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 DISTRICT: FERRYLAND
Candidate Party Vote Count Pop. Vote X
Loyola Sullivan Conservative 5182 86.28% X
Andrea Kavanagh Liberal 504 8.39%
Lois Martin New Democrat 309 5.14%
Pilar Riego-Hickey Non-Affiliated 11 0.18%
 Last Update Tue Oct 21 10:57:10 NDT 2003 43 of 43 polls reporting


 

FERRYLAND (14)

 

Candidates:
Liberal: Andrea Kavanagh
PC: Loyola Sullivan
NDP: Lois Martin
Independent: Pilar Riego-Hickey

Current MHA: Loyola Sullivan (PC)

District Profile: This was the most strongly anti-Confederate area of the province in the late 1940s, but turned Liberal in the 1950s and '60s. It is primarily a fishing district, but tourism has been growing. The district of Ferryland contains part of the City of St. John's in the area of Lower Goulds as well as the communities of: Admiral's Cove, Aquaforte, Bay Bulls, Bauline East, Biscay Bay, Brigus South, Burnt Cove, Calvert, Cape Broyle, Cappahayden, Daniel's Point, Fermeuse, Ferryland, Kingman's Cove, La Manche, Mobile, Petty-Harbour-Maddox Cove, Port Kirwan, Portugal Cove South, Renews, St. Michael's, Tors Cove, Trepassey, and Witless Bay.

 

 


Candidate profiles:


PC Loyola Sullivan, the son of a Newfoundland fisherman and one of 12 children, was born and raised in the Southern Shore fishing community of Calvert. He has served as party whip, deputy house leader, a member of the PC caucus strategy committee, and opposition critic for Health, Education and Finance. On March 11, 1996, Loyola was chosen to become leader of the Official Opposition and the interim leader of the Newfoundland and Labrador Progressive Conservative Party – offices he held until early 1998.

Liberal Andrea Kavanagh has been executive assistant to MHAs Ernie McLean and Don Whelan. She's been vice-president of the party's provincial women's commission. She lives in Goulds, at the north end of Ferryland district.

New Democrat Lois Martin designs costumes and sets for the Spirit of Newfoundland Theatre company. She trained as a nurse almost 40 years ago and raised her family in Ferryland and Calvert. She is a weaver, and her work includes some of the original displays at the museum in Ferryland.

Pilar Riego-Hickey, an independent, is known for the religious flavoured boarding houses she has run in St. John's. They've had names such as Lord God Father Almighty Creator and King of Heaven and Earth Hospitality Inn. Two of them have been hit by fires, and residents of Flower Hill objected this year when Riego-Hickey tried to open another boarding house on their street. She briefly held the nomination for the PC party in Torngat Mountains in the 1999 election, but the party dumped her when it discovered signatures on her nomination papers had been faked. Riego-Hickey said it was an honest mistake because she didn't understand the process.

 

 
 


Political History: In recent decades, Ferryland has been a strong PC district. The Progressive Conservative party has held the district from 1971 to the present.

1992 - 1999: In the byelection of June 25, 1992, PC Loyola Sullivan defeated Liberal Tom Best. Sullivan went on to defeat Liberal Mary O’Brien in 1993. He managed to keep the seat in the 1996 and 1999 elections.
1977 - 1992: In the byelection of June 16, 1977, PC Charlie Power defeated Liberal W. Power by 240 votes. Power held the seat until 1992.

 

 


 

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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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