List of Newfoundland and Labrador by-elections

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The list of Newfoundland and Labrador by-elections includes every by-election held in the Canadian province of Newfoundland and Labrador. By-elections occur whenever there is a vacancy in the House of Assembly, although an imminent general election may allow the vacancy to remain until the dissolution of parliament. Starting in 1862 incumbent members were required to recontest their seats upon being appointed to Cabinet. This requirement was temporarily abolished due to World War I in 1917 and was permanently abolished in 1928. These Ministerial by-elections were almost always uncontested.

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47th General Assembly of Newfoundland and Labrador 2011-present[edit]

By-election Date Incumbent Party Winner Party Cause Retained
Trinity-Bay de Verde November 25, 2014 Charlene Johnson      Progressive Conservative Steve Crocker      Liberal Resignation No
Humber East November 25, 2014 Tom Marshall      Progressive Conservative Stelman Flynn      Liberal Resignation No
Conception Bay South November 5, 2014 Terry French      Progressive Conservative Rex Hillier      Liberal Resignation No
St. George's-Stephenville East August 26, 2014 Joan Shea      Progressive Conservative Scott Reid      Liberal Resignation No
Virginia Waters April 9, 2014 Kathy Dunderdale      Progressive Conservative Cathy Bennett      Liberal Resignation No
Carbonear-Harbour Grace November 26, 2013 Jerome Kennedy      Progressive Conservative Sam Slade      Liberal Resignation No
Cartwright-L'Anse au Clair June 25, 2013 Yvonne Jones      Liberal Lisa Dempster      Liberal Resignation to contest a federal by-election Yes

46th General Assembly of Newfoundland and Labrador 2007-2011[edit]

By-election Date Incumbent Party Winner Party Cause Retained
Humber West February 15, 2011 Danny Williams      Progressive Conservative Vaughn Granter      Progressive Conservative Resignation Yes
Conception Bay East – Bell Island December 2, 2010 Dianne Whalen      Progressive Conservative David Brazil      Progressive Conservative Death Yes
Topsail March 16, 2010 Elizabeth Marshall      Progressive Conservative Paul Davis      Progressive Conservative Appointed to the Senate Yes
Terra Nova November 26, 2009 Paul Oram      Progressive Conservative Sandy Collins      Progressive Conservative Resignation Yes
The Straits – White Bay North October 27, 2009 Trevor Taylor      Progressive Conservative Marshall Dean      Liberal Resignation No
Cape St. Francis August 27, 2008 Jack Byrne      Progressive Conservative Kevin Parsons      Progressive Conservative Death Yes
Baie Verte-Springdale August 27, 2008 Tom Rideout      Progressive Conservative Kevin Pollard      Progressive Conservative Resignation Yes

45th General Assembly of Newfoundland and Labrador 2003-2007[edit]

By-election Date Incumbent Party Winner Party Cause Retained
Labrador West February 13, 2007 Randy Collins      NDP Jim Baker      Progressive Conservative Resignation due to charges of corruption No
Humber Valley February 13, 2007 Kathy Goudie      Progressive Conservative Dwight Ball      Liberal Resignation due to a constituency expenses scandal No
Port au Port February 8, 2007 Jim Hodder      Progressive Conservative Tony Cornect      Progressive Conservative Resignation Yes
Kilbride February 8, 2007 Ed Byrne      Progressive Conservative John Dinn      Progressive Conservative Resignation Yes
Ferryland February 8, 2007 Loyola Sullivan      Progressive Conservative Keith Hutchings      Progressive Conservative Resignation Yes
Signal Hill-Quidi Vidi November 1, 2006 Jack Harris      NDP Lorraine Michael      NDP Resignation Yes
Placentia and St. Mary's February 21, 2006 Fabian Manning      Independent Felix Collins      Progressive Conservative Resignation to contest the 2006 Federal Election No/Yes*
Exploits June 23, 2005 Roger Grimes      Liberal Clayton Forsey      Progressive Conservative Resignation No

*Manning was a former Progressive Conservative

44th General Assembly of Newfoundland and Labrador 1999-2003[edit]

