Virginia Waters (electoral district)

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Virginia Waters
Newfoundland and Labrador electoral district
Virginia Waters.png
Virginia Waters in relation to the other St. John's districts
Provincial electoral district
Legislature Newfoundland and Labrador House of Assembly
MHA
 
 
 
Cathy Bennett
Liberal
District created 1995
First contested 1996
Last contested 2014
Demographics
Population (2006) 11,943
Electors (2011) 9,938
Census divisions Division No. 1
Census subdivisions St. John's

Virginia Waters is a provincial electoral district for the House of Assembly of Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada. The district was represented by former premier Kathy Dunderdale.

A residential district in the northeast end of St. John's, the area includes Airport Heights, Wedgewood Park, residential areas off Newfoundland Drive, as well as a fairly wealthy enclave near Virginia Lake. The district was created in 1995 from parts of the districts of Pleasantville, St. John's East Extern and Mount Scio Road-Bell Island.[1] Virginia Waters retained 80 per cent of its original territory in the 2007 redistribution, while taking in 14 per cent of Cape St. Francis. As of 2011 there are 9,938 eligible voters living within the district.[2][3]

Members of the House of Assembly[edit]

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

  Member Party Term
     Walter Noel Liberal 1996-2003
  Kathy Dunderdale Progressive Conservative 2003-2014
     Cathy Bennett Liberal 2014–present

Election results[edit]

By-election April 9, 2014

On the resignation of Kathy Dunderdale, February 28, 2014

Party Candidate Votes % ±%
     Liberal Cathy Bennett 1932 39.88 +30.33
Prog. Conservative Danny Breen 1892 39.05 -20.99
     NDP Sheilagh O'Leary 1021 21.07 -9.35
Total valid votes 4,895  
Rejected
Turnout
Liberal gain from Prog. Conservative Swing +25.66
Newfoundland and Labrador general election, 2011
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Prog. Conservative Kathy Dunderdale 3,371 60.04 -13.01
     NDP Dave Sullivan 1,708 30.42 +17.59
     Liberal Sheila Miller 536 9.55 +1.80
Total valid votes 5,615  
Rejected 17 0.30 +0.09
Turnout 5,632 55.39 -0.73
Prog. Conservative hold Swing -15.30
Newfoundland and Labrador general election, 2007[4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Prog. Conservative Kathy Dunderdale 4,043 73.04 +14.94
     NDP David Sullivan 710 12.83 +3.6
     Liberal Drew Brown 429 7.75 -24.92
     Independent Fred Wilcox 353 6.38 -
Total valid votes 5,535  
Rejected 12 0.22
Turnout 5,547 55.89
Prog. Conservative hold Swing
Newfoundland and Labrador general election, 2003[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Prog. Conservative Kathy Dunderdale 4,193 58.10 +21.77
     Liberal Walter Noel 2,358 32.67 -14.76
     NDP David Sullivan 666 9.23 -4.92
Total valid votes  
Rejected
Turnout
Prog. Conservative gain Swing
Newfoundland general election, 1999[5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
     Liberal Walter Noel 2,973 47.43 -8.24
Prog. Conservative Paul Walsh 2,277 36.33 +0.41
     NDP Amanda Will 887 14.15 +5.74
     Independent Deanne Stapleton 131 2.09 +2.09
Newfoundland general election, 1996[6]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
     Liberal Walter Noel 3,639 55.67
Prog. Conservative Bev LeMoine 2,348 35.92
     NDP Bob Buckingham 550 8.41

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.cbc.ca/nlvotes2007/riding/048
  2. ^ "Summary of Polling Divisions VIRGINIA WATERS" (PDF). Elections Newfoundland and Labrador. 3 August 2011. Retrieved 2 September 2011. 
  3. ^ a b "District Profile - Virginia Waters". Canadian Broadcasting Corporation. Retrieved 2 September 2011. 
  4. ^ "District Profile - Virginia Waters". Canadian Broadcasting Corporation. Retrieved 2 September 2011. 
  5. ^ Robert Jenkins (9 November 1999). "Report of the Chief Electoral Officer on the General Election for the Forty-Fourth General Assembly February 9, 1999" (PDF). Elections Newfoundland and Labrador. pp. 99–100. Retrieved 2 September 2011. 
  6. ^ Wayne Mitchell (28 October 1996). "Report of the Chief Electoral Officer on the General Election for the Forty-ThirdGeneral Assembly February 22, 1996" (PDF). Elections Newfoundland and Labrador. pp. 98–99. Retrieved 2 September 2011. 

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