Alexa A. McDonough
DATE AND PLACE OF BIRTH: 1944.08.11 - Ottawa, Ontario, Canada.
OCCUPATION: Social Worker. Social Policy Researcher.
POLITICAL PARTY: New Democratic Party (NDP).
SCOTIA PROVINCIAL LEGISLATURE (MLA):
Re-Elected as Leader of the New Democratic Party of Canada, November 2001. First Ballot: McDonough defeated Marcel Hatch for Leader by a vote of 645 (84%) to 120 (16%).
Candidate for Leader of the New Democratic Party of Canada, October 1995. First ballot: 2nd place (of 3 candidates) with 566 votes and 32.6%. After third-place candidate Lorne Nystrom was eliminated, first-place finisher Svend Robinson (first ballot: 655 votes - 37.8%) believed Nystrom's support would move to McDonough and thus determined he could not defeat McDonough on the second ballot. After Robinson withdrew from the contest before the second ballot, McDonough was declared the winner by acclamation.
Leader of the Nova Scotia New Democratic Party (1980 - 1994). In the 1981 elections, the NDP won 1 seat (loss of 3 seats) and 18% of the vote. In the 1984 elections, the NDP won 3 seats (gain of 2 seats) and 16% of the vote. In the 1988 elections, the NDP won 2 seats (loss of 1 seat) and 16% of the vote. In the 1993 elections, the NDP won 3 seats (gain of 1 seat) and 18% of the vote. McDonough resigned as Leader in 1994 when she became a candidate for the federal NDP Leadership.
Candidate for Leader of the Nova Scotia New Democratic Party, 1980.
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