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 DISTRICT: FORTUNE BAY-CAPE LA HUNE
Candidate Party Vote Count Pop. Vote X
Oliver Langdon Liberal 2880 58.79% X
Andrew Colford Conservative 2019 41.21%
 Last Update Tue Oct 21 10:57:10 NDT 2003 43 of 43 polls reporting


 

FORTUNE BAY-CAPE LA HUNE (15)

 

Candidates:
Liberal: Oliver Langdon
PC: Andrew Colford

Current MHA: Oliver Langdon (LIB)

District Profile: Fortune Bay-Cape La Hune covers much of Newfoundland’s south coast. It includes territory east of Burgeo, and stretches to the end of Fortune Bay near the beginning of the Burin Peninsula. It includes such remote communities as Ramea, Francois and Gaultois. The district also includes communities of: Belleoram, Boxey, Coombs Cove, Conne River, Grey River, English Harbour West, Harbour Breton, Hermitage, McCallum, Milltown-Head of Bay d'Espoir, Morrisville, Mose Ambrose, Pool's Cove, Rencontre East, Samiajig Miaupukak (Conne River), St. Albans, St. Jacques, St. Joseph's Cove, St. Veronica's, Seal Cove, and Tibbo's Hill.

 

 


Candidate profiles:


Liberal Oliver Langdon attending MUN, earning a B.Ed. and BA. Langdon worked in the education field for 24 years. Langdon’s political career began when he was elected to the Point Leamington Town Council in 1972, serving for 13 years. He served as the town representative on the school tax authority for eight years, and five years on the board of directors for the Newfoundland and Labrador Federation of Municipalities.

PC Andrew Colford was the only person to seek the party’s nomination in Fortune Bay–Cape La Hune. He was named as the candidate on Aug. 1. He’s worked in economic development and the aquaculture industry. Colford, a past president of the salmonid growers association, is putting his MBA to work as a management consultant in aquaculture.

 

 
 


Political History: The district was formed in the 1995 redistribution from the districts of Burgeo-Bay D’Espoir and Fortune-Hermitage.

1999: In the 1999 election, Liberal Oliver Langdon defeated PC Bob Baker, hauling in over 69 per cent of the votes.
1996: In the newly formed district of Fortune Bay-Cape La Hune, Langdon defeated PC Kay Blake.
1993: In Fortune-Hermitage, now Liberal Oliver Langdon defeated PC Kathy Dunderdale.
1989: In the former district of Fortune-Hermitage, PC Oliver Langdon defeated Liberal Nathan Culter during the election of 1989. Langdon had sought the Liberal nomination but was defeated. He then won the PC nomination. Langdon later crossed the floor to join the Liberal caucus.

 

 


 

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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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