Nova Scotia general election, 2017

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2017 Nova Scotia general election

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All 51 seats in the Nova Scotia House of Assembly
26 seats needed for a majority
Turnout 53.88%

  Majority party Minority party Third party
  Stephen McNeil 2014.jpg Jamie Baillie, Leader of the PC Party of Nova Scotia.jpg
Leader Stephen McNeil Jamie Baillie Gary Burrill
Party Liberal Progressive Conservative New Democratic
Leader since April 28, 2007 October 26, 2010 February 27, 2016
Leader's seat Annapolis Cumberland South Halifax Chebucto
Last election 33 seats, 45.71% 11 seats, 26.31% 7 seats, 26.84%
Seats before 34 10 5
Seats won 27 17 7
Seat change Decrease 7 Increase 7 Increase 2
Popular vote 158,384 143,353 86,299
Percentage 39.47% 35.73% 21.51%
Swing Decrease 6.24pp Increase 9.42pp Decrease 5.33pp

Nova Scotia Election 2017 Results Map.svg
Popular vote by riding. As this is an FPTP election, seat totals are not determined by popular vote, but instead via results by each riding. Click the map for more details.

Premier before election

Stephen McNeil
Liberal

Premier-designate

Stephen McNeil
Liberal

The 2017 Nova Scotia general election, formally the 40th Nova Scotia general election, was held on May 30, 2017, to elect members to the Nova Scotia House of Assembly.

The Liberals under Premier Stephen McNeil won re-election with a majority government.

Timeline[edit]

Party standings[edit]

Results by party[edit]

Party Party leader # of
candidates
Seats Popular vote
2013 Dissolution Elected % Change # % Change
  Liberal Stephen McNeil 51 33 34 27 -18.18% 158,384 39.47% -6.24%
  Progressive Conservative Jamie Baillie 51 11 10 17 +54.54% 143,353 35.73% +9.42%
  New Democratic Gary Burrill 51 7 5 7 +0.0% 86,299 21.51% -5.33%
Green Thomas Trappenberg 32 0 0 0 N/A 11,128 2.77% +1.92%
Atlantica Jonathan Dean 15 0 0 0 N/A 1,632 0.41% N/A
     Independent 3 0 1 0 N/A 447 0.11% N/A
  Vacant 1  
Total 203 51 51 51 0.00% 401,243

Retiring incumbents[edit]

Liberal
New Democratic
Independent

Nominated candidates[edit]

Annapolis Valley[edit]

Electoral District Candidates   Incumbent
  Liberal   PC   NDP   Green   Atlantica   Independent
Annapolis Stephen McNeil Ginny Hurlock[18] Colin Sproul[19] Zac Crockatt Kent Robinson Stephen McNeil
Clare-Digby Gordon Wilson Normand Cormier Harold Neil[20] Gordon Wilson
Hants West Chuck Porter Janice Munroe Dodge[21] Lalia Kerr Torin Buzek[22] Edward Boucher Chuck Porter
Kings North Geof Turner[23] John Lohr Ted Champion Mary Lou Harley Bryden Deadder John Lohr
Kings South Keith Irving Peter Harrison Steve Schneider Sheila Richardson[22] Joel Hirtle Keith Irving
Kings West Leo Glavine Chris Palmer[24] Cheryl Burbidge Madeline Taylor Leo Glavine

South Shore[edit]

Electoral District Candidates   Incumbent
  Liberal   PC   NDP   Green   Atlantica   Independent
Argyle-Barrington Louis d'Entremont[25] Chris d'Entremont Greg Foster[20] Chris d'Entremont
Chester-St. Margaret's Hugh MacKay[26] Julie Chaisson Denise Peterson-Rafuse Harry Ward[22] Denise Peterson-Rafuse
Lunenburg Suzanne Lohnes-Croft Brian Pickings[27] Marc Breaugh[28] Suzanne Lohnes-Croft
Lunenburg West Mark Furey Carole Hipwell Lisa Norman Michael Sheppard Mark Furey
Queens-Shelburne Vernon Oickle[29] Kim Masland[30] John Davis Kathaleen Milan[22] Sterling Belliveau
Yarmouth Zach Churchill Mitch Bonnar[31] David Olie[20] Jim Laverie Zach Churchill

Fundy-Northeast[edit]

