New Brunswick election: Fredericton West-Hanwell

Riding background

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

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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.