Bathurst (electoral district)

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Bathurst
New Brunswick electoral district
Bathurst.png
Bathurst in relation to other New Brunswick Provincial electoral districts
Defunct provincial electoral district
Legislature Legislative Assembly of New Brunswick
District created 1967
First contested 1967
Last contested 2010
Demographics
Population (2006) 12,527
Electors (27 September 2010) 9,344
Census divisions Gloucester
Census subdivisions Bathurst

Bathurst was a provincial electoral district for the Legislative Assembly of New Brunswick, Canada.

History and geography[edit]

It was created in the 1967 redistribution when cities were separated from their counties and made independent districts. It was not changed in either the 1973 or 1994 redistributions but in 2006 it lost some territory to the neighbouring riding of Nepisiguit.[1] It has been a traditional Liberal seat in the province; however, in the last two elections, it has been one of the most marginal seats in New Brunswick.

In its current form, it consists of the city of Bathurst except for the part south of Route 11 and east of the Nepisiguit River.[1] It is bordered on the northeast by the riding of Nigadoo-Chaleur, on north by Chaleur Bay, and elsewhere by the riding of Nepisiguit.

Members of the Legislative Assembly[edit]

This riding has elected the following Members of Legislative Assembly:

Assembly Years Member Party
Riding created from Gloucester
46th  1967–1970     Harry H. Williamson Liberal
47th  1970–1972†
 1972–1974     Eugene McGinley Liberal
48th  1974–1978
49th  1978–1983     Paul Kenny Liberal
50th  1983–1987
51st  1987–1991
52nd  1991–1995     Marcelle Mersereau Liberal
53rd  1995–1999
54th  1999–2003
55th  2003–2006     Brian Kenny Liberal
56th  2006–2010
57th  2010–2014
Riding dissolved into Bathurst West-Beresford
and Bathurst East-Nepisiguit-Saint-Isidore

Riding associations[edit]

Party CEO HQ Address Town
     New Brunswick Liberal Association Jennifer Cleversey 1210 Youghall Drive Bathurst

Election results[edit]

Bathurst's poll-by-poll winners for the 2010 New Brunswick election.

2010 election[edit]

New Brunswick general election, 2010
Party Candidate Votes % ∆% Expenditures
Liberal Brian Kenny 2,899 44.99 -3.94 $27,040
Progressive Conservative Nancy McKay 2,821 43.78 -2.31 $24,453
New Democratic Sebastien Duke 620 9.62 +4.64 $4,122
Green Hazel Hachey 104 1.61 $0
Total valid votes/Expense limit 6,444 100.0     $27,883
Total rejected ballots 55 0.85
Turnout 6,499 69.55 +2.41
Eligible voters 9,344
Liberal hold Swing -0.82
[2]

2006 election[edit]

New Brunswick general election, 2006
Party Candidate Votes % ∆% Expenditures
Liberal Brian Kenny 3,224 48.93 +0.44 $20,431
Progressive Conservative Nancy McKay 3,037 46.09 -1.01 $24,274
New Democratic Blair Lindsay 328 4.98 +0.58 $8,161
Total valid votes/Expense limit 6,589 100.0     $26,798
Total rejected ballots 61 0.63
Turnout 6,650 67.14 -0.88
Eligible voters 9,756
Liberal notional hold Swing +0.73
[3]

2003 election[edit]

New Brunswick general election, 2003
Party Candidate Votes % ∆% Expenditures
Liberal Brian Kenny 3,348 48.49 -5.78 $17,789
Progressive Conservative Nancy McKay 3,252 47.10 +8.56 $22,606
New Democratic Mark Robar 304 4.40 -2.79 $8,161
Total valid votes/Expense limit 6,904 100.0     $27,018
Total rejected ballots 57 0.82
Turnout 6,961 68.02 +4.37
Eligible voters 10,234
Liberal hold Swing -7.17

1999 election[edit]

New Brunswick general election, 1999
Party Candidate Votes % ∆% Expenditures
Liberal Marcelle Mersereau 3,418 54.27 -21.24 $15,701
Progressive Conservative Robert "Bob" Stairs 2,427 38.54 +27.95 $11,503
New Democratic Antoine Duguay 453 7.19 -5.37 $600
Total valid votes/Expense limit 6,298 100.0     $23,290
Total rejected ballots 60 0.60
Turnout 6,358 63.65 -4.20
Eligible voters 9,989
Liberal hold Swing -23.61

1995 election[edit]

New Brunswick general election, 1995
Party Candidate Votes % ∆% Expenditures
Liberal Marcelle Mersereau 4,956 75.51 +19.18 $17,079
New Democratic Kim Power 824 12.56 +0.98 $4,387
Progressive Conservative Graham Wiseman 695 10.59 -3.68 $3,703
Natural Law William Parker 88 1.34 $0
Total valid votes/Expense limit 6,563 100.0     $22,000
Total rejected ballots 82 0.84
Turnout 6,645 67.85 -2.69
Eligible voters 9,793
Liberal hold Swing +12.22

