CAPE ST. FRANCIS
Current MHA: Jack Byrne (PC).
District Profile: Has a small inshore fishery but many constituents commute to jobs in the St. John’s area. The district was known for many years as St. John's East-Extern.
The district boundaries encompass the northeastern tip of Avalon Peninsula, including the outer stretches of St. John's as well as Bauline, Flatrock, Logy Bay-Middle Cove-Outer Cove, Pouch Cove and Torbay.
Political history: A strong Tory seat, electing PC candidates for more than 40 years.
2003: PC incumbent Jack Byrne held his seat, beating Liberal Bill Tapper by over 4,000 votes.
1996-2003: Byrne still holds the seat, having defeated Liberal Jim Martin in the 1996 and 1999 elections.
1993: Byrne first wins the seat, defeating Liberal Sam Connors.
1989: PC Kevin Parsons defeated Liberal John O’Brien in 1989 to hold the seat for the Tories.
1986: In the 1986 byelection, Parsons defeated Cle Newhook, then leader of the NDP.
1966-1986: PC Tom Hickey was first elected in the district in 1966. He held the district until his resignation in 1986.
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