New Brunswick New Democratic Party leadership election, 2007


New Brunswick New Democratic Party leadership election, 2007

The New Brunswick New Democratic Party held a leadership election, following the resignation of Allison Brewer, on November 6, 2006 subsequent to their previous convention on September 25, 2005.

The New Brunswick NDP is a social democratic political party in the Province of New Brunswick, Canada.

Members voted by mail or at a convention on October 13, 2007, where Roger Duguay was elected leader.

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Candidates

The Telegraph-Journal reported on August 8, 2007 that there were two declared candidates upon the close of nominations. [1]

  • Roger Duguay, 43, candidate in Miramichi Bay-Neguac in the 2006 election who finished third with 26.2% of the vote—the best showing of any NDP candidate in that election.

Despite earlier speculation[2], Yvon Godin, 51, federal Member of Parliament for Acadie-Bathurst since the 1997 election, did not enter the race.

Timeline

  • November 5, 2006 - Allison Brewer resigns as leader.
  • February, 2007 - The party council sets a date for a leadership vote. [3]
  • August, 2007, nominations close, Dennis Atchison and Roger Duguay are declared candidates.
  • October 13, 2007 - Roger Duguay is elected leader at the convention. With only two candidates, organizers decide not to publicly release the actual vote totals that each candidate received.

External links

Notes

  1. ^ Meghan Cumby. "Two candidates running for provincial NDP's top job", New Brunswick Telegraph-Journal. Page A2, August 8, 2007.
  2. ^ Quentin Casey. "Will Godin take job?", New Brunswick Telegraph-Journal. Page A1, November 8, 2006.
  3. ^ NDP news release on Brewer's resignation, November 7, 2006.

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