Port au Port (electoral district)

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Port au Port
Newfoundland and Labrador electoral district
Port au Port.png
Port au Port in relation to other districts in Newfoundland
Provincial electoral district
Legislature Newfoundland and Labrador House of Assembly
MHA
 
 
 
Tony Cornect
Progressive Conservative
District created 1972
First contested 1972
Last contested 2011
Demographics
Population (2006) 11,076
Electors (2011) 8,439

Port au Port is a provincial electoral district for the House of Assembly of Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada. As of 2011, there were 8,439 eligible voters living within the district.[1]

The district covers the Port au Port Peninsula, and is among the poorest in the province. The district also has a substantial francophone population.

Communities[edit]

It contains the western part of the town of Stephenville, as well as the communities of Abraham's Cove, Aguathuna, Berry Head, Black Duck Brook, Boswarlos, Campbell's Creek, Cape St. George, De Grau, Felix Cove, Fox Island River, Jerry's Nose, Kippens, Lourdes, Lower Cove, Mainland, Marches Point, Piccadilly, Point au Mal, Port au Port, Red Brook, Sheaves Cove, Ship Cove, Three Rock Cove, West Bay, West Bay Centre and Winterhouse.

Members of the House of Assembly[edit]

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

  Member Party Term
  Tony Cornect Progressive Conservative 2007–present
  Jim Hodder Progressive Conservative 2003-2007
     Gerald Smith Liberal 1993-2003
  Jim Hodder Progressive Conservative 1985-1993
     Jim Hodder Liberal 1975-1985
  Frederick Stagg Progressive Conservative 1971-1975
     William R. Callahan Liberal 1966-1971
     Stephen K. Smith Liberal 1956-1966

Election results[edit]

Newfoundland and Labrador general election, 2011
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Progressive Conservative Tony Cornect 2,609 58.99%
     Liberal Kate Mitchell Mansfield 954 21.57%
     NDP Jamie Brace 860 19.44%
Newfoundland and Labrador general election, 2007[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Progressive Conservative Tony Cornect 3,936 81.22%
     Liberal Michelle Felix 910 18.78%
By-election, February 8, 2007
resignation of Jim Hodder
Party Candidate Votes % +/-
  Progressive Conservative Tony Cornect 2,701 62.0
     Liberal Mark Felix 1,521 34.9
     New Democrat Paul O'Keefe 135 3.1
Newfoundland and Labrador general election, 2003[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Progressive Conservative Jim Hodder 3,101 55.74
     Liberal Gerald Smith 2,378 42.75
     Independent Frederick G. Ollerhead 84 1.51

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Summary of Polling Divisions PORT AU PORT" (PDF). Elections Newfoundland and Labrador. 3 August 2011. Retrieved 7 September 2011. 
  2. ^ Newfoundland & Labrador Votes 2007. Canadian Broadcasting Corporation. Retrieved May 22, 2009.
  3. ^ Newfoundland & Labrador Votes 2003. Canadian Broadcasting Corporation. Retrieved May 22, 2009.

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