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DISTRICT: Waverley-Fall River-Beaver Bank
CandidatePartyVote CountVote ShareElected
Percy ParisNDP378246.39%X
Gary B. HinesPC327540.17%
Thomas DealLIB90911.15%
William R. LangGREEN1862.28%
June 19, 4:26:45 PM ADT 1 of 1 polls reporting


WAVERLEY-FALL RIVER-BEAVERBANK (51)

Candidates:

GPNS: WILLIAM ALEXANDER LANG
Liberal: THOMAS DEAL
NDP: PERCY PARIS
PC: GARY B. HINES

Current MLA: Gary B. Hines (PC)

Riding Profile: This riding was created by the boundary redistribution process in 2003. It absorbed some of the communities formerly represented by the old Bedford-Fall River riding (28 per cent), as well as Waverley, Fall River, Windsor Junction, Beaverbank and Middle Beaverbank east of Sackville. It includes 47 per cent of the former Sackville-Beaverbank riding and six per cent of Dartmouth East (mainly the Portobello subdivision).

This area of Halifax County is largely rural, with plenty of lakes and trees, although most people work in the city or at the Halifax International Airport.

These outlying areas of Halifax are some of the fastest growing communities in the province. The demand for more services, particularly schools and recreation, has been the subject of recent promises by the government. This is an affluent area that is increasingly popular with young families and well-educated professionals lured by open spaces and lower taxes.

The population is 17,820 and the average income is $33,660.

 

Political History:

2003: PC Gary Hines garnered 38 per cent of the vote and defeated NDP Percy Paris by 363 votes. LIB David E. Merrigan came in third with 27 per cent of the vote. NSP Heather Sawers got 94 votes and MP Alex Neron got 86.
1999: The riding was won handily by PC Peter Christie, who defeated NDP Jane Earle by nearly 4,000 votes.
1998: LIB Francene Cosman defeated PC Peter Christie by 313 votes.
1993: LIB Francene Cosman defeated PC Peter Kelly by 393 votes. Kelly is now the mayor of the Halifax Regional Municipality.

Voter Turnout: 65 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

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District map - 51 Waverley-Fall River-Beaver Bank

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