St. John's South—Mount Pearl

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St. John's South—Mount Pearl
Flag of Newfoundland and Labrador.svg Newfoundland and Labrador electoral district
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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.

Members of Parliament[edit]

This riding has elected the following Members of Parliament:

Parliament Years Member Party
St. John's West and St. John's East prior to 2004
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]

Canadian federal election, 2011
Party Candidate Votes % ∆% Expenditures
New Democratic Ryan Cleary 18,681 47.92 +7.36
Liberal Siobhán Coady 11,130 28.55 -14.77
Conservative Loyola Sullivan 8,883 22.79 +10.24
Green Rick Austin 291 0.75 -1.11
Total valid votes/Expense limit 38,985 100.00
Total rejected ballots 108 0.28 +0.01
Turnout 39,093 58.97 +7.02
Eligible voters 66,294
Canadian federal election, 2008
Party Candidate Votes % ∆% Expenditures
Liberal Siobhán Coady 14,920 43.32 +10.32 $63,367
New Democratic Ryan Cleary 13,971 40.56 +18.87 $22,271
Conservative Merv Wiseman 4,324 12.55 -32.13 $62,659
Green Ted Warren 643 1.86 +1.23 $122
Newfoundland and Labrador First Greg Byrne 402 1.16 $2,908
Independent Terry Christopher Butler 179 0.51
Total valid votes/Expense limit 34,439 100.00 $80,167
Total rejected ballots 92 0.27
Turnout 34,531 51.95
     Liberal gain from Conservative Swing -21.2
Canadian federal election, 2006
Party Candidate Votes % ∆% Expenditures
Conservative Loyola Hearn 16,644 44.68 +5.11 $66,963
Liberal Siobhán Coady 12,295 33.00 -2.26 $71,260
New Democratic Peg Norman 8079 21.69 -2.02 $40,493
Green Barry Crozier 235 0.63 -0.83 $0
Total valid votes/Expense limit 37,253 100.00 $73,776
Total rejected ballots 124 0.33
Turnout 37,371 58.3% +5.7%
Canadian federal election, 2004
Party Candidate Votes % ∆% Expenditures
Conservative Loyola Hearn 13,330 39.57 -16.2 $63,904
Liberal Siobhán Coady 11,879 35.26 +5.0 $68,777
New Democratic Peg Norman 7989 23.71 +10.3 $37,452
Green Steve Willcott 493 1.46 Ø $184
Total valid votes/Expense limit 33,691 52.6% $72,104


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 will have its boundaries legally defined in the 2013 representation order which is likely to come into effect upon the call of the 42nd Canadian federal election, scheduled for October 2015. In the unlikely event an election is called prior to April 2014, the current electoral boundaries would remain in effect.[3]

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