Mount Pearl South

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Mount Pearl South
Newfoundland and Labrador electoral district
Mount Pearl South.png
Mount Pearl South in relation to other districts in St. John's
Defunct provincial electoral district
Legislature Newfoundland and Labrador House of Assembly
District created 1975
First contested 1975
Last contested 2011
Population (2006) 11,960
Electors (2011) 8,114

Mount Pearl South is a prosperous, mostly suburban provincial electoral district for the House of Assembly of Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada. Prior to the 2007 provincial election, the district was known as Mount Pearl. Mount Pearl South has seen an expansion in big-box retail outlets in recent years. As of 2011, there are 8,114 eligible voters living within the district.[1]

The district was created in 1975 and was a Tory stronghold for two decades, with Progressive Conservative Neil Windsor holding the seat from 1975 to 1995. The seat went Liberal in 1996 when Brian Tobin won a large majority government, but returned to the Progressive Conservatives, under Dave Denine, in 2003 when the party swept back to power. Denine won again in the 2007 election.

Dave Denine retired just before the writ was dropped in 2011. The 2011 Election was contested between Progressive Conservative nominee Paul Lane, a Mount Pearl city councillor, New Democrat John Riche, a Real Estate Agent and Liberal Norm Snelgrove, a civic administrator. Paul Lane won the 2011 contest by 700 votes on October 11, 2011 and remains the district's MHA.

On January 20, 2014 Paul Lane announced he was leaving the governing PC Party to sit with the Opposition Liberal Party.[2]

Members of the House of Assembly[edit]

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

  Member Party Term
  Paul Lane Liberal 2014–2015
  Progressive Conservative  2011–2014
  Dave Denine Progressive Conservative 2003-2011
  Julie Bettney Liberal 1996-2003
  Neil Windsor Progressive Conservative 1975-1995


Election results[edit]

Newfoundland and Labrador general election, 2011
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Progressive Conservative Paul Lane 2,375 54.61 -29.73
  NDP John Riche 1,675 38.51 +31.78
Liberal Norm Snelgrove 299 6.88 -2.05
Newfoundland and Labrador general election, 2007
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Progressive Conservative Dave Denine 4,163 84.34 +3.04
Liberal Bill Reid 441 8.93 -2.53
  NDP Tom McGinnis 332 6.73 -0.51
Newfoundland and Labrador general election, 2003: Mount Pearl
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Progressive Conservative Dave Denine 5,662 81.30
Liberal Wayne Ralph 798 11.46
  NDP Roy Locke 504 7.24


  1. ^ "Summary of Polling Divisions Mount Pearl South" (PDF). Elections Newfoundland and Labrador. 3 August 2011. Retrieved 7 September 2011. 
  2. ^ "Tory MHA Paul Lane crossing the floor". NTV. January 20, 2014. Retrieved January 20, 2014. 
  3. ^ CBC news NL votes 2007 district profiles

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