Monday, October 3, 2011

PEI Election

The percentage of the vote for the Liberals and PCs in PEI is about the same this time around as last time, but it looks like the PCs have gained one seat compared to 2007.

Not a single Liberal got less 1000 votes, 8 PC candidates did not reach 1000 votes.  The only candidate to break 2000 votes as James Alyward of the PCs in Stratford Kinlock.

Total vote in the election is lower than 2007, 7089 fewer.    This is an 8.7% drop in votes cast.  It is the lowest number of total voters in decades on PEI.

  • Libs  38,304 votes (-4901) 22 seats (-1)
  • PCs   29,948 votes (-3806)  5 seats (+1)
  • Greens  3239 votes  (+757)  0 seats
  • NDP     2355 votes  (+758)  0 seats
  • Island   682 votes  (+682)  0 seats

The two major parties lost 8707 votes from 2007.   This is a 11.3% drop in their vote.

Highest third party votes  - all the candidates with more than 200 votes:

  • Peter Bevan-Baker Green Kellys Cross Cumberland 306 9.4%
  • Sharon Labchuck Green Charlottetown Victoria Park 278 12.9%
  • Jacquie Robichaud NDP Charlottetown Lewis Point 275 10.1%
  • James Rodd NDP York Oyster Bed 250 7.0%
  • Elizabeth Schoales Green Charlottetown Brighton 238 10.2%
  • Rosalyn Abbott Green Sumerside Wilmot 205 8.1%
  • Chris Van Ouwerkerk NDP Stratford Kinlock 205 5.6%
  • Billy Cann Island Party Montague Kilmuir 200 8.3%

In 2007 one independent and one New Democrat broke 200 votes.  In 2003 only three New Democrats managed that total.

The lowest vote for one of the major party candidates was 582 for Myles Mackinnon (PC) in Charlottetown Victoria Park - 26.9% of the vote.  So the gap between the major parties and the minor parties is still very far apart
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