By-election Date Incumbent Party Winner Party Cause Retained
Conception Bay South November 12, 2002 Bob French      Progressive Conservative Terry French      Progressive Conservative Death Yes
Bonavista North July 24, 2002 Beaton Tulk      Liberal Harry Harding      Progressive Conservative Resignation to contest a federal by-election No
Port de Grave June 19, 2001 John Efford      Liberal Roland Butler      Liberal Resignation Yes
Humber West June 19, 2001 Paul Dicks      Liberal Danny Williams      Progressive Conservative Resignation No
The Straits & White Bay North January 30, 2001 Brian Tobin      Liberal Trevor Taylor      Progressive Conservative Resignation to contest the 2000 Federal Election No
St. Barbe January 30, 2001 Chuck Furey      Liberal Wallace Young      Progressive Conservative Resignation to contest the 2000 Federal Election No
Trinity North April 25, 2000 Doug Olford      Liberal Ross Wiseman      Liberal Resignation Yes

43rd General Assembly of Newfoundland 1996-1999[edit]

By-election Date Incumbent Party Winner Party Cause Retained
St. John's West July 21, 1997 Rex Gibbons      Liberal Sheila Osborne      Progressive Conservative Resignation to contest the 1997 Federal Election No

42nd General Assembly of Newfoundland 1993-1996[edit]

By-election Date Incumbent Party Winner Party Cause Retained
Gander October 10, 1995 Winston Baker      Liberal Gary Vey      Liberal Resignation Yes
Grand Falls June 27, 1995 Len Simms      Progressive Conservative Mike Mackey      Progressive Conservative Resignation Yes
Placentia February 21, 1994 Nick Careen      Progressive Conservative Nick Careen      Progressive Conservative Void Election Yes

41st General Assembly of Newfoundland 1989-1993[edit]

By-election Date Incumbent Party Winner Party Cause Retained
Naskaupi June 25, 1992 Jim Kelland      Liberal Edward Roberts      Liberal Resignation to provide a seat for Roberts Yes
Ferryland June 25, 1992 Charlie Power      Progressive Conservative Loyola Sullivan      Progressive Conservative Resignation Yes
Baie Verte-White Bay October 15, 1991 Tom Rideout      Progressive Conservative Harold Small      Liberal Resignation No
Trinity North January 21, 1991 Barry Hynes      Progressive Conservative Doug Oldford      Liberal Resignation following pleading guilty to sexual assault charges No
St. John's East December 11, 1990 Shannie Duff      Liberal Jack Harris      NDP Resignation to run for Mayor of St. John's No
Trinity North October 3, 1989 Charlie Brett      Progressive Conservative Barry Hynes      Progressive Conservative Resignation Yes
Bay of Islands May 20, 1989† Eddie Joyce      Liberal Clyde Wells      Liberal Resignation to provide a seat for Wells Yes

† Won by acclamation

40th General Assembly of Newfoundland 1985-1989[edit]

By-election Date Incumbent Party Winner Party Cause Retained
Waterford Kenmount March 9, 1988 Gerry Ottenheimer      Progressive Conservative Eric Gullage      Liberal Appointed to the Senate No
Windsor-Buchans December 17, 1987 Graham Flight      Liberal Clyde Wells      Liberal Resignation to provide a seat for Wells Yes
St. John's East Extern December 9, 1986 Tom Hickey      Progressive Conservative Kevin Parsons      Progressive Conservative Resignation Yes
St. John's East December 9, 1986 William Marshall      Progressive Conservative Gene Long      NDP Resignation No

39th General Assembly of Newfoundland 1982-1985[edit]

By-election Date Incumbent Party Winner Party Cause Retained
Menihek October 9, 1984 Peter Walsh      Progressive Conservative Peter Fenwick      NDP Resignation to contest the 1984 Federal Election No
Terra Nova December 7, 1983 Tom Lush      Liberal Glen Greening      Progressive Conservative Resignation No

38th General Assembly of Newfoundland 1979-1982[edit]

