Ern Condon

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Ernest J. "Ern" Condon is a politician and retired guidance counsellor in Labrador, Canada.

Condon ran unsuccessfully as a New Democratic Party candidate for the Canadian House of Commons in the 1980 and 1984 elections in the riding of Grand Falls—White Bay—Labrador.

In the 1988 election, he placed last as an independent in a field of four candidates in the new riding of Labrador, winning 286 votes (2.15% of the total).

In 2003, he refounded the Labrador Party, a political party in the province of Newfoundland and Labrador that advocates Labrador "getting its fair share". Condon became its leader. He ran in the Newfoundland and Labrador general election, 2003 in the riding of Labrador West, and finished third with 12.7% of the vote.

In the 2004 federal election, he ran as an independent in Labrador riding representing the Labrador Party. He won 919 votes (10.35% of the total), and placed ahead of the NDP candidate.

In 2005, he ran again as an independent in Labrador in the May 24th by-election, and won 598 votes (5.66% of the total), placing fourth in a field of five candidates.

Electoral history[edit]

Labrador[edit]

Canadian federal by-election, 24 May 2005
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
On the death of Lawrence O'Brien, 16 December 2004
Liberal Todd Russell 5438 51.48 -10.75
Conservative Graham Letto 3415 32.33 +16.56
New Democratic Frances Fry 1045 9.89 +0.25
Independent Ern Condon 598 5.66 -4.69
Green Jason Crummey 68 0.64 -1.37
Majority 2023 19.1
Canadian federal election, 2004
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Liberal Lawrence O'Brien 5524 62.23 -6.76
Conservative Merrill Strachan 1400 15.77 -2.85
Independent Ern Condon 919 10.35 Ø
New Democratic Shawn Crann 856 9.64 -2.74
Green Lori-Ann Martino 178 2.01 Ø
Canadian federal election, 1988
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Liberal Bill Rompkey 7,126 53.50% +8.37%
Progressive Conservative Joseph Goudie 4,400 33.03% -9.23%
New Democratic Evelyn Riggs 1,508 11.32% -1.29%
Independent Ern Condon 286 2.15%
Total valid votes 13,320 100.00%

Labrador West - 2003[edit]

Newfoundland and Labrador general election, 2003
Party Candidate Votes % ±
     NDP Randy Collins (Inc.) 2,762
     Progressive Conservative Graham Letto 1,142
Labrador Party Ern Condon 631
     Liberal Doris Sacrey 423

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Grand Falls—White Bay—Labrador[edit]

Canadian federal election, 1984
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Liberal Bill Rompkey 12 938 45.13 -7.54
Progressive Conservative Peter J. Walsh 12 114 42.26 +17.25
New Democratic Ern Condon 3616 12.61 -9.71
Total valid votes 28 668
Canadian federal election, 1980
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Liberal Bill Rompkey 15 530 52.67 +6.58
Progressive Conservative Ray Hawco 7375 25.01 +13.46
New Democratic Ern Condon 6582 22.32 -20.05
Total valid votes 29 487

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