Cape Breton Centre

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Cape Breton Centre
Nova Scotia electoral district
Cape Breton Centre location.png
Location of Cape Breton Centre in relation of Cape Breton Island
Provincial electoral district
Legislature Nova Scotia House of Assembly
MLA
 
 
 
David Wilton
Liberal
District created 1925
Last contested 2015 (by)
Demographics
Population (2011) 14,038
Electors 12,632
Area (km²) 135.00
Pop. density (per km²) 104
Census divisions Cape Breton
Census subdivisions Cape Breton

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

Its Member of the Legislative Assembly is David Wilton. The district consists of the area around New Waterford, including Dominion, Grand Lake Road, Reserve Mines, Gardiner Mines, Lingan Road, Lingan, River Ryan, Scotchtown, New Victoria, Victoria Mines, South Bar.

With the electoral boundary changes announced on September 12, 2012, Cape Breton Centre expanded to include South Bar, Lingan Road, and part of Grand Lake Road, which were formerly of Cape Breton Nova.[1]

Members of the Legislative Assembly[edit]

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

Dual-member district (1925-1933)[edit]

Legislature Years Member Party Member Party
Cape Breton Centre returned two members before 1933
38th 1925-1928     Gordon Sidney Harrington Liberal-Conservative     Joseph Macdonald Liberal-Conservative
39th 1928-1933

Single-member district (1933-present)[edit]

Legislature Years Member Party
40th 1933-1937     Michael Dwyer Liberal
41st 1937-1939
1939-1941 Douglas MacDonald Co-operative Commonwealth Federation
42nd 1941-1945
43rd 1945-1949 Michael James MacDonald Co-operative Commonwealth Federation
44th 1949-1953
45th 1953-1956
46th 1956-1960
47th 1960-1961
1961-1963 New Democratic
48th 1963-1967     Mike Laffin Progressive Conservative
49th 1967-1970
50th 1970-1974
51st 1974-1978 James 'Buddy' MacEachern New Democratic
52nd 1978-1981
53rd 1981-1984     Mike Laffin Progressive Conservative
54th 1984-1988
55th 1988-1989     Wayne Connors Liberal
1989-1993     Russell MacNeil Liberal
56th 1993-1998
57th 1998-1999 Frank Corbett New Democratic
58th 1999-2003
59th 2003-2006
60th 2006-2009
61st 2009–2013
62nd 2013–2015
2015-present David Wilton Liberal

Election results[edit]

Nova Scotia provincial by-election, July 14, 2015
On the resignation of Frank Corbett
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Liberal David Wilton 3,060 49.02 +5.81
New Democratic Tammy Martin 2,538 40.66 -4.63
Progressive Conservative Edna Lee 644 10.32 -1.18
Total valid votes 6,242 99.43
Total rejected ballots 36 0.57
Turnout 6,278 47.20
Electors on the lists 13,302
Liberal gain from New Democratic Swing +5.22
Nova Scotia general election, 2013
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
     New Democratic Party Frank Corbett 3,440 45.29 -33.25
     Liberal David Wilton 3,282 43.21 +30.72
     Progressive Conservative Edna Lee 873 11.49 +4.14
Total valid votes 7,595 99.42
Total rejected ballots 44 0.58
Turnout 7,639 58.48
Electors on the lists 13,062
New Democratic hold Swing -31.98
Nova Scotia general election, 2009 redistributed results
Party Vote  %
  New Democratic Party 5,738 78.54
  Liberal 913 12.50
  Progressive Conservative 537 7.35
  Green 118 1.62
Nova Scotia general election, 2009
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
     New Democratic Party Frank Corbett 5096 80.14
     Liberal Joe MacPherson 685 10.77
     Progressive Conservative Chris Ryan 479 7.53
Green Chris Alders 99 1.56
Nova Scotia general election, 2006
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
     New Democratic Party Frank Corbett 3490 43.65
     Progressive Conservative Darren Bruckschwaiger 2274 28.44
     Liberal Laura Lee MacDonald 2152 26.92
Green Frances Oomen 79 0.99
Nova Scotia general election, 2003
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
     New Democratic Party Frank Corbett 3929 50.64
     Liberal Basil McGillivray 3456 44.55
     Progressive Conservative Rita Tighe-MacLeod 373 4.81
Nova Scotia general election, 1999
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
     New Democratic Party Frank Corbett 4042 54.09
     Liberal Susan Deruelle Marsh 2985 39.94
     Progressive Conservative John Morrisey 446 5.97
Nova Scotia general election, 1998
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
     New Democratic Party Frank Corbett 5499 64.6
     Liberal Steve Drake 2435 28.6
     Progressive Conservative Julien Frison 576 6.8
Nova Scotia general election, 1993
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
     Liberal Russell MacNeil 5644
     New Democratic Party Victor Tomiczek 2554
     Progressive Conservative Julien Frison 1012
Cape Breton Centre by-election, 1990
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
     Liberal Russell MacNeil 3338
     New Democratic Party John Stevens 2543
     Progressive Conservative Harold MacDonald 2257
Cape Breton Centre by-election, 1989
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
     Liberal Russell MacNeil 2758
     Progressive Conservative Harold MacDonald 2755
     New Democratic Party John Stevens 2245
Nova Scotia general election, 1988
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
     Liberal Wayne 'Buzzy' Connors 3681
     Progressive Conservative Harold MacDonald 2210
     New Democratic Party John Wilson 2146


Nova Scotia general election, 1984
Party Candidate Votes
Progressive Conservative Mike Laffin 4,586
Liberal A. (Beaver) Parsons 1,264
Cape Breton Labour Dan 'Diddles' MacKinnon 1,202
New Democratic Angus Grant 743
Nova Scotia general election, 1981
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
     Progressive Conservative Mike Laffin 3276
     New Democratic Party James 'Buddy' MacEachern 2812
     Liberal Art MacDonald 2208
Nova Scotia general election, 1978
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
     New Democratic Party James 'Buddy' MacEachern 3594
     Liberal Francis MacLean 2993
     Progressive Conservative Peter MacKinnon 1510
Nova Scotia general election, 1974
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
     New Democratic Party James 'Buddy' MacEachern 3380
     Progressive Conservative Mike Laffin 2743
     Liberal Albert J. Boudreau 1703
Nova Scotia general election, 1970
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
     Progressive Conservative Mike Laffin 3680
     Liberal Stewart Marsh 1902
     New Democratic Party Alex MacDonald 1700
Nova Scotia general election, 1967
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
     Progressive Conservative Mike Laffin 3565
     New Democratic Party Tom O'Leary 1505
     Liberal William J. Boudreau 1313
Nova Scotia general election, 1963
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
     Progressive Conservative Mike Laffin 3699
     New Democratic Party Michael James MacDonald 2197
     Liberal Joseph Rizzetto 939
Nova Scotia general election, 1960
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
     CCF Michael James MacDonald 3371
     Progressive Conservative Lowell Murray 1964
     Liberal James P. McNeil 1887
Nova Scotia general election, 1956
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
     CCF Michael James MacDonald 2948
     Liberal James P. McNeil 2569
     Progressive Conservative Charles W. Miller 1289

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Electoral Boundaries Commission Final Report" (PDF). Elections Nova Scotia. September 12, 2012. Archived from the original (PDF) on January 23, 2013. Retrieved March 11, 2013. 

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