St. John's Centre

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St. John's Centre
Flag of Newfoundland and Labrador.svg Newfoundland and Labrador electoral district
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St. John's Centre in relation to other districts in St. John's
Provincial electoral district
Legislature Newfoundland and Labrador House of Assembly
MHA
 
 
 
Gerry Rogers
New Democratic
District created 1996
First contested 1996
Last contested 2011
Demographics
Population (2006) 11,962
Electors (2011) 7,846

St. John’s Centre is a provincial electoral district for the House of Assembly of Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada. Much of the former district of St. John's Centre was renamed St. John's East in 1996. As of 2011 there were 7,846 eligible voters living within the district.[1]

The district is bounded largely by Columbus Drive to the west, LeMarchant Road to the south, Parade Street to the east and Empire Avenue to the north. The residents are mostly working and middle-class.

Since 1972, voters in the district have elected a member on the government side. A Progressive Conservative bastion for many years after Confederation, and an anti-Confederation area before that, St. John’s Centre shifted Liberal during the Wells and Tobin eras, though by fairly small margins. New Democratic Party candidates have historically outperformed their party's overall results in this district as well. In 2003, former City Councillor Shawn Skinner won back the district for the Progressive Conservatives, beating Liberal Finance Minister Joan Marie Aylward, when the party swept back to power. In 2007 Skinner easily held the seat, while the New Democrats overtook the Liberals to come in second place.

Members of the House of Assembly[edit]

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

  Member Party Term
  Patrick McNicholas Progressive Conservative 1979-1989
     Hubert Kitchen Liberal 1989-1996
     Joan Marie Aylward Liberal 1996-2003
  Shawn Skinner Progressive Conservative 2003-2011
     Gerry Rogers New Democrat 2011–present

Election results[edit]

Newfoundland and Labrador general election, 2011
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
     NDP Gerry Rogers 2,569 54.44%
Progressive Conservative Shawn Skinner 2,041 43.25%
     Liberal Carly Bigelow 109 2.31%
Newfoundland and Labrador general election, 2007
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Progressive Conservative Shawn Skinner 3332 76.49%
     NDP Jane Robinson 650 14.92%
     Liberal Lori Ann Campbell-Martino 374 8.59%

[2]

Newfoundland and Labrador general election, 2003
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
  Progressive Conservative Shawn Skinner 3349 54.82
     Liberal Joan Marie Aylward 1763 28.85
     NDP Carol Cantwell 956 15.65

[3]

Newfoundland general election, 1999
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
     Liberal Joan Marie Aylward 2609 42.27%
Progressive Conservative Paul Brown 2443 39.58%
     NDP Valerie Long 1120 18.15%
Newfoundland general election, 1996
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
     Liberal Joan Marie Aylward 2579 43.05%
Progressive Conservative Paul Brown 2254 37.62%
     NDP Wayne Lucas 1158 19.33%
Newfoundland general election, 1993
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
     Liberal Hubert Kitchen 2990 47.25%
Progressive Conservative Paul Stapleton 2464 38.93%
     NDP Fraser March 874 13.81%
Newfoundland general election, 1989
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
     Liberal Hubert Kitchen 2967
Progressive Conservative Patrick McNicholas 2838
     NDP Vicky Silky 625
Newfoundland general election, 1985
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Progressive Conservative Patrick McNicholas 3332
     Liberal Mary Frances Philpott 2229
     NDP Nina Patey 976
Newfoundland general election, 1982
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Progressive Conservative Patrick McNicholas 2357
     Liberal John Slattery 657
     NDP Pobert Harry E. Cuff 293

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Summary of Polling Divisions ST. JOHN'S CENTRE". Elections Newfoundland and Labrador. 3 August 2011. Retrieved 4 September 2011. 
  2. ^ Newfoundland & Labrador Votes 2007. Canadian Broadcasting Corporation. Retrieved May 22, 2009.
  3. ^ Newfoundland & Labrador Votes 2003. Canadian Broadcasting Corporation. Retrieved May 22, 2009.

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