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 DISTRICT: HUMBER WEST
Candidate Party Vote Count Pop. Vote X
Danny Williams Conservative 3823 68.72% X
Edward Buckle Liberal 1533 27.56%
Matthew Robbins New Democrat 207 3.72%
 Last Update Tue Oct 21 10:57:10 NDT 2003 40 of 40 polls reporting


 

HUMBER WEST (22)

 

Candidates:
Liberal: Edward Buckle
PC: Danny Williams
NDP: Matthew Robbins

Current MHA: Danny Williams (PC)

District Profile: The district of Humber West includes western part of City of Corner Brook, as well as the small communities of Gallants, George's Lake, Pinchgut Lake and Spruce Brook.

Canada Now's Doug Greer looks at Danny Williams' competition in Humber West
(runs 3:15).Click to play

Brian McHugh of the Corner Brook Morning Show speaks with PC Tom Marshall and Liberal Bob Mercer about the issues in Humber West (runs 15:33). Click to play

 

 


Candidate profiles:


PC Danny Williams was born in St. John’s. He studied at Memorial University, Oxford University and Dalhousie University, where he received his law degree. Williams is well known for his law practice. He was the largest shareholder in Cable Atlantic, which was sold to Rogers Communications in 2000 for $232 million. He also was involved in Newfoundland and Labrador's oil and gas industry as president of OIS Fisher, an offshore oil and gas supply and services company. He has served as chairman of the Canadian Parliamentary Channel (CPAC), chairman of the Newfoundland and Labrador Film Development Corporation, and chairman of the Provincial Government Offshore Oil Impact Advisory Council. Williams became leader of the provincial Progressive Conservative party in 2001.

Liberal Ed Buckle is the deputy mayor of Corner Brook and vice-chair of the city's hospital committee. He became deputy mayor in January after the death of friend Joe Mullins, who had been nominated to run for the PCs in Humber East. In June, Buckle and other city councillors advocated merging Newfoundland Power and Newfoundland and Labrador Hydro as a way to save consumers money. A former administrator at Regina high school, Buckle currently works with the District 3 school board.

 

 
 


Political History:

2001: In the 2001 byelection, the new PC leader, Danny Williams, defeated Liberal June Alteen by 2,391 votes.
1993 - 2001: Liberal Paul Dicks held the seat in the 1993, 1996, and 1999 elections. Dicks left politics and returned to practicing law in 2001, after coming third in the Liberal leadership campaign.
1985 - 1996: In the 1989 election Liberal Paul Dicks defeated PC Jeannette Christopher.
1971 - 1989: From 1971 until 1989 the district was Tory.

 

 


 

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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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