Burin-Placentia West

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Burin-Placentia West
Flag of Newfoundland and Labrador.svg Newfoundland and Labrador electoral district
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Burin-Placentia West in relation to other districts in Newfoundland
Provincial electoral district
Legislature Newfoundland and Labrador House of Assembly
MHA
 
 
 
Clyde Jackman
Progressive Conservative
District created 1949
First contested 1949
Last contested 2011
Demographics
Population (2006) 11,444
Electors (2011) 7,673

Burin-Placentia West is a provincial electoral district for the House of Assembly of Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada. The district was known as Placentia West prior to 1975. As of 2011 there were 7,673 eligible voters living within the district.[1]

Primarily a fishing district with the Marystown Shipyard and offshore fabrication yard an important part of the economy. Like many other districts, it has faced some tough economic times. Production has dropped at OCI’s Marystown fish plant and work at the shipyard has been erratic.

The main communities are Marystown, Burin and Rushoon.

Other communities include Baine Harbour, Beau Bois, Boat Harbour, Brookside, Fox Cove-Mortier, Garnish Pond, Jean de Baie, Parker’s Cove, Petite Fort, Port au Bras, Red Harbour, Red Island, Rock Harbour, South East Bight, and Spanish Room.

Members of the House of Assembly[edit]

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

  Member Party Term
  Clyde Jackman Progressive Conservative 2003-
     Mary Hodder Liberal 1996-2003
  Glen Tobin Progressive Conservative 1982-1996
     Don Hollett Liberal 1979-1982
     Pat Canning Liberal 1975-1979
  Leo Barry Progressive Conservative 1972-1975
     Pat Canning Liberal 1949-1972

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Election results[edit]

Newfoundland and Labrador general election, 2011
Party Candidate Votes %
Progressive Conservative Clyde Jackman 2,538 48.45
New Democratic Julie Mitchell 2,498 47.69
Liberal Jacqueline Mullett 202 3.86
Total valid votes 5,238 99.77
Total rejected ballots 12 0.23
Turnout 5,250 69.00
Electors on the lists 7,591
Newfoundland and Labrador general election, 2007
Party Candidate Votes %
Progressive Conservative Clyde Jackman 3,141 59.24
New Democratic Julie Mitchell 1,704 32.14
Liberal George Brake 457 8.62
Total valid votes 5,302 99.73
Total rejected ballots 14 0.27
Turnout 5,316 69.36
Electors on the lists 7,664
Newfoundland and Labrador general election, 2003
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Progressive Conservative Clyde Jackman Clyde Jackman 3450 55.05% +49.18%
     Liberal Sam Synard 2133 34.03% -19.27%
     NDP Wayne Butler 684 10.91% -35.79%
Newfoundland and Labrador general election, 1999
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
     Liberal Mary Hodder 3469 53.30% -18.99%
     NDP Wayne Butler 2658 40.83% +40.83%
Progressive Conservative Dominic Lundrigan 382 5.87% -21.84%
Newfoundland and Labrador general election, 1996
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
     Liberal Mary Hodder 4944 72.29%
Progressive Conservative Terry Keating 1895 27.71%

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Coordinates: 47°22′N 55°00′W / 47.37°N 55.00°W / 47.37; -55.00