Leader of the Opposition (Newfoundland and Labrador)

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Leader of the Official Opposition
Incumbent
Dwight Ball

The Leader of the Opposition in Newfoundland and Labrador is a title traditionally held by the leader of the largest party not in government in the Newfoundland and Labrador House of Assembly. This list is incomplete

Name Party Took Office Left Office
     John Gilbert Higgins Progressive Conservative 1949 1951
     Peter Cashin Progressive Conservative 1951 1953
     Malcolm Hollett Progressive Conservative 1953 1959
     James Greene Progressive Conservative 1960 1966
     Noel Murphy Progressive Conservative 1966 1966
     Gerry Ottenheimer Progressive Conservative 1967 1969[1]
     Anthony Joseph Murphy Progressive Conservative 1969 1971[2]
     Frank Moores Progressive Conservative 1971 1972
     Joey Smallwood Liberal 1972 1972
     Edward Roberts Liberal 1972 1977
     Steve Neary[3] Liberal 1977 1977
     Bill Rowe Liberal 1977 1979
     Don Jamieson Liberal 1979 1980
     Len Stirling Liberal 1980 1982
     Steve Neary[4] Liberal 1982 1984
     Leo Barry Liberal 1984 1987
     Roger Simmons[5] Liberal 1987 1987
     Clyde Wells Liberal 1987 1989
     Tom Rideout Progressive Conservative 1989 1991
     Len Simms Progressive Conservative 1991 1995
     Lynn Verge Progressive Conservative 1995 1996
     Loyola Sullivan Progressive Conservative 1996 1998
     Ed Byrne Progressive Conservative 1998 2001
     Danny Williams Progressive Conservative 2001 2003
     Roger Grimes Liberal 2003 2005
     Gerry Reid Liberal 2005 2007
     Yvonne Jones Liberal 2007 2010
     Kelvin Parsons (interim) [6] Liberal 2010 2011
     Yvonne Jones Liberal 2011 2012
     Dwight Ball Liberal 2012 2013
     Eddie Joyce (interim) Liberal 2013 2013
     Dwight Ball Liberal 2013

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Ottenheimer served from 1967 to 1969 following Murphy's loss of his seat in the 1966 election.[1]
  2. ^ Acting for Progressive Conservative Party leader Frank Moores who was elected party leader but did not gain a seat in the House of Assembly until 1971.
  3. ^ Rowe defeated Roberts for the Liberal leadership in October 1977 and entered the House via a by-election in December. Stephen Neary was Leader of the Opposition in the interim. St. John's Evening Telegram, November 25, 1977.
  4. ^ Neary became Opposition Leader after Liberal leader Sterling lost his seat in the 1982 general election. He subsequently became interim party leader as well.
  5. ^ Simmons was not party leader. He was Opposition Leader between the time that Leo Barry was deposed as Liberal leader and new leader Clyde Wells' acquisition of a seat via a by-election.
  6. ^ "Opposition calls for timelines and action on neo-natal care improvements". Liberal Opposition. 1 September 2010. Retrieved 2 February 2012.