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P.E.I. election 2019 Prince County district profiles

Voters head into the polls at the Jack Blanchard Parish Hall in Charlottetown on Tuesday, April 23, 2019.
- Nathan Rochford

Prince County 2019 election district results

District 27: Tignish-Palmer Road

2019 results:

Liberal: Hal Perry – 1,388 (winner)

Green: Sean Doyle – 584

NDP: Dale Ryan – 44

PC: Melissa Handrahan – 802

Historical district results:

2007: Neil LeClair (Liberal)

2011: Hal Perry (PC)

2015: Hal Perry (Liberal)

What they said:

Winner, Liberal – Hal Perry: The Journal Pioneer could not reach Hal Perry for comment.

Runner Up, PC – Handrahan: “I think I ran a very good, clean campaign and I think people have a lot of respect for the way I do politics and I would be very honoured, if I get nominated to run again. I would seize the opportunity in a heartbeat”


District 26, Alberton-Bloomfield

2019 results:

PC: Ernie Hudson – 1,312 (winner)

Green: James McKenna – 317

Liberal: Pat Murphy – 1,153

NDP: Michelle Arsenault – 99

Historical district results:

2007: Pat Murphy (Liberal)

2011: Pat Murphy

2015: Pat Murphy

What they said

Winner, PC – Hudson: “It takes compromise and I think our leader is that type of individual that he can, not only bring his team together, but he can bring other ones to the table, as well.”

Incumbent, Liberal – Pat Murphy: “People of Alberton-Bloomfield have spoken: They want a new representative. So they have a new representative, we have a new government and life goes on.”


District 25: O’Leary-Inverness

2019 results:

Liberal: Rob Henderson – 1,102 (winner)

Green: Jason Charette – 231

NDP: Herb Dickieson – 893

PC: Barb Broome – 462

Historical district results:

2007: Rob Henderson (Liberal)

2011: Rob Henderson

2015: Rob Henderson

What they said:

Winner, Liberal – Rob Henderson: “I didn’t really see the Green vote and I was talking to a lot of colleagues across the province and they were sort of assuring me the Green vote didn’t seem to be materializing, but, obviously, many of them were wrong.”

Runner up, NDP – Herb Dickieson: “Elections are unpredictable, and one has to adjust to the results.”


District 24: Evangeline-Miscouche

2019 results:

Liberal: Sonny Gallant – 1,100 (winner)

Green: Nick Arsenault – 761

NDP: Grant Gallant – 33

PC: Jason Woodbury – 575

Historical district results:

2007:  Sonny Gallant (Liberal)

2011: Sonny Gallant

2015: Sonny Gallant

What they said:

Winner, Liberal – Sonny Gallant: “Pretty exciting to watch the results roll in. It was a little closer than other elections but it’s certainly nice to come out on top.”

Runner up, Green – Nick Arsenault: “It has been a wonderful few weeks, filled with unimaginable circumstances, and I would like to thank everyone who helped out and supported the campaign. It has been a very meaningful experience in many ways and I have learned so much about myself, my community and my Island.”


District 23: Tyne Valley-Sherbrooke

2019 results:

Green: Trish Altass – 1,101 (winner)

Liberal: Paula Biggar – 882

NDP: Robin Enman – 8

PC: Hilton MacLennan – 1,026

Historical district results:

2007: Paula Biggar (Liberal)

2011: Paula Biggar

2015: Paula Biggar

What they said:

Winner, Green Party – Trish Altass: “I’m so humbled. I’m so excited… because… I really want to do this job. I want to go into the legislature and start to represent all of the people in District 23 and make sure that they and all Islanders can live a healthy life.”

Incumbent, Liberal – Paula Biggar: “I want to thank the constituents of District 23 for the honour of representing them. And to all candidates for a great campaign.”


