Lewisporte (electoral district)

Lewisporte is a defunct provincial electoral district for the House of Assembly of Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada. As of 2011, there are 7,797 eligible voters living within the district.[1] The district was abolished in 2015 and replaced by Lewisporte-Twillingate.

Lewisporte
Newfoundland and Labrador electoral district
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Lewisporte in relation to other districts in Newfoundland
Defunct provincial electoral district
LegislatureNewfoundland and Labrador House of Assembly
District created1975
First contested1975
Last contested2011
Demographics
Population (2006)10,074
Electors (2011)7,797

The town of Lewisporte has been a major service centre in this northeastern district, and has many of the votes. Until the 2003 shipping season, it was the southern terminus of the Labrador coastal ferry service. The economy is traditionally dependent on the fishery but farming is also important.

Lewisporte district also includes the communities of Alderburn, Baytona, Birchy Bay, Boyd's Cove, Brown's Arm, Campbellton, Comfort Cove-Newstead, Embree, Horwood, Laurenceton, Little Burnt Bay, Loon Bay, Mason's Cove, Michael's Harbour, Norris Arm, Notre Dame Junction, Port Albert, Porterville, Sandy Point, Stanhope and Stoneville.[2]

Members of the House of AssemblyEdit

The district has elected the following Members of the House of Assembly: The district has elected the following Members of the House of Assembly:

Assembly Years Member Party
33rd 1962–1966     Harold Starkes Liberal
34th 1966–1971
35th 1971–1972     James Russell Progressive Conservative
36th 1972–1975
37th 1975–1979     Freeman White Liberal
38th 1979–1982
39th 1982–1985     James Russell Progressive Conservative
40th 1985–1989
41st 1989–1993     Melvin Penney Liberal
42nd 1993–1996
43rd 1996–1999
43rd 1999–2003     Tom Rideout Progressive Conservative
44th 2003–2007
45th 2007–2011 Wade Verge
46th 2011–2015

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Election resultsEdit

2011 Newfoundland and Labrador general election
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Progressive Conservative Wade Verge 2450 56.60%
  NDP Lloyd Snow 988 22.82%
Liberal Todd Manuel 891 20.58%
2007 Newfoundland and Labrador general election
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Progressive Conservative Wade Verge 2660 70.61%
Liberal Jack Martin 647 17.18%
  NDP Garry Vatcher 460 12.21%

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2003 Newfoundland and Labrador general election
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Progressive Conservative Tom Rideout 3503 70.95%
Liberal P. Todd Manue 1275 25.83%
  Independent Garry Vatcher 159 3.22%

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1999 Newfoundland and Labrador general election
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Progressive Conservative Tom Rideout 3791 62.8%
Liberal Melvin Penney 2116 35.0%
  NDP Michael Dwyer 125 2.1%

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ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Summary of Polling Divisions Lewisporte" (PDF). Elections Newfoundland and Labrador. 3 August 2011. Retrieved 26 September 2011.[permanent dead link]
  2. ^ a b CBC news NL votes 2007 district profiles
  3. ^ Newfoundland & Labrador Votes 2007. Canadian Broadcasting Corporation. Retrieved May 22, 2009.
  4. ^ Newfoundland & Labrador Votes 2003. Canadian Broadcasting Corporation. Retrieved April 6, 2010.
  5. ^ General Election Reports Archived 2011-07-06 at the Wayback Machine. Elections Newfoundland & Labrador. Retrieved April 6, 2011.

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