By-election Date Incumbent Party Winner Party Cause Retained
Bellevue April 10, 1981 Don Jamieson      Liberal Wilson Callan      Liberal Resignation Yes
Burgeo-Bay d'Espoir November 29, 1979 Roger Simmons      Liberal Harold Andrews      Progressive Conservative Resignation to contest a federal by-election No
St. Mary's-the Capes October 30, 1979 Walter Carter      Progressive Conservative Derrick Hancock      Liberal Resignation to contest a federal by-election No

37th General Assembly of Newfoundland 1975-1979[edit]

By-election Date Incumbent Party Winner Party Cause Retained
Twillingate December 8, 1977 Joey Smallwood      Liberal Bill Rowe      Liberal Resignation Yes
St. John's West June 16, 1977 John Crosbie      Progressive Conservative Hubert Kitchen      Liberal Resignation to contest a federal by-election No
Ferryland June 16, 1977 Martin O'Brien      Liberal Charlie Power      Progressive Conservative By-election results voided No
Ferryland June 30, 1976 Charlie Power      Progressive Conservative Martin O'Brien      Liberal Void Election No
Exploits June 30, 1976 Stephen Mulrooney      Liberal Hugh Twomey      Progressive Conservative Void Election No
Bonavista North June 30, 1976 W. George Cross      Progressive Conservative W. George Cross      Progressive Conservative Void Election Yes

36th General Assembly of Newfoundland 1972-1975[edit]

By-election Date Incumbent Party Winner Party Cause Retained
Hermitage November 26, 1973 Roy L. Cheeseman      Progressive Conservative Roger Simmons      Liberal Resignation No
Labrador South August 31, 1972 Josiah Harvey      Liberal Michael Martin      New Labrador Party Void Election No

35th General Assembly of Newfoundland 1971-1972[edit]

No by-elections were held but there were two vacancies in Fortune Bay and Bay de Verde. A by-election was scheduled for Fortune Bay but was cancelled by the calling of the 1972 General Election.

34th General Assembly of Newfoundland 1966-1971[edit]

By-election Date Incumbent Party Winner Party Cause Retained
St. John's East June 26, 1970 Gerry Ottenheimer      Progressive Conservative William Marshall      Progressive Conservative Resignation Yes
Gander October 20, 1967 Charles Granger      Liberal Harold Collins      Progressive Conservative Resignation to contest a federal by-election No

33rd General Assembly of Newfoundland 1962-1966[edit]

By-election Date Incumbent Party Winner Party Cause Retained
Trinity North February 18, 1963 Arthur S. Mifflin      Liberal C. Maxwell Lane      Liberal Appointed to the Supreme Court Yes

32nd General Assembly of Newfoundland 1959-1962[edit]

By-election Date Incumbent Party Winner Party Cause Retained
Labrador South March 19, 1962† George Sellars      Liberal Gerald I. Hill      Liberal Death Yes

† Won by acclamation

31st General Assembly of Newfoundland 1956-1959[edit]

By-election Date Incumbent Party Winner Party Cause Retained
St. John's South June 18, 1957† William J. Browne      Progressive Conservative Rex Renouf      Progressive Conservative Resignation to contest the 1957 Federal Election Yes

† Won by acclamation

30th General Assembly of Newfoundland 1951-1956[edit]

By-election Date Incumbent Party Winner Party Cause Retained
St. John's West March 9, 1954† Peter Cashin      Progressive Conservative William J. Browne      Progressive Conservative Resignation to contest the 1953 Federal Election Yes
Ferryland September 25, 1952 Augustus Duffy      Progressive Conservative Myles Murray      Liberal Void Election No
St. John's West February 7, 1952 Oliver Vardy      Liberal Malcolm Hollett      Progressive Conservative Appointed Deputy Minister of Economic Development No

† Won by acclamation

29th General Assembly of Newfoundland 1949-1951[edit]

no by-elections held

1934-1949[edit]

The Newfoundland House of Assembly was suspended when the Commission of Government was created in 1934. It was revived following Confederation with Canada in 1949.

