|2nd Deputy Premier of Prince Edward Island|
|Assumed office |
May 9, 2019
|Preceded by||George T. Webster (2015)|
|Member of the Legislative Assembly of Prince Edward Island for|
|Assumed office |
May 4, 2015
|Preceded by||Charlie McGeoghegan|
|Born||January 21, 1961|
|Political party||Progressive Conservative|
|Residence||Pinette, Prince Edward Island|
Darlene Compton (b. 21 January 1961) is a Canadian politician, the second and current deputy premier, minister of finance and the status of women of Prince Edward Island. She was elected to the Legislative Assembly of Prince Edward Island in the 2015 provincial election. She represents the electoral district of Belfast-Murray River as a member of the Progressive Conservative Party.
She was previously the party's candidate in the same district for a by-election in 2007, following the resignation of Pat Binns from the legislature, but lost to Charlie McGeoghegan. She ran again in the 2011 provincial election, again losing to McGeoghegan by a margin of just eight votes. She was subsequently a candidate in the party's 2015 leadership election, finishing third behind Rob Lantz and James Aylward.
On May 9, 2019 Compton was appointed deputy premier, following Premier Dennis King's recommendation.
|Belfast-Murray RiverPrince Edward Island provincial by-election, 15 October 2007: |
On the appointment of Pat Binns as Ambassador to Ireland
|Progressive Conservative||Darlene Compton||828||36.15||−19.01|
|New Democratic||Jane McNeil||10||0.44|
|Total valid votes||2,287||100.0|
|Liberal gain from Progressive Conservative||Swing||+16.58|
|Source: Elections PEI|
|2011 Prince Edward Island general election|
|Progressive Conservative||Darlene Compton||1,127||45.54||+9.39|
|Total valid votes||2,475||100.0|
|2015 Prince Edward Island general election|
|Progressive Conservative||Darlene Compton||1,203||45.12||-0.42|
|New Democratic||Alan Hicken||216||8.10|
|Total valid votes||2,666||100.0|
|Progressive Conservative gain from Liberal||Swing||+2.18|
- "Pinette resident Darlene Compton joins PC leadership race". The Guardian, January 16, 2015.
- "Minding the House: a biorgraphical guide to Prince Edward Island MLAs (Volume 2), 1993-2017 (Cassandra Bernard & Sean McQuaid, Eds.)" (PDF). Legislative Assembly of Prince Edward Island. Retrieved 2021-04-04.
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- "Darlene Compton, PC leadership candidate, calls province 'adrift'". CBC News, December 10, 2014.
- Elections Prince Edward Island (4 May 2015). "Provincial General Election - Unofficial Results 2015-05-04". Archived from the original on 2015-05-05. Retrieved 5 May 2015.