Shelburne (provincial electoral district)

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Shelburne
Nova Scotia electoral district
Defunct provincial electoral district
Legislature Nova Scotia House of Assembly
District created 1867
District abolished 2013
Last contested 2009
Demographics
Population (2011) 14,495
Electors 11,661
Census divisions Shelburne County

Shelburne is a former provincial electoral district in Nova Scotia, Canada which existed between 1867-2013. From 1933-2013 it elected one member to the Nova Scotia House of Assembly; from 1867-1933 it elected two members. In its last configuration, the electoral district included Shelburne County in its entirety.

The electoral district was abolished following the 2012 electoral boundary review and was largely replaced by the new electoral districts of Queens-Shelburne and Argyle-Barrington.

Members of the Legislative Assembly[edit]

The electoral district was represented by the following Members of the Legislative Assembly:

Legislature Years Member Party
61st 2009–2013 Sterling Belliveau New Democratic
60th 2006-2009
59th 2003-2006     Cecil O'Donnell Progressive Conservative
58th 1999-2003
57th 1998-1999     Clifford Huskilson Liberal
56th 1993-1998
55th 1988-1993     Harold Huskilson Liberal
54th 1984-1988
53rd 1981-1984
52nd 1978-1981
51st 1974-1978
50th 1970-1974
49th 1967-1970     James McKay Harding Progressive Conservative
48th 1963-1967
47th 1960-1963
46th 1956-1960
45th 1953-1956     Wilfred Dauphinee Liberal
44th 1949-1953
43rd 1945-1949
42nd 1941-1945
41st 1937-1941     Henry R. L. Bill Liberal
40th 1933-1937
Shelburne returned two members before 1933
39th 1928-1933     Henry R. L. Bill Liberal     Wishart McLea Robertson Liberal
38th 1925-1928     Ernest Reginald Nickerson Conservative     Norman Emmons Smith Conservative
37th 1920-1925     Robert Irwin Liberal     Ernest Howard Armstrong Liberal
1920     Frank E. Smith Liberal
36th 1916-1920     Maurice Nickerson Liberal
35th 1911-1916     Smith Nickerson Liberal
34th 1906-1911     Moses H. Nickerson Liberal
33rd 1904-1906     George A. Cox Liberal
1902-1904     Thomas Johnston Liberal
1901-1902     Thomas Robertson Liberal
32nd 1897-1901
31st 1894-1897
30th 1890-1894     Charles Cahan Liberal-Conservative
29th 1886-1890     William F. McCoy Liberal
28th 1882-1886
27th 1878-1882     Nathaniel Whitworth White Liberal-Conservative     Nehemiah McGray Liberal-Conservative
26th 1874-1878     Thomas Johnston Liberal     Robert Robertson Liberal
25th 1871-1874
24th 1867-1871

Election results[edit]

2009 general election[edit]

Nova Scotia general election, 2009
Party Candidate Votes % ±
  New Democratic Party Sterling Belliveau 3,844 55.41
  Progressive Conservative Eddie Nickerson 1,637 23.59
  Liberal Darian Huskilson 1,356 19.54
Green Robin Smith 101 1.46
Total valid votes 6,938 100.00
Total rejected ballots 20 0.29
Turnout 6,958 59.67
Eligible voters 11,661

2006 general election[edit]

Nova Scotia general election, 2006
Party Candidate Votes % ±
  New Democratic Party Sterling Belliveau 2,438 36.27
  Progressive Conservative Eddie Nickerson 2,373 35.00
  Liberal Kirk Cox 1,790 26.63
Green Derek Jones 141 2.1
Total valid votes 6,722 100.00
Total rejected ballots 29 0.43
Turnout 6,751 57.76
Eligible voters 11,688

2003 general election[edit]

Nova Scotia general election, 2003
Party Candidate Votes % ±
  Progressive Conservative Cecil O'Donnell 3,702 48.62
  Liberal Clifford Huskilson 3,107 40.75
  New Democratic Party Kendall Stoddard 810 10.62
Total valid votes 7,619 100.00
Total rejected ballots 30 0.39
Turnout 7,649 71.33
Eligible voters 10,724

1999 general election[edit]

Nova Scotia general election, 1999
Party Candidate Votes % ±
  Progressive Conservative Cecil O'Donnell 3,206~ 41.54
  Liberal Clifford Huskilson 3,206~ 41.54
  New Democratic Party Dianne Nickerson 1,306 16.92
Total valid votes 7,718 100.00
Total rejected ballots 33 0.42
Turnout 7,751 63.99
Eligible voters 12,112

~In the riding of Shelburne, the Returning Officer had to cast the tie-breaking vote. It went to Cecil O'Donnell

1998 general election[edit]

Nova Scotia general election, 1998
Party Candidate Votes % ±
  Liberal Clifford Huskilson 3,144 38.57
  Progressive Conservative Cecil O'Donnell 2,835 34.78
  New Democratic Party Derek Jones 2,173 26.66
Total valid votes 8,152 100.00
Total rejected ballots 42 0.51
Turnout 8,194 66.18
Eligible voters 12,381

1993 general election[edit]

Nova Scotia general election, 1993
Party Candidate Votes % ±
  Liberal Clifford Huskilson 5,438 61.70
  Progressive Conservative Mary Rose 2,002 22.71
  New Democratic Party Kathleen Tudor 692 7.85
  Independent Kent Blades 507 5.75 Ø
  Independent James Harding 175 1.98 Ø
Total valid votes 8,814 100.00
Total rejected ballots 62 0.70
Turnout 8,876 70.46
Eligible voters 12,597

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