Tom Harris's confirmation as the NDP candidate for the Labrador West district means the New Democrats have half their candidates for the upcoming provincial election.

Harris has been a representative for the United Steelworkers union in the region for more than twelve years.

The party is still looking for candidates for the districts of Harbour Main, Conception Bay South, St. George's-Stephenville East and Grand Falls-Windsor-Green Bay South.

The Conservatives have a full slate of candidates for the Oct. 11 election. The Liberals are trailing behind the other parties with the fewest number of candidates announced.