New Democratic Party of Newfoundland and Labrador leadership election, 2006

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search

The New Democratic Party of Newfoundland and Labrador held their leadership convention from May 26–28, 2006. This leadership election was called to elect a new leader to succeed Jack Harris,[1] who had served as party leader since 1992. Harris had also served as Member of the House of Assembly for Signal Hill-Quidi Vidi since a 1990 by-election. In the end Lorraine Michael won the party's leadership, defeating writer Nina Patey. Michael won 107 votes to Patey’s 5.[2] Lorraine Michael, later went on to win the by-election held in Harris' district, Signal Hill-Quidi Vidi and became one of two NDP MHAs in the House of Assembly.[3]


Potential candidates who did not run[edit]


First Ballot
Candidate Votes Perc.
Lorraine Michael 107 95.5%
Nina Patey 5 4.5%
Spoiled Ballots 0 0.00%
Totals 112 100%


  1. ^ "Do honourable thing and quit seat, Tories tell Harris". 2006-08-23. Retrieved 2012-02-07. 
  2. ^ "Lorraine Michael". Retrieved 2012-02-07. 
  3. ^ "Michael taking nothing for granted in pending byelection". 2006-08-21. Retrieved 2012-02-07. 
  4. ^ "Michael waltzes to victory in NDP leadership". Canadian Broadcasting Corporation. 28 May 2006. Retrieved 12 May 2012. 
  5. ^ "NDP leadership 'not for me,' Norman says". Canadian Broadcasting Corporation. 2 March 2006. Retrieved 12 May 2012.