Vaughn Granter

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Vaughn Granter
B.A., B.Ed., M.Ed.
Member of the Newfoundland and Labrador House of Assembly
for Humber West
In office
March 16, 2011 – November 27, 2015
Preceded by Danny Williams
Succeeded by District Abolished
Personal details
Born (1965-09-14) 14 September 1965 (age 51)
Pool's Island, Newfoundland and Labrador
Political party Progressive Conservative
Alma mater

Memorial University of Newfoundland

St. Francis Xavier University
Occupation Teacher
Religion Anglican Church of Canada
Website Vaughn Granter

Vaughn Granter (born September 14, 1965) is a provincial politician in Newfoundland and Labrador and the Minister of Fisheries and Aquaculture. He was elected to serve in the Newfoundland and Labrador House of Assembly on February 15, 2011 and is a member of the Progressive Conservatives.

Granter worked as in the education profession since 1987, most recently as a high school principal at Corner Brook Regional High.[1] Granter ran for public office in the electoral district of Humber West in a by-election that was called after the resignation of Premier Danny Williams. He defeated two other opponents including Liberal, Mark Watton on February 15, 2011 with a large majority to hold the seat for the Progressive Conservative party.[2][3][4][5]

Electoral history[edit]

Humber West Election - October 11, 2011
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Progressive Conservative Vaughn Granter 2335 59.38%
Liberal Donna Luther 833 21.19%
     NDP Jordan Stringer 764 19.43%
Humber West By-Election - February 15, 2011 On the resignation of Danny Williams, December 3, 2010
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Progressive Conservative Vaughn Granter 2109 63.58%
Liberal Mark Watton 1097 33.06%
     NDP Rosie Myers 112 3.38%


  1. ^ "High school principal announces candidacy". The Western Star. January 11, 2011. Retrieved 2014-10-08. 
  2. ^ "Tories win Humber West byelection". The Telegram. February 15, 2011. Retrieved 2014-10-08. 
  3. ^ "People delivered in fine style: Granter". The Western Star. February 16, 2011. Retrieved 2014-10-08. 
  4. ^ "Granter wins Humber West by 2-1 margin". The Western Star. February 15, 2011. Retrieved 2014-10-08. 
  5. ^ "Door-to-door campaigning leaves PC candidate confident". The Western Star. February 14, 2011. Retrieved 2014-10-08. 

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