Argyle (electoral district)

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Argyle
Nova Scotia electoral district
Defunct provincial electoral district
Legislature Nova Scotia House of Assembly
District created 1981
District abolished 2013
Last contested 2009
Demographics
Population (2011) 8,210
Electors 6,474
Area (km²) 1,527.1
Census divisions Yarmouth County
Census subdivisions Municipality of the District of Argyle

Argyle is a former provincial electoral district in Nova Scotia, Canada which existed between 1981-2013. It elected one member of the Nova Scotia House of Assembly. It was created in 1981 when the district of Yarmouth was split into two separate districts. In its last configuration, the district was composed of the Municipality of the District of Argyle, an Acadian area occupying the eastern half of Yarmouth County.

The electoral district was abolished following the 2012 electoral boundary review and was largely replaced by the new electoral district of Argyle-Barrington.

Members of the Legislative Assembly[edit]

The electoral district was represented by the following Members of the Legislative Assembly:

Legislature Years Member Party
61st 2009–2013 Chris d'Entremont Progressive Conservative
60th 2006-2009
59th 2003-2006
58th 1999-2003 Neil LeBlanc Progressive Conservative
57th 1998-1999
56th 1993-1998     Allister Surette Liberal
55th 1988-1993 Neil LeBlanc Progressive Conservative
54th 1984-1988
53rd 1981-1984     Hugh Tinkham Liberal

Election results[edit]

2009 general election[edit]

Nova Scotia general election, 2009
Party Candidate Votes % ±
  Progressive Conservative Chris d'Entremont 2,818 64.00 -3.65
  New Democratic Party Melvin Huskins 759 17.24 +5.86
Liberal Lionel Leblanc 752 17.07 -2.66
Green Barb Lake 74 1.68 +0.27
Total valid votes 4,403 100.00
Total rejected ballots 21 0.47
Turnout 4,424 68.33
Eligible voters 6,474

2006 general election[edit]

Nova Scotia general election, 2006
Party Candidate Votes % ±
  Progressive Conservative Chris d'Entremont 3,158 67.65 +19.70
Liberal Christian Surette 913 19.56 -20.33
  New Democratic Party Charles Muise 531 11.38 -0.79
Green Patty Doucet-Saunders 66 1.41 Ø
Total valid votes 4,668 100.00
Total rejected ballots 20 0.43
Turnout 4,688 70.25
Eligible voters 6,673

2003 general election[edit]

Nova Scotia general election, 2003
Party Candidate Votes % ±
  Progressive Conservative Chris d'Entremont 2,345 47.95 -29.06
Liberal Aldric Benoit d'Entremont 1,951 39.89 +24.34
  New Democratic Party Charles Muise 595 12.17 +5.66
Total valid votes 4,886 100.00
Total rejected ballots 32 0.65
Turnout 4,918 84.14
Eligible voters 5,845

1999 general election[edit]

Nova Scotia general election, 1999
Party Candidate Votes % ±
  Progressive Conservative Neil LeBlanc 4,060 77.01 +23.41
Liberal Karen Kravfe 820 15.55 -17.95
  New Democratic Party Belinda Tucker 343 6.51 -4.99
Nova Scotia Party Oscar Harris 49 0.93 -0.47
Total valid votes 5,272 100.00
Total rejected ballots 20 0.38
Turnout 5,292 80.21
Eligible voters 6,598

1998 general election[edit]

Nova Scotia general election, 1998
Party Candidate Votes % ±
  Progressive Conservative Neil LeBlanc 3,028 53.60 +9.32
Liberal Allister Surette 1,891 33.50 -18.48
  New Democratic Party Dianne Crowell 651 11.50 +7.77
Nova Scotia Party Oscar Harris 80 1.40
Total valid votes 5,650 100.00
Total rejected ballots 20 0.35
Turnout 5,670 84.98
Eligible voters 6,672

1993 general election[edit]

Nova Scotia general election, 1993
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Allister Surette 3,091 51.98 +20.53
  Progressive Conservative Neil LeBlanc 2,633 44.28 -19.86
  New Democratic Party Dee Dee Daigle 222 3.73 -0.68
Total valid votes 5,946 100.00
Total rejected ballots 38 0.64
Turnout 5,984 86.93
Eligible voters 6,884

1988 general election[edit]

Nova Scotia general election, 1988
Party Candidate Votes % ±
  Progressive Conservative Neil LeBlanc 3,798 64.14 +11.63
Liberal Rick Murphy 1,862 31.45 -12.50
  New Democratic Party Raymond Ethier 261 4.41 +0.87

1984 general election[edit]

Nova Scotia general election, 1984
Party Candidate Votes % ±
  Progressive Conservative Neil LeBlanc 2,894 52.51 +13.19
Liberal J. Donald Doucette 2,422 43.95 -10.02
  New Democratic Party Lawrence Meuse 195 3.54 -3.17

1981 general election[edit]

Nova Scotia general election, 1981
Party Candidate Votes % ±
  Liberal Hugh Tinkham 2,872 53.97
  Progressive Conservative Peter J. Boudreau 2,092 39.32
  New Democratic Party Roy (Sonny) Murphy 357 6.71

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