Results

CORNWALL-MEADOWBANK
Party Candidate Votes Status
12/12 polls Updated: Oct. 3, 2011 8:27 PM EDT
LIB Ron MacKinley 1,686 Elected
PC Larry Hogan 756
GRN Allieanna Ballagh 172
IP Jay Gallant 43

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Candidates

  • LIB – Ron MacKinley
  • PC – Larry Hogan
  • GREEN – Allieanna Ballagh
  • ISLAND – Jay Gallant

The race

Ron MacKinley is the longest serving member of the legislature, having held this area for the Liberals since 1985.

The issue

The Trans-Canada Highway runs through the middle of Cornwall, and a bypass has been discussed for years. The route through town is considered dangerous, but many motorists pass through the town's commercial district because of it.

District profile

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This district is a mix of urban, suburban and rural. Rural areas include farms and a significant shellfishery along the West River. Cornwall (pop. 4,677) is the major centre.

As well as being a bedroom community for Charlottetown, Cornwall has a retail centre of its own and a small business park.

Cornwall is one of P.E.I.'s fastest growing communities. Developers are eying the farmland that surrounds the town.

Political history

2007: Ron MacKinley (LIB) won over Margaret Duffy (PC) by 853 votes.

North River – Rice Point

2003: MacKinley beat Donna Butler (PC) by 1,103 votes.

2000: MacKinley edged Donna Lank (PC) by 157 votes.

1996: MacKinley defeated Brian Dollar (PC) by 352 votes.