Cape St. Francis (electoral district)

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Cape St. Francis
Newfoundland and Labrador electoral district
Cape St. Francis.png
Cape St. Francis in relation to other district in Newfoundland
Provincial electoral district
Legislature Newfoundland and Labrador House of Assembly
MHA
 
 
 
Kevin Parsons
Progressive Conservative
District created 1966
First contested 1966
Last contested 2011
Demographics
Population (2006) 11,777
Electors (2011) 10,444

Cape St. Francis is a provincial electoral district for the House of Assembly of Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada.

The vast majority of the district is made up of suburban communities neighbouring the provincial capital St. John's, though the district does take in the northeast end of the city. The majority of residents commute into St. John's daily for work. The district was known for many years as St. John's East-Extern.

The district's boundaries encompass the northeastern tip of Avalon Peninsula, including the outer stretches of St. John's as well as Bauline, Flatrock, Logy Bay-Middle Cove-Outer Cove, Pouch Cove and Torbay. In 2011, 10,444 people were eligible to vote within the district.[1]

The district has been a Progressive Conservative stronghold for over 40 years.

Members of the House of Assembly[edit]

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

  Member Party Term
  Kevin Parsons Progressive Conservative 2008–present
  Jack Byrne Progressive Conservative 1993-2008
  Kevin Parsons Sr. Progressive Conservative 1986-1993
  Tom Hickey Progressive Conservative 1966-1986

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Election results[edit]

Newfoundland and Labrador general election, 2015
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Progressive Conservative Kevin Parsons 4,086 66.34 +6.96
Liberal Geoff Gallant 1,613 26.19 +23.26
New Democratic Mark Gruchy 460 7.47 30.22
Total valid votes 6,159 100.00
Newfoundland and Labrador general election, 2011
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Progressive Conservative Kevin Parsons 4,132 59.38 -9.59
New Democratic Geoff Gallant 2,623 37.69 +14.29
Liberal Joy Buckle 204 2.93 -4.70
Total valid votes 6,959 99.47
Total rejected ballots 37 0.53
Turnout 6,996 65.53
Electors on the lists 10,676
Newfoundland and Labrador provincial by-election, August 27, 2008
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Progressive Conservative Kevin Parsons 2,865 68.97 -8.86
New Democratic Kathleen Connors 972 23.40 +12.78
Liberal Tonia Power-Mercer 317 7.63 -3.91
Total valid votes 4,154
Newfoundland and Labrador general election, 2007
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Progressive Conservative Jack Byrne 4,983 77.83 +6.7
Liberal Bill Tapper 739 11.54 -4.89
New Democratic Kathleen Connors 680 10.62 -1.82
Total valid votes 6,402 99.50
Total rejected ballots 32 0.50
Turnout 6,434 71.00
Electors on the lists 9,061
Newfoundland and Labrador general election, 2003
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Progressive Conservative Jack Byrne 5,604 71.13 +9.47
Liberal Bill Tapper 1,294 16.43 -15.43
  NDP Ralph Tapper 980 12.44 +5.98
Newfoundland and Labrador general election, 1999
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Progressive Conservative Jack Byrne 4,197 61.66 +10.57
Liberal Jim Martin 2,169 31.86 -17.05
  NDP Shawn Sullivan 440 6.46 +6.46
Newfoundland and Labrador general election, 1996
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Progressive Conservative Jack Byrne 3,299 51.09
Liberal Jim Martin 3,158 48.91

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Summary of Polling Divisions CAPE ST. FRANCIS" (PDF). Elections Newfoundland and Labrador. 3 August 2011. Retrieved 2 September 2011. [permanent dead link]
  2. ^ "District Profile - Cape St. Francis". Canadian Broadcasting Corporation. Retrieved 1 September 2011. 

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