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New Brunswick election: Victoria-La Vallée

Riding background

This riding will see a rematch of the 2014 election with incumbent Chuck Chiasson set to face off against a field that includes Danny Soucy, who he defeated to capture the seat in the previous election.

Candidates

Liberal: Chuck Chiasson (incumbent)

Progressive Conservative: Danny Soucy

NDP: Lina Chiasson

Green: Paul Plourde

History

2014

This completely new riding was formed during the 2013 redistricting.

The newly-created Victoria-La Vallée incorporated portions of the former Victoria-Tobique, Grand Falls-Drummond-Saint-André and Restigouche-la-Vallée.

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All three former ridings voted PC in 2010, but shifted Liberal when Chuck Chiasson won the seat, taking it from the then-incumbent Tory MLA Danny Soucy.

Chiasson won 49.6 per cent of the vote, while Soucy earned 38 per cent.

2010

Danny Soucy won the seat in the 2010 election as part of the former Grand Falls-Drummond-Saint-André district.

Soucy took the seat from Liberal incumbent Ronald Ouellette, winning 49.2 per cent of the vote compared to Ouellette’s 43.6 per cent.