New Brunswick Liberal Association leadership elections
1930 leadership convention
(Held April 23, 1930)
- Wendell P. JONES accl.
1932 leadership convention
(Held October 5, 1932)
(Note: the vote totals do not appear to have been released. Dysart won by a large majority)
Dysart resigned as premier in 1940. He was succeeded by McNair on March 13 of that year. Following McNair's personal defeat in the 1952 general election which also swept the Liberals from power he resigned and Austin Claude Taylor was chosen House leader.
1954 leadership convention
(Held on October 16, 1954)
- Austin C. TAYLOR accl.
Taylor resigned when he was appointed to the Senate on January 3, 1957. Joseph E. Connolly was chosen House leader.
1958 leadership convention
(Held on October 11, 1958)
- Louis ROBICHAUD 239
- A. Wesley STUART 208
- Joseph E. CONNOLLY 176
- George T. URQUHART 87
- T.E. DUFFIE 61
- Henry J. MURPHY 53
- Howard HICKS 1
Second Ballot (Hicks eliminated. Murphy, Duffie and Urquhart withdrew):
Third Ballot (Connolly eliminated):
1971 leadership convention
(Held October 16, 1971)
Second Ballot (Harquail eliminated. Williamson and Theriault withdrew):
- Robert HIGGINS 986
- John G. BRYDEN 683
1978 leadership convention
(Held May 6, 1978)
- Joseph DAIGLE 700
- John G. BRYDEN 647
- Doug YOUNG 432
- John MOONEY 309
- Herb BREAU 225
- Robert MCCREADY 100
Second Ballot (McCready eliminated. Breau and Mooney withdrew):
Third Ballot (Young eliminated):
- Joseph DAIGLE 1363
- John G. BRYDEN 899
Daigle resigned due to a caucus revolt on November 19, 1981. Doug Young was chosen interim leader.
1982 leadership convention
(Held on February 27, 1982)
1985 leadership convention
(Held May 4, 1985)
1998 leadership convention
(Held May 2, 1998)
2002 leadership convention
(Held May 11, 2002)
Next leadership convention
An election to choose Graham's successor will occur sometime in 2011 or 2012.
- ^ http://www.gnb.ca/legis/leglibbib/Special_Projects/premiers-bios/english/JBMcNair.pdf
- ^ a b L'Evangeline: pp. 5. May 8, 1978. http://news.google.com/newspapers?nid=UY3hNwcQ290C&dat=19780505&printsec=frontpage&hl=en.
- ^ Stanley, Louis Robichaud: A Decade of Power, p. 33
- Carty, Kenneth R et all "Leaders and Parties in Canadian Politics : Experiences of the Provinces" Harcourt Brace Jovanovich Canada, 1992
- Stanley, Della M.M. "Louis Robichaud : a Decade of Power" Nimbus,1984.
- Stewart,Ian and Stewart, David K. "Conventional choices : Maritime leadership politics" University of British Columbia Press, 2007.
- Canadian Annual Review 1930-31
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