Becky Kent

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Becky Kent
MLA for Cole Harbour-Eastern Passage
In office
2007 – October 8, 2013
Preceded by Kevin Deveaux
Succeeded by Joyce Treen
Personal details
Political party New Democratic Party
Occupation early childhood educator, municipal councillor

Rebecca J. Kent is a Canadian politician. She represented the electoral district of Cole Harbour-Eastern Passage in the Nova Scotia House of Assembly from 2007 to 2013. She was a member of the Nova Scotia New Democratic Party.[1]

Kent, an early childhood educator,[2] was elected as a municipal councillor for the Halifax Regional Municipality district of Woodside-Eastern Passage in 2004.[3] She entered provincial politics in October 2007, winning a by-election in the Cole Harbour-Eastern Passage riding.[4][5] She was re-elected in the 2009 election.[6] In January 2011, Kent was elected Deputy Speaker.[7] In March 2013, she was appointed ministerial assistant to the Minister of Education.[8] Kent was defeated by Liberal Joyce Treen when she ran for re-election in the 2013 election.[9]

Electoral record[edit]

2009 provincial election
Cole Harbour-Eastern Passage
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
     New Democratic Party Becky Kent 4,402 65.17
     Progressive Conservative Party Lloyd Jackson 1,074 15.9
     Liberal Party Orest Ulan 1,054 15.6
Green Denise Menard 225 3.33
Cole Harbour-Eastern Passage by-election, 2 October 2007
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
     New Democratic Party Becky Kent 2,459 44.39
     Progressive Conservative Party Michael Eddy 1,863 33.63
     Liberal Party Kelly Rambeau 958 17.30
Green Beverley Woodfield 259 4.68


  1. ^ "Electoral History for Cole Harbour-Eastern Passage" (PDF). Nova Scotia Legislative Library. Retrieved 2015-04-05. 
  2. ^ Joanne Oostveen (2007-09-20). "Becky Kent: Advocate, volunteer, mother". Halifax News Net. Retrieved 2010-05-21. [dead link]
  3. ^ "Nova Scotia election: Meet your metro Halifax candidates". The Chronicle Herald. October 2, 2013. Retrieved 2015-04-05. 
  4. ^ "NDP holds seat in Halifax-area byelection". CBC News. October 2, 2007. Retrieved 2015-04-05. 
  5. ^ "NDP hold on to Halifax-area seat". Amherst Daily News. October 3, 2007. Retrieved 2010-05-21. 
  6. ^ "Nova Scotia sends record 12 women to Province House in election". CBC News. June 9, 2009. Retrieved 2015-04-05. 
  7. ^ "Legislature elects NDP backbencher Gordie Gosse as new Speaker". Cape Breton Post. January 19, 2011. Retrieved 2015-04-05. 
  8. ^ "Skabar gets new ministerial assistant position". Cumberland News Now. March 15, 2013. Retrieved 2015-04-05. 
  9. ^ "Cole Harbour-Eastern Passage". CBC News. October 9, 2013. Retrieved 2015-04-05.