Electoral District Candidates   Incumbent
  Liberal   PC   NDP   Green   Atlantica   Independent
Colchester-Musquodoboit Valley Matthew Rushton Larry Harrison Janet Moulton Larry Harrison
Colchester North Karen Casey Rebecca Taylor James Finnie[32] Karen Casey
Cumberland North Terry Farrell Elizabeth Smith-McCrossin[33] Earl Dow Bill Archer Richard Plett Terry Farrell
Cumberland South Kenny John Jackson[34] Jamie Baillie Larry Duchesne[35] Thor Lengies Jamie Baillie
Hants East Margaret Miller John A. MacDonald Liam Crouse Jenn Kang Margaret Miller
Truro-Bible Hill-Millbrook-Salmon River Craig Johnson[36] Keltie Jones[37] Lenore Zann Lenore Zann

Central Halifax[edit]

Electoral District Candidates   Incumbent
  Liberal   PC   NDP   Green   Atlantica   Independent
Clayton Park West Rafah DiCostanzo Paul Kimball[38] Rana Zaman Thomas Trappenberg[22] Jonathan Dean Diana Whalen
Fairview-Clayton Park Patricia Arab Paul Beasant[39] Joanne Hussey Charlene Boyce[22] Patricia Arab
Halifax Armdale Lena Diab Sylvia Gillard David Wheeler[40] Marc-André Tremblay Michael McLeod Lena Diab
Halifax Chebucto Joachim Stroink John Wesley Chisholm[41] Gary Burrill Casey Meijer[22] Joachim Stroink
Halifax Citadel-Sable Island Labi Kousoulis Rob Batherson Glenn Walton Martin Willison[22] Labi Kousoulis
Halifax Needham Melinda Daye[42] Matthew Donahoe Lisa Roberts Andrew Jamieson Lisa Roberts

Suburban Halifax[edit]

Electoral District Candidates   Incumbent
  Liberal   PC   NDP   Green   Atlantica   Independent
Bedford Kelly Regan Valerie White[43] Blake Wright Michealle Hanshaw Kelly Regan
Halifax Atlantic Brendan Maguire Bruce Holland[44][45] Trish Keeping Chelsey Carter[22] Brendan Maguire
Hammonds Plains-Lucasville Ben Jessome Matt Whitman[46] Paul McGuinness Jessica Alexander[22] Ben Jessome
Sackville-Beaver Bank Stephen Gough Brad Johns[47] Dennis Kutchera Michael Montgomery[22] Rita Billington Stephen Gough
Sackville-Cobequid Michel Hindlet[26] John Giannakos[48] Dave Wilson Tanner Montgomery Cathy Morgan Dave Wilson
Timberlea-Prospect Iain Rankin Tim Kohoot Linda Moxsom Skinner Kai Trappenberg[22] Matt Mansfield Iain Rankin
Waverley-Fall River-Beaver Bank Bill Horne Dan McNaughton[49] Trevor Sanipass Anthony Edmonds[22] Bill Horne

Dartmouth/Cole Harbour/Eastern Shore[edit]

Electoral District Candidates   Incumbent
  Liberal   PC   NDP   Green   Atlantica   Independent
Cole Harbour-Eastern Passage Joyce Treen Barbara Adams[50] Nancy Jakeman Rebecca Mosher Joyce Treen
Cole Harbour-Portland Valley Tony Ince Chris Mont Andre Cain Melanie Mulrooney Tony Ince
Dartmouth East Edgar Burns Tim Halman Bill McEwen Matthew Richey Andrew Younger
Dartmouth North Joanne Bernard Melanie Russell[51] Susan Leblanc Tyler Colbourne[22] David Boyd Joanne Bernard
Dartmouth South Vishal Bhardwaj[52] Jad Crnogorac[53] Claudia Chender[54] June Trenholm Jim Murray [55] Vacant†
Eastern Shore Kevin Murphy Patricia Auchnie Devin Ashley Andy Berry Randy Carter Kevin Murphy
Preston-Dartmouth Keith Colwell Irvine Carvery Shelley Fashan Aaron Alexander Keith Colwell

Central Nova[edit]

Electoral District Candidates   Incumbent
  Liberal   PC   NDP   Green   Atlantica   Independent
Antigonish Randy Delorey Ray Mattie[56] Moraig MacGillivray[57] Ryan Smyth [58] Randy Delorey
Guysborough–Eastern Shore–Tracadie Lloyd Hines Rob Wolf[59] Marney Simmons Lloyd Hines
Pictou Centre Jeff Davis[60] Pat Dunn Henderson Paris[61] Pat Dunn
Pictou East John Fraser Tim Houston Deborah Stiles Tim Houston
Pictou West Ben MacLean Karla MacFarlane Shawn McNamara[62] Cecile Vigneault Karla MacFarlane

Cape Breton[edit]

