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St. John's South - Mount Pearl
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|Updated: Nov. 7, 2008 5:00 PM EST||188/188 polls|
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St. John's South-Mount Pearl takes in that part of the capital south of a line formed by Kenmount Road, Long's Hill, Gower Street, King's Bridge Road, Quidi Vidi Lake and Quidi Vidi Harbour. It includes the adjoining city of Mount Pearl and the town of Petty Harbour-Maddox Cove.
In 2006, two per cent of the riding’s residents were immigrants and 98 per cent were anglophones.
The big employers here are government and retail. The unemployment rate of 10 per cent is the same as in neighbouring St. John's East. The average family income of $69,447 is the third-highest in the province, behind St. John's East and Labrador.
This riding was known as St. John's West until 2004, when a fifth of its population was given to the Avalon riding.
Population: 81,938 (2006 census; a decrease of 0.3% since 2001)
For the past three decades, this riding has voted Tory, save for 1993.
The current incumbent, Loyola Hearn, gained his seat in a byelection in May 2000, defeating the NDP's Greg Malone (a former Codco star) by just 356 votes.
Hearn earned his third term in office in 2006 when he outpolled Liberal Siobhan Coady by 4,349 votes. A month later, Hearn was appointed as the minister for fisheries and oceans and regional minister for Newfoundland and Labrador by Stephen Harper.
In 2004, Hearn beat former Liberal provincial cabinet minister Chuck Furey by nearly 9,000 votes. But he won the 2004 election with a lead of just 1,451 votes. Hearn was preceded in office by Tory Charlie Power (1997-2000), Liberal Jean Payne (1993-97) and by former Tory cabinet minister John Crosbie (1976-93).
- 1949 - PC
- 1953 - LIB
- 1957, 1958 - PC
- 1962, 1963, 1965 - LIB
- 1968-1988 inclusive - PC
- 1993 - LIB
- 1997, 2000 byelection, 2000, 2004, 2006 – PC, CON
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|Updated: Nov. 7, 2008, 5:00 PM EST|
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Unofficial results were updated at the time shown following judicial recounts in six ridings. For more recent results, visit Elections Canada. The CBC does not endorse and is not responsible for the content of external sites. External links will open in a new window.