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 DISTRICT: WEST POINT-BLOOMFIELD
Candidate Party Vote Count Pop. Vote X
Eva Rodgerson Conservative Party 1193 51.94% X
Sean O'Halloran PEI Liberal Party 872 37.96%
Ed Kilfoil New Democrat 232 10.1%
 Last Update Mon Sep 29 9:40:52 ADT 2003 11 of 11 polls reporting


 

WEST POINT - BLOOMFIELD (25)

 

Candidates:

PC: Eva Rodgerson
Liberal: Sean O'Halloran
NDP: Ed Kilfoil

Current MLA: Eva Rodgerson (PC)

Riding Profile: This riding comprises the southwestern corner of the province. With O’Leary (pop. 860) its biggest centre and home to the Potato Museum, you know you are in big potato country in this district. Fishing is also important along the Northumberland Strait.

The hospital in O’Leary is one of three small hospitals west of Summerside.

 

 


Political History: Communities in this southwest part of the province provided the Liberal party with some of its safest political ground until 1996. That's when the newly created district of West Point - Bloomfield made history. Dr. Herb Dickieson, the leader of the NDP, rallied the public against plans to downsize the small community hospital in O'Leary, voters responded by making him the first New Democrat to ever be elected to the P.E.I. Legislature.

  PC LIB NDP
2003: Eva Rodgerson Sean O'Halloran Ed Kilfoil
2000: Eva Rodgerson
943 (40%)
Charles R. Adams
482 (21%)
Herb Dickieson
921 (39%)
1996: Gary Morgan
695 (28%)
Fairley Yeo
783 (32%)
Herb Dickieson
921 (38%)

 

 


 

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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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