FORTUNE BAY-CAPE LA HUNE
Current MHA: Oliver Langdon (Liberal), who is not seeking re-election.
District profile: Covers much of Newfoundland’s south coast. Includes territory east of Burgeo, and stretches to the end of Fortune Bay near the beginning of the Burin Peninsula. Includes such remote communities as Ramea, Francois and Gaultois. 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.
In the 2007 redistribution, the district kept 90 per cent of its original territory while 10 per cent was absorbed into Burgeo-La Poile.
Political history: This district has largely been associated with Oliver Langdon, who has sat with both the Liberals and the Tories in the house of assembly (but mostly the Liberals). Langdon, an 18-year veteran of the legislature, announced his retirement from provincial politics earlier this year.
2003: Langdon retained his seat, with 58 per cent of the votes.
1999: Langdon defeated PC Bob Baker, with 69 per cent of the votes.
1996: In the newly formed district of Fortune Bay-Cape La Hune, Langdon defeated PC Kay Blake.
1993: Langdon, running as a Liberal, defeated PC Kathy Dunderdale (now a Tory cabinet minister) in Fortune-Hermitage.
1989: Langdon, then a Progressive Conservative, defeated Liberal Nathan Culter during the 1989 election. Langdon had sought the Liberal nomination but was defeated. He then won the PC nomination, although Langdon later left the PC caucus, sat as an independent and ran as a Liberal in 1993.
1985: Former Liberal MHA and MP Roger Simmons staged a comeback, defeating Tory MHA Don Stewart by 281 votes. Simmons resigned to run federally in 1988, leaving the seat vacant heading into the 1989 election.
1979-1985: Stewart defeated Liberal MHA Jack Winsor in 1979, and Liberal John Rideout in 1982.
1975: Winsor won the newly formed seat; prior to redistribution, the south coast area had traditionally voted Liberal.
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