2008 Election for the Federal Government of Canada

PRIME MINISTER Stephen Harper - Conservative Party of Canada

40th Parliament of the Federal Government of Canada

Duration 18th November 2008 - 26th March 2011

Election Held on 14th October 2008

New Brunswick

Seats won Vs. Popular support

Summary Results | Full Results

PartyNumber of seatsPopular Support
Conservative Party of Canada6 (60 %)39.41 %
Liberal Party of Canada3 (30 %)32.48 %
New Democratic Party1 (10 %)21.87 %
Green Party of Canada0 (0 %)6.11 %
Other0 (0%)0.14 %

Total number of seats: 10

Wasted Votes

Voters cast 368,144 votes. 191,615 of them were wasted

48,536 votes for Conservative Party of Canada wasted

65,453 votes for Liberal Party of Canada wasted

54,646 votes for New Democratic Party wasted

22,482 votes for Green Party of Canada wasted

498 votes for Other wasted

Most Wasted Votes

Most of the time in our current system more than half of the votes cast in a district are wasted. The following table shows the worst of these.

Top Five Most Wasted Votes | All Over Half Wasted

DistrictPercent Votes Wasted
Moncton--Riverview--Dieppe60.87 %
Saint John60.45 %
Miramichi57.92 %
Fredericton57.47 %
Beauséjour53.24 %

More than half of the votes cast in 6 districts were wasted. 60 % of all districts