George Murphy (Canadian politician)
|Member of the Newfoundland and Labrador House of Assembly
for St. John's East
October 27, 2011 – November 5, 2015
|Preceded by||Ed Buckingham|
|Succeeded by||District Abolished|
|Political party||New Democrat (2010-2015)
|Residence||St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador|
George Murphy is a Canadian politician, who served in the Newfoundland and Labrador House of Assembly from the 2011-2015. A member of the Newfoundland and Labrador New Democratic Party, he represented the electoral district of St. John's East.
Murphy first ran for election as a Liberal candidate in the district of St. John's East in the 2003 general election where he placed second with 14.56% of the vote.
In November 2010 Murphy decided to leave the Liberal party and run for the NDP nomination in the Conception Bay East-Bell Island by-election. Murphy placed second and received 26.14% of the vote.
On June 22, 2015, Murphy announced he would not be reoffering in the 2015 election. Part of Murphy's district of St. John's East had been redistricted with fellow NDP MHA Lorraine Michael's seat; Michael successfully ran in the new district. Murphy returned to his previous career as a taxi driver following the 2015 election.
|Progressive Conservative||Ed Buckingham||2,175||40.98%||–|
|Progressive Conservative||David Brazil||2,638||66.28%||-5.51%|
|Progressive Conservative||John Ottenheimer||4,151||69.85||–|
- "NDP Leader Lorraine Michael re-elected". CBC News, October 11, 2011.
- "District Profile: St. John's East". CBC. Retrieved 11 February 2013.
- "Ex-Liberal switches to NDP". CBC. Retrieved 11 February 2013.
- "December 2, 2010 By-Election Report: Conception Bay East - Bell Island" (PDF). Elections NL. Retrieved 11 February 2013.
- "Electoral Districts: St. John's East". CBC. Retrieved 11 February 2013.
- "NDP's George Murphy says he will not seek re-election this fall". CBC. 22 June 2015. Retrieved 30 June 2015.
- Free ride with George: Former MHA returns to work at Jiffy Cabs
- 'It's a bit of a kick in the pants': Gas price researcher predicts 4-cent spike
- George Murphy's words, tone suggest he's done with the NDP
- "PC David Brazil wins byelection". CBC. 2 December 2010. Retrieved 27 April 2014.
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