|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%|
KENSINGTON - MALPEQUE (20)
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.
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.