2013 Liberal Party of Newfoundland and Labrador leadership election

The Liberal Party of Newfoundland and Labrador leadership election of 2013 was triggered by Kevin Aylward's announcement on October 26, 2011, that he would resign as leader following the party's result in the 2011 provincial election.[1] It was announced on December 15, 2011, that Humber Valley MHA Dwight Ball would start serving as interim leader of the party on January 3, 2012. In May 2012, the party announced the leadership convention would take place between November 15–17, 2013.[2] It was won by Dwight Ball, who had stepped down as interim leader in July 2013 to run.[3][4]

2013 Liberal Party of Newfoundland and Labrador leadership election
DateNovember 15–17, 2013
ConventionSt. John's Convention Centre
Resigning leaderKevin Aylward
Won byDwight Ball
Ballots3
Candidates5
Entrance Fee$20,000
Liberal Party of Newfoundland and Labrador leadership elections
May 2011 · August 2011 · 2013 · 2020

CandidatesEdit

Paul AntleEdit

Background: Antle is a St. John's businessman, who was the Liberal Party of Canada's candidate in St. John's East in the 2006 federal election.[5] Antle has said he is considering running for leader, but he wants the party to push back the leadership race so that it is closer to scheduled 2015 provincial election.[6]
Campaign website: www.paulantle.ca
Date campaign launched: July 11, 2013
Supporters

Dwight BallEdit

Background: MHA for Humber Valley (2007, 2011-present); Interim Leader of the Liberal Party and Leader of the Official Opposition (2012-July 2013)
Campaign website: www.dwightball.ca
Date campaign launched: July 5, 2013
Supporters

Cathy BennettEdit

Background: Bennett is a St. John's businesswomen, former president of the St. John's Board of Trade. Also spent 5 years on the Nalcor Board of Directors.
Date campaign launched: July 3, 2013
Campaign website: cathybennett.ca
Supporters

Jim BennettEdit

Background: Bennett was elected MHA for St. Barbe the 2011 general election. He was acclaimed leader of the Liberal Party in 2006 but resigned after just three months in the job. He was also the Liberal candidate in the district of St. Barbe in 2007, but was defeated by the Progressive Conservative incumbent.
Campaign website: liberalleaderjim.blogspot.ca
Date campaign launched: June 28, 2013
Supporters
  • MHAs:
  • Former MHAs:
  • Federal politicians:
  • Municipal politicians:
  • Other prominent individuals:

Danny DumaresqueEdit

Background: Dumaresque is the former member of the House of Assembly for Eagle River, serving between 1989 and 1996. In the 1996 general election he was defeated by independent Yvonne Jones. From 2006 to 2009 he served as President of the Liberal Party of Newfoundland and Labrador. Dumaresque was the Liberal candidate in the district of Torngat Mountains in 2007 and the district of The Isles of Notre Dame in 2011. He was a candidate in the leadership election to replace Jones in August 2011.[9][10]
Campaign website: dannydumaresque.ca
Date campaign launched: July 2, 2013
Supporters

DeclinedEdit

Nomination rejectedEdit

  • Charles Murphy, West Coast Businessman who has nominated for this leadership election but his nomination has been rejected.[14]

ResultsEdit

  = Winner

Results
Ballot 1 Ballot 2 Ballot 3
Candidate Votes % Points % Votes % Points % Votes % Points %
Dwight Ball 10,944 45.94% 2,130.05 44.38% 11,306 48.45% 2,257.15 47.02% 12,598 60.64% 2,832.29 59.01%
Paul Antle 6,340 26.61% 1,321.15 27.52% 6,600 28.28% 1,397.86 29.12% 8,178 39.36% 1,967.71 40.99%
Cathy Bennett 5,252 22.05% 1,089.05 22.69% 5,431 23.27% 1,144.99 23.85%
Danny Dumaresque 670 2.81% 131.69 2.74%
Jim Bennett 617 2.59% 128.05 2.67%
Total 23,823 100.00 4,800.00 100.00 23,337 100.00 4,800.00 100.00 20,776 100.00 4,800.00 100.00

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Kevin Aylward steps down as Liberal leader". The Telegram. 26 October 2011. Archived from the original on 8 December 2015. Retrieved 26 October 2011.
  2. ^ "Liberal Party Announces Date of Leadership Convention". Liberal Party of Newfoundland and Labrador. Archived from the original on 11 July 2012. Retrieved 7 May 2012.
  3. ^ "Dwight Ball officially in Liberal leadership race". www.cbc.ca. Retrieved 2015-11-29.
  4. ^ "Dwight Ball wins Liberal leadership". www.cbc.ca. Retrieved 2015-11-29.
  5. ^ Baker, Jamie (2 January 2008). "Antle opts out". The Telegram. Archived from the original on 4 February 2013. Retrieved 15 December 2012.
  6. ^ "Antle eyes Liberal post, but wants race pushed back". Canadian Broadcasting Corporation. 16 November 2012. Retrieved 15 December 2012.
  7. ^ a b "Byrne not seeking Liberal leadership". Canadian Broadcasting Corporation. 26 February 2013. Retrieved 26 February 2013.
  8. ^ @DavidWCochrane (3 July 2013). "So @SiobhanCoadyNL says on twitter she is endorsing @nlcmb for Liberal leader. Hear other big Liberal names will do the same. #nlpoli" (Tweet) – via Twitter.
  9. ^ "Dumaresque to run in The Isles of Notre Dame". The Telegram. 22 August 2011. Archived from the original on 12 September 2012. Retrieved 15 December 2012.
  10. ^ "Liberal Dumaresque to run in northeastern Nfld". Canadian Broadcasting Corporation. 22 August 2012. Retrieved 15 December 2012.
  11. ^ McLeod, James (10 November 2012). "Let's talk Liberal leadership..." The Telegram. Archived from the original on 4 February 2013. Retrieved 13 December 2012.
  12. ^ "MacDonald won't run for provincial Liberal leadership". Canadian Broadcasting Corporation. 14 November 2012. Retrieved 14 November 2012.
  13. ^ Higgins, Kevin (8 February 2013). "Simms says he will not be seeking the leadership of the province's Liberal Party". The Telegram. Archived from the original on 12 April 2013. Retrieved 9 February 2013.
  14. ^ "Charles Murphy seeking legal advice on rejection of leadership nomination". The Western Star. 10 July 2013. Retrieved 17 April 2016.