New Brunswick New Democratic Party leadership election, 2005

New Brunswick New Democratic Party Leadership Election, 2005

New Brunswick New Democratic Party leadership election, 2005

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The New Brunswick New Democratic Party, a social democratic political party in the Canadian province of New Brunswick, held a leadership election in 2005, following the resignation of previous leader Elizabeth Weir on October 8, 2004. The convention was held in Fredericton from September 23-25, 2005 with the vote for leader to held on September 25, though all members were eligible to vote by mail.


The particulars for the convention were determined on January 15, and the original deadline for candidates to enter the race was June 23, 2005. However, on July 4 the party announced the deadline had been extended to July 12.

  • Pam Coates, national anti-poverty activist and provincial NDP candidate in Saint John Portland in 1999 taking third place and 13% of the vote. She announced her candidacy on July 12.

  • Oscar Doucet, provincial NDP candidate in Rogersville-Kouchibouguac in 2003 taking third place and 6% of the vote. He announced his candidacy on July 11.


A candidate was required to win a majority of votes, had no candidate won an absolute majority on the first round of voting, the second preferences of the third placed candidated would have been counted to determine a leader. This was not necessary however as Allison Brewer won on the first...
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