0.92 -0.77
Nova Scotia general election, 2009
Party Candidate Votes % ±
  Progressive Conservative Angus MacIsaac 3613 38.08 -10.2
  New Democrat Maurice Smith 3338 35.18 +16.12
  Liberal Miles Tompkins 2378 25.06 -5.74
Green Rebecca Steeves Mosher 160 1.69 -0.18
Nova Scotia general election, 2006
Party Candidate Votes % ±
  Progressive Conservative Angus MacIsaac 4629 48.28
  Liberal Daniel MacIsaac 2953 30.8
  New Democrat Andrew MacDonald 1827 19.06
Green Judith Dowden 179 1.87
Nova Scotia general election, 2003
Party Candidate Votes % ±
  Progressive Conservative Angus (Tando) MacIsaac 4256 41.64
  Liberal David Allister Cameron 3651 35.72
  New Democrat Terry O'Toole 1755 17.17
Marijuana Gene Purdy 560 5.48
Nova Scotia general election, 1999
Party Candidate Votes % ±
  Progressive Conservative Angus (Tando) MacIsaac 4070 39.30
  Liberal Hyland Fraser 4058 39.18
  New Democrat Charlene Long 2229 21.52
Nova Scotia general election, 1998
Party Candidate Votes % ±
  Liberal Hyland Fraser 4649 41.55
  Progressive Conservative Andrew MacNeil 3554 31.76
  New Democrat Maurice "Moe" Smith 2986 26.69
Nova Scotia general election, 1993
Party Candidate Votes % ±
  Liberal J. W. (Bill) Gillis 7292
  Progressive Conservative Liz Chisholm 3196
  New Democrat Marion MacDonald 821
Nova Scotia general election, 1988
Party Candidate Votes % ±
  Liberal J. W. (Bill) Gillis 7292
  Progressive Conservative Bill Garvie 4463
  New Democrat Bill Woodfine 821
Nova Scotia general election, 1984
Party Candidate Votes % ±
  Liberal J. W. (Bill) Gillis 7292
  Progressive Conservative Elizabeth (Liz) Chisholm 4854
  New Democrat Bill Woodfine 793
Nova Scotia general election, 1981
Party Candidate Votes % ±
  Liberal J. W. (Bill) Gillis 4522
  Progressive Conservative Angus MacIssac 4271
  New Democrat John A. Murphy 937
Nova Scotia general election, 1978
Party Candidate Votes % ±
  Liberal J. W. (Bill) Gillis 4689
  Progressive Conservative Bill MacNeil 3713
  New Democrat John A. Murphy 1010
Nova Scotia general election, 1974
Party Candidate Votes % ±
  Liberal J. W. (Bill) Gillis 5141
  Progressive Conservative Ronnie (D. D.) MacDonald 3172
  New Democrat Patrick D. Gough 726
Nova Scotia general election, 1970
Party Candidate Votes % ±
  Liberal J. W. (Bill) Gillis 4002
  Progressive Conservative William Shaw 3594
  New Democrat Alex MacPherson 265
Nova Scotia general election, 1967
Party Candidate Votes % ±
  Progressive Conservative William F. MacKinnon 3222
  Liberal J. W. (Bill) Gillis 3196
Nova Scotia general election, 1963
Party Candidate Votes % ±
  Progressive Conservative William F. MacKinnon 3334
  Liberal Ronald Saint John Chisholm 2774
Nova Scotia general election, 1960
Party Candidate Votes % ±
  Progressive Conservative William F. MacKinnon 3177
  Liberal Vincent J. MacDonald 2495
  Co-operative Commonwealth Federation Alex MacPherson 129
Nova Scotia general election, 1956
Party Candidate Votes % ±
  Progressive Conservative W. F. MacKinnon 2884
  Liberal C. H. Chisholm 2669
Nova Scotia general election, 1953
Party Candidate Votes % ±
  Liberal C. H. Chisholm 2624
  Independent V. J. MacDonald 2065
  Progressive Conservative T. B. Thompson 675
Nova Scotia general election, 1949
Party Candidate Votes % ±
  Liberal Colin H. Chisholm
  Conservative Terrance B. Thompson
Nova Scotia general election, 1945
Party Candidate Votes % ±
  Liberal John Patrick Gorman 2650
  Conservative Douglas MacDonald 1636
Nova Scotia special election, 1942
Party Candidate Votes % ±
  Liberal John Patrick Gorman 2496
  Conservative Russell Cunningham 1099
Nova Scotia general election, 1941
Party Candidate Votes % ±
  Conservative John A. MacIsaac 2759
  Liberal Michael Ignatius Webb 1728
Nova Scotia general election, 1937
Party Candidate Votes % ±
  Conservative John L. MacIsaac 3160
  Liberal Robert H. Butts 2011
Nova Scotia general election, 1933
Party Candidate Votes % ±
  Conservative John L. MacIsaac 2951
  Liberal John A. Walker 2482
Nova Scotia general election, 1928
Party Candidate Votes % ±
  Liberal John L. McIsaac 2431
  Liberal William Chisholm 2407
