Humber East

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Humber East
Newfoundland and Labrador electoral district
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Humber East in relation to other districts in Newfoundland
Defunct provincial electoral district
Legislature Newfoundland and Labrador House of Assembly
District created 1966
First contested 1966
Last contested 2014
Demographics
Population (2006) 10,153
Electors (2011) 8,801
Census divisions Division No. 5
Census subdivisions Corner Brook, Division No. 5, Subd. A, Division No. 5, Subd. C, Division No. 5, Subd. F, Massey Drive, Pasadena, Steady Brook

Humber East is a provincial electoral district for the House of Assembly of Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada.[1]

Includes the eastern section of Corner Brook as well as Humber Village, Little Rapids, Massey Drive, Pasadena and Steady Brook. There is a mix of urban and rural areas. The district is among the most prosperous in the province.

Humber East has elected a series of political heavyweights, including Clyde Wells, Tom Farrell, Lynn Verge and former premier Tom Marshall.

Members of the House of Assembly[edit]

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

  Member Party Term
  Stelman Flynn Liberal 2014–2015
  Tom Marshall Progressive Conservative 2003–2014
  Bob Mercer Liberal 1996-2003
  Lynn Verge Progressive Conservative 1979-1996
  Tom Farrell Progressive Conservative 1971-1979
  Clyde Wells Liberal 1966-1971
  Noel Murphy Progressive Conservative 1962-1966
  John A. Forsey Liberal 1956-1962

Election results[edit]

Newfoundland and Labrador provincial by-election, 25 November 2014
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Liberal Stelman Flynn 2,263 56.13 +47.66
Progressive Conservative Lary Wells 1,454 36.06 -42.19
New Democratic Martin Ware 315 7.81 -5.47
Total valid votes 4,032
Liberal gain from Progressive Conservative Swing +44.92
Newfoundland and Labrador general election, 2011
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Progressive Conservative Tom Marshall 3,493 78.25
  NDP Marc Best 593 13.28
Liberal Charles Murphy 378 8.47
Newfoundland and Labrador general election, 2007
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Progressive Conservative Tom Marshall 4,160 83.99
Liberal Mike Hoffe 537 10.84
  NDP Jean Graham 256 5.17
Newfoundland and Labrador general election, 2003
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Progressive Conservative Tom Marshall 3,976 60.24
Liberal Bob Mercer 2,624 39.76
Newfoundland and Labrador general election, 1999
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Bob Mercer 3,197
Progressive Conservative Janice Wells 2,405
  Independent David B. LeDrew 259
  NDP Jean Mehaney 246

Boundaries[edit]

The District of Humber East is located on the West Coast of Newfoundland, it takes in a portion of the City of Corner Brook, The towns of Massey Drive, Steady Brook, Humber Village, Little Rapids, and Pasadena. Its boundaries are as follows:

  • Begins at the intersection of the Meridian of 57o30' West Longitude and the southern shoreline

of Deer Lake;

  • Then running in a general southwesterly direction along the sinuosities of the southern shoreline

of Deer Lake to its intersection with the centre line of Blue Gulch Brook;

  • Then running in a general southeasterly direction along the centre line of Blue Gulch Brook to its

intersection with the centre line of Main Street, Pasadena;

  • Then running in a general southwesterly direction along the centre line of Main Street to its

intersection with the centre line of South Brook;

  • Then running in a general southeasterly direction along the centre line of South Brook to its

intersection with the Parallel of 49o North Latitude;

  • Then running due south to the point of intersection with the southern shoreline of Grand Lake;
  • Then running due west to its intersection with the centre line of the Trans Canada Highway;
  • Then running in a general northeasterly direction along the centre line of the Trans Canada

Highway to its intersection with the centre line of Lewin Parkway;

  • Then running in a general northwesterly direction along the centre line of Lewin Parkway to its

intersection with the centre line of Wheeler’s Road;

  • Then running in a general northwesterly direction along the centre line of Wheeler’s Road to its

intersection with the centre line of Pratt Street;

  • Then running in a general southwesterly direction along the centre line of Pratt Street to its

intersection with the centre line of Carter Avenue;

  • Then running in a general northwesterly direction along the centre line of Carter Avenue to its

intersection with the centre line of Elizabeth Street;

  • Then running in a general northwesterly direction along the centre line of Elizabeth Street to its

intersection with the centre line of Churchill Street;

  • Then running in a general northeasterly direction along the centre line of Churchill Street to its

intersection with the centre line of O’Connell Drive;

  • Then running in a general easterly direction along the centre line of O’Connell Drive to its

intersection with the centre line of Corner Brook Stream;

  • Then running in a general northwesterly direction along the centre line of Corner Brook Stream to its intersection with the southern shoreline of Humber Arm;
  • Then running in a general northeasterly direction along the sinuosities of Humber Arm and Humber River to the intersection with the centre line of the Bay of Islands North Shore Highway, Route #440;
  • Then running in a northeasterly direction to the summit of Old Man Mountain, north of Old Mans Pond;
  • Then running in an easterly direction to the point of beginning.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Summary of Polling Divisions HUMBER EAST" (PDF). Elections Newfoundland and Labrador. 3 August 2011. Retrieved 15 September 2011. [permanent dead link]

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