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 DISTRICT: BELLEVUE
Candidate Party Vote Count Pop. Vote X
Percy Barrett Liberal 2623 48.17% X
Joan Cleary Conservative 2523 46.34%
Michael Fahey New Democrat 299 5.49%
 Last Update Tue Oct 21 10:57:10 NDT 2003 45 of 45 polls reporting


 

BELLEVUE (3)

 

Candidates:

Liberal: Percy Barrett
PC: Joan Cleary
NDP: Mike Fahey

Current MHA: Percy Barrett (LIB)

District Profile: Bellevue combines traditional fishing communities such as Southern Harbour and Arnold's Cove with the heavy industry of Come By Chance (an oil refinery) and Sunnyside (near the Bull Arm offshore fabrication site). Bellevue underwent significant changes in the 1995 redistribution, losing a northern part to Trinity South and taking in about 10 communities in parts of Placentia and Fortune Bays.

Communities in district include: Arnold's Cove, Arnold's Cove Station, Bay L'Argent, Black River, Blaketown, Bellevue, Bellevue Beach, Chance Cove, Chapel Arm, Come By Chance, Dildo South, English Harbour East, Fair Haven, Garden Cove, Goobies, Goobies Siding, Grand La Pierre, Harbour Mille, Jacques Fontaine, Little Bay East, Little Harbour, Little Harbour East, Long Cove, Monkstown, Mount Arlington Heights/Long Harbour, North Harbour, Norman's Cove, Old Shop, Piper's Hole, St. Bernard's, Sunnyside, Southern Harbour, Swift Current, Terrenceville, Thornlea, Woody Island.

 

 
Candidate profiles:


Percy Barrett is the minister of labour, and has held the portfolio of works, services and transportation. Barrett was born April 7, 1948 on Woody Island, a Placentia Bay community that was resettled. He is a teacher by training, and was involved in adult education before entering politics in 1989.

Joan Cleary, a registered nurse, is the mayor of Come By Chance. She was unopposed when she ran for the PC nomination in June 2002. Cleary also has been active in economic development groups in her area.

Michael Fahey chairs the local service committee in the community of Bellevue and is fire chief of the local volunteer department. After working more than two decades in the retail sector, he and his family returned to his home town in 1995.

 

 
 


Political History:

1999: Barrett beat PC Gus Coombs and New Democrat Mose Ingram. Barrett pulled in 61 per cent of the popular vote.
1996: After redistribution, Barrett defeated PC Nick Careen, incumbent from Placentia, by 1,744 votes.
1993: Barrett defeated PC Fred Drover by 2,153 votes.
1989: Liberal Percy Barrett defeated PC Bruce Stagg by 1,609 votes.
1985: After some redistribution, Callan again defeated Bas Jamieson. Callan later crossed the House to sit with the Tories. He did not run in 1989.
1982: Callan defeated Jamieson's brother Bas, who was running for the PCs.
1975: Wilson Callan, running as a Reform Liberal, defeated Liberal Hubert Kitchen by 142 votes.

Callan joined the Liberals on September 14, 1976. In 1979, he stepped aside to let Don Jamieson run in this seat. Jamieson defeated PC Robert Peddle. After Jamieson quit as Liberal leader in 1981, Callan won the seat again, in a byelection.

 

 


 

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 Overall Election Results
Party E L T Pop. Vote %
PC 34 0 34 58.72%
LIB 12 0 12 33.19%
NDP 2 0 2 6.87%
OTH 0 0 0 1.22%
 Last Update Tue Oct 21 10:57:10 NDT 2003

 
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