Dartmouth South

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Dartmouth South
Nova Scotia electoral district
Dartmouth South provincial electoral district.svg
Dartmouth South in relation to other ridings in the Metro Halifax area
Provincial electoral district
Legislature Nova Scotia House of Assembly
Marian Mancini
New Democratic
District created 2012
Last contested 2015 (by)
Electors 17,940
Census divisions Halifax County
Census subdivisions Halifax Regional Municipality

Dartmouth South is a provincial electoral district in Nova Scotia, Canada, that elects one member of the Nova Scotia House of Assembly.

The district was originally created in 1967, but was redistributed in 2003 into Dartmouth South-Portland Valley and Dartmouth North.

The riding was re-created for the Nova Scotia general election, 2013 out of part of Dartmouth South-Portland Valley.[1]

The riding was temporarily unrepresented following the death of incumbent MLA Allan Rowe,[2] but is now represented by Marian Mancini who won a by-election in July 2015.[3]

Members of the Legislative Assembly[edit]

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

Legislature Years Member Party
62nd 2015–Present Marian Mancini New Democratic
2013-2015 Allan Rowe Liberal
Re-created from Dartmouth South-Portland Valley
Redistributed into Dartmouth South-Portland Valley & Dartmouth North
58th 1999-2003 Tim Olive Progressive Conservative
57th 1998-1999 Don Chard New Democratic
56th 1993-1998 John Savage Liberal
55th 1988-1993 Roland J. Thornhill Progressive Conservative
54th 1984-1988
53rd 1981-1984
52nd 1978-1981
51st 1974-1978
50th 1970-1974 D. Scott MacNutt Liberal
49th 1967-1970 Irvin William Akerley Progressive Conservative

Election results[edit]

Nova Scotia provincial by-election, July 14, 2015
On the death of Allan Rowe
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
New Democratic Marian Mancini 2,274 35.25 +1.93
Liberal Tim Rissesco 2,193 33.99 -12.24
Progressive Conservative Gord Gamble 1,494 23.16 +4.75
Independent Charlene M. Gagnon 490 7.60
Total valid votes 6,541 99.66
Total rejected ballots 22 0.34
Turnout 6,473 38.21
Electors on the lists 17,940
New Democratic gain from Liberal Swing +7.09
Nova Scotia general election, 2013
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Allan Rowe 4,049 46.24 +18.34
  New Democratic Party Mary Vingoe 2,918 33.32 -22.24
  Progressive Conservative Gord Gamble 1,612 18.41 +5.16
Independent Jim Murray 178 2.03
Total valid votes 8,757 99.02
Total rejected ballots 87 0.98
Turnout 8,844 55.48
Electors on the lists 15,940
Liberal notional gain from New Democratic Swing +20.29
2009 provincial election redistributed results
Party Vote  %
  New Democratic Party 4,607 55.57
  Liberal 2,313 27.90
  Progressive Conservative 1,098 13.24
  Green 273 3.29