Current MHA: George Sweeney (Liberal); not seeking re-election.
District profile: Created in the 1995 redistribution, the district was readjusted in 2007, taking in more territory in the south while ceding some in the north. Salmon Bay, once part of the district, was taken into the readjusted Trinity-Bay de Verre. Being a regional services centre heavily influences the district’s economy. Communities include: Carbonear, Harbour Grace, Bristol's Hope, Freshwater, Harbour Grace South, Perry's Cove, Riverhead, The Thicket, and Victoria. Carbonear and Harbour Grace are two of the large centres in the Conception Bay area.
2003: Liberal George Sweeney retained his seat, beating Tory John Babb by more than 500 votes.
1999: Sweeney defeated PC Claude Garland.
1996-1998: In 1996, Art Reid, the Liberal incumbent from Carbonear, was the first member elected to the new district of Carbonear-Harbour Grace. He defeated PC candidate George Faulkner. Reid resigned in 1998.
1989-1995: Carbonear was usually a Liberal seat. Reid held the district from 1989 until the 1995 redistribution. In 1989, Liberal John Crane was elected in Harbour Grace, defeating PC Joe Gregory. Crane held the seat until the 1995 redistribution.
1972-1989: Harbour Grace district a PC seat from 1972 to 1989, represented by Tory stalwart Haig Young.
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