Clayton Park West (electoral district)

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Clayton Park West
Nova Scotia electoral district
Clayton Park West provincial electoral district.svg
Provincial electoral district
LegislatureNova Scotia House of Assembly
Rafah DiCostanzo
District created1978
Last contested2013
Area (km²)18.00
Census divisionsHalifax Regional Municipality

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

The riding was created in 1978 as Halifax Bedford Basin from a portion of Halifax Cobequid.[1] In 2003, the district lost a northern area to Bedford and was renamed Halifax Clayton Park. Following the 2012 electoral boundary review, the district was renamed Clayton Park West. It gained Birch Cove and Kearney Lake areas from Bedford-Birch Cove and the Kearney Lake area from Hammonds Plains-Upper Sackville. It lost the Susies Lake and Quarrie Lake areas to Timberlea-Prospect; the areas south of Mount Saint Vincent University and Lacewood Drive as well as the Washmill Lake Drive area the Fairview-Clayton Park.[2]

Members of the Legislative Assembly[edit]

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

Legislature Years Member Party
63rd 2017-present Rafah DiCostanzo Liberal
62nd 2013–2017 Diana Whalen
61st 2009–2013
60th 2006-2009
59th 2003-2006
58th 1999-2003     Mary Ann McGrath Progressive Conservative
57th 1998-1999     Gerry Fogarty Liberal
56th 1993-1998
55th 1988-1993     Joel Matheson Progressive Conservative
54th 1984-1988
53rd 1981-1984
52nd 1978-1981

Election results[edit]

Nova Scotia general election, 2017
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Rafah DiCostanzo 4,035 46.04 -21.44
Progressive Conservative Paul Kimball 2,304 26.29 +11.31
New Democratic Rana Zaman 1,764 20.13 +2.58
Green Thomas Trappenberg 506 5.77 N/A
Atlantica Jonathan Dean 154 1.78 N/A
Total valid votes 8,763 100.0  
Total rejected ballots 30 0.34
Turnout 8,793 49.90
Eligible voters 17,620
Nova Scotia general election, 2013
Party Candidate Votes % ±
  Liberal Diana Whalen 5,569 67.48 N/A
  New Democratic Party Blake Wright 1,448 17.55 N/A
  Progressive Conservative Jaime D. Allen 1,236 14.98 N/A
Nova Scotia general election, 2009
Party Candidate Votes % ±
  Liberal Diana Whalen 5,030 49.02
  New Democratic Party Linda Power 3,924 38.24
  Progressive Conservative Debbie Hum 1,084 10.56
Green Amanda Hester 172 1.68
  Independent Jonathan Dean 51 0.50
Nova Scotia general election, 2006
Party Candidate Votes % ±
  Liberal Diana Whalen 3,404 37.32
  New Democratic Party Linda Power 3,040 33.33
  Progressive Conservative Mary Ann McGrath 2,450 26.86
Green Sheila Richardson 228 2.5
Nova Scotia general election, 2003
Party Candidate Votes % ±
  Liberal Diana Whalen 3,329 37.71
  Progressive Conservative Mary Ann McGrath 3,034 34.52
  New Democratic Party Roberta Morrison 2,312 26.14
  Independent Greg Lavern 152 1.72


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