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 DISTRICT: VIRGINIA WATERS
Candidate Party Vote Count Pop. Vote X
Kathy Dunderdale Conservative 4193 58.1% X
Walter Noel Liberal 2358 32.67%
David Sullivan New Democrat 666 9.23%
 Last Update Tue Oct 21 10:57:10 NDT 2003 39 of 39 polls reporting


 

VIRGINIA WATERS (46)

 

Candidates:
Liberal: Walter Noel
PC: Kathy Dunderdale
NDP: David Sullivan

Current MHA: Walter Noel (LIB)

District Profile: The district of Virginia Waters is a residential district in the northeast end of St. John’s. It is a generally affluent area, including the King William Estate development and Wedgewood Park. It also stretches west into a section of Pippy Park.

The district was created in 1995 from the districts of Pleasantville, St. John’s East Extern and, Mount Scio Road-Bell Island.

CBC Radio's Josee Bellemare prepared this report on the challenges facing two cabinet ministers in their St. John's districts
(runs 5:34). Click to play

 

 


Candidate profiles:


Liberal Walter Noel Walter was born in St. John's. He holds a BA in economics from Memorial University of Newfoundland. Noel operated his own business prior to being elected, is a former president of the St. John's Downtown Development Corporation, and was a founding member of the Virginia Waters Conservation Society.
He was appointed to cabinet by Brian Tobin as minister of intergovernmental affairs in 1998, and reappointed minister of government services and lands by Premier Roger Grimes in 2001. In February 2003, Noel was sworn in as minister of mines and energy.

PC Kathy Dunderdale is the immediate past president of the PC Party of Newfoundland and Labrador. Dunderdale has worked in the fields of social work, fisheries, communication and community development. As the former deputy mayor of Burin, she was the first woman ever to be elected President of the Newfoundland and Labrador Federation of Municipalities and served as a director on the Canadian Federation of Municipalities. She is a past-chair of Burin Peninsula Roman Catholic School Board and has volunteered her time with a variety of organizations including the Canadian Paraplegic Association, the Association for Community Living, the Community Alliance for Better Solutions, and the Coalition Against Violence. PC leader Danny Williams supported Dunderdale’s candidacy in the nomination race, something that was criticized by her opponent, Lloyd Power.

New Democrat Dave Sullivan has run for the party both federally and provincially. On the federal level, he carried the party's banner in Burin-St. George's in 1997 and 2000. Sullivan ran provincially in Conception Bay East and Bell Island in 1996.

 

 
 


Political History:

1999: In 1999, Liberal Walter Noel defeated PC Paul Walsh by 696 votes.
1996:

In 1996, in the newly formed district of Virginia Waters, Noel, the Liberal incumbent from Pleasantville, defeated PC Bev LeMoine by 1,291 votes.

1985: In 1985, PC Jerry Dinn again defeated Liberal Walter Noel, this time by 807 votes.
Noel was able to capture the seat in 1989, defeating PC Steve Stafford by 312 votes.
1982: In 1982 he defeated Liberal Walter Noel by 3,454 votes.
1975 - 1989: The district of Pleasantville was Tory from the time of its creation in 1975 to the 1989 election.
PC Jerry Dinn held the seat during that time.

 

 


 

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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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