Sydney-Whitney Pier

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Sydney-Whitney Pier
Nova Scotia electoral district
Sydney-Whitney Pier provincial electoral district.svg
Provincial electoral district
Legislature Nova Scotia House of Assembly
MLA
 
 
 
Derek Mombourquette
Liberal
District created 2012
Last contested 2013
Demographics
Area (km²) 21
Census divisions Cape Breton County
Census subdivisions Cape Breton Regional Municipality, Membertou 28B

Sydney-Whitney Pier is a provincial electoral district in Nova Scotia, Canada, that elects one member of the Nova Scotia House of Assembly. It was created in 2012 from 79% of Cape Breton Nova and 59% of Cape Breton South. The district contains the communities of Sydney and Whitney Pier.

The riding is represented by Derek Mombourquette of the Nova Scotia Liberal Party. He won the seat in a byelection on July 14, 2015,[1] following the resignation of MLA Gordie Gosse.[2]

Members of the Legislative Assembly[edit]

This riding has elected the following Members of the Legislative Assembly:

Legislature Years Member Party
62nd 2015–Present Derek Mombourquette Liberal
2013-2015 Gordie Gosse New Democratic

Election results[edit]

Nova Scotia provincial by-election, July 14, 2015
On the resignation of Gordie Gosse
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Liberal Derek Mombourquette 3,794 49.05 +5.02
New Democratic Madonna Doucette 2,332 30.15 -19.22
Progressive Conservative Brian E. MacArthur 1,609 20.80 +14.20
Total valid votes 7,735 99.55
Total rejected ballots 35 0.45
Turnout 7,770 42.60
Electors on the lists 18,238
Liberal gain from New Democratic Swing +12.12
Nova Scotia general election, 2013
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
New Democratic Gordie Gosse 5,084 49.37 -5.25
Liberal Derek Mombourquette 4,534 44.03 +8.80
Progressive Conservative Leslie MacPhee 680 6.60 -1.79
Total valid votes 10,298 99.40
Total rejected ballots 62 0.60
Turnout 10,360 57.86
Electors on the lists 17,906
New Democratic hold Swing -7.03
Nova Scotia general election, 2009 redistributed results
Party Vote  %
  New Democratic Party 5,774 54.62
  Liberal 3,724 35.23
  Progressive Conservative 887 8.39
  Green 186 1.76

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Mombourquette takes Sydney-Whitney Pier for Liberals". Cape Breton Post. July 14, 2015. Retrieved January 14, 2016. 
  2. ^ "Frank Corbett, Gordie Gosse resign from legislature". Cape Breton Post. April 2, 2015. Retrieved April 3, 2015. 

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