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New Brunswick election: Fredericton West-Hanwell

Education Minister Dominic Cardy re-elected in Fredericton West-Hanwell in the 2020 election.

Riding background

Fredericton West-Hanwell district includes the southwestern part of Fredericton and neighbouring communities of Hanwell and Kingsclear and the Kingsclear First Nation.

The districts that formed Fredericton West-Hanwell have traditionally voted Tory. That trend continued in 2014 and 2018.

Candidates

Liberal: Chris Duffie

  • He launched Terra Consultants, a small IT service centre in Fredericton in 1995. It is now a computer sales and service company, with a large-format graphics division.
  • Duffie was uncontested for the Fredericton West-Hanwell MLA candidacy.

Progressive Conservative:  Dominic Cardy

  • Has served as Education minister in the PC government
  • Served as the leader of the NDP from 2011 until Jan. 1, 2017

NDP: Armand Cormier

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Green: Susan Jonah

People’s Alliance: Mel Keeling

Read more: All our New Brunswick election 2020 coverage

History

2018

Progressive Conservative candidate Dominic Cardy, who ran for NDP in 2014, won with 31.8 per cent of the vote defeating Liberal Cindy Miles.

2014

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.

2010

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.

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