Grand Lake-Gagetown

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Grand Lake-Gagetown
New Brunswick electoral district
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Defunct provincial electoral district
Legislature Legislative Assembly of New Brunswick
District created 2006
District abolished 2013
First contested 2006
Last contested 2010
Demographics
Population (2001) 12,442
Electors 9,894
Census divisions Kent County, Sunbury County, Queens County
Census subdivisions Village of Cambridge Narrows, Village of Chipman, Village of Gagetown, Village of Minto, Parish of Cambridge, Parish of Gagetown, Parish of Hampstead, Parish of Johnston, Parish of Wickham

Grand Lake-Gagetown was a provincial electoral district for the Legislative Assembly of New Brunswick, Canada. It was first created in the 2006 redrawing of electoral districts and was first used in the general election later that year. Its last MLA was Ross Wetmore.

History[edit]

It was created in 2006 from parts of Grand Lake and Oromocto-Gagetown. From Grand Lake, it took Chipman, Minto and other communities around the Grand Lake area, however large portions of the district—both in terms of geographics with large forested areas in the west of the district and in terms of population with suburban areas just out side of Fredericton—were lost to the district of Fredericton-Fort Nashwaak. From Oromocto-Gagetown it took all portions of the district north of the Saint John River, including the Village of Gagetown.

Members of the Legislative Assembly[edit]

Assembly Years Member Party
Riding created from Grand Lake and Oromocto-Gagetown
56th  2006–2010     Eugene McGinley Liberal
57th  2010–2014     Ross Wetmore Progressive Conservative
Riding dissolved into Fredericton-Grand Lake and Gagetown-Petitcodiac

Election results[edit]

New Brunswick general election, 2010
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Progressive Conservative Ross Wetmore 3,190 44.73 -0.89
Liberal Barry Armstrong 2,118 29.70 -19.00
People's Alliance Kris Austin 1,416 19.85
New Democratic J.R. Magee 234 3.28 -2.40
Green Sandra Burtt 174 2.44
Total valid votes 7,132 100.0  
Total rejected ballots 42 0.59
Turnout 7,174 77.73
Eligible voters 9,229
Progressive Conservative gain from Liberal Swing +9.06
Source: Elections New Brunswick[1]
New Brunswick general election, 2006
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Liberal Eugene McGuinley 3,524 48.70
Progressive Conservative Jack Carr 3,301 45.62
New Democratic Helen Marie Partridge 411 5.68
Total valid votes 7,236 100.0  
Liberal notional gain Swing  

* This was a new district being contested for the first time, being made up in parts from the former districts of Oromocto-Gagetown and Grand Lake. The majority of the district came from Grand Lake, which had been held by the Liberals, while Oromocto-Gagetown had been held by the Progressive Conservatives. McGuinley was the incumbent from Grand Lake.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Elections New Brunswick (2010). "Thirty-seventh General Election - Report of the Chief Electoral Officer" (PDF). Retrieved 2 January 2015. 

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