Charlie McGeoghegan

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Charlie McGeoghegan
MLA for Belfast-Murray River
In office
October 2007 – 2015
Preceded by Pat Binns
Succeeded by Darlene Compton
Personal details
Born 1974
Montague, Prince Edward Island
Political party Liberal
Residence Belfast, Prince Edward Island
Occupation fisherman
Religion Roman Catholic

Charlie McGeoghegan (born 1974) is a Canadian politician.

He was elected to the Legislative Assembly of Prince Edward Island in a by-election on October 15, 2007, following the resignation of Pat Binns.[1][2] He represents the electoral district of Belfast-Murray River and is a member of the Liberal Party.

McGeoghegan was also the party's candidate in the general election on May 28, 2007.

Arm wrestling[edit]

After completing high school, he attended the Canadian Coast Guard College in Point Edward, Nova Scotia. Prior to entering elected politics, McGeoghegan was a fisherman and a competitive arm wrestler.[3] McGeoghegan was the winner in the 198-pound division of the 2003 World Arm Wrestling Championship held in Ottawa.[4]

Electoral record[edit]

Prince Edward Island provincial by-election, 15 October 2007: Belfast-Murray River
On the appointment of Pat Binns as Ambassador to Ireland
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Liberal Charlie McGeoghegan 1,259 54.95 +14.14
Progressive Conservative Darlene Compton 828 36.15 −19.01
Independent Andy Clarey 107 4.67
Green Ahmon Katz 83 3.62 −0.42
New Democratic Jane McNeil 10 0.44
Total valid votes 2,287 100.0  
Liberal gain from Progressive Conservative Swing +16.58
Source: Elections PEI
Prince Edward Island general election, 2007
Party Candidate Votes % +/–
  Progressive Conservative Party Pat Binns 1,527 55.15
  Liberal Party Charlie McGeoghegan 1,130 40.81
Green Ahmon Katz 112 4.04
Total 2,769 100.0
Prince Edward Island general election, 2011
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Liberal Charlie McGeoghegan 1,135 45.86 -9.09
Progressive Conservative Darlene Compton 1,127 45.54 +9.39
Green John Burhoe 114 4.61 +0.99
Island Andy Clarey 99 4.00 -0.67
Total valid votes 2,475 100.0  
Liberal hold Swing -9.24
Prince Edward Island general election, 2015
** Preliminary results — Not yet official **
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Progressive Conservative Darlene Compton 1,203 45.12 -0.42
Liberal Charlie McGeoghegan 1,095 41.07 -4.79
New Democratic Alan Hicken 216 8.10
Green Jordan MacPhee 152 5.70 +1.09
Total valid votes 2,666 100.0  
Progressive Conservative gain from Liberal Swing +2.18
[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Elections PEI
  2. ^ "Liberals win P.E.I. byelection". CBC News. October 15, 2007. Retrieved 2015-06-05. 
  3. ^ "McGeoghegan, Charles". Telephone Directory. Government of Prince Edward Island. Retrieved 2009-06-14. 
  4. ^ "Arm wrestling MLA back in training". CBC News. April 9, 2008. Retrieved 2015-06-05. 
  5. ^ Elections Prince Edward Island (4 May 2015). "Provincial General Election - Unofficial Results 2015-05-04". Retrieved 5 May 2015.