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Gaspé (provincial electoral district)

Gaspé is a provincial electoral district in the Gaspésie–Îles-de-la-Madeleine region of Quebec, Canada, which elects members to the National Assembly of Quebec. It is located on the eastern edge of the Gaspé Peninsula.

Gaspé
Quebec electoral district
Provincial electoral district
LegislatureNational Assembly of Quebec
MNA
 
 
 
Méganne Perry Mélançon
Parti Québécois
District created1867
District abolished1930
District re-created1972
First contested1867
Last contested2018
Demographics
Electors (2018)30,033
Area (km²)[1]33,128.4
Census divisionsLa Haute-Gaspésie (all), La Côte-de-Gaspé (all), Le Rocher-Percé (part)
Census subdivisionsCap-Chat, Cloridorme, Gaspé, Grande-Rivière, Grande-Vallée, La Martre, Marsoui, Mont-Saint-Pierre, Murdochville, Percé, Petite-Vallée, Rivière-à-Claude, Sainte-Anne-des-Monts, Sainte-Madeleine-de-la-Rivière-Madeleine, Saint-Maxime-du-Mont-Louis, Sainte-Thérèse-de-Gaspé; Collines-du-Basque, Coulée-des-Adolphe, Mont-Albert, Mont-Alexandre, Rivière-Saint-Jean

It was originally created for the 1867 election (and an electoral district of that name existed earlier in the Legislative Assembly of the Province of Canada and the Legislative Assembly of Lower Canada). Its final election was in 1927. It disappeared in the 1931 election and its successor electoral districts were Gaspé-Nord and Gaspé-Sud.

It was re-created for the 1973 election by merging part of Gaspé-Nord with all of Gaspé-Sud, which both ceased to exist.

In the change from the 2001 to the 2011 electoral map, it gained all of La Haute-Gaspésie Regional County Municipality from the former Matane, namely the municipalities of Cap-Chat, La Martre, Marsoui, Mont-Saint-Pierre, Rivière-à-Claude, Sainte-Anne-des-Monts, Sainte-Madeleine-de-la-Rivière-Madeleine, Saint-Maxime-du-Mont-Louis and the unorganized territories of Coulée-des-Adolphe and Mont-Albert.

Linguistic demographicsEdit

Members of Legislative Assembly / National AssemblyEdit

Legislature Years Member Party
1st  1867–1871     Pierre-Étienne Fortin Conservative
2nd  1871–1873
 1873–1875
3rd  1875–1877
 1877–1878
4th  1878–1879 Edmund James Flynn
 1879–1881
5th  1881–1884
 1884–1886
6th  1886–1890
7th  1890–1892     Achille-Ferdinand Carrier Liberal
8th  1892–1897     Edmund James Flynn Conservative
9th  1897–1900
10th  1900–1904     Xavier Kennedy Liberal
11th  1904–1908 Louis-Joseph Lemieux
12th  1908–1910
 1910–1912 Joseph-Léonide Perron
13th  1912–1916 Gustave Lemieux
14th  1916–1919
15th  1919–1923
16th  1923–1927
17th  1927–1931
Riding dissolved into Gaspé-Nord and Gaspé-Sud
Riding re-created from Gaspé-Nord and Gaspé-Sud
30th  1973–1976     Guy Fortier Liberal
31st  1976–1981     Michel Le Moignan Union Nationale
32nd  1981–1985     Henri Lemay Parti Québécois
33rd  1985–1989     André Beaudin Liberal
34th  1989–1994
35th  1994–1998     Guy Lelièvre Parti Québécois
36th  1998–2003
37th  2003–2007
38th  2007–2008
39th  2008–2012     Georges Mamelonet Liberal
40th  2012–2014     Gaétan Lelièvre Parti Québécois
41st  2014–2017
 2017–2018     Independent
42nd  2018–present     Méganne Perry Mélançon Parti Québécois