28th General Assembly of Newfoundland 1932-1934[edit]

no by-elections held

27th General Assembly of Newfoundland 1928-1932[edit]

By-election Date Incumbent Party Winner Party Cause Retained
Placentia West May 17, 1930 Michael Sullivan      Conservative Leo J. Murphy      Liberal Death No
Lewisporte May 17, 1930 George F. Grimes      Liberal Helena Squires      Liberal Death Yes
Bonavista North May 17, 1930 Robert G. Winsor      Liberal Nathan G. Winsor      Liberal Death Yes
Burgeo 1928† Walter M. Chambers      Conservative Arthur Barnes      Liberal Resignation due to ill health No

† Won by acclamation

26th General Assembly of Newfoundland 1924-1928[edit]

By-election Date Incumbent Party Winner Party Cause Retained
St. John's East April 25, 1927 W. James Vinnicombe      Liberal-Conservative-Progressive William E. Brophy      Liberal-Progressive Appointed Liquor Commissioner No
Fortune Bay October 25, 1926 William Warren      Independent Harris M. Mosdell      Liberal-Progressive Appointed to the Supreme Court No
Burgeo-LaPoile October 25, 1926 Walter W. Chambers      Liberal-Conservative-Progressive Walter W. Chambers      Liberal-Conservative-Progressive Sought reelection upon appointment as Minister of Public Works Yes
Bonavista October 27, 1924 Walter Stanley Monroe      Liberal-Conservative-Progressive Walter Stanley Monroe      Liberal-Conservative-Progressive Sought reelection upon appointment as Prime Minister and Minister of Education Yes
William C. Winsor      Liberal-Conservative-Progressive William C. Winsor      Liberal-Conservative-Progressive Sought reelection upon appointment as Minister of Marine and Fisheries Yes
Harbour Grace July 3, 1924 John R. Bennett      Liberal-Conservative-Progressive John R. Bennett      Liberal-Conservative-Progressive Sought reelection upon appointment as Colonial Secretary Yes
C. E. Russell      Liberal-Conservative-Progressive C. E. Russell      Liberal-Conservative-Progressive Sought reelection upon appointment as Minister of Public Works Yes
St. John's West June 1924† John Chalker Crosbie      Liberal-Conservative-Progressive John Chalker Crosbie      Liberal-Conservative-Progressive Sought reelection upon appointment as Minister of Finance and Customs Yes
St. John's East June 1924† William J. Higgins      Liberal-Conservative-Progressive William J. Higgins      Liberal-Conservative-Progressive Sought reelection upon appointment as Minister of Justice and Attorney General Yes
Placentia-St. Mary's June 1924† William J. Walsh      Liberal-Conservative-Progressive William J. Walsh      Liberal-Conservative-Progressive Sought reelection upon appointment as Minister of Agriculture and Mines Yes
Harbour Main June 1924† William J. Woodford      Liberal-Conservative-Progressive William J. Woodford      Liberal-Conservative-Progressive Sought reelection upon appointment as Minister of Posts and Telegraphs Yes

† Won by acclamation

25th General Assembly of Newfoundland 1923-1924[edit]

no by-elections held

24th General Assembly of Newfoundland 1919-1923[edit]

By-election Date Incumbent Party Winner Party Cause Retained
Bay de Verde 1920 William H. Cave      Liberal Reform William H. Cave      Liberal Reform Void Election Yes
St. John's West January 24, 1920[1] Richard Squires      Liberal Reform Richard Squires      Liberal Reform Sought reelection upon appointment as Prime Minister and Colonial Secretary Yes
Henry J. Brownrigg      Liberal Reform Henry J. Brownrigg      Liberal Reform Sought reelection upon appointment as Minister of Finance and Customs Yes
Twillingate January 24, 1920† Walter Jennings      Liberal Reform Walter Jennings      Liberal Reform Sought reelection upon appointment as Minister of Public Works Yes
Fortune Bay January 24, 1920† William Warren      Liberal Reform William Warren      Liberal Reform Sought reelection upon appointment as Minister of Justice and Attorney General Yes
Bonavista January 24, 1920† William Coaker      Liberal Reform William Coaker      Liberal Reform Sought reelection upon appointment as Minister of Marine and Fisheries Yes
Bay de Verde January 24, 1920† William H. Cave      Liberal Reform William H. Cave      Liberal Reform Sought reelection upon appointment as Minister of Shipping Yes

