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About the race
The electoral home base of former premier Danny Williams, Humber West is currently held by Tory Vaughn Granter, who won the seat in a byelection in February by a wide margin.
Granter is competing against Liberal candidate Donna Luther, the deputy mayor of Corner Brook, and NDP candidate Jordan Stringer, a high school teacher.
Humber West has the distinction of having been the seat of three premiers. Apart from Williams, Liberal Joseph R. Smallwood held the seat from 1966 through 1971, while Progressive Conservative Frank Moores represented the district between 1971 and 1979.
The western part of the city of Corner Brook forms the heart of the Humber West district. The smaller communities of Gallants and Georges Lake, located southwest of Corner Brook, are also within the district.
In the 2007 redistribution, Humber West kept 91 per cent of its territory.
Estimated population: 10,201
Humber West has given favour over the years to both Liberal and PC candidates, with several of them playing key roles in Newfoundland and Labrador politics.
February 2011: PC Vaughn Granter wins the seat in a byelection.
2001-2010: Progressive Conservative Leader Danny Williams defeated Liberal June Alteen in a 2001 byelection, winning by 2,391 votes. Williams easily held his seat in 2003, taking almost 70 per cent of the total vote and becoming the ninth Premier of Newfoundland and Labrador. Williams defeated Liberal Maurice Budgell in 2007 before retiring from politics in late 2010.
1989-2001: Liberal Paul Dicks held Humber West through four elections. A cabinet minister under Clyde Wells and Brian Tobin, Dicks placed third in the 2001 Liberal leadership campaign. He left politics in 2001 to resume his law career.
1979-1989: PC Ray Baird held the district through three elections during the Peckford era.
1971-1979: Frank Moores, who resigned as an MP to lead the Tories, represented Humber West for eight years. Under his leadership, the PCs formed the government in 1972. He retired from politics in 1979 and went on to become an influential consultant in Ottawa. Moores died in 2005.