Halifax Needham

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Halifax Needham
Nova Scotia electoral district
Halifax Needham location.png
Location of Halifax Needham in the Metro Halifax area
Provincial electoral district
Legislature Nova Scotia House of Assembly
MLA
 
 
 
Lisa Roberts
New Democratic
District created 1967
Last contested 2016
Demographics
Population (2011) 20,192
Electors (2016) 15,270
Area (km²) 6.00
Pop. density (per km²) 3,365.3
Census divisions Halifax RM
Census subdivisions Halifax

Halifax Needham is a provincial electoral district in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada, that elects one member of the Nova Scotia House of Assembly. It has existed since 1967, though its boundaries have changed periodically.

Halifax Needham encompasses what is largely known as the North End of Halifax. It has been held by members of each major political party in Nova Scotia at different times, the riding was once the home of Liberal Premier Gerald Regan before going to Progressive Conservative Edmund L. Morris for the majority of the 1980s. Morris once served as an Member of Parliament for Halifax under Progressive Conservative Prime Minister John Diefenbaker before becoming the Mayor of Halifax. He served in Cabinet as Minister of Intergovernmental Affairs, Municipal Affairs, Fisheries and Community Services.

When he stepped down in 1988, the Progressive Conservatives lost the seat in that election to Gerry O'Malley. Liberal Minister of Supply and Services Gerry O'Malley was unseated in 1998. Maureen MacDonald held the seat since from 1998 until 2016. The seat was once considered a safe seat for the NDP, though the 2013 election was close, amid a province-wide swing to the Liberals.

Members of the Legislative Assembly[edit]

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

Legislature Years Member Party
62nd 2016-Present Lisa Roberts New Democratic
2013-2016 Maureen MacDonald New Democratic
61st 2009–2013
60th 2006-2009
59th 2003-2006
58th 1999-2003
57th 1998-1999
56th 1993-1998     Gerry O'Malley Liberal
55th 1988-1993
54th 1984-1988 Edmond L. Morris Progressive Conservative
53rd 1981-1984
52nd 1980-1981
1978-1980     Gerald Regan Liberal
51st 1974-1978
50th 1970-1974
49th 1967-1970

Election results[edit]

August 30, 2016 by-election
Party Candidate Votes % ±
     New Democratic Party Lisa Roberts 2,519 50.97 +6.98
     Liberal Rod Wilson 1,662 33.63 -6.77
     Progressive Conservative Andy Arsenault 600 12.14 +1.32
Green Thomas Trappenberg 161 3.26 -1.53
Total valid votes 4,942 100.00
Total rejected ballots 21 0.42 -0.50
Turnout 4,963 32.50 -17.93
Electors on the lists 15,270
New Democratic hold Swing +6.87
Nova Scotia general election, 2013
Party Candidate Votes % ±
     New Democratic Party Maureen MacDonald 3,392 43.99 -23.25
     Liberal Chris Poole 3,115 40.40 +18.51
     Progressive Conservative Mary D.S. Hamblin 834 10.82 +4.23
Green Kris MacLellan 369 4.79 +0.51
Total valid votes 7,710 100.00
Total rejected ballots 72 0.93
Turnout 7,782 50.43
Electors on the lists 15,432
New Democratic hold Swing -20.88
Nova Scotia general election, 2009 redistributed results
Party Vote  %
  New Democratic 5,013 67.24
  Liberal 1,632 21.89
  Progressive Conservative 491 6.59
  Green 319 4.28


