List of Nova Scotia CCF/NDP members

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This is a list of articles about members of the Nova Scotia, Canada, branch of the Co-operative Commonwealth Federation (CCF), a social democratic political party, and its successor, the Nova Scotia New Democratic Party (NDP).

Before the CCF[edit]

The Liberal and Conservative parties had a monopoly on Nova Scotia politics until the 1920 general election when the United Farmers and Independent Labour Party were able to elect 11 MLAs between them and form the official opposition with Daniel G. McKenzie as leader of the opposition. They were wiped out in the 1925 general election though 1 of the Labour MLAs was able to return to office in 1928. He did not run for re-election in 1933.

1920 general election[edit]

CCF[edit]

The CCF was formed in 1932.

1933 general election[edit]

The CCF nominated candidates in the 1933 election, but won no seats.

1937 general election[edit]

The CCF did not nominate candidates in this election.

1939 by-election[edit]

The CCF won one seat in the 26-member Legislative Assembly of Nova Scotia.

1941 general election[edit]

In the 1941 election, the CCF won two more seats, for three seats in the 26-member legislature.

1945 general election[edit]

In the 1945 election, the CCF won two of the 26 seats in the Legislature.

1953 general election[edit]

In the 1953 election, the CCF won two of the 32 seats in the Legislature.

1956 general election[edit]

In the 1956 election, the CCF won one of the 40 seats in the Legislature.

1960 general election[edit]

In the 1960 election, the CCF won one of the 40 seats in the Legislature.

1963 to 1969 general elections[edit]

1970 general election[edit]

In the 1970 election, the NDP won two of the 42 seats in the Legislature.

  • Jeremy Akerman - Cape Breton East 1970-1974-1978-1980by (resigned due to government appointment, NDP lost subsequent by-election)
  • Paul MacEwan - Cape Breton Nova 1970-1974-1978-1980 (left NDP in 1980, ran as independent in 1981)

1974 general election[edit]

In the 1974 election, the NDP won an additional seat for three of the 43 seats in the Legislature.

1978 general election[edit]

In the 1978 election, the NDP won an additional seat for four of the 50 seats in the Legislature.

1981 general election[edit]

In the 1981 election, the NDP won only one seat in the 52-member Legislature.

  • Alexa McDonough - Halifax Chebucto 1981-1984-1988-1993, Halifax Fairview 1993-1996by (left to become federal NDP leader)

1984 general election[edit]

In the 1984 election, the NDP won two additional seats for three of the 52 seats in the Legislature.

  • Bob Levy - Kings South 1984-1988 (Government Appointment, NDP lost)
  • John Holm - Sackville 1984-1988-1993, Sackville-Cobequid 1993-1998-1999-2003 (retired, NDP won)

1988 general election[edit]

In the 1988 election, the NDP won two seats in the 52-seat the Legislature.

1991 by-election[edit]

In a 1991 by-election, the NDP won an additional seat for three seats in the Legislature.

  • Robert Chisholm - Halifax Atlantic 1991by-1993-1998-1999-2003 (retired, NDP won)

1993 general election[edit]

In the 1993 election, the NDP won three seats in the 52-seat the Legislature.

1996 by-election[edit]

In a 1996 by-election, the NDP kept the seat formerly held by federal leader Alexa McDonough.

1997 by-election[edit]

In a 1997 by-election, the NDP won an additional seat for four seats in the Legislature.

1998 general election[edit]

In the 1998 election, the NDP won an additional 15 seats for 19 of the 52 seats in the Legislature.

  • Frank Corbett - Cape Breton Centre 1998-1999-2003-2006-2009–present
  • Reeves Matheson - Cape Breton East 1998-1999 (retired, NDP lost)
  • Kevin Deveaux - Cole Harbour-Eastern Passage 1998-1999-2003-2006-(Left Politics in 2007, NDP won)
  • Darrell Dexter - Dartmouth-Cole Harbour 1998-1999-2003, Cole Harbour 2003-2006-2009–present
  • Jerry Pye - Dartmouth North 1998-1999-2003-2006 (Left Politics, NDP won)
  • Don Chard - Dartmouth South 1998-1999 (ran, NDP lost)
  • Howard Epstein - Halifax Chebucto 1998-1999-2003-2006-2009–present
  • Peter Delefes - Halifax Citadel 1998-1999 (ran, NDP lost)
  • Maureen MacDonald - Halifax Needham 1998-1999-2003-2006–present
  • John MacDonell - Hants East 1998-1999-2003-2006–present
  • Charlie Parker - Pictou West 1998-1999 (ran, NDP lost), 2003-2006-2009–present
  • Yvonne Atwell - Preston 1998-1999 (ran, NDP lost), 1st Black Woman elected to Nova Scotia Legislature
  • Rosemary Godin - Sackville-Beaver Bank 1998-1999 (ran, NDP lost)
  • Bill Estabrooks - Timberlea-Prospect 1998-1999-2003-2006–present
  • John Deveau - Yarmouth 1998-1999 (ran, NDP lost)

1999[edit]

In 1999, one Progressive Conservative member crossed the floor to the NDP.

  • Hinrich Bitter-Suermann - Chester-St. Margaret's 1998-1998-1999* (Elected as a PC, switched to NDP over Budget, ran, NDP lost), former Nova Scotia NDP leadership candidate

1999 general election[edit]

In the 1999 election, the NDP won eleven seats in the 52-seat Legislature.

2001 by-election[edit]

In a March 2001 by-election, the NDP won. It was held after NDP MLA Eileen O'Connell died in September 2000.

2003 general election[edit]

In the 2003 election, the NDP won an additional three seats for 15 of the 52 seats in the Legislature.

2006 general election[edit]

In the 2006 election, the NDP won an additional five seats for 20 of the 52 seats in the Legislature.

2008 Provincial By-Election in Cole Harbour-Eastern Passage[edit]

2009 general election[edit]

In the 2009 election, the NDP won an additional twelve seats, and lost one seat, for 31 of the 52 seats in the Legislature.

The party also won a by-election in the fall of 2009.

Early CCF organizers[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Elections Returns, 1945" (PDF). Elections Nova Scotia. Retrieved 2007-02-11. 

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