Electoral resultsEdit

2018 Quebec general election
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Parti Québécois Méganne Perry Mélançon 6,003 33.41 -18.62
Liberal Alexandre Boulay 5,962 33.18 -0.62
Coalition Avenir Québec Louis LeBouthillier 3,521 19.60 +13.41
Québec solidaire Alexis Dumont-Blanchet 2,482 13.81 +8.68
Total valid votes 17,968 98.37
Total rejected ballots 297 1.63 +0.55
Turnout 18,279 60.82 -2.28
Electors on the lists 30,033
Parti Québécois hold Swing +9.48
These results were subject to a judicial recount, and modified from the validated results in accordance with the Judge's rulings. The initial results declared Alexandre Boulay the victor by a margin of 132 votes. The recount resulted in Perry Mélançon's victory by 41 votes.[2]
2014 Quebec general election
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Parti Québécois Gaétan Lelièvre 10,026 52.03 -4.76
Liberal Annie St-Onge 6,513 33.80 +5.69
Coalition Avenir Québec Yvan Blanchard 1,192 6.19 -3.28
Québec solidaire Daniel Leboeuf 989 5.13 +1.75
Parti nul Catherine Beau-Ferron 255 1.32
Option nationale Frédérick DeRoy 194 1.01 -0.89
Conservative Christian Rioux 99 0.51
Total valid votes 19,268 98.92
Total rejected ballots 210 1.08
Turnout 19,478 63.14
Electors on the lists 30,850
2012 Quebec general election
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Parti Québécois Gaétan Lelièvre 11,825 56.79 +17.28
Liberal Georges Mamelonet 5,853 28.11 -28.14
Coalition Avenir Québec Yvan Blanchard 1,971 9.47 +6.33
Québec solidaire Eric Boucher 1,221 3.38 +2.28
Option nationale Frédérick DeRoy 395 1.90
Total valid votes 20,823 99.02
Total rejected ballots 207 1.24
Turnout 21,030 67.58
Electors on the lists 31,119
2008 Quebec general election
Party Candidate Votes % ±
  Liberal Georges Mamelonet 8,947 56.25
Parti Québécois Annie Chouinard 6,285 39.51
Action démocratique Marcelle Guay 499 3.14
Québec solidaire Simon Tremblay-Pepin 175 1.10
2007 Quebec general election
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Parti Québécois Guy Lelièvre 7,662 40.96
  Liberal Georges Mamelonet 7,022 37.54
Action démocratique Bruno Cloutier 3,162 16.91
Québec solidaire Annie Chouinard 858 4.59
2003 Quebec general election
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Parti Québécois Guy Lelièvre 9,033 47.40
  Liberal Johnny Gérard 8,052 42.26
Action démocratique Denis Paradis 1,743 9.15
Green Luc-Reno Fournier 227 1.19
1998 Quebec general election
Party Candidate Votes %
Parti Québécois Guy Lelièvre 11,047 50.41
Liberal Claude Cyr 9,795 44.70
Action démocratique Annie Fortier 1,072 4.89
Total valid votes 21,914 98.94
Total rejected ballots 235 1.06
Turnout 22,149 74.62
Electors on the lists 29,684
1995 Quebec referendum
Side Votes %
Oui 15,186 58.50
Non 10,771 41.50
1994 Quebec general election
Party Candidate Votes %
Parti Québécois Guy Lelièvre 11,410 53.39
Liberal John Carbery 8,033 37.58
Action démocratique Bruno Cloutier 1,774 8.30
Natural Law Manon Isabelle 156 0.73
Total valid votes 21,373 98.73
Total rejected ballots 274 1.27
Turnout 21,647 73.51
Electors on the lists 29,448
1992 Charlottetown Accord referendum
Side Votes %
Non 12,956 59.15
Oui 8,948 40.85
1989 Quebec general election
Party Candidate Votes %
Liberal André Beaudin 11,287 51.00
Parti Québécois Danielle Doyer 9,350 42.25
Unity Howard Miller 1,160 5.24
Independent Yvon Dubé 334 1.51
Total valid votes 22,131 98.87
Total rejected ballots 252 1.13
Turnout 22,383 71.41
Electors on the lists 31,345
1985 Quebec general election
Party Candidate Votes %
Liberal André Beaudin 13,880 57.71
Parti Québécois Henri Lemay 9,880 41.08
Christian Socialist Gilles Paradis 290 1.21
Total valid votes 24,050 98.80
Total rejected ballots 292 1.20
Turnout 24,342 74.47
Electors on the lists 32,688
1981 Quebec general election
Party Candidate Votes %
Parti Québécois Henri Lemay 12,136 47.08
Liberal Robert Pidgeon 10,904 42.30
Union Nationale Michel Le Moignan 2,739 10.62
Total valid votes 25,779 99.44
Total rejected ballots 144 0.56
Turnout 25,923 81.08
Electors on the lists 31,972
1980 Quebec referendum
Side Votes %
Non 14,941 58.88
Oui 10,435 41.12
1976 Quebec general election
Party Candidate Votes %
Union Nationale Michel Le Moignan 8,305 34.53
Liberal Guy Fortier 7,885 32.78
Parti Québécois Jules Belanger 7,630 31.72
Ralliement créditiste Mario Gagnon 233 0.97
Total valid votes 24,053 98.69
Total rejected ballots 319 1.31
Turnout 24,372 82.01
Electors on the lists 29,720
1973 Quebec general election
Party Candidate Votes %
Liberal Guy Fortier 13,004 62.25
Parti Québécois Claude Allard 6,055 28.99
Union Nationale Bertrand Gaudreau 1,141 5.46
Parti créditiste Wilfrid Bérubé 690 3.30
Total valid votes 20,890 98.60
Total rejected ballots 296 1.40
Turnout 21,186 75.67
Electors on the lists 27,997

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ http://www.electionsquebec.qc.ca/english/provincial/electoral-map/general-information-on-the-provincial-electoral-divisions-2011.php?bsq=731&section=superficie
  2. ^ "Parti Québécois wins Gaspé in recount as investigation launched into vote". CBC News. October 10, 2018.

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