† Won by acclamation

23rd General Assembly of Newfoundland 1913-1919[edit]

By-election Date Incumbent Party Winner Party Cause Retained
Twillingate November 26, 1914† Robert Bond      Liberal William Coaker      Fishermen's Protective Union Resignation No
Bonavista November 26, 1914† William Coaker      Fishermen's Protective Union Alfred B. Morine      Fishermen's Protective Union Resignation to contest Twillingate Yes

† Won by acclamation

22nd General Assembly of Newfoundland 1909-1913[edit]

By-election Date Incumbent Party Winner Party Cause Retained
Burin November 27, 1911† Edward Henry Davey      Liberal Thomas LeFeuvre      People's Death No

† Won by acclamation

21st General Assembly of Newfoundland 1908-1909[edit]

no by-elections held

20th General Assembly of Newfoundland 1904-1908[edit]

By-election Date Incumbent Party Winner Party Cause Retained
Bonavista November 6, 1906† Alfred B. Morine      Conservative Donald Morison      Conservative Resignation to move to Ontario Yes
Port de Grave February 1, 1906 Alexander McLellan Mackay      Conservative Charles Dawe      Conservative Death Yes

† Won by acclamation

19th General Assembly of Newfoundland 1900-1904[edit]

By-election Date Incumbent Party Winner Party Cause Retained
St. John's West 1903† Edward Patrick Morris      Liberal Edward Patrick Morris      Liberal Sought reelection upon appointment as Minister of Justice and Attorney General Yes
Bay de Verde 1902 Henry J. B. Woods      Liberal Isaac Mercer      Liberal Appointed Postmaster General Yes
Trinity 1902 William Henry Horwood      Liberal Robert Watson      Conservative Appointed Chief Justice No
George M. Johnson      Liberal William Warren      Conservative Appointed to the Supreme Court No

† Won by acclamation

18th General Assembly of Newfoundland 1897-1900[edit]

By-election Date Incumbent Party Winner Party Cause Retained
St. John's East November 9, 1899 James Patrick Fox      Liberal John Dwyer      Liberal Death Yes
Fortune Bay November 9, 1899 H. R. Hayward      Tory Charles Way      Liberal Seat Vacant No
Placentia and St. Mary's May 25, 1899 William J. S. Donnelly      Tory Richard T. McGrath      Liberal Sought reelection upon appointment as Minister of Finance and Customs No
Trinity April 29, 1898† L. March      Tory John A. Robinson      Tory Resignation Yes
Harbour Main November 29, 1897† William Woodford      Tory William Woodford      Tory Sought reelection upon appointment as Chairman of the Board of Works Yes
Fogo November 29, 1897† Thomas C. Duder      Tory Thomas C. Duder      Tory Sought reelection upon appointment as Surveyor General Yes
Burin November 29, 1897† James Spearman Winter      Tory James Spearman Winter      Tory Sought reelection upon appointment as Premier and Attorney General Yes
Bonavista November 29, 1897† John A. Robinson      Tory Alfred B. Morine      Tory Appointed to the Legislative Council Yes

† Won by acclamation

17th General Assembly of Newfoundland 1893-1897[edit]

