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DISTRICT: Dartmouth Est
CandidatePartyVote CountVote ShareElected
Joan MasseyNDP382243.22%X
Jim CormierPC294233.27%
Tracey DevereauxLIB184220.83%
Elizabeth PerryGREEN2382.69%
June 19, 4:26:45 PM ADT 1 of 1 polls reporting


DARMOUTH EAST (18)

Candidates:

GPNS: ELIZABETH PERRY
Liberal: TRACEY DEVEREAUX
NDP: JOAN MASSEY
PC: JIM CORMIER

Current MLA: Joan Massey (NDP)

Riding Profile: Primarily a middle-class, residential section of Dartmouth, it gained areas west of Settle Lake and east of Lucien Drive in the 2003 boundary redistribution. The riding includes homes along Lake Micmac, as well as a major shopping district on Main Street and the Akerley campus of the Nova Scotia Community College.

The riding is home to the Shubie Park campground and Fairbanks Interpretation Centre, as well as the neighbourhoods of Westphal and Port Wallace along the Waverley Road.

The population is 21,330 and the average income is $30,070.

 

Issues: Sunday shopping, schools and car insurance are issues.

 

Political History: Liberal Jim Smith, the former health minister, represented this riding from 1984 until his retirement in 2003. Current MLA, NDP Joan Massey, is a former school board member.

2003: NDP Joan Massey won with 3,272 votes, 37 per cent of the vote to beat PC Terry Degen by 165 votes. LIB Debra Barlow was a strong third with 2,321 votes. MP Hugo St-Onge received 101, NSP Scott Anderson had 98 and IND Sebastien Theriault received 28.
1999: LIB Jim Smith defeats PC Terry Degen by 265 votes. This was a three-way race with NDP Heather Henderson 700 votes behind Smith.
1998: LIB Jim Smith defeats ND Viola Huntington by 372 votes.
1993: LIB Jim Smith defeats PC Gwen Haliburton by 2,483 votes.

Voter Turnout: 62 per cent in 2003.

 


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Overall Election Results
PartyElectedLeadingTotalVote Share
PC230 2339.57%
NDP2002034.63%
LIB90923.44%
GRN00 0 2.33%
OTH000.04%
Last Update:June 19, 4:26:45 PM ADT

District Map

District map - 18 Dartmouth East

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