Jack Byrne

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Jack Byrne
MHA for Cape St. Francis
In office
May 3, 1993 – June 4, 2008
Succeeded by Kevin Parsons
Provincial Minister of Municipal & Provincial Affairs
In office
2003–2007
Succeeded by Dave Denine
Mayor of Logy Bay-Middle Cove-Outer Cove, NL
In office
1986–1993
Personal details
Born June 2, 1951
Torbay, NL
Died June 4, 2008
Political party Progressive Conservative
Residence Logy Bay-Middle Cove-Outer Cove, NL

Jack Byrne (June 2, 1951 – June 4, 2008) was a Canadian politician. He represented the riding of Cape St. Francis in the Newfoundland and Labrador House of Assembly. He was a member of the Progressive Conservatives.

Politics[edit]

Formerly the mayor of Logy Bay-Middle Cove-Outer Cove from 1986 to 1993, he was first elected to the House in the 1993 provincial election representing the district of St. John's East Extern. He moved to the redistricted riding of Cape St. Francis in the 1996 election, and represented that district until his death.

He served as Minister of Municipal Affairs for 2003 to 2007 and from 2007 till his death he served as Deputy Speaker of the Newfoundland and Labrador House of Assembly.

Arena[edit]

On October 24, 2008, the Jack Byrne Arena opened in Torbay, Newfoundland and Labrador with an appreciation night dedicated to Jack Byrne, his wife Bridget and son Matthew dropped the first puck in the new stadium for a hockey game between Torbay and Bell Island.

Electoral record[edit]

Newfoundland and Labrador general election, 2007
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
     Progressive Conservative Jack Byrne 4,983 77.83% +6.7
     Liberal Bill Tapper 739 11.54% -4.89
     NDP Kathleen Connors 680 10.62% -1.82
Total 6,402


Newfoundland and Labrador general election, 2003
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
     Progressive Conservative Jack Byrne 5604 71.13% +9.47
     Liberal Bill Tapper 1294 16.43% -15.43
     NDP Ralph Tapper 980 12.44% +5.98
Newfoundland and Labrador general election, 1999
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
     Progressive Conservative Jack Byrne 4197 61.66% +10.57
     Liberal Jim Martin 2169 31.86% -17.05
     NDP Shawn Sullivan 440 6.46% +6.46
Newfoundland and Labrador general election, 1996
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
     Progressive Conservative Jack Byrne 3299 51.09%
     Liberal Jim Martin 3158 48.91%

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