Electoral District Candidates   Incumbent
  Liberal   PC   NDP   Green   Atlantica   Independent
Cape Breton Centre David Wilton Louie Piovesan Tammy Martin[63] David Wilton
Cape Breton-Richmond Michel Samson Alana Paon[64] Larry Keating[65] Michel Samson
Glace Bay Geoff MacLellan John White[66] Lois MacDougall Steven MacNeil Geoff MacLellan
Inverness Bobby Morris[67] Allan MacMaster Michelle Smith Allan MacMaster
Northside-Westmount John Higgins[26] Eddie Orrell Ronald Crowther[68] Eddie Orrell
Sydney River-Mira-Louisbourg Katherine MacDonald[69] Alfie MacLeod Bill Matheson Alfie MacLeod
Sydney-Whitney Pier Derek Mombourquette Laurie MacIntosh Madonna Doucette[68] Derek Mombourquette
Victoria-The Lakes Pam Eyking Keith Bain[70] Lisa Bond Adrianna MacKinnon[22][71] Stemer MacLeod Pam Eyking

Opinion polls[edit]

Five-day average of Nova Scotia opinion polls from April 30, 2017, to the election on May 30, 2017. Each line corresponds to a political party.

Polling Firm Last Day of Polling Link Liberal PC NDP Green
Forum Research May 29, 2017 [1] 38 35 23 4
Mainstreet Research May 28, 2017 [2] 41 33 22 4
Corporate Research Associates May 25, 2017 [3] 41 31 24 4
Corporate Research Associates May 24, 2017 [4] 40 32 25 3
Mainstreet Research May 23, 2017 [5] 37 34 25 4
Corporate Research Associates May 23, 2017 [6] 40 32 23 4
Corporate Research Associates May 22, 2017 [7] 40 32 25 3
Corporate Research Associates May 21, 2017 [8] 40 31 25 3
Corporate Research Associates May 20, 2017 [9] 40 32 25 3
Corporate Research Associates May 19, 2017 [10] 42 31 24 3
Corporate Research Associates May 18, 2017 [11] 39 31 28 3
Corporate Research Associates May 17, 2017 [12] 39 31 27 3
Forum Research May 16, 2017 [13] 37 35 25 4
Corporate Research Associates May 16, 2017 [14] 42 29 27 3
Corporate Research Associates May 15, 2017 [15] 43 28 26 3
Corporate Research Associates May 14, 2017 [16] 42 29 25 3
Corporate Research Associates May 13, 2017 [17] 42 30 25 3
Corporate Research Associates May 12, 2017 [18] 42 30 25 2
Mainstreet Research May 11, 2017 [19] 40 30 24 5
Corporate Research Associates May 11, 2017 [20] 41 29 27 2
Corporate Research Associates May 10, 2017 [21] 38 31 28 2
Corporate Research Associates May 9, 2017 [22] 37 32 27 3
Corporate Research Associates May 8, 2017 [23] 40 32 25 2
Corporate Research Associates May 7, 2017 [24] 46 29 24 2
Corporate Research Associates May 6, 2017 [25] 45 30 23 1
Corporate Research Associates May 4, 2017 [26] 45 31 24 1
Forum Research May 3, 2017 [27] 41 32 25
Mainstreet Research May 2, 2017 [28] 42 29 25 4
MQO Research April 10, 2017 [29] 43 27 24 3
Corporate Research Associates March 1, 2017 [30] 44 28 23 5
MQO Research January 15, 2017 [31] 58 21 18 3
Corporate Research Associates November 29, 2016 [32] 56 20 19 4
MQO Research October 15, 2016 [33] 53 25 16 5
Corporate Research Associates August 31, 2016 [34] 56 22 19 2
MQO Research July 19, 2016 [35] 63 17 16 3
Corporate Research Associates May 31, 2016 [36] 59 21 18 2
MQO Research April 9, 2016 [37] 59 17 20 3
Corporate Research Associates March 1, 2016 [38] 56 23 16 5
Corporate Research Associates December 1, 2015 [39] 64 17 17 2
Corporate Research Associates September 2, 2015 [40] 50 20 28 2
Corporate Research Associates June 1, 2015 [41] 50 19 27 3
Corporate Research Associates February 28, 2015 [42] 58 20 18 3
Corporate Research Associates November 26, 2014 [43] 64 18 15 3
Corporate Research Associates September 1, 2014 [44] 62 20 14 3
Corporate Research Associates May 27, 2014 [45] 57 21 19 3
Corporate Research Associates February 28, 2014 [46] 60 20 18 2
Corporate Research Associates November 28, 2013 [47] 58 19 19 3
Election 2013 October 8, 2013 HTML 45.71 26.31 26.84 0.85

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