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|35/35 polls||Updated: Oct. 11, 2011 9:12 PM EDT|
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About the race
Bob Ridgley, a veteran Tory backbencher, faces off against provincial NDP president Dale Kirby, whose hopes for a party breakthrough in the St. John's area include his own race in St. John's North, and Liberal candidate Elizabeth Scammell Reynolds, an art appraiser who co-founded Memorial University's Alumni Association.
St. John's North is known as a bellwether district. For the last 40 years, it has consistently elected someone sitting on the government side. Combined with the power of incumbency, that tradition poses an extra challenge for the NDP and the Liberals.
The St. John's North district includes a large section of central-northern St. John's. While it includes Windsor Lake, a large stretch of the Outer Ring Road and the Avalon Mall, most residents live in residential areas west of Memorial University and in new subdivisions along Kenmount Road.
The 2007 redistribution added small sections of Conception Bay East-Bell Island and St. John's West, while retaining 99.8 per cent of the earlier territory.
Estimated population: 11,673
The district voted Tory during the Moores and Peckford eras, but in 1989 switched to the Liberals. The Tories have held it since 2003.
2003-2011: PC Bob Ridgley defeated Liberal Jeff Brace to take the seat in 2003. He then won the 2007 election with more than 77 per cent of the vote.
1993-2003: Liberal Lloyd Matthews defeated PC Warren Babb in 1993. He was elected again in 1996 and 1999. Matthews, who had been minister of mines and energy, announced in February 2003 that he would not run again.
1989-1993: Liberal Phil Warren defeated PC Tom Osborne, a St. John's city councillor, by 768 votes. (Osborne's wife Sheila and his son, also named Tom Osborne, are currently MHAs in other St. John's districts.)
1971-1989: PC John Carter, a Mount Scio farmer who added colour to the Tory backbench, represented St. John's North through the Moores and Peckford eras.