  Conservative John F.McLellan 1925
  Conservative John D. MacIntyre 1792
Nova Scotia general election, 1925
Party Candidate Votes % ±
  Liberal John L. McIsaac 2393
  Conservative William Chisholm 2267
  Liberal Duncan S.Chisholm 2095
  Conservative Fred R. Irish 1871
Nova Scotia special election, 1923
Party Candidate Votes % ±
  Liberal William Chisholm
Nova Scotia general election, 1920
Party Candidate Votes % ±
  Conservative William Chisholm 2059
United Farmers Angus J.MacGillivray 1,804
  A. Sterling MacMillan 1725
  Conservative Frederick R. Irish 1706
Nova Scotia general election, 1925
Party Candidate Votes % ±
  Liberal John L. McIsaac 2393
  Conservative William Chisholm 2267
  Liberal Duncan S.Chisholm 2095
  Conservative Fred R. Irish 1871
Nova Scotia general election, 1916
Party Candidate Votes % ±
  Liberal William Chisholm 1366
  Liberal F. R. Trotter 1300
  Liberal-Conservative John S. O'Brien 1167
  Liberal-Conservative Allan MacDonald 953
Nova Scotia special election, 1913
Party Candidate Votes % ±
  Liberal John Stanfield O'Brien
Nova Scotia general election, 1911
Party Candidate Votes % ±
  Liberal-Conservative E. L. Girroir 1299
  Liberal F. R. Trotter 1267
  Liberal C. P. Chisholm 1070
  Liberal-Conservative Hugh MacDougall 1016
Nova Scotia general election, 1906
Party Candidate Votes % ±
  Liberal F. R. Trotter Acclamation
  Liberal C. P. Chisholm Acclamation
Nova Scotia special election, 1903
Party Candidate Votes % ±
  Liberal Fred Robert Trotter
Nova Scotia general election, 1901
Party Candidate Votes % ±
  Liberal A. MacGillivray Acclamation
  Liberal C. P. Chisholm Acclamation
Nova Scotia general election, 1897
Party Candidate Votes % ±
  Liberal A. MacGillivray 1263
  Independent C. P. Chisholm 1070
  C. H. Webster 1123
  Conservative Hugh MacDonald 986
Nova Scotia special election, 1895
Party Candidate Votes % ±
  Liberal A. MacGillivray 1312
  Liberal-Conservative D. A. Fraser 1016
Nova Scotia general election, 1894
Party Candidate Votes % ±
  Liberal J. W. Longley 1808
  Liberal J. A. Bancroft 1793
  Liberal-Conservative Thomas R. Jones 1555
  Liberal-Conservative Hugh E. Gillis 1496
Nova Scotia special election, 1891
Party Candidate Votes % ±
  Conservative C. P. Chisholm 933
  Liberal J. J. Cameron 916
Nova Scotia general election, 1890
Party Candidate Votes % ±
  Liberal A. MacGillivray 1362
  Liberal C. F. McIsaac 1274
  Conservative J. J. Cameron 1003
  Conservative Archibald McPhee 806
Nova Scotia special election, 1887
Party Candidate Votes % ±
  Liberal Angus MacGillivray Acclamation
Nova Scotia general election, 1886
Party Candidate Votes % ±
  Liberal A. MacGillivray 1384
  Liberal C. F. McIsaac 1269
  Conservative Rod K .McDonald 482
  Conservative C. B. Whidden 200
Nova Scotia special election, 1882
Party Candidate Votes % ±
  Conservative Charles B. Whidden 1225
  Liberal C. C. Gregrory 884
Nova Scotia general election, 1882
Party Candidate Votes % ±
  Liberal J. W. Longley 1340
  Liberal Henry Munroe 1329
  Conservative C. W. Shaffner 1261
  Conservative W. B. Troop 1212
Nova Scotia general election, 1878
Party Candidate Votes % ±
  Conservative J. S. D. Thompson Acclamation
  Conservative Angus McGillivary Acclamation
Nova Scotia general election, 1874
Party Candidate Votes % ±
  Independent John McKinnon 1012
  Liberal Daniel MacDonald 752
  Liberal Joseph McDonald 661
Nova Scotia general election, 1871
Party Candidate Votes % ±
  Liberal D. MacDonald
  Liberal Joseph McDonald
  Conservative R. N. Henry
Nova Scotia general election, 1867
Party Candidate Votes % ±
  Liberal D. MacDonald 1424
  Liberal Joseph McDonald 1072
  Conservative R. W. Henry 410
  Conservative J. MacDonald 193

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://nselectoralboundaries.ca/pubs/Electoral-Boundaries-Report-en.pdf
  2. ^ Elections Nova Scotia, Electoral Boundaries Commission Final Report (September 12, 2012). Retrieved on March 11, 2013
  3. ^ "First time candidate wins Antigonish seat" The Casket, October 9, 2013. Retrieved December 1, 2013.

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