Nova Scotia election riding results: Shelburne

Nolan Young, a Progressive Conservative candidate, has been elected in the riding of Shelburne.

Riding background

The riding includes Shelburne, Lockeport, Barrington Passage, and Clarks Harbour.

Fishing and shipbuilding are major industries in the riding. Tourism is also a major contributor to the economy locally.


Liberal: Penny Smith

  • Elected to the Council of the Municipality of the District of Shelburne in 2016, and has served as warden since then
  • Worked for the municipality for nearly 25 years

Progressive Conservative: Nolan Young

  • A former councillor and deputy mayor in Shelburne. He is also an instructor at NSCC Shelburne campus

NDP: Darren Stoddard

  • A teacher at Hillcrest Academy in Shelburne
  • Volunteers coaching basketball and soccer, and is a board member for the Barrington Area Soccer Association
  • Owns Stoddard Multimedia, which promotes businesses and real estate in the county

Green: Steve Hirchak

  • His 40+ volunteer experience includes community Tae Kwon Do and self defense classes, baseball coaching, Big Brothers of Canada, and extensive campaigning in local elections.


The riding was reinstated by the electoral boundaries review in 2019. Prior to that, it had been split up to create two new ridings back in 2012.


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