There is no incumbent in this riding as PC MLA Brian Macdonald has decided not to re-offer in the 2018 election.
The districts that formed Fredericton West-Hanwell have traditionally voted Tory.
Liberal: Cindy Miles
Progressive Conservative: Dominic Cardy
- Dominic Cardy, who resigned as NDP leader Jan. 1, 2017, has served as chief of staff to the PC leader since April 2017
NDP: Olivier Hébert
- Activist for LGBTQ rights, works with a provincial crisis phone line
Green: Susan Jonah
People’s Alliance: Jason Paull
Fredericton West-Hanwell was created from former ridings York and Fredericton-Silverwood as part of the 2013 redistricting.
Brian Macdonald defeated then-NDP leader Dominic Cardy in the riding, winning 35.2 per cent of the vote compared to Cardy’s 29.7 per cent.
Former districts Fredericton-Silverwood and York went to the PCs in the 2010 election.
Carl Urquhart won the York riding with 56.2 per cent of the vote, while Brian Macdonald won Fredericton-Silverwood with 38.5 per cent of the vote. Macdonald defeated Liberal incumbent Rick Miles, who earned 32.7 per cent of the vote.