Humber West

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Humber West
Newfoundland and Labrador electoral district
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Humber West in relation to other districts in Newfoundland
Defunct provincial electoral district
Legislature Newfoundland and Labrador House of Assembly
District created 1971
First contested 1971
Last contested 2011
Demographics
Population (2006) 10,201
Electors (2011) 8,403

Humber West is a provincial electoral district for the House of Assembly of Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada. As of 2011, there are 8,403 eligible voters living within the district.[1]

The district includes the western part of Corner Brook, as well as the communities of Gallants, George's Lake, Pinchgut Lake and Spruce Brook. The district has elected a member of the governing party in every election since confederation, with the exception of future premier Danny Williams' by-election win two years before he led his Progressive Conservative Party to power.

The seat has been held by three former premiers of the province. From 2001 to 2010 premier Williams held the seat, from 1971 to 1979 the seat was represented by premier, Frank Moores and from 1966 to 1971 the seat was held by Joey Smallwood.

The riding has voted for the party to form government in every election since Newfoundland became a province in 1949.

Members of the House of Assembly[edit]

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

  Member Party Term
  Vaughn Granter Progressive Conservative 2011–2015
  Danny Williams Progressive Conservative 2001-2010
  Paul Dicks Liberal 1989-2001
  Ray Baird Progressive Conservative 1979-1989
  Frank Moores Progressive Conservative 1971-1979
  Joseph R. Smallwood Liberal 1966-1971
  Charles H. Ballam Liberal 1949-1966

[2]

Election results[edit]

Newfoundland and Labrador general election, 2011
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Progressive Conservative Vaughn Granter 2335 59.38%
Liberal Donna Luther 833 21.19%
     NDP Jordan Stringer 764 19.43%
By-Election - February 15, 2011 On the resignation of Danny Williams, December 3, 2010
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Progressive Conservative Vaughn Granter 2109 63.58%
Liberal Mark Watton 1097 33.06%
     NDP Rosie Myers 112 3.38%

[3]

Newfoundland and Labrador general election, 2007
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Progressive Conservative Danny Williams 3755 87.92%
Liberal Maurice Budgell 516 12.08%

[4]

Newfoundland and Labrador general election, 2003
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Progressive Conservative Danny Williams 3823 68.72%
Liberal Edward Buckle 1533 27.56%
     NDP Matthew Robbins 207 3.72%

[5]

By-election, 2001 On the resignation of Paul Dicks
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Progressive Conservative Danny Williams 3606 72.01%
Liberal June Alteen 1215 24.26%
     NDP Kris Watton 186 3.71%
Newfoundland and Labrador general election, 1999
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Paul Dicks 2814 58.40%
Progressive Conservative Pat Callahan 1152 23.91%
     NDP Paul Bourgeois 852 17.68%

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