Restigouche West

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Restigouche West (2014-present)
New Brunswick electoral district
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The riding of Restigouche West in relation to other New Brunswick electoral districts
Provincial electoral district
Legislature Legislative Assembly of New Brunswick
MLA
 
 
 
Gilles LePage
Liberal
District created 2013
First contested 2014
Demographics
Population (2011) 14,705[1]
Electors (2013) 11,764[2]
Census divisions Restigouche
Restigouche West (1974-2006)
New Brunswick electoral district
Defunct provincial electoral district
Legislature Legislative Assembly of New Brunswick
District created 1973
District abolished 2006
First contested 1974
Last contested 2003
Demographics
Electors (2003) 8,158[3]
Census divisions Restigouche

Restigouche West (French: Restigouche-ouest) is a provincial electoral district for the Legislative Assembly of New Brunswick, Canada. It was used from 1974 through 2003, when it was split between the ridings of Restigouche-La-Vallée and Campbellton-Restigouche Centre. The riding was re-established in the 2013 electoral redistribution from parts of Dalhousie-Restigouche East, Restigouche-La-Vallée and Campbellton-Restigouche Centre and will be contested again beginning in the 2014 general election.

This riding was created in the 1973 redistribution when New Brunswick moved to single member districts from Bloc voting. Prior to its creation, it had been part of the Restigouche County district which returned three members. The riding, which was not changed in the 1994 redistribution, was made up of the part of Restigouche County that lies west of the Campbellton area. It included two incorporated municipalities: Saint-Quentin and Kedgwick.

It was merged with Madawaska-la-Vallée to form the new district of Restigouche-la-Vallée in the 2006 redistribution.

Following the 2013 electoral redistribution it was re-established, though its territory now stretches much further east into Restigouche County, and now includes all of Restigouche County except for the Campbellton-Dalhousie area and the town of Belledune.

In the 1987 election, when the New Brunswick Liberal Party won every seat, this was the closest contest. The riding was won by a margin of 17 votes.

Members of the Legislative Assembly[edit]

Assembly Years Member Party
Riding created from Restigouche
48th  1974–1978     Alfred Roussel Liberal
49th  1978–1982
50th  1982–1987     Yvon Poitras Progressive Conservative
51st  1987–1991     Jean-Paul Savoie Liberal
52nd  1991–1995
53rd  1995–1999
54th  1999–2003     Benoît Cyr Progressive Conservative
55th  2003–2006     Burt Paulin Liberal
Riding dissolved into Restigouche-La-Vallée, Campbellton
and Dalhousie-Restigouche East
Riding re-created from Restigouche-La-Vallée,
Campbellton-Restigouche Centre and Dalhousie-Restigouche East
58th  2014–Present     Gilles LePage Liberal

Election results[edit]

2014–present[edit]

New Brunswick general election, 2014
Party Candidate Votes %
Liberal Gilles LePage 4,940 58.02
Progressive Conservative Martine Coulombe 1,710 20.08
Independent Charles Thériault 1,514 17.78
New Democratic Gilles Cyr 351 4.12
Total valid votes 8,515 100.0  
Total rejected ballots 70 0.82
Turnout 8,585 73.00
Eligible voters 11,761
This riding was created from parts of Restigouche-La-Vallée, Campbellton-Restigouche Centre and Dalhousie-Restigouche East, which elected two Progressive Conservatives and one Liberal (Dalhousie-Restigouche East). Martine Coulombe was the incumbent from Restigouche-La-Vallée.
Source: Elections New Brunswick[4]

1974–2003[edit]

New Brunswick general election, 2003
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Liberal Burt W. Paulin 4,008 59.04 +12.66
Progressive Conservative Ben Cyr 2,523 37.17 -12.89
New Democratic Antoine Duguay 257 3.79 +0.24
Total valid votes 6,788 100.0  
Liberal gain from Progressive Conservative Swing +12.78
New Brunswick general election, 1999
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Progressive Conservative Ben Cyr 3,592 50.06 +5.56
Liberal Jean-Paul Savoie 3,328 46.38 -5.08
New Democratic Rose Duguay 255 3.55 +0.79
Total valid votes 7,175 100.0  
Progressive Conservative gain from Liberal Swing +5.32
New Brunswick general election, 1995
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Liberal Jean-Paul Savoie 3,735 51.46 -2.52
Progressive Conservative Luc LeBrun 3,230 44.50 +9.76
New Democratic Wendy Martin 200 2.76 -1.40
Natural Law Marcelle Lamontagne 93 1.28
Total valid votes 7,258 100.0  
Liberal hold Swing -6.14
New Brunswick general election, 1991
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Liberal Jean-Paul Savoie 3,922 53.98 +5.68
Progressive Conservative Félix J. Dubé 2,524 34.74 -13.32
Confederation of Regions Robert A. Boudreau 517 7.12
New Democratic Rino Pelletier 302 4.16 +0.52
Total valid votes 7,265 100.0  
Liberal hold Swing +9.50
New Brunswick general election, 1987
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Liberal Jean-Paul Savoie 3,479 48.30 +8.66
Progressive Conservative Yvon Poitras 3,462 48.06 +5.38
New Democratic James Gallant 262 3.64
Total valid votes 7,203 100.0  
Liberal gain from Progressive Conservative Swing +1.64
New Brunswick general election, 1982
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Progressive Conservative Yvon Poitras 2,885 42.68 +15.29
Liberal Alfred J. Roussel 2,680 39.64 +1.85
Parti acadien Armand Ploudre 1,195 17.68 -17.14
Total valid votes 6,760 100.0  
Progressive Conservative gain from Liberal Swing +6.72
New Brunswick general election, 1978
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Liberal Alfred Roussel 2,174 37.79 -15.15
Parti acadien Armand Plourde 2,003 34.82 -7.52
Progressive Conservative Jean Guy Raymond 1,576 27.39
Total valid votes 5,753 100.0  
Liberal hold Swing -3.82
New Brunswick general election, 1974
Party Candidate Votes %
Liberal Alfred Roussel 2,503 52.94
Progressive Conservative Reginald Cyr 2,002 42.34
New Democratic John Cyr 223 4.72
Total valid votes 4,728 100.0  
The previous multi-member riding of Restigouche went totally Liberal in the previous election, with Alfred Roussel being one of three incumbents.

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