By-election Date Incumbent Party Winner Party Cause Retained
Twillingate September 16, 1895† Jabez P. Thompson      Liberal Robert Bond      Liberal Resignation to provide a seat for Bond Yes
St. John's West February 27, 1895† Patrick J. Scott      Liberal Patrick J. Scott      Liberal Sought reelection upon appointment as Receiver General Yes
G. J. Tessier      Liberal Edward Patrick Morris      Liberal Resignation to provide a seat for Morris Yes
Harbour Grace February 27, 1895† Robert Stewart Munn      Tory William Whiteway      Liberal Death No
Eli Dawe      Liberal Eli Dawe      Liberal Sought reelection upon appointment as Chairman of the Board of Works Yes
Bay de Verde February 27, 1895† Sydney Woods      Liberal Henry J. B. Woods      Liberal Resignation to provide a seat for Henry Woods Yes
St. George's November 12, 1894 James W. Keating      Liberal Michael H. Carty      Tory Void Election and Disqualification No
St. John's West November 10, 1894 Edward Patrick Morris      Liberal Patrick J. Scott      Liberal Void Election and Disqualification Yes
James C. Tessier      Liberal G. J. Tessier      Liberal Void Election and Disqualification Yes
Maurice W. Furley      Liberal Thomas P. Jackman      Liberal Void Election and Disqualification Yes
St. John's East November 10, 1894 James Patrick Fox      Liberal John P. Fox      Liberal Void Election and Disqualification Yes
Thomas J. Murphy      Liberal Charles Hutton      Liberal Void Election and Disqualification Yes
Placentia and St. Mary's November 10, 1894 James Francis McGrath      Liberal Richard T. McGrath      Liberal Void Election and Disqualification Yes
George Henry Emerson      Liberal Michael Tobin      Liberal Void Election and Disqualification Yes
William J. S. Donnelly      Tory John T. Dunphy      Liberal Sought reelection upon appointment as Receiver General No
Burin November 10, 1894 James Sinclair Tait      Liberal James J. Pitman      Liberal Void Election and Disqualification Yes
William B. Payne      Liberal Henry Gear      Liberal Void Election and Disqualification Yes
Twillingate October 16, 1894 Michael T. Knight      Tory Gilles Foote      Liberal Sought reelection upon appointment as Surveyor General No
Trinity October 16, 1894 William Whiteway      Liberal William Henry Horwood      Liberal Void Election and Disqualification Yes
Robert Bond      Liberal George W. Gushue      Liberal Void Election and Disqualification Yes
James H. Watson      Liberal George M. Johnson      Liberal Void Election Yes
Fogo October 2, 1894 Thomas C. Duder      Tory Thomas C. Duder      Tory Sought reelection upon appointment as Financial Secretary Yes
Bonavista October 2, 1894 Donald Morison      Tory Donald Morison      Tory Sought reelection upon appointment as Attorney General Yes
Alfred B. Morine      Tory Alfred B. Morine      Tory Sought reelection upon appointment as Colonial Secretary Yes
Burgeo and LaPoile September 10, 1894 James Murray      Independent Henry Y. Mott      Tory Void Election and Disqualification No
Bay de Verde May 22, 1894 Henry J. B. Woods      Liberal Sydney Woods      Liberal Void Election and Disqualification Yes
George E. Moores      Liberal John B. Ayre      Tory Void Election and Disqualification No

† Won by acclamation

16th General Assembly of Newfoundland 1889-1893[edit]

By-election Date Incumbent Party Winner Party Cause Retained
Burin November 12, 1892 Edward Rothwell      Liberal James Spearman Winter      Tory Death No
Trinity January 15, 1890[2] [3] William Whiteway      Liberal William Whiteway      Liberal Sought reelection upon appointment as Premier and Attorney General Yes
Robert Bond      Liberal Robert Bond      Liberal Sought reelection upon appointment as Colonial Secretary Yes
Bay de Verde January 15, 1890[4] [5] Henry J. B. Woods      Liberal Henry J. B. Woods      Liberal Sought reelection upon appointment as Surveyor General Yes
St. John's West January 8, 1890†[6] [7] James Day      Liberal James Day      Liberal Sought reelection upon appointment as Chairman of the Board of Works Yes
Placentia-St. Mary's January 8, 1890†[8] [9] Richard O'Dwyer      Liberal Richard O'Dwyer      Liberal Sought reelection upon appointment as Receiver General Yes
Fortune Bay January 8, 1890†[10] [11] John Studdy      Liberal John Studdy      Liberal Sought reelection upon appointment as Financial Secretary Yes

† Won by acclamation

15th General Assembly of Newfoundland 1885-1889[edit]

