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  Belfast-Murray River - History
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Established May 28, 2007
Disbanded Still Active
Last ModifiedCampari_007 November 19, 2020 08:15pm
DescriptionThis is a new district for the 2007 election, including the larger sections of the former districts of Belfast-Pownal Bay and Murray River-Gaspereaux, Premier Pat Binns's riding.

Belfast-Murray River, which runs east to west along the south shore, contains a mix of communities. In the east is Wood Islands, home of the ferry that is central to the economy of the eastern end of the Island. In the central part of the riding is a cluster of communities known collectively as Belfast, an area that has its own development corporation, and where the economy is largely agricultural, with some fishery and aquaculture activities.

The former Murray River-Gaspereaux riding, on the southeastern corner of P.E.I., is largely rural. Fishing is the backbone of the local economy, as the land is not well suited to farming. The vital cogs of the fishing industry are the lobster fishery out of Murray Harbour (pop. 357) and Murray River (pop. 435)

The lobster cannery in Graham's Pond closed down with the failure of Polar Foods. It was converted for mussel processing, but trouble with tunicates in the area's mussel fishery threaten the plant's future.

RACES [Show Primaries]
Redistricting: Light Green=Added Territory, Red=Removed Territory,
Dark Green=Kept Territory
Date Type Results
Apr 23, 2019 General Election
 Darlene Compton(I)
1,545
52.53%
 James Sanders
781
26.56%
 Ian MacPherson
615
20.91%
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Date Type Results
May 04, 2015 General Election
 Darlene Compton
1,203
45.12%
 Charlie McGeoghegan(I)
1,095
41.07%
 Alan Hicken
216
8.10%
 Jordan MacPhee
152
5.70%
Oct 03, 2011 General Election
 Charlie McGeoghegan(I)
1,135
45.86%
 Darlene Compton
1,127
45.54%
 John Burhoe
114
4.61%
 Andy Clarey
99
4.00%
Oct 15, 2007 By-election
 Charlie McGeoghegan
1,259
55.05%
 Darlene Compton
828
36.20%
 Andy Clarey
107
4.68%
 Ahmon Katz
83
3.63%
 Jane McNeil
10
0.44%
May 28, 2007 General Election
 Pat Binns(I)
1,527
55.15%
 Charlie McGeoghegan
1,130
40.81%
 Ahmon Katz
112
4.04%

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