St. John's Centre
|Newfoundland and Labrador electoral district|
St. John's Centre in relation to other districts in St. John's
|Provincial electoral district|
|Legislature||Newfoundland and Labrador House of Assembly|
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.
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
|Patrick McNicholas||Progressive Conservative||1979-1989|
|Joan Marie Aylward||Liberal||1996-2003|
|Shawn Skinner||Progressive Conservative||2003-2011|
|Gerry Rogers||New Democrat||2011–present|
|Newfoundland and Labrador general election, 2011|
|Progressive Conservative||Shawn Skinner||2,041||43.25%||–|
|Newfoundland and Labrador general election, 2007|
|Progressive Conservative||Shawn Skinner||3332||76.49%||–|
|Liberal||Lori Ann Campbell-Martino||374||8.59%|
|Newfoundland and Labrador general election, 2003|
|Progressive Conservative||Shawn Skinner||3349||54.82|
|Liberal||Joan Marie Aylward||1763||28.85|
|Newfoundland general election, 1999|
|Liberal||Joan Marie Aylward||2609||42.27%|
|Progressive Conservative||Paul Brown||2443||39.58%||–|
|Newfoundland general election, 1996|
|Liberal||Joan Marie Aylward||2579||43.05%|
|Progressive Conservative||Paul Brown||2254||37.62%||–|
|Newfoundland general election, 1993|
|Progressive Conservative||Paul Stapleton||2464||38.93%||–|
|Newfoundland general election, 1989|
|Progressive Conservative||Patrick McNicholas||2838||–||–|
|Newfoundland general election, 1985|
|Progressive Conservative||Patrick McNicholas||3332||–||–|
|Liberal||Mary Frances Philpott||2229|
|Newfoundland general election, 1982|
|Progressive Conservative||Patrick McNicholas||2357||–||–|
|NDP||Pobert Harry E. Cuff||293|
- "Summary of Polling Divisions ST. JOHN'S CENTRE" (PDF). Elections Newfoundland and Labrador. 3 August 2011. Retrieved 4 September 2011.
- Newfoundland & Labrador Votes 2007. Canadian Broadcasting Corporation. Retrieved May 22, 2009.
- Newfoundland & Labrador Votes 2003. Canadian Broadcasting Corporation. Retrieved May 22, 2009.