Nova Scotia general election, 2009
Party Candidate Votes % ±
     New Democratic Party Maureen MacDonald 5,336 67.30 +6.86
     Liberal Graham Estabrooks 1,690 21.31 +4.65
     Progressive Conservative Jason Cameron 536 6.76 -11.41
Green Kris MacLellan 367 4.63 +0.08
Total valid votes 7,929 100.00
Total rejected ballots 31 0.39
Turnout 7,960 49.01
Electors on the lists 16,241
New Democratic hold Swing +1.01
Nova Scotia general election, 2006
Party Candidate Votes % ±
     New Democratic Party Maureen MacDonald 4,438 60.62 +10.36
     Progressive Conservative Andrew Black 1,330 18.17 -0.49
     Liberal Dr. Errol Guam 1,220 16.66 -12.85
Green Amanda Myers 333 4.55
Total valid votes 7,321 100.00
Total rejected ballots 32 0.44
Turnout 7,353 49.85
Electors on the lists 14,750
New Democratic hold Swing +5.43
Nova Scotia general election, 2003
Party Candidate Votes % ±
     New Democratic Party Maureen MacDonald 3,709 50.26
     Liberal Mike Rogers 2,178 29.51
     Progressive Conservative Linda Carvery 1,377 18.66
Nova Scotia Party Blair Baxter 116 1.57
Total valid votes 7,380 100.00
Total rejected ballots 59 0.79
Turnout 7,439 55.17
Electors on the lists 13,484
Nova Scotia general election, 1999
Party Candidate Votes % ±
     New Democratic Party Maureen MacDonald 3,525 44.95
     Progressive Conservative Linda Carvery 2,185 27.86
     Liberal Mike Rogers 1,970 25.12
Nova Scotia Party Scott Higgins 162 2.07
Nova Scotia general election, 1998
Party Candidate Votes % ±
     New Democratic Party Maureen MacDonald 4,837 58.51
     Liberal Gerry O'Malley 2,506 30.31
     Progressive Conservative Atho Kartsaklis 924 11.18
Nova Scotia general election, 1993
Party Candidate Votes % ±
     Liberal Gerry O'Malley 4,527 45.18
     New Democratic Party Innis MacDonald 3,555 35.48
     Progressive Conservative Ron Walker Milsom 1,852 18.48
Natural Law Party Ian Temple 85 0.85
Nova Scotia general election, 1988
Party Candidate Votes % ±
     Liberal Gerry O'Malley 3,469 41.91
     New Democratic Party Maureen MacDonald 2,693 32.53
     Progressive Conservative Randy Dewell 2,116 25.56
Nova Scotia general election, 1984
Party Candidate Votes % ±
     Progressive Conservative Edmund Morris 3,173 39.97
     New Democratic Party Maureen MacDonald 2,514 31.67
     Liberal Walter Fitzgerald 2,208 27.81
     Labour Bernice Kaizer 44 0.55
Nova Scotia general election, 1981
Party Candidate Votes % ±
     Progressive Conservative Edmund Morris 3,300 38.05
     Liberal Dan Clarke 2,801 32.30
     New Democratic Party Phil Davis 2,572 29.66
Nova Scotia by- election, 1980
Party Candidate Votes % ±
     Progressive Conservative Edmund Morris 2,618 44.30
     Liberal Dan Clarke 2,592 43.86
     New Democratic Party Burnley "Rocky" Jones 700 11.84
Nova Scotia general election, 1978
Party Candidate Votes % ±
     Liberal Gerald Regan 3,553 43.38
     Progressive Conservative Pat Curran 3,416 41.70
     New Democratic Party James "Dusty" Miller 1,222 14.92
Nova Scotia general election, 1974
Party Candidate Votes % ±
     Liberal Gerald Regan 4,364
     Progressive Conservative James H. Vaughan 1,854
     New Democratic Party Martin Dolin 879
Nova Scotia general election, 1970
Party Candidate Votes % ±
     Liberal Gerald Regan 4,514
     Prog. Cons. David MacKeen 2,887
     N.D.P. Alasdair Sinclair 392
Nova Scotia general election, 1967
Party Candidate Votes % ±
     Liberal Gerald Regan 3,354
     Prog. Cons. Cecil Moore 3,252
     N.D.P. Buddy Daye 355

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Coordinates: 44°39′48″N 63°36′00″W / 44.6632°N 63.600°W / 44.6632; -63.600