Kevin Murphy (Canadian politician)

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The Honourable
Kevin Murphy
MLA
Speaker of the House of Assembly of Nova Scotia
Assumed office
October 24, 2013
Premier Stephen McNeil
Lieutenant Governor John J. Grant
Arthur J. LeBlanc
Preceded by Gordie Gosse
Member of the Nova Scotia House of Assembly
for Eastern Shore
Assumed office
October 8, 2013
Preceded by Sid Prest
Personal details
Born 1970
Dartmouth, Nova Scotia
Political party Liberal
Occupation Publisher

Kevin Murphy (born 1970 in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia[1]) is a Canadian politician, who was elected to the Nova Scotia House of Assembly in the 2013 provincial election. A member of the Nova Scotia Liberal Party, he represents the electoral district of Eastern Shore.[2] On October 24, 2013, Murphy was elected Speaker of the House of Assembly of Nova Scotia.[3]

Murphy owns Shop the Shore, a community and business publication. He is disabled and has been using a wheelchair since he was 14 years old, the injury occurred during a hockey game.[3]

Electoral record[edit]

Nova Scotia general election, 2017
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Kevin Murphy 2,527 37.71 -15.28
Progressive Conservative Patricia Auchnie 2,024 30.20 +10.20
New Democratic Devin Ashley 1,780 26.56 -0.45
Green Andy Berry 221 3.30
Independent Randy Carter 149 2.22
Total valid votes 6,701 100.00
Total rejected ballots 22 0.33 -0.59
Turnout 6,723 54.20 -5.71
Eligible voters 12,405
Liberal hold Swing -12.74
Nova Scotia general election, 2013
Party Candidate Votes % ±
     Liberal Kevin Murphy 3,770 52.99
     New Democratic Party Sid Prest 1,922 27.01
     Progressive Conservative Steve Brine 1,423 20.00

References[edit]

  1. ^ Lyle Carter. (November 23, 2012). "Serious injury changed visiting GM's life". Truro Daily News. Retrieved 2015-05-03. 
  2. ^ "Nova Scotia votes: Riding-by-riding results for Halifax region". Metro, October 8, 2013.
  3. ^ a b "N.S. legislature elects first paraplegic to serve as Speaker". CTV News. October 24, 2013. Retrieved 2014-11-11.