Gloucester (provincial electoral district)

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Gloucester
New Brunswick electoral district
Defunct provincial electoral district
Legislature Legislative Assembly of New Brunswick
District created 1826
District abolished 1973
First contested 1827
Last contested 1972

Gloucester was a provincial electoral district for the Legislative Assembly of New Brunswick, Canada from the 1828 election of the 9th New Brunswick Legislature. It mirrored Gloucester County, and used a bloc voting system to elect candidates. It was abolished with the 1973 electoral redistribution, divided up into five first past the post districts: Caraquet, Nepisiguit-Chaleur, Nigadoo-Chaleur, Shippagan-les-Îles and Tracadie.

Members of the Legislative Assembly[edit]

Legislature Years Member Party Member Party Member Party Member Party Member Party
Riding created from Northumberland
9th 1827 – 1830     Hugh Munro Ind.
10th 1831 – 1834     William End Ind.
11th 1835 – 1837     Peter Stewart Ind.
12th 1837 – 1842
13th 1843 – 1846     Joshua Alexandre Ind.
14th 1847 – 1850     Joseph Read Ind.
15th 1851 – 1854     Robert Gordon Ind.
16th 1854 – 1856     William End Ind.     Patrick McNaughton Ind.
17th 1856 – 1857     Joseph Read Ind.
18th 1857 – 1861
19th 1862 – 1865     Robert Young Ind.     John Meahan Ind.
20th 1865 – 1866
21st 1866 – 1870
22nd 1870 – 1874     Samuel Napier Ind.     Théotime Blanchard[1] Cons.
23rd 1875 – 1876     Kennedy F. Burns Lib.
1876 – 1878     Patrick G. Ryan Lib.
24th 1879 – 1882     Francis J. McManus Lib.
25th 1883 – 1886
26th 1886 – 1890     James Young Cons.
27th 1890 – 1892     Joseph Poirier Cons.
28th 1892 – 1895
29th 1896 – 1899     Peter Veniot[2] Lib.     John Sievewright Ind.     Prosper E. Paulin Cons.
30th 1899     Theobald M. Burns Cons.     Joseph Poirier Cons.
1899 – 1903     John Young Ind.
31st 1903 – 1908
32nd 1908 – 1912     Alphonse Sormany Ind.     James P. Byrne Lib.     Seraphine R. Léger Lib.
33rd 1912 – 1917     John B. Hatchey Ind.     Alfred J. Witzell Ind.     A.L.H. Stewart Ind.     Martin J. Robichaud Ind.
34th 1917 – 1920     Peter Veniot[3] Lib.     James P. Byrne[4] Lib.     Seraphine R. Léger Lib.     Jean G. Robichaud Lib.
35th 1921 – 1922
1923 – 1925     J. André Doucet Lib.
1925     Ivan Rand Lib.
36th 1925 – 1926     John B. London[5] Lib.
1926 – 1930     Clovis-Thomas Richard[3] Lib.
37th 1931
1931 – 1935     Wesley H. Coffyn Cons.
38th 1935 – 1939     F.T.B. Young[5] Lib.     William A. Losier Lib.
39th 1939 – 1940
1940 – 1944     Joseph E. Connolly Lib.
40th 1944 – 1945     Frederick C. Young Lib.
1945 – 1948     J. Michel Fournier Lib.
41st 1948 – 1952     Ernest Richard Lib.
42nd 1952 – 1956
43rd 1957 – 1960     Claude Savoie Lib.
44th 1960 – 1963     H. H. Williamson Lib.     Bernard A. Jean[6] Lib.
45th 1963 – 1967     J. Omer Boudreau Lib.
46th 1967 – 1970     Gérard Haché Lib.     A. A. Ferguson Lib.
47th 1970 – 1972     André Robichaud Lib.     Frank Branch Lib.
1972 – 1974     Lorenzo Morais PC
Riding dissolved into Caraquet, Nepisiguit-Chaleur, Nigadoo-Chaleur, Shippagan-les-Îles and Tracadie

Election results[edit]

New Brunswick provincial by-election, 18 September 1972
Party Candidate Votes % Elected
Progressive Conservative Lorenzo Morais 13,685 53.88 Green tickY
Liberal Richard Savoie 11,714 46.12
Total valid votes 25,399 100.0  
Total rejected ballots 620 2.38
Turnout 26,019 81.16
Source: Elections New Brunswick[7]
New Brunswick general election, 1970
Party Candidate Votes % Elected
Liberal Omer Boudreau 11,333 49.47 Green tickY
Liberal André Robichaud 11,055 48.25 Green tickY
Liberal Bernard A. Jean 10,892 47.54 Green tickY
Liberal Adjutor Ferguson 10,877 47.48 Green tickY
Liberal Frank Branch 10,552 46.06 Green tickY
Progressive Conservative Camille Losier 5,175 22.59
Progressive Conservative Calixte Chiasson 5,132 22.40
Progressive Conservative Roland Boudreau 4,538 19.81
Progressive Conservative Odilon Boudreau 4,272 18.65
Progressive Conservative William Young 4,211 18.38
Independent André Dumont 646 2.82
Total valid votes 22,910 100.0  
Source: Elections New Brunswick[8]
New Brunswick general election, 1967
Party Candidate Votes % Elected
Liberal Omer Boudreau 12,350 61.16 Green tickY
Liberal Adjutor Ferguson 12,048 59.66 Green tickY
Liberal Gérard Haché 11,900 58.93 Green tickY
Liberal Bernard A. Jean 11,890 58.88 Green tickY
Liberal Ernest Richard 11,281 55.86 Green tickY
Progressive Conservative Gerard Arseneau 6,539 32.38
Progressive Conservative Roland Boudreau 6,505 32.21
Progressive Conservative Percy Cormier 6,310 31.25
Progressive Conservative Bertie Ferguson 6,297 31.18
Progressive Conservative Antonin Friolet 4,211 20.85
Total valid votes[en 1] 20,194 100.0  
Source: Elections New Brunswick[9]
  1. ^ Estimate taken from the amount of votes from general polls, 19,720, and adding in the highest number of Liberal and Progressive Conservative votes from each of the advanced polls, as no total number of votes was available for these.

References[edit]

  1. ^ resigned to accept appointment as Justice of the Peace
  2. ^ resigned to accept appointment
  3. ^ a b elected to federal seat
  4. ^ resigned to accept appointment as judge
  5. ^ a b died in office
  6. ^ resigned
  7. ^ Twenty-eighth General Election, November 18, 1974 , Report of the Chief Electoral Officer. Elections New Brunswick. Retrieved 21 February 2011.
  8. ^ Twenty-seventh General Election, October 26, 1970, Report of the Chief Electoral Officer . Elections New Brunswick. Retrieved February 22, 2011.
  9. ^ Twenty-sixth General Elections, October 23, 1967, Report of the Chief Electoral Officer. Elections New Brunswick. Retrieved February 22, 2011.