Newfoundland and Labrador House of Assembly

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Newfoundland and Labrador House of Assembly
47th General Assembly of Newfoundland and Labrador[1]
Wade VergeProgressive Conservative
Since September 5, 2014
Government House Leader
Darin KingProgressive Conservative
Since October 19, 2012
Opposition House Leader
Andrew ParsonsLiberal
Since April 8, 2013
Seats 48
Legislative Assembly of Newfoundland & Labrador Layout (2013).svg
Political groups

Governing party

  •   PC (28)

Opposition parties

Meeting place
Colonial Building (1850-1959)
Confederation Building (1959–present)

The Newfoundland and Labrador House of Assembly is one of two components of the General Assembly of Newfoundland and Labrador, the other being the Lieutenant-Governor of Newfoundland and Labrador. The Newfoundland and Labrador General Assembly meets in the Confederation Building at St. John's.

The governing party sits on the left side of the speaker of the House of Assembly as opposed to the traditional right side of the speaker. This tradition dates back to the 1850s because the heaters in the Colonial Building were located on the left side. Thus, the government chose to sit in the heat, and leave the opposition sitting in the cold.

Current members (MHAs)[edit]

Colonial Building, the House of Assembly of the Dominion of Newfoundland
Newfoundland House of Assembly in Colonial Building, ca. 1914

Cabinet ministers are in bold, party leaders are in italic, and the Speaker of the House of Assembly is designated by a dagger.

Name Party Riding
  Dwight Ball Liberal Humber Valley
  Cathy Bennett Liberal Virginia Waters
  Jim Bennett Liberal St. Barbe
  David Brazil Progressive Conservative Conception Bay East - Bell Island
  Felix Collins Progressive Conservative Placentia and St. Mary’s
  Sandy Collins Progressive Conservative Terra Nova
  Tony Cornect Progressive Conservative Port au Port
  Steve Crocker Liberal Trinity-Bay de Verde
  Eli Cross Progressive Conservative Bonavista North
  Dan Crummell Progressive Conservative St. John's West
  Derrick Dalley Progressive Conservative The Isles of Notre Dame
  Paul Davis Progressive Conservative Topsail
  Lisa Dempster Liberal Cartwright-L'Anse au Clair
  John Dinn Progressive Conservative Kilbride
  Randy Edmunds Liberal Torngat Mountains
  Stelman Flynn Liberal Humber East
  Clayton Forsey Progressive Conservative Exploits
  Vaughn Granter Progressive Conservative Humber West
  Tom Hedderson Progressive Conservative Harbour Main
  Rex Hillier Liberal Conception Bay South
  Ray Hunter Progressive Conservative Grand Falls-Windsor-Green Bay South
  Keith Hutchings Progressive Conservative Ferryland
  Clyde Jackman Progressive Conservative Burin-Placentia West
  Eddie Joyce Liberal Bay of Islands
  Steve Kent Progressive Conservative Mount Pearl North
  Darin King Progressive Conservative Grand Bank
  Dale Kirby Liberal St. John's North
  Paul Lane Liberal Mount Pearl South
  Glen Little Progressive Conservative Bonavista South
  Glenn Littlejohn Progressive Conservative Port de Grave
  Nick McGrath Progressive Conservative Labrador West
  Lorraine Michael New Democratic Signal Hill-Quidi Vidi
  Christopher Mitchelmore Liberal The Straits - White Bay North
  George Murphy New Democratic St. John's East
  Vacant Gander
  Tom Osborne Liberal St. John's South
  Andrew Parsons Liberal Burgeo and La Poile
  Kevin Parsons Progressive Conservative Cape St. Francis
  Calvin Peach Progressive Conservative Bellevue
  Tracey Perry Progressive Conservative Fortune Bay-Cape La Hune
  Kevin Pollard Progressive Conservative Baie Verte-Springdale
  Scott Reid Liberal St. George's-Stephenville East
  Gerry Rogers New Democratic St. John's Centre
  Keith Russell Progressive Conservative Lake Melville
  Sam Slade Liberal Carbonear-Harbour Grace
  Susan Sullivan Progressive Conservative Grand Falls-Windsor-Buchans
  Wade Verge Progressive Conservative Lewisporte
  Ross Wiseman Progressive Conservative Trinity North

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e • d Summary of the current standings of the House of Assembly of Newfoundland and Labrador
Party Leader Seats
2011 Current
Progressive Conservative Paul Davis 37 28
Liberal Dwight Ball 6 16
New Democratic Earle McCurdy 5 3
Vacant N/A 0 1
Total 48 48

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "House of Assembly". Newfoundland and Labrador House of Assembly. Retrieved 2013-09-19. 

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