List of Liberal Party of Newfoundland and Labrador leadership elections

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This page lists the results of leadership elections held by the Liberal Party of Newfoundland and Labrador.

1949 leadership convention[edit]

(Held April 28, 1949)

1969 leadership convention[edit]

(Held November 1, 1969)[1]

1972 leadership convention[edit]

(Held February 5, 1972)[2]

1974 leadership convention[edit]

(Held October 26, 1974)[3]

First Ballot:

Second Ballot (Neary eliminated):

1977 leadership convention[edit]

(Held October 15, 1977)

First Ballot:

Second Ballot (Shea eliminated):

Third Ballot (Simmons eliminated):

Fourth Ballot (Neary eliminated):

1979 leadership election[edit]

Following Rowe's resignation on May 27, 1979 the Party Executive elected Don Jamieson leader.

1980 leadership convention[edit]

(Held November 1, 1980)

Stirling was personally defeated in the 1982 general election. On October 16, 1982 Steve Neary was named interim leader.

1984 leadership convention[edit]

(Held October 13, 1984)[4]

1987 leadership convention[edit]

(Held June 5, 1987)

1996 leadership convention[edit]

(Held January 17, 1996)

Tobin resigned as premier and leader on October 16, 2000. Beaton Tulk was chosen interim leader and premier.

2001 leadership convention[edit]

(Held February 3, 2001)

First Ballot:

Second Ballot (Dicks eliminated):

Grimes resigned on May 30, 2005 and Gerry Reid was named interim leader.

2006 leadership convention[edit]

(Held February 6, 2006)

Bennett resigned as leader on May 8, 2006. Gerry Reid once again became interim leader and was elected by the executive as permanent leader on May 29, 2006. Reid was personally defeated in the 2007 General Election and resigned. Yvonne Jones was named interim leader on November 15, 2007.

May 2011 leadership convention[edit]

(Held May 28, 2011)

Jones resigned on August 9, 2011. The Party Executive elected a successor on August 14.

August 2011 leadership election[edit]

(Held August 14, 2011 - secret ballot by party executive, vote totals not released)

Aylward was defeated in the 2011 general election and resigned effective January 3, 2012. Dwight Ball was chosen interim leader.

2013 leadership convention[edit]

(Held November 15-17, 2013)[5]

Results
Ballot 1 Ballot 2 Ballot 3
Candidate Votes  % Points  % Votes  % Points  % Votes  % Points  %
Dwight Ball 10,944 45.94% 2,130.05 44.38% 11,306 48.45% 2,257.15 47.02% 12,598 60.64% 2,832.29 59.01%
Paul Antle 6,340 26.61% 1,321.15 27.52% 6,600 28.28% 1,397.86 29.12% 8,178 39.36% 1,967.71 40.99%
Cathy Bennett 5,252 22.05% 1,089.05 22.69% 5,431 23.27% 1,144.99 23.85%
Danny Dumaresque 670 2.81% 131.69 2.74%
Jim Bennett 617 2.59% 128.05 2.67%
Total 23,823 100.00 4,800.00 100.00 23,337 100.00 4,800.00 100.00 20,776 100.00 4,800.00 100.00

     = Winner

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Smallwood again Leader but Party vote shows rift". Vancouver Sun. November 3, 1969. p. 30. 
  2. ^ "Roberts heads Liberal party". Montreal Gazette. February 7, 1972. p. 2. 
  3. ^ "Liberals reject Joey as leader in Nfld.". Leader Post. October 28, 1974. p. 2. 
  4. ^ Beltrame, Julian (October 15, 1984). "Nfld. Liberals pick ex-Tory minister as leader.". Ottawa Citizen (Southam News). pp. A3. 
  5. ^ "Liberal Party Announces Date of Leadership Convention". Liberal Party of Newfoundland and Labrador. Retrieved 7 May 2012. 
  • Carty, Kenneth R et al., Leaders and Parties in Canadian Politics: Experiences of the Provinces. Harcourt Brace Jovanovich Canada, 1992.

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