Colchester-Musquodoboit Valley

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Colchester-Musquodoboit Valley
Nova Scotia electoral district
Colchester-Musquodoboit Valley provincial electoral district.svg
Provincial electoral district
Legislature Nova Scotia House of Assembly
MLA
 
 
 
Larry Harrison
Progressive Conservative
District created 1978
Last contested 2013
Demographics
Population (2011) 17,979
Electors 13,640
Area (km²) 3,060
Pop. density (per km²) 5.9
Census divisions Colchester County,
Halifax RM

Colchester—Musquodoboit Valley is a provincial electoral district in Nova Scotia, Canada, that elects one member of the Nova Scotia House of Assembly.

The district was created in 1978 from Colchester, and was called Colchester South until 1993. In 1993, name was changed to Colchester-Musquodoboit Valley and it gained the Salmon River and Musquodoboit Valley areas from Bedford-Musquodoboit Valley, and Millbrook 27 from Truro-Bible Hill.[1] It includes the southern half of Colchester County (not including the Truro area) plus the Musquodoboit Valley region of the Halifax Regional Municipality.

Members of the Legislative Assembly[edit]

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

Legislature Years Member Party
62nd 2013–present     Larry Harrison Progressive Conservative
61st 2009–2013     Gary Burrill New Democratic
60th 2006–2009     Brooke Taylor Progressive Conservative
59th 2003–2006
58th 1999–2003
57th 1998–1999
56th 1993–1998
1993     Ken Streatch Progressive Conservative
55th 1988-1993 R. Colin Stewart
54th 1984-1988
53rd 1981-1984
52nd 1978-1981

Election results[edit]

Nova Scotia general election, 2013
Party Candidate Votes % ±
     Progressive Conservative Larry Harrison 3,304 42.27 +13.28
     New Democratic Party Gary Burrill 2,293 29.33 -18.76
     Liberal Tom Martin 2,220 28.40 +7.79
Nova Scotia general election, 2009
Party Candidate Votes % ±
     New Democratic Party Gary Burrill 3,568 48.09 +22.88
     Progressive Conservative Steve Streatch 2,151 28.99 -34.86
     Liberal Willie Versteeg 1,529 20.61 +11.85
Green Margaret Whitney 172 2.32 +0.13
Nova Scotia general election, 2006
Party Candidate Votes % ±
     Progressive Conservative Brooke Taylor 4,790 63.85 -0.49
     New Democratic Party Gary Burrill 1,891 25.21 +1.99
     Liberal Carolyn Matthews 657 8.76 -3.68
Green Leona MacLeod 164 2.19
Nova Scotia general election, 2003
Party Candidate Votes % ±
     Progressive Conservative Brooke Taylor 4,695 64.34 -3.06
     New Democratic Party Kathryn Belzer 1,694 23.22 +3.60
     Liberal Joan Barnhill 908 12.44 -0.54
Nova Scotia general election, 1999
Party Candidate Votes % ±
     Progressive Conservative Brooke Taylor 5,465 67.40 -
     New Democratic Party Jim Harpell 1,591 19.62 -
     Liberal Leo Stacey 1052 12.97 -
Nova Scotia general election, 1988
Party Candidate Votes % ±
     Progressive Conservative R. Colin Stewart 3,855 56.19
     Liberal Larry Thomas 2,462 35.88
     New Democratic Party Julia A. Skipper 554 8.07
Nova Scotia general election, 1984
Party Candidate Votes % ±
     Progressive Conservative R. Colin Stewart 3,572 61.86
     Liberal Fred A. Kennedy 1,530 26.50
     New Democratic Party Bernard A. Gay 492 8.52
Nova Scotia general election, 1981
Party Candidate Votes % ±
     Progressive Conservative R. Colin Stewart 3,281 56.48
     Liberal Laurence Mersereau 1,683 28.97
     New Democratic Party Chester Rice 799 13.75
     Independent Robert (Bob) Kirk 46 0.79
Nova Scotia general election, 1978
Party Candidate Votes % ±
     Progressive Conservative R. Colin Stewart 3,230 56.28
     Liberal Ed. Lorraine 2,187 38.11
     New Democratic Party Chester Rice 322 5.61

References[edit]

  1. ^ Riding History NS Legislature

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