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DISTRICT: Sackville-Cobequid
CandidatePartyVote CountVote ShareElected
Dave WilsonNDP447754.5%X
Steve CraigPC249930.42%
David MajorLIB105112.8%
Elizabeth NicolsonGREEN1872.28%
June 19, 4:26:45 PM ADT 1 of 1 polls reporting


SACKVILLE-COBEQUID (46)

Candidates:

GPNS: ELIZABETH NICOLSON
Liberal: DAVID MAJOR
NDP: DAVE WILSON
PC: STEVE CRAIG

Current MLA: Dave Wilson (NDP)

Riding Profile: This fast-growing riding is part of the Halifax Regional Municipality and takes in the urban area of Lower Sackville and the Sackville Business Park. It's served by an out-patient/emergency clinic called the Cobequid MultiService Centre.

The population is now 22,030 and the average income is $27,320. Unemployment is about seven per cent and most people work in Metro Halifax. Education levels are higher than the provincial average.

 

Issues: Issues include access to health care, education and Sunday shopping.

 

Political History: This riding, formerly known simply as Sackville, was created in 1993. NDP MLA John Holm owned the seat since he first ran in Sackville about 20 years ago, but did not run in 2003.

2003: NDP Dave Wilson beat PC John Giannakos by 1,455 votes, taking 45 per cent of the popular vote. LIB Bob Harvey was third with 2,147 votes. MP Michael D. Patriquen got 97.
1999: NDP John Holm beat PC Wade Marshall by more than 2,000 votes to take 56 per cent of the popular vote. LIB candidate Kevin Perkins was third with 1,235.
1998: NDP John Holm defeated LIB Jack Brill by 3,778 votes.
1993: NDP John Holm, the incumbent from Sackville, defeated LIB Don Boutilier by 1,885 votes.

Voter Turnout: 59 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 - 46 Sackville-Cobequid

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