Humber—St. Barbe—Baie Verte

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Humber—St. Barbe—Baie Verte
Flag of Newfoundland and Labrador.svg Newfoundland and Labrador electoral district
Humber-St. Barbe-Baie Verte.png
Humber—St. Barbe—Baie Verte in relation to other Newfoundland and Labrador ridings
Federal electoral district
Legislature House of Commons
MP
 
 
 
Gerry Byrne
Liberal
District created 1987
First contested 1988
Last contested 2011
District webpage profile, map
Demographics
Population (2011)[1] 71,563
Electors (2011) 59,797
Area (km²)[2] 31,075.06
Pop. density (per km²) 2.3
Census divisions Division No. 5, Division No. 6, Division No. 8, Division No. 9
Census subdivisions Corner Brook, Deer Lake, Pasadena, Springdale, St. Anthony

Humber—St. Barbe—Baie Verte is a federal electoral district in Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada, that has been represented in the Canadian House of Commons since 1988.

Demographics[edit]

Ethnic groups: 96.2% White, 3.4% Native Canadian
Languages: 99.3% English
Religions: 73.8% Protestant, 23.2% Catholic, 2.1% No affiliation
Average income: $20 573

Humber—St. Barbe—Baie Verte is the riding with the highest percentage of people with English ethnic origin in all of Canada (46.8% - multiple responses).[3]

Geography[edit]

The district includes the Great Northern Peninsula, the Baie Verte Peninsula, the area along the southwest coast of Notre Dame Bay, the Bay of Islands, and the Corner Brook area. It also includes most of Glover Island, the Grey Islands (Groais Island and Bell Island), and the Horse Islands.

The neighbouring ridings are Labrador, Bonavista—Gander—Grand Falls—Windsor, and Random—Burin—St. George's.

According to Elections Canada, the geographic boundaries for the 39th General Election (2006) are:

"All that area consisting of that part of the Island of Newfoundland lying westerly and northerly of a line described as follows: commencing at a point midway between the towns of Triton and Leading Tickles in Notre Dame Bay; thence southerly in said bay to Seal Bay; thence southerly in a straight line to Frozen Ocean Lake at approximate latitude 49°11'N and approximate longitude 55°41'W; thence westerly in a straight line to Hinds Lake; thence southerly in a straight line to the mouth of Lloyds River at the westernmost extremity of Red Indian Lake; thence westerly in a straight line to Georges Lake; thence westerly in a straight line to Bluff Head[disambiguation needed] on the eastern shoreline of Port au Port Bay. Including St. John Island, Quirpon Island, Sop's Island, Bell Island and Groais Island of the Grey Islands, Horse Islands and all other islands adjacent to the shoreline of the above-described area."

See the map of the Humber—St. Barbe—Baie Verte riding (PDF).

History[edit]

The electoral district was created in 1987 from Grand Falls—White Bay—Labrador and Humber—Port au Port—St. Barbe.

Members of Parliament[edit]

This riding has elected the following Members of Parliament:

Parliament Years Member Party
Grand Falls—White Bay—Labrador and
Humber—Port au Port—St. Barbe prior to 1988
34th 1988–1993     Brian Tobin Liberal
35th 1993–1996
1996–1997     Gerry Byrne Liberal
36th 1997–2000
37th 2000–2004
38th 2004–2006
39th 2006–2008
40th 2008–2011
41st 2011–present

Election results[edit]

Canadian federal election, 2011
Party Candidate Votes % ∆% Expenditures
Liberal Gerry Byrne 17,119 57.04 -10.88
Conservative Trevor Taylor 7,559 25.18 +14.56
New Democratic Shelley Senior 4,751 15.83 -1.97
Independent Wayne Ronald Bennett 332 1.11 -2.55
Green Robin Gosse 253 0.84
Total valid votes/Expense limit 30,014 100.00
Total rejected ballots 97 0.32 -0.25
Turnout 30,111 50.91 +6.64
Eligible voters 59,149
Canadian federal election, 2008
Party Candidate Votes % ∆% Expenditures
Liberal Gerry Byrne 17,943 67.92 +15.02 $36,525
New Democratic Mark Kennedy 4,703 17.80 +2.90 $2,495
Conservative Lorne Robinson 2,806 10.62 -20.54 $11,451
Newfoundland and Labrador First Wayne Ronald Bennett 967 3.66 $3,719
Total valid votes/Expense limit 26,419 100.00 $90,812
Total rejected ballots 150 0.57 -0.01
Turnout 26,472 44.27 -10.3
Eligible voters 59,797
     Liberal hold Swing +6.06
Canadian federal election, 2006
Party Candidate Votes % ∆% Expenditures
Liberal Gerry Byrne 17,208 52.90 -9.66 $52,162
Conservative Cyril Pelley, Jr. 10,137 31.16 +8.21 $41,467
New Democratic Holly Pike 4,847 14.90 +1.76 $5,133
Green Martin Hanzalek 339 1.04 -0.31
Total valid votes/Expense limit 32,531 100.00 $84,468
Total rejected ballots 191 0.58 +0.13
Turnout 32,722 54.6 +6.8
     Liberal hold Swing -8.9
Canadian federal election, 2004
Party Candidate Votes % ∆% Expenditures
Liberal Gerry Byrne 17,820 62.56 +13.77 $61,737
Conservative Wynanne Downer 6,538 22.95 -2.41 $49,410
New Democratic Holly Pike 3,743 13.14 -12.68 $5,878
Green Steve Durant 384 1.35 $178
Total valid votes/Expense limit 28,485 100.00 $82,511
Total rejected ballots 128 0.45
Turnout 28,613 47.77

Change from 2000 is based on redistributed results. Conservative Party change is based on the combination of Canadian Alliance and Progressive Conservative Party totals.

Canadian federal election, 2000
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Liberal Gerry Byrne 15,446 48.79 +8.95
New Democratic Trevor Taylor 8,173 25.82 +11.22
Progressive Conservative Peter McBreairty 6,340 20.03 -19.03
Alliance Murdock Cole 1,698 5.33 -1.17
Total votes 31,657 100.00
Total rejected ballots 117 0.37
Turnout 31,774 57.99

Canadian Alliance changes from 1997 are based on the results of its predecessor, the Reform Party.

Canadian federal election, 1997
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Liberal Gerry Byrne 12,057 39.84 -15.85
Progressive Conservative Art Bull 11,825 39.06 +15.56
New Democratic Joan Scott 4,421 14.60 +12.13
Reform Randy Wells 1,969 6.50 -11.84
Total votes 30,272 100.00
Total rejected ballots 129 0.42
Turnout 30,401 54.93
Canadian federal by-election, 25 March 1996
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
On the resignation of Brian Tobin, 25 January 1996
Liberal Gerry Byrne 12,453 55.69 -26.49
Progressive Conservative Danny Kane 5,253 23.50 +8.12
Reform Deon Hancock 4,099 18.34
New Democratic Coleen Dingwell-Corbin 554 2.47 +0.03
Total votes 22,359 100.00
Canadian federal election, 1993
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Liberal Brian Tobin 25,920 82.18 +15.15
Progressive Conservative Margaret Ann O'Rourke 4,852 15.38 -13.91
New Democratic Linda Soper 770 2.44 -1.24
Total votes 31,542 100.00
Canadian federal election, 1988
Party Candidate Votes %
Liberal Brian Tobin 26,259 67.03
Progressive Conservative Terry Young 11,477 29.29
New Democratic Marie Newhook 1,441 3.68
Total votes 39,177 100.00

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Coordinates: 49°47′26″N 56°54′40″W / 49.7905°N 56.9110°W / 49.7905; -56.9110