By-election Date Incumbent Party Winner Party Cause Retained
Bonavista November 10, 1888 Abraham Kean      Reform Maurice Fenelon      Reform Resignation Yes
St. John's East November 12, 1887 Ambrose Shea      Liberal Robert John Parsons      Liberal Appointed Governor of the Bahamas Yes
St. John's East November 9, 1886 Robert John Kent      Liberal Thomas J. Murphy      Liberal Resignation Yes
Placentia and St. Mary's November 1, 1886† William J. S. Donnelly      Liberal William J. S. Donnelly      Reform Sought reelection upon appointment as Receiver General No
Bonavista June 12, 1886 James L. Noonan      Reform Alfred B. Morine      Independent Sought reelection upon appointment as Receiver General No
Twillingate-Fogo June 9, 1886† Michael T. Knight      Reform Michael T. Knight      Reform Sought reelection upon appointment as Financial Secretary Yes
Carbonear June 9, 1886† Alfred Penney      Reform Alfred Penney      Reform Sought reelection upon appointment as Surveyor General Yes

† Won by acclamation

14th General Assembly of Newfoundland 1882-1885[edit]

no by-elections held

13th General Assembly of Newfoundland 1878-1882[edit]

By-election Date Incumbent Party Winner Party Cause Retained
Ferryland November 2, 1880† James Gervé Conroy      Opposition Augustus F. Goodridge      Opposition Appointed stipendiary magistrate Yes

† Won by acclamation

12th General Assembly of Newfoundland 1874-1878[edit]

no by-elections held

11th General Assembly of Newfoundland 1873-1874[edit]

By-election Date Incumbent Party Winner Party Cause Retained
Harbour Grace January 17, 1874† Frederick Carter      Conservative Ambrose Shea      Conservative Chose to sit for Twillingate and Fogo Yes

10th General Assembly of Newfoundland 1869-1873[edit]

By-election Date Incumbent Party Winner Party Cause Retained
Trinity Bay October 26, 1871† Thomas H. Ridley      Confederate Alexander Graham      Anti-Confederate Resignation due to his firm becoming insolvent No
Bonavista Bay October 26, 1871† James L. Noonan      Anti-Confederate James L. Noonan      Anti-Confederate Sought reelection upon appointment as Colonial Secretary Yes
St. John's West January 16, 1871 Thomas Talbot      Anti-Confederate Maurice Fenelon      Anti-Confederate Appointed to the Legislative Council Yes
Trinity Bay September 17, 1870 Robert Alsop      Anti-Confederate John Henry Warren      Confederate Sought reelection upon appointment as Colonial Secretary No
Placentia and St. Mary's September 1870† Henry Renouf      Anti-Confederate Henry Renouf      Anti-Confederate Sought reelection upon appointment as Surveyor General Yes
Harbour Main August 1870† Joseph Ignatius Little      Anti-Confederate Joseph Ignatius Little      Anti-Confederate Sought reelection upon appointment as Attorney General Yes
Ferryland August 1870† Thomas Glen      Anti-Confederate Thomas Glen      Anti-Confederate Sought reelection upon appointment as Receiver General Yes
Bay de Verde April 5, 1870 John Bemister      Confederate James J. Rogerson      Confederate Appointed Sheriff of the Northern District Yes
St. John's West March 31, 1870† Henry Renouf      Anti-Confederate Lewis Tessier      Anti-Confederate Chose to sit for Placentia and St. Mary's Yes

† Won by acclamation

9th General Assembly of Newfoundland 1865-1869[edit]

By-election Date Incumbent Party Winner Party Cause Retained
Harbour Grace November 7, 1868 John Hayward      Government Joseph Godden      Government Appointed a judge Yes
Harbour Main November 28, 1867 Charles Furey      Opposition Joseph Ignatius Little      Opposition Resignation Yes
Port de Grave January 14, 1867 John Leamon      Government Robert John Pinsent      Government Death Yes
Trinity Bay October 29, 1866 Stephen March      Government Robert Alsop      Government Resignation Yes
St. John's West June 2, 1866 John Casey      Government Peter Brennan      Opposition Sought reelection upon appointment as Chairman of the Board of Works No

8th General Assembly of Newfoundland 1861-1865[edit]

