Eastern Shore (electoral district)

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Eastern Shore
Nova Scotia electoral district
Eastern Shore provincial electoral district.svg
Provincial electoral district
Legislature Nova Scotia House of Assembly
MLA
 
 
 
Kevin Murphy
Liberal
District created 1967
Last contested 2013
Demographics
Population (2011) 15,720
Electors 11,765
Area (km²) 1,003.00
Pop. density (per km²) 15.7
Census divisions Halifax County
Census subdivisions Halifax Regional Municipality

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

In 1967, the district was created as Halifax Eastern Shore. Upon the recommendations of the 1992 Electoral Boundaries Commission report, the district name was changed to Eastern Shore and it gained the Upper Lawrencetown area from Cole Harbour. In 2003, it gained an area on its western boundary from Dartmouth-Cole Harbour and lost an area on its eastern boundary to Guysborough-Sheet Harbour. In 2013, the district lost the Ross Road area to Preston-Dartmouth.[1]

It is known as a bellwether district, having elected a government representative in every election since 1970.[2][3]

Members of the Legislative Assembly[edit]

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

Legislature Years Member Party
63rd 2017-present Kevin Murphy Liberal
62nd 2013-2017
61st 2009-2013 Sid Prest New Democratic
60th 2006-2009 Bill Dooks Progressive Conservative
59th 2003-2006
58th 1999-2003
57th 1993-1999 Keith Colwell Liberal
56th 1988-1993 Tom McInnis Progressive Conservative
55th 1984-1988
54th 1981-1984
53rd 1978-1981
52nd 1974-1978 Alexander Garnet Brown Liberal
51st 1970-1974
50th 1969-1970
1967-1969 Duncan MacMillan

Election results[edit]

2017 general election[edit]

Nova Scotia general election, 2017
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Kevin Murphy 2,527 37.71 -15.28
Progressive Conservative Patricia Auchnie 2,024 30.20 +10.20
New Democratic Devin Ashley 1,780 26.56 -0.45
Green Andy Berry 221 3.30
Independent Randy Carter 149 2.22
Total valid votes 6,701 100.00
Total rejected ballots 22 0.33 -0.59
Turnout 6,723 54.20 -5.71
Eligible voters 12,405
Liberal hold Swing -12.74

2013 general election[edit]

Nova Scotia general election, 2013
Party Candidate Votes % ±
  Liberal Kevin Murphy 3,770 52.99 -39.53
  New Democratic Party Sid Prest 1,922 27.01 -22.21
  Progressive Conservative Steve Brine 1,423 20.00 -14.69
Total valid votes 7,115 100.00
Total rejected ballots 66 0.92
Turnout 7,181 59.60
Eligible voters 11,988

2009 general election[edit]

Nova Scotia general election, 2009
Party Candidate Votes % ±
  New Democratic Party Sid Prest 3,628 49.22 +8.42
  Progressive Conservative Bill Dooks 2,557 34.69 -11.24
  Liberal Loretta Halleran 992 13.46 +2.86
Green Michael Marshall 194 2.63 -0.04

2006 general election[edit]

Nova Scotia general election, 2006
Party Candidate Votes % ±
  Progressive Conservative Bill Dooks 3,232 45.93 +0.91
  New Democratic Party Sid Prest 2,871 40.80 +4.77
  Liberal Judith Cabrita 746 10.6 -8.81
Green Elizabeth van Dreunen 188 2.67

2003 general election[edit]

Nova Scotia general election, 2003
Party Candidate Votes % ±
  Progressive Conservative Bill Dooks 3,073 45.02
  New Democratic Party Sid Prest 2,427 35.57
  Liberal Randy Carter 1,326 19.41

1999 general election[edit]

Nova Scotia general election, 1999
Party Candidate Votes % ±
  Progressive Conservative Bill Dooks 3,637 41.85
  Liberal Keith Colwell 2,695 31.01
  New Democratic Party Mary-Alice Tzagarakis 1,970 22.67
Nova Scotia Party Jack Friis 388 4.46

1998 general election[edit]

Nova Scotia general election, 1998
Party Candidate Votes % ±
  Liberal Keith Colwell 3,299 38.48
  New Democratic Party Darren Richard 2,801 32.68
  Progressive Conservative Greg Brown 2,472 28.84

1993 general election[edit]

Nova Scotia general election, 1993
Party Candidate Votes % ±
  Liberal Keith Colwell 3,760 43.46
  Progressive Conservative Tom McInnes 3,523 40.72
  New Democratic Party Gary Moore 1,369 15.82

References[edit]

  1. ^ Eastern Shore - Constituency History Nova Scotia Legislature
  2. ^ Eastern Shore bellwether a focus for Nova Scotia election CBC News - October 3, 2013
  3. ^ A bellwether of success Halifax Chronicle Herald - September 22, 2013

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