Chester-St. Margaret's

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Chester-St. Margaret's
Nova Scotia electoral district
Chester-St. Margaret's provincial electoral district.svg
Provincial electoral district
Legislature Nova Scotia House of Assembly
MLA
 
 
 
Hugh MacKay
Liberal
District created 1956
Last contested 2013
Demographics
Population (2011) 20,368
Electors 15,291
Area (km²) 1,597.00
Pop. density (per km²) 12.8
Census divisions Halifax RM,
Lunenburg County

Chester—St. Margaret's is a provincial electoral district in Nova Scotia, Canada, that elects one member of the Nova Scotia House of Assembly. It is located on the South Shore.

The constituency was created in 1956 as a division of Lunenburg County. It was called Lunenburg East from 1956 to 1993. In 1993, the district was renamed Chester—St. Margaret's and gained Tancook Islands from Lunenburg Centre and St. Margaret's Bay from Halifax St. Margarets. In 2003, it gained the communities of West Dover and Bayside. In 2012, the district lost the Upper Tantallon area north of Highway 103 to Hammonds Plains-Lucasville.[1]

The district includes the Municipality of Chester and the communities in the Halifax Regional Municipality along the coast of St. Margarets Bay including Peggys Cove. Major towns in the riding include Hubbards, Chester, Western Shore, Boutiliers Point and Head of St. Margarets Bay.

Statistics[edit]

Avg. Income: $27,440 (2003)
Population: 19,720 (2003)
Post-secondary education: 36% (2003)

Members of the Legislative Assembly[edit]

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

Legislature Years Member Party
62nd 2017–present     Hugh MacKay Liberal
62nd 2013–2017 Denise Peterson-Rafuse New Democratic
61st 2009–2013
60th 2006-2009 Judy Streatch Progressive Conservative
59th 2005-2006
2003-2005     John Chataway Progressive Conservative
58th 1999-2003
57th 1998-1999     Hinrich Bitter-Suermann New Democratic
1998     Progressive Conservative
56th 1993-1998     Jim Barkhouse Liberal
55th 1988-1993
54th 1984-1988
53rd 1981-1984 Ron Barkhouse Progressive Conservative
52nd 1978-1981
51st 1974-1978
50th 1970-1974 Maurice L. Zinck
49th 1967-1970
48th 1963-1967
47th 1960-1963
46th 1959-1960
1956-1959 R. Clifford Levy

Election results[edit]

2017 general election[edit]

Nova Scotia general election, 2017
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Hugh MacKay 3,112 35.46 +4.40
New Democratic Denise Peterson-Rafuse 3,021 34.42 -0.82
Progressive Conservative Julie Chaisson 2,230 25.41 -8.29
Green Harry Ward 413 4.71 N/A
Total valid votes 8,776 100.0  
Total rejected ballots 32 0.21
Turnout 8,808 57.60
Eligible voters 15,291

2013 general election[edit]

Nova Scotia general election, 2013
Party Candidate Votes % ±
  New Democratic Party Denise Peterson-Rafuse 3,341 35.25 -12.84
  Progressive Conservative Janet Elizabeth Irwin 3,193 33.69 +6.22
  Liberal Timothy Whitman Harris 2,943 31.06 +9.95

2009 general election[edit]

Nova Scotia general election, 2009
Party Candidate Votes % ±
  New Democratic Party Denise Peterson-Rafuse 4,835 48.09 +17.49
  Progressive Conservative Judy Streatch 2,762 27.47 -15.20
  Liberal Jo-Ann Grant 2,122 21.11 -2.57
Green Ryan Cameron 335 3.33 +0.28

2006 general election[edit]

Nova Scotia general election, 2006
Party Candidate Votes % ±
  Progressive Conservative Judy Streatch 3,950 42.67 +6.49
  New Democratic Party Jane Matheson 2,833 30.60 +0.80
  Liberal Rick Fraughton 2,192 23.68 -7.52
Green Joanne MacKinnon 282 3.05 +0.48

2005 by-election[edit]

Chester-St. Margaret's By-election, June 21, 2005
Party Candidate Votes % ±
  Progressive Conservative Judy Streatch 2,955 36.18 -1.15
  Liberal Rick Fraughton 2,548 31.20 +6.95
  New Democratic Party Hinrich Bitter-Suermann 2,434 29.80 -7.10
Green Michael Oddy 210 2.57

2003 general election[edit]

Nova Scotia general election, 2003
Party Candidate Votes % ±
  Progressive Conservative John Chataway 3,453 37.33 -7.94
  New Democratic Party Hinrich Bitter-Suermann 3,413 36.90 +3.45
  Liberal Milt Larsen 2,243 24.25 +3.55
Nova Scotia Party Sue Gault 141 1.52

1999 general election[edit]

Nova Scotia general election, 1999
Party Candidate Votes % ±
  Progressive Conservative John Chataway 4,193 45.27 -
  New Democratic Party Hinrich Bitter-Suermann 3,098 33.45 -
  Liberal Karen Willis Duerden 1,971 20.70 -

1998 general election[edit]

Nova Scotia general election, 1998
Party Candidate Votes % ±
  Progressive Conservative Hinrich Bitter-Suermann 3,256 35.22 -
  Liberal Jim Barkhouse 3,153 34.10 -
  New Democratic Party Doris Maley 2,837 30.68 -

1993 general election[edit]

Nova Scotia general election, 1993
Party Candidate Votes % ±
  Liberal Jim Barkhouse 5,025 51.69 -
  Progressive Conservative Aileen Heisler 2,867 29.49 -
  New Democratic Party Jack Ross 1,644 16.91 -
  Independent Malcolm Callaway 185 1.90 Ø

References[edit]

  1. ^ Constituency History Nova Scotia Legislature

External links[edit]