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|33/33 polls||Updated: Oct. 11, 2011 9:12 PM EDT|
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About the race
The Tories staged a breakthrough in 2007, with Tracey Perry easily winning a race in this southern Newfoundland district. Voters there, though, have historically been fond of Liberals, electing Roger Simmons and Oliver Langdon (whose political history included a short stint with the Tories) in the past.
Perry is competing against Liberal candidate Eric Skinner, the mayor of Harbour Breton, and NDP candidate Susan Skinner, a retired practical nurse.
This district overs a large portion of Newfoundland's south coast, including the Fortune area. The area was once one of the largest fishing centres in the province because it is a landlocked harbour and generally ice-free. Most of the communities in the area still rely on the fishery.
Main communities in the district include Harbour Breton, Milltown-Head of Bay d'Espoir, St. Alban's, St. Jacques-Coomb's Cove and some more remote communities such as Francois and McCallum.
In the 2007 redistribution, the district kept 90 per cent of its original territory while 10 per cent was absorbed into the Burgeo-La Poile district.
Estimated population: 8,715
The district for many years was associated with Oliver Langdon, an 18-year veteran of the legislature. After his retirement from provincial politics in 2007, the district voted Tory in the Danny Williams-led landslide of that year.
2007-2011: Progressive Conservative Tracey Perry defeated Liberal Elvis Loveless in 2007 following the resignation of long-time MHA Oliver Langdon.
1996-2007: Langdon represented the newly formed district of Fortune Bay-Cape La Hune from the 1996 redistribution until he retired in 2007.
1993-1996: Oliver Langdon, running as a Liberal, defeated PC Kathy Dunderdale, the future premier, in the preceding district of Fortune-Hermitage.
1989-1993: Oliver Langdon, then a Progressive Conservative, defeated Liberal Nathan Culter during the 1989 election. Langdon had sought the Liberal nomination but was defeated. He then won the PC nomination, although Langdon later left the PC caucus, sat as an independent and then ran as a Liberal in 1993.
1985-1989: Former Liberal MHA and MP Roger Simmons staged a comeback, defeating Tory MHA Don Stewart by 281 votes. Simmons resigned to run federally in 1988, leaving the seat vacant heading into the 1989 election.
1979-1985: Progressive Conservative Don Stewart defeated Liberal MHA Jack Winsor in 1979. Stewart then defeated Liberal John Rideout in 1982.
1975-1979: Liberal Jack Winsor won the newly formed seat in 1975; prior to redistribution, the south coast area had traditionally voted Liberal.