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Candidate Party Vote Count Pop. Vote X
David McKenna Conservative Party 2249 59.45% X
Eric Ellsworth PEI Liberal Party 1291 34.13%
Jane MacNeil New Democrat 243 6.42%
 Last Update Mon Sep 29 9:40:52 ADT 2003 16 of 16 polls reporting





PC: David McKenna
Liberal: Eric Ellsworth
NDP: Jane MacNeil

Current MLA: Pat Mella (PC), Provincial Treasurer

Riding Profile: This is an urban riding largely comprised of the amalgamated town of Stratford (pop. 6,314), one of the fastest growing areas in the province, almost eight per cent in the years 1996 to 2001.

Improvements to the Hillsborough Bridge have attracted many commuters from Charlottetown to live here. A good portion of the newcomers are building large, new homes to mix in with the more modest bungalows which are more common. The riding is facing many problems as it struggles to provide the infrastructure for a growing population.

A large, new retail centre on the TransCanada Highway is part of the growth of the area.



Political History: This election marks the end of Pat Mella's career in provincial politics. In the general election held on March 29, 1993, she was the only member of the Progressive Conservative party to be elected, and was the only member of the opposition for three and a half years. Since being re-elected in Nov. 1996, Pat Mella has been the provincial treasurer, and chair of the treasurary board.

2003: David McKenna Eric Ellsworth Jane MacNeil
2000: Pat Mella
2399 (69%)
Viola Evans-Murley
852 (24%)
Jane MacNeil
249 (7%)
1996: Pat Mella
2357 (68%)
Mary Hughes
914 (26%)
Pat Burgoyne
146 (4%)




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 Overall Election Results
Party E L T Pop. Vote %
PC 23 0 23 53.96%
LIB 4 0 4 42.86%
NDP 0 0 0 3.18%
OTH 0 0 0 .00%
 Last Update Mon Sep 29 9:40:52 ADT 2003

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