Halifax Chebucto

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Halifax Chebucto
Nova Scotia electoral district
Halifax Chebucto provincial electoral district.svg
Provincial electoral district
Legislature Nova Scotia House of Assembly
MLA
 
 
 
Gary Burrill
New Democratic
District created 1967
First contested 1967
Last contested 2017
Demographics
Population (2011) 18,764
Electors (2012) 16,381
Area (km²) 5.00
Pop. density (per km²) 3,752.8
Census divisions Halifax County
Census subdivisions Halifax Regional Municipality

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

It is one of several ridings within the Halifax Regional Municipality. It encompasses the neighbourhood known informally as West End, Halifax. The economy consists mostly of military employment from CFB Halifax, the Queen Elizabeth II Health Science's Centre as well as retail stores on Quinpool Road.

The riding is one of the few in the Province to have a long history of New Democratic Party (NDP) representation. Since 1967, when the riding was created, the riding has been represented by an NDP Member of the Legislative Assembly (MLA) (Alexa McDonough followed by Howard Epstein) for 27 years. In the 2013 election, the Liberal candidate, Joachim Stroink was elected to represent the riding in the House of Assembly during the collapse of the NDP province-wide. However, the 2017 election saw the new leader of the NDP Gary Burrill elected, defeating the one-term cabinet minister.

Members of the Legislative Assembly[edit]

This riding has elected the following MLAs:

Legislature Years Member Party
63rd 2017–Present Gary Burrill New Democratic
62nd 2013–2017 Joachim Stroink Liberal
61st 2009-2013 Howard Epstein New Democratic
60th 2006-2009
59th 2003-2006
58th 1999-2003
57th 1998-1999
56th 1993-1998     Jay Abbass Liberal
55th 1988-1993 Alexa McDonough New Democratic
54th 1984-1988
53rd 1981-1984
52nd 1978-1981 Walter Fitzgerald Liberal
51st 1974-1978
50th 1970-1974 James L. Connolly Liberal
49th 1967-1970     James H. Vaughan Progressive Conservative

Election results[edit]

2017 general election[edit]

Nova Scotia general election, 2017
The 2017 general election will be held on May 30.
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
New Democratic Gary Burrill
Progressive Conservative John Wesley Chisholm
Green Casey Meijer
Liberal Joachim Stroink
Total valid votes 100.0  

2013 general election[edit]

Nova Scotia general election, 2013
Party Candidate Votes % ±
  Liberal Joachim Stroink 4,352 49.87
  New Democratic Party Gregor Ash 3,376 38.68
  Progressive Conservative Christine Dewell 874 10.02
  Independent Michael Marshall 125 1.43

2009 general election[edit]

Nova Scotia general election, 2009[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
  New Democratic Party Howard Epstein 4,446 56.47
  Liberal Jane Spurr 2,535 32.20
  Progressive Conservative David Atchison 544 6.91
Green Chris Hanlon 348 4.42

2006 general election[edit]

Nova Scotia general election, 2006
Party Candidate Votes % ±
  New Democratic Party Howard Epstein 4,216 54.15
  Progressive Conservative Sean Phillips 1,720 22.09
  Liberal Peter Verner 1,481 19.02
Green Christopher Harborne 369 4.74

2003 general election[edit]

Nova Scotia general election, 2003
Party Candidate Votes % ±
  New Democratic Party Howard Epstein 3,682 44.04
  Liberal Kenzie MacKinnon 2,592 31.01
  Progressive Conservative Sandy Phillips 1,983 23.72
Nova Scotia Party Scott Higgins 103 1.23

1999 general election[edit]

Nova Scotia general election, 1999
Party Candidate Votes % ±
  New Democratic Party Howard Epstein 3,159 37.69
  Progressive Conservative Sean Phillips 2,811 33.54
  Liberal Royden Trainer 2,286 27.27
Nova Scotia Party Hilda M. Stevens 126 1.50

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Coordinates: 44°38′31″N 63°36′32″W / 44.642°N 63.609°W / 44.642; -63.609