Grand Bank (electoral district)

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Grand Bank
Newfoundland and Labrador electoral district
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Provincial electoral district
Legislature Newfoundland and Labrador House of Assembly
MHA
 
 
 
Darin King
Progressive Conservative
District created 1966
Last contested 2007
Demographics
Population (2006) 10,060

Grand Bank is a provincial electoral district for the House of Assembly of Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada. Prior to the 1974 redistribution, the district was called Burin.

Grand Bank covers the southernmost part of the Burin Peninsula. The fishery, particularly deep-sea activity, has historically driven the economy of towns like Grand Bank, Fortune and Lawn. Mining was once prominent in St. Lawrence area, but no longer. Other communities include: Epworth, Frenchman's Cove, Grand Beach, Garnish, L'Anse au Loup, Lamaline, Lewin’s Cove, Little St. Lawrence, Lord's Cove, Point au Gaul, Point May, St. Lawrence, Salmonier, Taylor's Bay, Tides Brook and Winterland.

Members of the House of Assembly[edit]

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

  Member Party Term
  Darin King Progressive Conservative 2007–present
  Judy Foote Liberal 1996-2007
  Bill Matthews Progressive Conservative 1982-1996
  Leslie Thoms Liberal 1979-1982
  Alexander Hickman Progressive Conservative 1966-1979
  Eric Jones Liberal 1956-1966
  Phillip Forsey Liberal 1949-1956

Election results[edit]

Newfoundland and Labrador general election, 2011
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Progressive Conservative Darin King 3,271 68.52 −11.51
Liberal Carol Anne Haley 1,336 27.98 +8.01
New Democratic Wally Layman 167 3.5 +3.5
Newfoundland and Labrador general election, 2007[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Progressive Conservative Darin King 3563 80.03% +31.5
Liberal Rod Cake 889 19.97% -29.35
Newfoundland and Labrador general election, 2003[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Judy Foote 3101 49.32% -20.86
Progressive Conservative Darin King 3058 48.53% +28.24
     NDP Bill Wakeley 136 2.15% -7.37
Newfoundland and Labrador general election, 1999
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Judy Foote 3964 70.18
Progressive Conservative John Bolt 1146 20.29
     NDP Richard Rennie 538 9.52
Newfoundland and Labrador general election, 1996
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Judy Foote 4136
Progressive Conservative Herb Edwards 2521
Newfoundland and Labrador general election, 1993
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Progressive Conservative Bill Matthews 3406
Liberal Judy Foote 2805
     NDP Joseph L. Edwards 181
Newfoundland and Labrador general election, 1989
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Progressive Conservative Bill Matthews 3948 68.6
Liberal Graham Wood 1811 31.5
Newfoundland and Labrador general election, 1985
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Progressive Conservative Bill Matthews 3028 49.3
Liberal T. Maxwell Snook 2689 43.7
     NDP Calvin Peach 431 7.0
Newfoundland and Labrador general election, 1982
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Progressive Conservative William Matthews 2857 51.6
Liberal Leslie R. Thoms 2442 44.1
     NDP Eric Miller 234 4.23
Newfoundland and Labrador general election, 1979
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Leslie Thoms 3431 65.0
Progressive Conservative Clarence W. Rogers 1646 31.2
     NDP Harvey Jr. Tulk 198 3.8

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Grand Bank District Profile 2007". Canadian Broadcasting Corporation. Retrieved 15 October 2011. 
  2. ^ "Grand Bank District Profile 2003". Canadian Broadcasting Corporation. Retrieved 15 October 2011. 

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