DISTRICT: KENT SOUTH
|Candidate||Party||Vote Count||Vote Share||Elected
|September 20, 1:55:00 PM ADT ||44 of 44 polls reporting
Kent South (16)
||Claude Williams (incumbent)
This district on the eastern border of the province includes the town of Bouctouche, the village of Saint-Antoine, Cap de Cocagne, Cap de Caissie, Grande Digue and Scotch Settlement, as well as the parish of Dundas and parts of parishes of Shediac, Moncton, Wellington, and Saint Mary. The Bouctouche Reserve 16 is also here.
New riding in 1974.
LIB: 2003, 2001 byelection.
In 2006, Kent South added the area located northwest of Shediac from the district of Shediac-Cap-Pele. It also added part of Saint-Philippe and part of Irishtown from Moncton Crescent. Kent South lost Bouctouche, the areas of Bouctouche Cove, McIntosh Hill, and the area of Saint-Joseph-de-Kent, transferring it to the Kent riding. It also lost Buctouche No. 16 Reserve, transferring it to Kent. It lost Route 490, transferring it to district of Petitcodiac. The district's total population is 13,387.
||PC Claude Williams wins the seat with 4,933 votes.
||2001 byelection: PC CLAUDE WILLIAMS defeated LUCILLE HACHÉ RIEDLE by 1,116 votes.
||LIB CAMILLE THÉRIAULT defeated PC JEAN-NOEL ALLAIN by 708 votes.
THÉRIAULT won his seat, but his party lost the election. In March 2001, he resigned.
||Feb. 18: THÉRIAULT resigned from cabinet to seek N.B. Liberal leadership.
May 2, 1998: Elected Liberal leader on first ballot.
May 14: Sworn in as premier and president of Executive Council.
||THÉRIAULT defeated PC CHARLES RYAN by 4,539 votes.
Sept. 26, 1995: THÉRIAULT appointed minister of economic development and tourism, and minister responsible for Information Highway Secretariat.
||THÉRIAULT defeated PC JEAN-CLAUDE CORMIER by 3,550 votes.
Oct. 9, 1991: THÉRIAULT appointed minister of fisheries and aquaculture; April 27, 1994: Minister of advanced education and labour.
||THÉRIAULT defeated PC OMER LÉGER by 2,304 votes.
||LÉGER ran again and defeated LIB BERTIN LeBLANC by 1097 votes.
Oct. 30, 1982: LÉGER appointed minister of tourism; Oct. 3, 1985: Min of tourism, recreation and heritage.
||LeBLANC defeated LÉGER by 997 votes.
||LÉGER defeated LIB BLANCHE BOURGEOIS by 375 votes.
1974 to 1978: LÉGER appointed minister of fisheries and provincial secretary.
||Kent had been a three-member seat and Liberal since 1935 when party affiliation began until 1970; one PC in 1971 byelection.
PC OMER LÉGER was first elected in Kent in Oct. 4, 1971 byelection after resignation of former premier and then Liberal Opposition Leader Louis Robichaud.
July 1972: Léger appointed provincial secretary.
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