Gander (electoral district)

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Gander
Newfoundland and Labrador electoral district
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Provincial electoral district
Legislature Newfoundland and Labrador House of Assembly
MHA
 
 
 
John Haggie
Liberal
District created 1967
Last contested 2015
Demographics
Population (2006) 11,249

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

It includes the town of Gander and the surrounding communities of Appleton, Glenwood and Benton. Gander, which has an airport and military history, is a service centre for a large region of the province. Voters in Gander often swing between the Liberal and Progressive Conservative columns, often electing members who sat on the government benches, making it an important swing district in the province.

Members of the House of Assembly[edit]

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

  Member Party Term
  Harold Collins Progressive Conservative 1967-1979
  Hazel Newhook Progressive Conservative 1979-1985
  Winston Baker Liberal 1985-1995
  Gary Vey Liberal 1995-1996
  Sandra Kelly Liberal 1996-2003
  Kevin O'Brien Progressive Conservative 2003–2015

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Election results[edit]

Gander (electoral district) - Newfoundland and Labrador general election, 2015
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal John Haggie 3151 67.7%
New Democratic Lukas Norman 1152 24.8%
Progressive Conservative Ryan Menchion 351 7.5%
Newfoundland and Labrador general election, 2011
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Progressive Conservative Kevin O'Brien 2393 52.27%
Liberal Barry Warren 1415 30.91%
  NDP Lukas Norman 770 16.82%
Newfoundland and Labrador general election, 2007
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Progressive Conservative Kevin O'Brien 3599 75.1% +13.2%
Liberal Stephanie Winsor 1193 24.9% +8.2%
Newfoundland and Labrador general election, 2003
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Progressive Conservative Kevin O'Brien 3621 61.38
Liberal Dianne Crewe 1930 32.71
  NDP Steve Johnson 348 5.89
Newfoundland and Labrador general election, 1999
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Sandra Kelly 3,064 49.5%
Progressive Conservative Kevin O'Brien 2,926 47.2%
  NDP Roy Locke 193 3.1%
Newfoundland and Labrador general election, 1996
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Sandra Kelly 3,585 55.6%
Progressive Conservative Dan Crummell 2,840 44.0%
By-Election - October 10, 1995 On the resignation of Winston Baker, July 31, 1995
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Gary Vey 2,421 47.8%
Progressive Conservative Dan Crummell 2,375 46.9%
  NDP Roy Locke 268 5.3%
Newfoundland and Labrador general election, 1993
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Winston Baker 3,876 63.2%
Progressive Conservative John Elliot 1,654 30.0%
  NDP Roy Locke 584 9.5%
Newfoundland and Labrador general election, 1989
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Winston Baker 3460 60.7
Progressive Conservative Agnes Richards 2029 35.6
  NDP Claude Elliot 215 3.77
Newfoundland and Labrador general election, 1985
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Winston Baker 3309 56.4
Progressive Conservative Hazel Newhook 2319 39.5
  NDP G. Joe Tremblett 241 4.1
Newfoundland and Labrador general election, 1982
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Progressive Conservative Hazel Newhook 2876 57.8
Liberal Winston Baker 1845 37.1
  NDP Lowell Paulson 259 5.2
Newfoundland and Labrador general election, 1979
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Progressive Conservative Hazel Newhook 2362 47.5
Liberal Winston Baker 1562 31.4
  NDP Randy Simms 1054 21.2

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