By-election Date Incumbent Party Winner Party Cause Retained
Bonavista Bay 1864 Matthew W. Walbank      Conservative Frederick J. Wyatt      Conservative Appointed Registrar and Chief Clerk to the Supreme Court Yes
Carbonear 1863 Edmund Hanrahan      Liberal John Rorke      Conservative Resignation No
St. John's East February 28, 1862[12] John Kavanagh      Liberal John Kavanagh      Liberal Resignation Yes
Placentia and St. Mary's 1861 W. G. Flood      Liberal Pierce M. Barron      Liberal Resignation Yes
Harbour Grace November 1861 Vacant N/A N/A John Hayward      Conservative No Return made at General Election N/A
Vacant N/A N/A Henry J. Moore      Conservative N/A

7th General Assembly of Newfoundland 1859-1861[edit]

By-election Date Incumbent Party Winner Party Cause Retained
Placentia and St. Mary's 1860 John Delaney      Liberal Richard McGrath      Liberal Appointed Postmaster General Yes
Burgeo and LaPoile 1860 James Seaton      Conservative Hugh Hoyles      Conservative Resignation Yes
Harbour Grace November 1860† James Luke Prendergast      Liberal James Luke Prendergast      Liberal Void Election Yes

† Won by acclamation

6th General Assembly of Newfoundland 1855-1859[edit]

By-election Date Incumbent Party Winner Party Cause Retained
Twillingate and Fogo 1858 William Henry Ellis      Conservative William Whiteway      Conservative Death Yes
St. John's West 1858 Philip Francis Little      Liberal J. J. Gearin      Liberal Appointed to the Supreme Court Yes
St. John's West 1857 John Fox      Liberal John Casey      Liberal Appointed to the Legislative Council Yes
St. John's East 1857 Peter Winser      Liberal John Kavanagh      Liberal Resignation upon appointment as a Magistrate Yes

5th General Assembly of Newfoundland 1852-1854[edit]

no by-elections held

4th General Assembly of Newfoundland 1848-1852[edit]

By-election Date Incumbent Party Winner Party Cause Retained
St. John's 1850 Laurence O'Brien      Liberal Philip Francis Little      Liberal Appointed to the Council Yes

3rd General Assembly of Newfoundland 1842-1847[edit]

By-election Date Incumbent Party Winner Party Cause Retained
Trinity Bay 1846 Richard Barnes      Conservative Thomas Bulley Job      Conservative Death Yes
St. John's 1843 William Carson      Liberal Robert John Parsons      Liberal Death Yes

2nd General Assembly of Newfoundland 1837-1841[edit]

By-election Date Incumbent Party Winner Party Cause Retained
Conception Bay December 1840 Anthony Godfrey      Liberal No Return due to riots N/A N/A Death N/A
St. John's May 1840 Patrick Morris      Liberal Laurence O'Brien      Liberal Appointed to the Council as Colonial Treasurer Yes

1st General Assembly of Newfoundland 1832-1836[edit]

By-election Date Incumbent Party Winner Party Cause Retained
St. John's December 1833† William Thomas      Conservative William Carson      Liberal Appointed to the Council No
Trinity Bay 1833† John Bingley Garland      Conservative William Bickford Row      Conservative Appointed to the Council Yes

† Won by acclamation

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Re-elect Premier of Newfoundland". Toronto Globe. January 26, 1920. p. 7. 
  2. ^ "The By-Elections". The Evening Telegram. December 23, 1889. 
  3. ^ "The By-Elections". The Evening Telegram. January 15, 1890. 
  4. ^ "The By-Elections". The Evening Telegram. December 23, 1889. 
  5. ^ "The By-Elections". The Evening Telegram. January 15, 1890. 
  6. ^ "The By-Elections". The Evening Telegram. December 23, 1889. 
  7. ^ "The By-Elections". The Evening Telegram. January 15, 1890. 
  8. ^ "The By-Elections". The Evening Telegram. December 23, 1889. 
  9. ^ "The By-Elections". The Evening Telegram. January 15, 1890. 
  10. ^ "The By-Elections". The Evening Telegram. December 23, 1889. 
  11. ^ "The By-Elections". The Evening Telegram. January 15, 1890. 
  12. ^ "The Newfoundlander". March 3, 1862. 

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