Humber-Bay of Islands

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Bay of Islands
Newfoundland and Labrador electoral district
Bay of Islands.png
Bay of Islands in relation to other district in Newfoundland
Provincial electoral district
Legislature Newfoundland and Labrador House of Assembly
MHA
 
 
 
Eddie Joyce
Liberal
District created 1975
First contested 1975
Last contested 2015
Demographics
Population (2006) 9,936
Electors (2011) 7,668

Bay of Islands is a provincial electoral district for the House of Assembly of Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada. As of 2011 the district has 7,688 eligible voters.[1]

It contains the towns of Curling, Irishtown, Hughes Brook, Summerside, Meadows, Gillams, McIvers, Cox's Cove, Mount Moriah, Humber Arm South, York Harbour and Lark Harbour.

While not a wealthy district, Bay of Islands is more economically vibrant than other rural districts. Its economy is driven by the fishery and tourism, to a limited extent. Many residents work in Corner Brook.

Communities in the district: Part of the city of Corner Brook, Benoit's Cove, Cox's Cove, Frenchmen's Cove, Gillams, Halfway Point, Hughes Brook, Irishtown-Summerside, Lark Harbour, McIvers, Meadows, Mount Moriah, Petries, Wood's Island, York Harbour.

This district was home to back-to-back premiers. Immediately after becoming leader of the Liberals, Brian Tobin chose this district, vacated by Clyde Wells.

Members of the House of Assembly[edit]

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

  Member Party Term
  Eddie Joyce Liberal 2011–2015
  Terry Loder Progressive Conservative 2007-2011
  Eddie Joyce Liberal 1999-2007
  Brian Tobin Liberal 1996-1999
  Clyde Wells Liberal 1989-1995
  Eddie Joyce Liberal 1989
  Ted Blanchard Progressive Conservative 1985-1989
  Luke Woodrow Progressive Conservative 1975-1985

Election results[edit]

Newfoundland and Labrador general election, 2015
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Liberal Eddie Joyce 4,622 84.5%
Progressive Conservative Ronald Jesseau 564 10.3%
New Democratic Conor Curtis 282 5.2%
Newfoundland and Labrador general election, 2011
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Liberal Eddie Joyce 2,760 51.22 +5.62
Progressive Conservative Terry Loder 2,003 37.18 -15.25
New Democratic Tony Adey 625 11.60 +9.63
Total valid votes 5,388 99.66
Total rejected ballots 18 0.34
Turnout 5,406 69.98
Electors on the lists 7,725
Newfoundland and Labrador general election, 2007
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Progressive Conservative Terry Loder 2,854 52.43 +3.00
Liberal Eddie Joyce 2,482 45.60 -1.33
New Democratic Charles Murphy 107 1.97 -1.67
Total valid votes 5,444 99.63
Total rejected ballots 20 0.37
Turnout 5,464 73.45
Electors on the lists 7,439
Newfoundland and Labrador general election, 2003
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Eddie Joyce 2907 49.43 -8.13
Progressive Conservative Mike Monaghan 2760 46.93 +15.77
  NDP Dave (Bud) Quigley 214 3.64 -7.64
Newfoundland and Labrador general election, 1999
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Eddie Joyce 3164 57.56 -8.11
Progressive Conservative Paul Hunt 1713 31.16 +3.69
  NDP Israel Hann 620 11.28 +4.43
Newfoundland and Labrador general election, 1996
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Brian Tobin 3997 65.67
Progressive Conservative Paul Hunt 1672 27.47
  NDP Hayward Pardy 417 6.85

External links[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Summary of Polling Divisions BAY OF ISLANDS" (PDF). Elections Newfoundland and Labrador. 3 August 2011. Retrieved 3 September 2011. [permanent dead link]