Labrador West (electoral district)

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Labrador West
Flag of Newfoundland and Labrador.svg Newfoundland and Labrador electoral district
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Labrador West in relation to other districts in Labrador
Provincial electoral district
Legislature Newfoundland and Labrador House of Assembly
MHA
 
 
 
Nick McGrath
Progressive Conservative
District created 1975
First contested 1975
Last contested 2011
Demographics
Population (2006) 9,638

Labrador West is a provincial electoral district for the House of Assembly of Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada.

Known as the iron ore capital of Canada with two modern mining communities: Labrador City and Wabush. With both mines unionized, the area is considered a strong base of labour support. The district was the first in Newfoundland and Labrador to elect a New Democratic member to the House of Assembly.

Members of the House of Assembly[edit]

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

Labrador West/Menihek[edit]

  Member Party Term
  Nick McGrath Progressive Conservative 2011–present
  Jim Baker Progressive Conservative 2007-2011
     Randy Collins New Democrat 1999-2007
     Perry Canning Liberal 1996-1999
  Alec Snow Progressive Conservative 1989-1996
     Peter Fenwick New Democrat 1984-1989
  Peter Walsh Progressive Conservative 1979-1984
  Joseph Rousseau Progressive Conservative 1972-1979
     Thomas W. Burgess Liberal/New Labrador Party 1966-1972
     Charles Devine Independent 1962-1966

Election results[edit]

Newfoundland and Labrador general election, 2011
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Progressive Conservative Nick McGrath 1,844 50.97 +0.18
New Democratic Tom Harris 1,181 32.64 -9.95
Liberal Karen Oldford 593 16.39 +9.78
Total valid votes 3,618 99.72
Total rejected ballots 10 0.28
Turnout 3,628 54.13
Electors on the lists 6,702
Newfoundland and Labrador general election, 2007
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Progressive Conservative Jim Baker 2204 50.79%
     NDP Darrel J. Brenton 1848 42.59%
     Liberal Karen Oldford 287 6.61%

[1]


Newfoundland and Labrador provincial by-election, February 13, 2007
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Progressive Conservative Jim Baker 1,666 41.62 +18.59
New Democratic Darrell Brenton 1,240 30.98 -24.73
Labrador Ron Barron 670 16.74 +4.01
Liberal Karen Oldford 427 10.66
Total 4,451 100% +2.13
Called upon the resignation of Randy Collins.
Newfoundland and Labrador general election, 2003
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
     NDP Randy Collins 2,762 55.71
Progressive Conservative Graham Letto 1,142 23.03
     Labrador Party Ern Condon 631 12.73
     Liberal Doris Sacrey 423 8.53

[2]

Newfoundland and Labrador general election, 1999
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
     NDP Randy Collins 2,700
     Liberal Perry Canning (Inc.) 2,544
Progressive Conservative Susan Whitten 400

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