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New Brunswick election: Fredericton-Grand Lake

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Fredericton-Grand Lake was created in the 2013 redistricting process out of two ridings: Fredericton-Fort Nashwaak and Grand Lake-Gagetown.

Both ridings had voted PC in 2010.

Candidates

Liberal: Wendy Tremblay

Progressive Conservative: Pam Lynch (incumbent)

NDP: Glenna Hanley

Green: Dan Weston

People’s Alliance: Kris Austin

  • The People’s Alliance leader
  • co-founded the party in 2010 amid anger over the then-government’s plan to sell NB Power to Hydro-Quebec.

KISS N.B. Gerald Bourque

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  • Kiss N.B. leader

History

2014

Pam Lynch won the seat in an extremely tight race which saw only 73 votes separate her from Liberal candidate Sheri Shannon, who placed third.

Kris Austin, leader of the People’s Alliance of New Brunswick, placed second, winning 28.5 per cent of the vote compared to Lynch’s 28.8 per cent — a difference of only 26 votes.

2010

PC candidate Pam Lynch won Fredericton-Fort Nashwaak with 47.3 per cent, defeating the then-Liberal cabinet minister Kelly Lamrock.

Tory candidate Ross Wetmore won Grand Lake-Gagetown with 44.7 per cent of the vote, flipping a seat that had previously been Liberal.

People’s Alliance Leader Kris Austin ran in the Grand Lake-Gagetown riding and earned 20 per cent of the vote.