Halifax Citadel-Sable Island

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Halifax Citadel-Sable Island
Nova Scotia electoral district
Halifax Citadel-Sable Island provincial electoral district.svg
Provincial electoral district
Legislature Nova Scotia House of Assembly
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Labi Kousoulis
Liberal
District created 1933
Last contested 2013
Demographics
Population (2011) 20,055
Electors 14,807
Area (km²) 37.00
Pop. density (per km²) 542
Census divisions Halifax County
Census subdivisions Halifax Regional Municipality

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

Its current Member of the Legislative Assembly is Labi Kousoulis of the Nova Scotia Liberal Party.

The constituency consists of the downtown city centre of Halifax and the residential South End. The regional district's area includes four universities (including Dalhousie University and Saint Mary's University) and four hospitals. The constituency also includes Sable Island.

Statistics[edit]

Population: 20,560
Average income: $42,680 (highest in province)

History[edit]

From 1978 to 1997, a Progressive Conservative seat, Halifax Citadel has since become a major battleground between all three major parties. The seat changed hands in each of the five elections between the 1997 by-election and the 2006 general election and has been won by each major party within the last four elections.

In 1993, the name of the riding was changed from Halifax Cornwallis to Halifax Citadel.[1]

On October 7, 2005, following the resignation of Liberal member Danny Graham, the seat became vacant. A by-election was called for June 27, 2006. That then became void when the 2006 general election was called for June 13, 2006.

In what was one of the most watched ridings during the 2006 provincial election, NDP candidate Leonard Preyra came out in front of former Progressive Conservative leadership candidate Bill Black.

On May 27, 2008, the name of the riding was changed from Halifax Citadel to Halifax Citadel-Sable Island.[1]

Members of the Legislative Assembly[edit]

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

Legislature Years Member Party
62nd 2013–present Labi Kousoulis Liberal
61st 2009–2013 Leonard Preyra New Democratic
60th 2006–2009
59th 2003–2005     Danny Graham Liberal
58th 1999–2003     Jane Purves Progressive Conservative
57th 1998–1999 Peter Delefes New Democratic
56th 1997–1998     Ed Kinley Liberal
1993–1997     Terry Donahoe Progressive Conservative
55th 1988–1993     Arthur R. Donahoe Progressive Conservative
54th 1984–1988
53rd 1981–1984
52nd 1978–1981
51st 1974–1978     Ronald Wallace Liberal
50th 1970–1974
49th 1967–1970     Donald MacKeen Smith Progressive Conservative

Election results[edit]

Nova Scotia general election, 2013
Party Candidate Votes % ±
     Liberal Labi Kousoulis 2,966 47.66
     New Democratic Party Leonard Preyra 1,934 31.08
     Progressive Conservative Andrew Black 1,094 17.58
Green Brynn Horley 198 3.18
     Independent (Atlantica) Frederic Boileau-Cadieux 31 0.50
Nova Scotia general election, 2009[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
     New Democratic Party Leonard Preyra 3,785 49.17
Liberal Gerry Walsh 2,584 33.57
     Progressive Conservative Ted Larsen 1,000 12.98
Green Ryan Watson 329 4.27 +0.04
Nova Scotia general election, 2006
Party Candidate Votes % ±
     New Democratic Party Leonard Preyra 3,054 42.03 +10.83
     Progressive Conservative Bill Black 2,724 37.49 +7.22
Liberal Devin Maxwell 1,181 16.25 -21.09
Green Nick Wright 307 4.23
Nova Scotia general election, 2003
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Danny Graham 3,042 37.34 +7.46
     New Democratic Party Peter Delefes 2,542 31.20 -0.91
     Progressive Conservative Jane Purves 2,466 30.27 -6.56
Marijuana Michael R. Patriquen 59 0.72
Nova Scotia Party James A. C. Marchoine 38 0.47 -0.09
Nova Scotia general election, 1999
Party Candidate Votes % ±
     Progressive Conservative Jane Purves 3,392 36.83 +17.23
     New Democratic Party Peter Delefes 2,958 32.11 -7.79
Liberal Ed Kinley 2,752 29.88 -9.62
     Independent Art Canning 57 0.62 -0.28
Nova Scotia Party Grace Patterson 52 0.56
Nova Scotia general election, 1998
Party Candidate Votes % ±
     New Democratic Party Peter Delefes 4,414 39.87 +3.60
Liberal Ed Kinley 4,377 39.53 +1.00
     Progressive Conservative Tara Erskine 2,175 19.64 -4.70
     Independent Art Canning 106 0.96
Nova Scotia provincial by-election, 4 November 1997
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Resignation of Terry Donahoe
Liberal Ed Kinley 2,795 38.55
New Democratic Peter Delefes 2,630 36.27
Progressive Conservative Kate Carmichael 1,763 24.31
Independent Idris Madar 63 0.87
Total 3,333 33.33%
Nova Scotia general election, 1993
Party Candidate Votes % ±
     Progressive Conservative Terry Donahoe 4,584 39.23
     Liberal Liz Crocker 4,505 38.55
     New Democratic Party Mary Sparling 2,433 20.82
     Independent Jan Morrison 85 0.73
     Natural Law Gilles Bigras 78 0.67
Nova Scotia general election, 1988
Party Candidate Votes % ±
     Progressive Conservative Arthur R. Donahoe 3,283 35.11
     New Democratic Party Eileen O'Connell 3,057 32.70
     Liberal Jay Abbass 2,882 30.82
     Independent Frank J. Fawson 128 1.37
Nova Scotia general election, 1984
Party Candidate Votes % ±
     Progressive Conservative Arthur R. Donahoe 3,652 40.40
     New Democratic Party Eileen O'Connell 2,864 31.68
     Liberal John Godfrey 2,524 27.92
Nova Scotia general election, 1981
Party Candidate Votes % ±
     Progressive Conservative Arthur R. Donahoe 4,141 44.55
     Liberal Brenda Shannon 2,690 28.94
     New Democratic Party Tom Sinclair-Faulkner 2,465 26.52
Nova Scotia general election, 1978
Party Candidate Votes % ±
     Progressive Conservative Arthur R. Donahoe 3,780 40.56
     Liberal Ronald Wallace 3,525 37.82
     New Democratic Party Michael Bradfield 2,015 21.62
Nova Scotia general election, 1974
Party Candidate Votes % ±
     Liberal Ronald Wallace 4,299
     Progressive Conservative Richard MacLean 3,071
     New Democratic Party Michael Bradfield 1,452
Nova Scotia general election, 1970
Party Candidate Votes % ±
     Liberal Ronald Wallace 4,572
     Progressive Conservative Donald Smith 3,833
Nova Scotia general election, 1967
Party Candidate Votes % ±
     Progressive Conservative Donald Smith 4,771
     Liberal Robert Matheson 3,522
     New Democratic Party M. Rae Gillman 317

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Coordinates: 44°38′10″N 63°34′41″W / 44.636°N 63.578°W / 44.636; -63.578