St. John's South—Mount Pearl

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St. John's South—Mount Pearl
Newfoundland and Labrador electoral district
St John's South—Mount Pearl.png
St. John's South—Mount Pearl in relation to other Newfoundland and Labrador ridings
Federal electoral district
Legislature House of Commons
Ryan Cleary
New Democratic
District created 2003
First contested 2004
Last contested 2011
District webpage profile, map
Population (2011)[1] 82,851
Electors (2011) 66,467
Area (km²)[1] 376.70
Pop. density (per km²) 219.9
Census divisions Division No. 1
Census subdivisions St. John's, Mount Pearl

St. John's South redirects here. For the provincial electoral district please see St. John's South (provincial electoral district)

St. John's South—Mount Pearl (French: St. John's-Sud—Mount Pearl; formerly St. John's South) is a federal electoral district in Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada, that has been represented in the House of Commons of Canada since 2004.


Ethnic groups: 99.2% White
Languages: 98.7% English
Religions: 52.8% Catholic, 42.4% Protestant, 3.6% No affiliation
Average income: $25 379


The district includes the south end of the City of St. John's, the City of Mount Pearl, and the Town of Petty Harbour-Maddox Cove.

The neighbouring ridings are Avalon and St. John's East.

According to Elections Canada, the geographic boundaries of this riding for the 39th General Election are:

"All that area consisting of:
(a) that part of the City of St. John's lying southeasterly of the southeasterly limits of the towns of Conception Bay South and Paradise, and southeasterly of a line described as follows: commencing at the intersection of the westerly limit of the City of St. John's with Kenmount Road immediately north of the northwesterly limit of the City of Mount Pearl; thence northeasterly and easterly along said road, Freshwater Road and Longs Hill to Gower Street; thence northeasterly along said street to Kings Bridge Road; thence northerly along said road to Rennie's River; thence generally easterly along said river, Quidi Vidi Lake and the channel known locally as Quidi Vidi Gut to Quidi Vidi Harbour;
(b) the City of Mount Pearl; and
(c) the Town of Petty Harbour-Maddox Cove. Including all islands adjacent to the shoreline of the above-described area."

See also Elections Canada's map of the riding (.PDF).


The electoral district was created in 2003: 95.1% of the population of the riding came from St. John's West, and 4.9% from St. John's East ridings. As of the 2012 electoral redistribution, 5% of this riding will be moved to St. John's East, and it will gain 3% from Avalon.

Members of Parliament[edit]

This riding has elected the following Members of Parliament:

Parliament Years Member Party
St. John's South—Mount Pearl
Riding created from St. John's West and St. John's East
38th  2004–2006     Loyola Hearn Conservative
39th  2006–2008
40th  2008–2011     Siobhán Coady Liberal
41st  2011–Present     Ryan Cleary New Democratic

Election results[edit]

St. John's South—Mount Pearl, 2013 Representation Order[edit]

The 2012 federal electoral boundaries redistribution concluded that the electoral boundaries of St. John's South—Mount Pearl should be adjusted, and a modified electoral district of the same name will be contested in future elections.[2] The redefined St. John's South—Mount Pearl had its boundaries legally defined in the 2013 representation order which will come into effect upon the call of the 42nd Canadian federal election, scheduled for October 2015.[3]

Canadian federal election, 2015
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
New Democratic Ryan Cleary
Liberal Seamus O'Regan
Conservative TBD
Green TBD
Total valid votes
2011 federal election redistributed results
Party Vote  %
  New Democratic 17,925 46.34
  Liberal 11,104 28.70
  Conservative 9,366 24.21
  Green 280 0.72
  Others 9 0.02

St. John's South—Mount Pearl, 2003 Representation Order[edit]

Canadian federal election, 2011
Party Candidate Votes % ∆% Expenditures
New Democratic Ryan Cleary 18,681 47.92 +7.36 $67,211.17
Liberal Siobhán Coady 11,130 28.55 -14.77 $81,760.42
Conservative Loyola Sullivan 8,883 22.79 +10.24 $78,347.37
Green Rick Austin 291 0.75 -1.11 none listed
Total valid votes/Expense limit 38,985 100.0   $82,628.65
Total rejected, declined and unmarked ballots 108 0.28 +0.01
Turnout 39,093 58.97 +7.02
Eligible voters 66,294
New Democratic gain from Liberal Swing +11.06
Sources: [4] [5]
Canadian federal election, 2008
Party Candidate Votes % ∆% Expenditures
Liberal Siobhán Coady 14,920 43.32 +10.32 $63,155.64
New Democratic Ryan Cleary 13,971 40.56 +18.87 $18,947.03
Conservative Merv Wiseman 4,324 12.55 -32.13 $63,115.88
Green Ted Warren 643 1.86 +1.23 $172.03
Newfoundland and Labrador First Greg Byrne 402 1.16 $2,908.17
Independent Terry Christopher Butler 179 0.51 none listed
Total valid votes/Expense limit 34,439 100.0   $80,167
Total rejected, declined and unmarked ballots 92 0.27 -0.06
Turnout 34,531 51.95
Eligible voters 66,467
Liberal gain from Conservative Swing -4.28
Canadian federal election, 2006
Party Candidate Votes % ∆% Expenditures
Conservative Loyola Hearn 16,644 44.68 +5.11 $67,639.04
Liberal Siobhán Coady 12,295 33.00 -2.26 $68,791.05
New Democratic Peg Norman 8,079 21.69 -2.02 $40,492.63
Green Barry Crozier 235 0.63 -0.83 none listed
Total valid votes/Expense limit 37,253 100.0   $73,776
Total rejected, declined and unmarked ballots 124 0.33 +0.03
Turnout 37,371 57.90 +5.42
Eligible voters 64,543
Conservative hold Swing +3.68
Canadian federal election, 2004
Party Candidate Votes % ∆% Expenditures
Conservative Loyola Hearn 13,330 39.57 -16.27 $63,090.26
Liberal Siobhán Coady 11,879 35.26 +4.91 $63,121.27
New Democratic Peg Norman 7989 23.71 +10.31 $36,839.75
Green Steve Willcott 493 1.46 $184.24
Total valid votes/Expense limit 33,691 100.0   $72,104
Total rejected, declined and unmarked ballots 103 0.30
Turnout 33,794 52.48 -1.38
Eligible voters 64,397
Conservative notional gain from Progressive Conservative Swing -10.59
Changes from 2000 are based on redistributed results. Change for the Conservatives is based on the combined totals of the Progressive Conservatives and the Canadian Alliance.
2000 federal election redistributed results
Party Vote  %
  Progressive Conservative 18,610 53.65
  Liberal 10,526 30.35
  New Democratic 4,647 13.40
  Alliance 761 2.19
  Others 142 0.41

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