St. John's West

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St. John's West
Newfoundland and Labrador electoral district
Defunct federal electoral district
Legislature House of Commons
District created 1949
District abolished 2003
First contested 1949
Last contested 2000
For the provincial electoral district please see St. John's West (provincial electoral district)

St. John's West was a federal electoral district in Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada, that was represented in the Canadian House of Commons from 1949 to 2004.

This riding was created in 1949 when Newfoundland joined the Canadian Confederation.

It was abolished in 2003 when it was redistributed into Avalon and St. John's South—Mount Pearl ridings.

It initially consisted of the Districts of Placentia-St. Mary's and Ferryland and a part of St. John's. In 1952, it was redefined to include also the Iona Islands in the District of Placentia West. In 1966, it was redefined to consist of the provincial districts of St. John's South, Ferryland, St. Mary's and Placentia East, and those parts of the provincial districts of St. John's West, St. John's North and St. John's Centre not included in the electoral district of St. John's East.

Members of Parliament[edit]

This riding elected the following Members of Parliament:

Parliament Years Member Party
St. John's West
21st  1949–1953     William Joseph Browne Progressive Conservative
22nd  1953–1957     James Augustine Power Liberal
23rd  1957–1958     William Joseph Browne Progressive Conservative
24th  1958–1962
25th  1962–1963     Richard Cashin Liberal
26th  1963–1965
27th  1965–1968
28th  1968–1972     Walter C. Carter Progressive Conservative
29th  1972–1974
30th  1974–1975
 1976–1979 John Crosbie
31st  1979–1980
32nd  1980–1984
33rd  1984–1988
34th  1988–1993
35th  1993–1997     Jean Payne Liberal
36th  1997–2000     Charlie Power Progressive Conservative
 2000–2000 Loyola Hearn
37th  2000–2004
 2004–2004     Conservative
Riding dissolved into Avalon and St. John's South

Election results[edit]

Canadian federal election, 1949
Party Candidate Votes
Progressive Conservative William Joseph Browne 10,344
Liberal Gregory J. Power 9,828
Canadian federal election, 1953
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal James Augustine Power 9,965
Progressive Conservative William Joseph Browne 9,025
Canadian federal election, 1957
Party Candidate Votes
Progressive Conservative William Joseph Browne 10,539
Liberal James Augustine Power 8,449
Co-operative Commonwealth E.E. Thoms 321
Canadian federal election, 1958
Party Candidate Votes
Progressive Conservative William Joseph Browne 15,953
Liberal Leonard Miller 10,338
Co-operative Commonwealth E.E. Thoms 240
Canadian federal election, 1962
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal Richard Cashin 12,650
Progressive Conservative William J. Browne 12,626
New Democratic Stanley H. Ross 281
Canadian federal election, 1963
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal Richard Cashin 14,724
Progressive Conservative Art Harnett 10,997
New Democratic James J. Walsh 466
Canadian federal election, 1965
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal Richard Cashin 14,481
Progressive Conservative Gerald Ryan Ottenheimer 10,054
New Democratic Esau E. Thoms 580
Social Credit S. Carey Skinner 115
Canadian federal election, 1968
Party Candidate Votes
Progressive Conservative Walter Carter 15,379
Liberal Richard Cashin 11,150
New Democratic John Lorne Connors 597
Canadian federal election, 1972
Party Candidate Votes
Progressive Conservative Walter Carter 16,818
Liberal David Bruce Porter 7,230
New Democratic Moses L. Ingram 1,668
Independent Hugh J. Shea 1,637
Canadian federal election, 1974
Party Candidate Votes
Progressive Conservative Walter Carter 14,550
Liberal Lilian Bouzane 8,864
New Democratic Walter Noel 3,415
Social Credit S. Carey Skinner 143
By-election on 18 October 1976

On Mr. Carter's resignation, 3 September 1975

Party Candidate Votes
Progressive Conservative John Crosbie 11,719
New Democratic Tom Mayo 8,597
Liberal Robert Innes 3,971
Canadian federal election, 1979
Party Candidate Votes
Progressive Conservative John Crosbie 17,236
Liberal Patrick O'Flaherty 10,024
New Democratic Tom Mayo 9,033
Canadian federal election, 1980
Party Candidate Votes
Progressive Conservative John Crosbie 19,067
Liberal Aidan Hennebury 11,423
New Democratic J. Michael Maher 3,967
Marxist–Leninist Tony Seed 86
Canadian federal election, 1984
Party Candidate Votes
Progressive Conservative John Crosbie 33,696
Liberal Walter Carter 8,699
New Democratic Nina P. Patey 1,926
Canadian federal election, 1988
Party Candidate Votes
Progressive Conservative John Crosbie 24,194
Liberal Genevieve M. Payne 12,787
New Democratic Alfred J. Sullivan 2,333
Canadian federal election, 1993
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal Jean Payne 24,021
Progressive Conservative Loyola Hearn 16,380
New Democratic Sharon Walsh 1,740
Reform Dana Tucker 1,041
Natural Law Guy Harvey 459
Canadian federal election, 1997
Party Candidate Votes
Progressive Conservative Charlie Power 19,393
Liberal Rex Gibbons 16,317
New Democratic Lee Ingram 6,866
Reform Harold Silas Ruby 1,113
Natural Law Michael Rendell 319
By-election on 15 May 2000

Resignation of Charles J. Power, 31 January 2000

Party Candidate Votes
Progressive Conservative Loyola Hearn 11,392
New Democratic Greg Malone 11,036
Liberal Anthony G. Sparrow 8,032
Alliance Frank Hall 1,315
Independent (Extreme Wrestling) Ed Sailor White 332
Canadian federal election, 2000
Party Candidate Votes
Progressive Conservative Loyola Hearn 22,959
Liberal Chuck Furey 14,137
New Democratic Dave Curtis 4,744
Alliance Eldon Drost 840
Natural Law Michael Rendell 141

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