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District Profiles

CandidatePartyVote CountVote ShareElected
Shawn Michael GrahamLIB353451.95% X
Aldeo SaulnierPC306044.98%
Graham CoxNDP2093.07%
September 20, 1:55:00 PM ADT 42 of 42 polls reporting

Kent (15)


PC: Aldéo Saulnier
LIB: Shawn Graham (incumbent)
NDP: Graham Cox

District Profile:
This east-central district includes the villages of Rexton and Richibucto, the parishes of Saint-Paul, Welford and Richibucto, parts of parishes of Saint-Charles, Wellington and Harcourt (including Huskisson).

The Richibucto Reserve 15 and Indian Island 28 Reserve are also here.

District Map:
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District History:
New riding in 1995.

LIB: 2003, 1999, 1995.

Kent Centre:
LIB: 1974-1991.

In 2006, Kent added the Buctouche No. 16 Reserve from Kent South. Also added were the town of Buctouche, the area of Buctouche Cove, McIntosh Hill and the area of Saint-Joseph- de-Kent from Kent South. Kent lost part of the parish of Saint-Charles and the area of Jardineville and Richibucto - Village, transferring them to Rogersville - Kouchibouguac. It also lost Indian Island No. 28 Reserve, transferring it to Rogersville - Kouchibouguac. The district's total population is 12,114.

Political History:
2003: LIB Leader SHAWN M. GRAHAM won the seat with 3,613 votes.
1999: GRAHAM defeated PC VALMOND DAIGLE by 793 votes.
1998: Oct 19 byelection: GRAHAM (son of ALAN GRAHAM) defeated ND MILLIE AUGUSTINE by 2,585 votes.
1995: LIB ALAN GRAHAM defeated PC ST�PHANE COMEAU by 3,415 votes.

GRAHAM reappointed minister of natural resources and snergy.

Announced his resignation July 20, 1998.
KENT CENTRE (new riding in 1974)
1991: GRAHAM defeated COR PERCY BEERS by 2,399 votes.

Oct. 9, 1991: GRAHAM appointed minister of natural resources and energy. (Longest-serving member of legislature.)
1987: GRAHAM defeated PC SAMMY ARSENAULT by 2,570 votes.

Oct. 27, 1987 to Oct. 9, 1991: GRAHAM appointed minister of agriculture; Aug. 31 to Oct. 9, 1991: Acting minister of natural resources and energy.
1967-1982: GRAHAM was elected in Kent in 1967, 1970, and in Kent Centre in 1974, 1978 and 1982.
1935-1939: Albert Dysart, premier from 1935 to 1940, was elected in Kent in 1917, 1920, 1925, 1930, 1935, 1939.
KENT (before 1974):
1935-1971: Kent had been a three-member seat and Liberal since 1935 when party affiliation began, until 1970; one PC in 1971 byelection.

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