Placentia-St. Mary's

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Placentia—St. Mary's
Newfoundland and Labrador electoral district
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Placentia—St. Mary's in relation to other districts in Newfoundland
Provincial electoral district
Legislature Newfoundland and Labrador House of Assembly
Sherry Gambin-Walsh
District created 1995
First contested 1996
Last contested 2015
Population (2006) 11,115
Electors (2011) 7,361

Placentia—St. Mary’s is a provincial electoral district for the House of Assembly of Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada. As of 2011, there were 7,361 eligible voters living within the district.[1]

Placentia and St. Mary’s includes the former U.S. naval base at Argentia, as well as Voisey Bay Nickel's planned processing facility at Long Harbour. Communities include: Admiral's Beach, Angel's Cove, Argentia, Branch, Coote Pond, Colinet, Cuslett, Dunville, Forest Field, Freshwater, Fox Harbour, Gaskiers, Great Barasway, Harricott, Jerseyside, Little Barasway, Mall Bay, Mitchell's Brook, Mount Carmel, New Bridge, North Harbour, O'Donnells, Patrick's Cove, Peter's River, Placentia, Point Verde, Point Le Haye, Point Lance, Riverhead, Ship Cove, Ship Harbour, St. Bride's, St. Catherine's, St. Mary's, St. Joseph's, St. Shott's, St. Stephen's and St. Vincent's.

Placentia and St. Mary’s is a Tory stronghold, but many constituents backed rebel MHA Fabian Manning, who was ejected from the PC caucus in 2005 after splitting with Premier Danny Williams on fisheries policies.

Members of the House of Assembly[edit]

  Member Party Term
  Felix Collins Progressive Conservative 2006-2015
  Fabian Manning Progressive Conservative 1999-2006
  Anthony Sparrow Liberal 1996-1999
  Greg Power Liberal 1951-1956
  Leonard J. Miller Progressive Conservative 1949-1951


St. Mary's/St. Mary's-the Capes[edit]

  Member Party Term
  Fabian Manning Progressive Conservative 1993-1996
  Loyola Hearn Progressive Conservative 1982-1993
  Walter C. Carter Progressive Conservative 1975-1982
  Gerald Ottenheimer Progressive Conservative 1971-1975
  Dr. James McGrath Liberal 1956-1971

Placentia East/Placentia[edit]

  Member Party Term
  Nick Careen Progressive Conservative 1993-1996
  William Hogan Liberal 1989-1993
  William Patterson Progressive Conservative 1975-1989
  Fintan Aylward Progressive Conservative 1972-1975
  Joseph R. Smallwood Liberal 1971-1972
  Alain Frecker Liberal 1959-1971
  Greg Power Liberal 1956-1959

Election results[edit]

Newfoundland and Labrador general election, 2011
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Progressive Conservative Felix Collins 2,516 49.86
  NDP Trish Dodd 1,475 29.23
Liberal Todd Squires 1,055 20.91
Total 100.0%
Newfoundland and Labrador general election, 2007[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Progressive Conservative Felix Collins 3,086 79.17
  NDP Jennifer Coultas 812 20.83
Total 3,098 100.0%
By-election, February 21, 2006 On the resignation of Fabian Manning
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Progressive Conservative Felix Collins 2,247 46.3
  Independent Nick Careen 1,641 33.8
Liberal Kevin Power 931 19.2
Newfoundland and Labrador First Tom Hickey 31 0.6
Total 4,850 100.0%
Newfoundland and Labrador general election, 2003
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Progressive Conservative Fabian Manning 3,746 65.60
Liberal Kevin Power 1,812 31.73
  NDP Janet Stringer 152 2.66
Total 5,710 100.0%
Newfoundland and Labrador general election, 1999
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Progressive Conservative Fabian Manning 3,579 54.8%
Liberal Anthony Sparrow 2,938 45.0%
Total 6,517 100.0%



  1. ^ "Summary of Polling Divisions PLACENTIA - ST. MARY'S" (PDF). Elections Newfoundland and Labrador. 3 August 2011. Retrieved 7 September 2011. 
  2. ^ CBC news NL votes 2007 district profiles
  3. ^ Newfoundland & Labrador Votes 2007. Canadian Broadcasting Corporation. Retrieved May 22, 2009.
  4. ^ General Election Reports. Elections Newfoundland & Labrador. Retrieved April 6, 2011.

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