Bedford (provincial electoral district)

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Nova Scotia electoral district
Bedford provincial electoral district.svg
Provincial electoral district
Legislature Nova Scotia House of Assembly
Kelly Regan
District created 2003
Last contested 2009
Population (2011) 27,783
Electors 19,154
Area (km²) 32.00
Pop. density (per km²) 868.2
Census divisions Halifax RM
Census subdivisions Bedford

Bedford is a provincial electoral district in Nova Scotia, Canada, that elects one member of the Nova Scotia House of Assembly.

Its current Member of the Legislative Assembly is Kelly Regan.

The electoral district was formed in 2003, and consists mostly of the previous district of Bedford-Fall River and one third of Halifax Bedford Basin. It comprises most of Bedford - all of the community southeast of the Bicentennial Highway.

The district is notable for the electoral loss of Liberal leader Francis MacKenzie, in the 2006 election. MacKenzie attempted to win the seat in 2006 for the Nova Scotia Liberal Party. The party polled less than 24% across the province. He lost by more than 800 votes to Len Goucher.

With the electoral boundary changes announced on September 12, 2012, Bedford-Birch Cove was renamed 'Bedford'. The area of Kearney Lake and Birch Cove moved to Clayton Park West.[1]

Members of the Legislative Assembly[edit]

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

Legislature Years Member Party
62nd 2013–Present Kelly Regan Liberal
61st 2009–2013
60th 2006–2009 Len Goucher Progressive Conservative
59th 2003–2006 Peter Christie Progressive Conservative

Election results[edit]

Nova Scotia general election, 2013
Party Candidate Votes % ±
  Liberal Kelly Regan 6,081 60.66 +16.18
  Progressive Conservative Joan Christie 2,026 20.21 -0.54
  New Democratic Party Mike Poworozynk 1,701 16.97 -15.53
Green Ian Charles 217 2.16 -0.11
Nova Scotia general election, 2009
Party Candidate Votes % ±
  Liberal Kelly Regan 4,861 44.48 +10.56
  New Democratic Party Brian Mosher 3,552 32.50 +11.66
  Progressive Conservative Len Goucher 2,268 20.75 -21.47
Green Neil Green 248 2.27 -0.74
Nova Scotia general election, 2006
Party Candidate Votes % ±
  Progressive Conservative Len Goucher 4,090 42.22 -1.63
  Liberal Francis MacKenzie 3,286 33.92 -0.27
  New Democratic Party John Buckland 2,019 20.84 -1.13
Green Mary McLaughlan 292 3.01
Nova Scotia general election, 2003
Party Candidate Votes % ±
  Progressive Conservative Peter Christie 4,114 43.85 -
  Liberal Richard Zurawksi 3,208 34.19 -
  New Democratic Party Bob Watson 2,061 21.97 -

External links[edit]


  1. ^ Elections Nova Scotia, Electoral Boundaries Commission Final Report (September 12, 2012). Retrieved on March 11, 2013