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Candidate Party Vote Count Pop. Vote X
Mitch Murphy Conservative Party 2536 67.66% X
Janice Sherry PEI Liberal Party 1120 29.88%
George S. Hunter New Democrat 92 2.45%
 Last Update Mon Sep 29 9:40:52 ADT 2003 15 of 15 polls reporting





PC: Mitch Murphy
Liberal: Janice Sherry
NDP: George Hunter

Current MLA: Mitch Murphy (PC), Minister of Agriculture and Forestry

Riding Profile: Cavendish Farms makes the riding the heart of potato processing country. While there is good land here, there is much more than potatoes.

There are several important tourism attractions in the area, Indian River Festival and Cabot Provincial Park. The major urban centre, Kensington (pop. 1,385), is also working on making itself a tourist attraction with new developments around the old railway station.

This riding has a share in the shellfishery in Malpeque Bay.



Political History: Under the old electoral map, this district was created from eastern part of the former 3rd Prince and northern part of the 4th Prince districts. Third Prince had been a Liberal stornghold for 23 years. During the same period, 4th Prince saw a number of swings between the Liberal and Progressive Conservative parties.

2003: Mitch Murphy Janice Sherry George Hunter
2000: Mitch Murphy
2654 (75%)
Greg Campbell
690 (19%)
Clarence Fraser
218 (6%)
1996: Mitch Murphy
2020 (56%)
Bill Campbell
1312 (36%)
Calvin C. Roberts
227 (6%)




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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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