Burgeo-La Poile

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Burgeo-La Poile
Newfoundland and Labrador electoral district
Burgeo-La Poile.png
Burgeo-La Poile in relation to other districts in Newfoundland
Provincial electoral district
Legislature Newfoundland and Labrador House of Assembly
MHA
 
 
 
Andrew Parsons
Liberal
District created 1995
First contested 1996
Last contested 2015
Demographics
Population (2006) 10,600
Electors (2011) 7,527

Burgeo-La Poile is a provincial electoral district for the House of Assembly of Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada. As of 2011, there are 7,527 eligible voters living within the district.[1] The district was first created in 1995 following a reduction in the number of seats in the House of Assembly from 52 to 48, forming from the amalgamation of the former districts of La Poile and Burgeo-Bay D'Espoir.

The district takes in the southwestern corner of Newfoundland, stretching from the town of Burgeo in the east to Cape Ray in the west. Its largest community, Port aux Basques, is the island's link to continental North America through the Marine Atlantic ferry service.

The population in the region dropped by about 15 per cent between 1996 and 2001. The size of the district grew significantly in the 2007 redistribution as the eastern border pushed out an extra 37 kilometers.

The district is one of the strongest Liberal regions of the province, and was one of only three districts to return a Liberal MHA in the 2007 election.

Geography[edit]

The district includes the part of the province of Newfoundland and Labrador bounded as follows: Beginning at the point of intersection with the Meridian of 57 degrees West Longitude and the shoreline of the southwest coast, located east of the community of Grey River; Thence running due north along the Meridian of 57 degrees West Longitude to its intersection with the Parallel of 48 degrees 30 minutes North Latitude; Thence running west along the Parallel of 48 degrees 30 minutes North Latitude to its intersection with the Meridian of 58 degrees West Longitude; Thence running in a southwesterly direction to the point of land known as Red Rocks, located on the eastern shoreline of Cabot Strait, north of Cape Ray; Thence running in a general easterly direction along the sinuosities of the southwest coast to the point of beginning, together with Burgeo Island, Ramea Island and all other islands adjacent thereto.[2]

All geographic coordinates being scaled and referenced to the Universal Transverse Mercator Map Projection and the North American Datum of 1983.

Federal riding[edit]

The provincial boundary of this district falls entirely within the federal district of Random—Burin—St. George's. The federal district includes the south coast of the island of Newfoundland, the Stephenville area, the Burin Peninsula, and the west-central coast of Trinity Bay including Random Island, Brunette Island, Long Island, Merasheen Island, Red Island and the Ramea Islands.

Communities[edit]

Members of the House of Assembly[edit]

District of Burgeo-Lapoile[edit]

  Member Party Term
  Andrew Parsons Liberal 2011–present
  Kelvin Parsons Liberal 1999–2011
  Bill Ramsay Liberal 1995–1999

Former District of Lapoile[edit]

  Member Party Term
  Bill Ramsay Liberal 1989–1995
  Calvin Mitchell Progressive Conservative 1985–1989
  Steve Neary Liberal 1975-1985
  Allan Evans Progressive Conservative 1971–1975
  Walter Hodder Liberal 1962-1971
  John T. Cheeseman Liberal 1956-1962
  George Norman Liberal 1951-1956
  Herman Quinton Liberal 1949-1951

Former District of Burgeo-Bay d'Espoir[edit]

  Member Party Term
  David Gilbert Liberal 1985-1996
  Harold Andrews Progressive Conservative 1979-1985
  Roger Simmons Liberal 1975-1979

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Election results[edit]

Newfoundland and Labrador general election, 2015
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Liberal Andrew Parsons 3,998 96.48 +44.36
Progressive Conservative Georgia Darmonkow 93 2.24 -41.03
New Democratic Kelly McKeown 53 1.28 -3.33
Total valid votes 4,144 100.00
Liberal hold Swing +42.70
Burgeo-La Poile - Newfoundland and Labrador general election, 2011
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Andrew Parsons 2,228 52.12%
Progressive Conservative Colin Short 1,850 43.27% +4.69
New Democratic Matt Fuchs 197 4.16%
Burgeo-La Poile - Newfoundland and Labrador general election, 2007
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Kelvin Parsons 2,882 59.66% -21.10
Progressive Conservative Colin Short 1,864 38.58%
New Democratic June Hiscock 85 1.76%
Burgeo-La Poile - Newfoundland and Labrador general election, 2003
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Kelvin Parsons 4,233 80.76% +21.28%
Progressive Conservative Stephen P. Mackenzie 1,008 19.23%
Burgeo-La Poile - Newfoundland and Labrador general election, 1999
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Kelvin Parsons 3,421 59.48%
Progressive Conservative Greg Sheaves 1,988 34.57%
New Democratic O. Marsden 342 5.95%
Burgeo-La Poile - Newfoundland and Labrador general election, 1996
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Bill Ramsay 3598 60.17%
Progressive Conservative Cheryl Stagg 2382 39.83%

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As District of La Poile[edit]

La Poile - Newfoundland and Labrador general election, 1993
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Bill Ramsay 2,706 49.98%
Progressive Conservative Cal Mitchell 1,403 25.91%
Independent Paul Gillingham 1,206 22.28%
New Democratic Janet Francis 99 1.83%

As District of Burgeo-Bay d'Espoir[edit]

Burgeo-Bay d'Espoir - Newfoundland and Labrador general election, 1993
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal David S. Gilbert 2,980 64.54%
Progressive Conservative James Oxford 1,450 31.41%
New Democratic Sam Organ 187 4.05%

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Summary of Polling Divisions BURGEO - LA POILE" (PDF). Elections Newfoundland and Labrador. 3 August 2011. Retrieved 26 September 2011. 
  2. ^ ; Newfoundland and Labrador Boundaries Commission, 2006; Elections Newfoundland & Labrador; retrieved March 29, 2008.
  3. ^ Encyclopedia of Newfoundland and Labrador
  4. ^ Report of the Chief Electoral Officer. Retrieved April 13, 2011.

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 47°51′30″N 58°13′59″W / 47.8583°N 58.233°W / 47.8583; -58.233