1991 election[edit]

New Brunswick general election, 1991
Party Candidate Votes % ∆% Expenditures
Liberal Marcelle Mersereau 4,047 56.33 -22.45 $14,913
Confederation of Regions Laurie Joseph Robichaud 1,280 17.82 $5,407
Progressive Conservative Wilt Claire 1,025 14.27 +0.15 $10,496
New Democratic Colette Buttimer 832 11.58 +4.48 $3,876
Total valid votes/Expense limit 7,184 100.0     $21,191
Total rejected ballots 61 0.59
Turnout 7,245 70.54 -6.22
Eligible voters 10,271
Liberal hold Swing -13.08

1987 election[edit]

New Brunswick general election, 1987
Party Candidate Votes % ∆% Expenditures
Liberal Paul Kenny 6,281 78.78 +39.07 $17,318
Progressive Conservative René Pratt 1,126 14.12 -18.75 $11,480
New Democratic Richard Doucet 566 7.10 -20.32 $913
Total valid votes/Expense limit 7,973 100.0     $17,728
Total rejected ballots 42 0.40
Turnout 8,015 76.76 -4.32
Eligible voters 10,442
Liberal hold Swing +28.91

1982 election[edit]

New Brunswick general election, 1982
Party Candidate Votes % ∆% Expenditures
Liberal Paul Kenny 3,406 39.71 +4.05 $12,591
Progressive Conservative Jim MacLaggan 2,820 32.87 +5.12 $12,453
New Democratic Kevin Mann, Jr. 2,352 27.42 -1.68 $11,419
Total valid votes/Expense limit 8,578 100.0     $15,102
Total rejected ballots 47 0.40
Turnout 8,625 76.76 -4.32
Eligible voters 10,442
Liberal hold Swing -0.54

1978 election[edit]

New Brunswick general election, 1978
Party Candidate Votes % ∆% Expenditures
Liberal Paul Kenny 2,667 35.66 -17.33 $12,132
New Democratic Kevin Mann 2,176 29.10 +26.76 $2,929
Progressive Conservative John A. Duffy 2,075 27.75 -10.87 $10,799
Parti acadien Lucie Losier 560 7.49 +1.43 $50
Total valid votes/Expense limit 7,478 100.0     $14,625
Total rejected ballots 101 1.03
Turnout 7,579 76.98 +3.11
Eligible voters 9,846
Liberal hold Swing -7.81

1974 election[edit]

New Brunswick general election, 1974
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Liberal Eugene McGinley 3,806 52.99 +2.43
Progressive Conservative Jean-Paul Lavoie 2,774 38.62 -3.59
Parti acadien Jean-Pierre Lanteigne 435 6.06
New Democratic Lionel Hachey 168 2.34
Total valid votes 7,183 100.0  
Total rejected ballots 58 0.59
Turnout 7,241 73.87 +11.55
Eligible voters 9,803
Liberal hold Swing +6.02

1972 by-election[edit]

New Brunswick provincial by-election, 1972
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Liberal Eugene McGinley 3,095 50.56 -9.38
Progressive Conservative Nicholas Dimitroff 2,584 42.21 +2.15
Independent Louis L. Boudreau 443 7.24
Total valid votes 6,122 100.0  
Total rejected ballots 59 0.59
Turnout 6,181 62.32 -20.49
Eligible voters 9,918
Liberal hold Swing -5.77
Held upon the death of H. H. Williamson

1970 election[edit]

New Brunswick general election, 1970
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Liberal H. H. Williamson 4,142 59.94 -10.21
Progressive Conservative J. Adolphus Picot 2,768 40.06 +6.21
Total valid votes 6,910 100.0  
Total rejected ballots 105 1.24
Turnout 7,015 82.81 +11.55
Eligible voters 8,471
Liberal hold Swing -8.21

1967 election[edit]

New Brunswick general election, 1967
Party Candidate Votes %
Liberal Harry H. Williamson 4,376 66.15
Progressive Conservative Ian Tower 2,239 33.84
Total valid votes 6,615 100.0  
Eligible voters 7,709
This was a new district created out of Gloucester which went totally Liberal in the previous election.

External links[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b 2006 Final Report of the Electoral Boundaries and Representation Commission. Elections New Brunswick. Retrieved June 14, 2011.
  2. ^ Elections New Brunswick (2010). "Thirty-seventh General Election - Report of the Chief Electoral Officer" (PDF). Retrieved 29 December 2014. 
  3. ^ Elections New Brunswick (2006). "Thirty-sixth General Election - Report of the Chief Electoral Officer" (PDF). Retrieved 12 January 2015.