District 22: Summerside – South Drive 

2019 results:

Green: Steve Howard – 1,302 (winner)

Liberal: Tina Mundy – 938

PC: Paul Walsh – 662

NDP: Garth Oatway – 65

Historic district results:

2007: Gerard Greenan (Liberal)

2011: Gerard Greenan

2015: Tina Mundy (Liberal)

What they said:

Winner, Green Party – Steve Howard: “I came into this with no expectations and vowed to give it my all. I had great conversations with people going door to door, those conversations echo what the Island wants.”

Incumbent, Liberal – Tina Mundy: “It wasn’t what I was hearing at the doors. The majority of people I spoke with said they were happy with our work, they shook my hand and said they’d be voting for me.”


District 21: Summerside Wilmot

2019 results:

Green: Lynne Lund – 1,258 (winner)

Liberal: Chris Palmer – 892

PC: Tyler DesRoches – 1,037

NDP: Paulette Halupa – 39

Historical district results:

2007: Janice Sherry (Liberal)

2011: Janice Sherry

2015: Janice Sherry

2016 By-election: Chris Palmer (Liberal)

What they said:

Winner, Green Party – Lynne Lund: “When I got into politics, there wasn’t a lot of expectation for what we [the Green Party] could do. But we’ve spent the last four years working to get here,” said Lund.

“We have to continue to have the conversations with the residents and keep going. We need to a space to for people to voice their opinions.”

Incumbent, Liberal – Chris Palmer: “I’m shocked. I thought this government was delivering on what the Island wanted. I thought a strong economy was enough to win it. Apparently, I was wrong. Even looking at the results, I still would have said no. I’m surprised.”


District 20: Kensington-Malpeque

2019 results:

PC: Matthew MacKay – 2008 (winner)

Green: Matthew J. MacKay – 805

Liberal: Nancy Beth Guptill – 389

NDP: Carole MacFarlane – 31

Historical district results:

2007: Wes Sheridan (Liberal)

2011: Wes Sheridan

2015: Matthew MacKay (PC)

What they said:

Winner, PC – Matthew MacKay: “I had an unbelievable team, let me tell ya, that worked just as hard as I did during this election.We had a big advance poll to get the vote out and I couldn’t thank them enough. They’ve been a big part of my victory for sure.”

Runner up, Green – Matthew J. MacKay: “I was pleasantly surprised, I figured there’d be a lot of doors slammed in my face.” “People understand climate change is a big deal, where four years ago, I don’t think people accepted it as much.”


District 19: Borden-Kinkora

2019 results:

PC: Jamie Fox – 1,597 (winner)

Green: Matthew MacFarlane – 1,041

Liberal: Jamie Stride – 417

Independent: Fred McCardle – 54

NDP: Joan Gauvin – 32

Historical district results:

2007: George Webster (Liberal)

2011: George Webster

2015: Jamie Fox (PC)

What they said:

Winner, PC – Jamie Fox: “I was getting messages up ‘til a half an hour ago about road issues. Tomorrow that will not change for me.” “I think we really need to look at the province as a whole… Every Islander needs to be part of the solution going forward. We need to engage Islanders. That’s something I tried to do over the last four years.”

Runner up, Green – Matthew MacFarlane: “Running in this election has been a life-changing experience. I have met so many people who have welcomed me into their homes and shared their stories of struggle and issues of concern. It is more clear to me now than ever that this district and the province have both the desire and the need for a Green Party perspective.”


District 18: Rustico-Emerald

2019 results:

PC: Brad Trivers – 1,918 (winner)

Green: Colin Jeffery – 899

Liberal: Sandy MacKay – 489

NDP:  Sean Deagle – 30

Historical district results

2007: Carolyn Bertram (Liberal)

2011: Carolyn Bertram

2015: Brad Trivers (PC)

What they said:

Winner, PC – Brad Trivers: “I’m in sort of the best position you can possibly be in. I’m a one-term, opposition MLA incumbent… And I’ve been working hard for my constituents.”

Runner up, Green – Colin Jeffery: Could not be reached for comment.

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