NEW BRUNSWICK VOTES 2006

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New Brunswick by the numbers

CBC Online News | Updated Aug. 25, 2006

Statistics on voter turnout and election history.


  • Number of electoral districts: 55
  • Number of previous general elections: 35
  • First election year: 1785
  • Seats as of August 1, 2006: Progressive Conservative - 28, Liberal - 26, Independent - 1
Provincial Election Results
Year LIB NDP PC¹ COR OTH TOTAL
2003 26 1 28 - - 55
1999 10 1 44 - - 55
1995 48 1 6 - - 55
1991 46 1 3 8 - 58
1987 58 - - - - 58
1982 18 1 39 - - 58
1978 28 - 30 - - 58
1974 25 - 33 - - 58
1970 26 - 32 - - 58
1967 32 - 26 - - 58
1963 32 - 20 - - 52
1960 31 - 21 - - 52
1956 15 - 37 - - 52
¹ Known as the Conservative Party until 1943

Legend
LIB= Liberal Party
NDP= New Democratic Party
PC= Progressive Conservative Party
COR= Confederation of Regions
OTH= Other
Source: External link opens in a new windowNodice.ca - Provincial Election Results
Occupation of Elected Candidates - 2003
Occupation of Elected Candidates - 2003
Occupation Category Number
Medicine 1  
Education 3  
Law 5  
Retired 6  
Politics 12  
Business 14  
Other 14  
Carpenter   1
Farmer   1
Financial Planner   2
Homemaker   1
Management   5
Police Officer   1
Public Servant   1
Social Worker   1
Unemployed   1
Source: Office of the Chief Electoral Officer - External link opens in a new windowThirty-Fifth General Election, June 9, 2003, Report of the Chief Electoral Officer (6.6 mb PDF)
Comparitive Statistics: General Elections 1967 - 2003
Percent Voted
Percent Voted: General Elections 1967 - 2003
Votes Cast
Year Valid Rejected Votes Cast % Voted
2003 383,074 3,583 386,657 68.67%
1999 394,237 2,942 397,179 75.59%
1995 389,562 3,688 393,250 74.89%
1991 411,590 3,138 414,728 80.12%
1987 408,516 2,620 411,136 81.96%
1982 384,557 2,694 387,251 82.08%
1978 330,492 3,269 333,761 75.60%
1974 310,098 2,485 312,583 76.58%
1970 265,891 3,415 269,306 81.20%
1967 257,671 - 257,671 82.14%
Electoral Districts
Year No. of Districts No. of MLAs
2003 55 55
1999 55 55
1995 55 55
1991 58 58
1987 58 58
1982 58 58
1978 58 58
1974 58 58
1970 22 58
1967 22 58
Source: Office of the Chief Electoral Officer - External link opens in a new windowThirty-Fifth General Election, June 9, 2003, Report of the Chief Electoral Officer (6.6 mb PDF)

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