Paul Lane

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Paul Lane
Member of the Newfoundland and Labrador House of Assembly
for Mount Pearl South
In office
October 27, 2011 – November 5, 2015
Preceded by Dave Denine
Succeeded by riding dissolved
Member of the Newfoundland and Labrador House of Assembly
for Mount Pearl-Southlands
Assumed office
November 30, 2015
Preceded by first member
Personal details
Born St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador
Political party Progressive Conservative (2011–2014)
Liberal Party (2014–2016)
Independent (2016–Present)
Residence Mount Pearl, Newfoundland and Labrador

Paul Lane is a Canadian politician in Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada, who represents the electoral district of Mount Pearl South in the Newfoundland and Labrador House of Assembly.

First elected in the 2011 provincial election as a member of the Progressive Conservative Party of Newfoundland and Labrador,[1] on January 20, 2014 he crossed the floor to the Liberal Party to protest the leadership of Premier Kathy Dunderdale.[2] In 2016, he was suspended from the Liberal caucus due to his opposition to the 2016–17 budget.[3]

Born and raised in St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador, Lane resides in the suburban community of Mount Pearl, where he was a city councillor and deputy mayor prior to his election to the provincial legislature.

Electoral record[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%


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