Current MHA: Judy Foote (Liberal), not seeking re-election.
District profile: Grand Bank covers the southernmost part of the Burin Peninsula. The fishery, particularly deep-sea activity, has historically driven the economy of towns like Grand Bank, Fortune and Lawn. Mining was once prominent in St. Lawrence area, but no longer. Other communities include: Epworth, Frenchman's Cove, Grand Beach, Garnish, L'Anse au Loup, Lamaline, Lewin’s Cove, Little St. Lawrence, Lord's Cove, Point au Gaul, Point May, St. Lawrence, Salmonier, Taylor's Bay, Tides Brook and Winterland. The district shrank slightly in the 2007 redistribution, with some of the northeast area absorbed into the new Burin-Placentia West district.
2003: Liberal incumbent Judy Foote beat PC hopeful Darin King by just 50 votes.
1999: Foote was re-elected, defeating PC John Bolt.
1996: Foote, who had been communications director under departing premier Clyde Wells, defeated Herb Edwards, who represented the PC party after MHA Bill Matthews opted to enter federal politics. (Foote is now seeking to replace Matthews in the House of Commons. She has won the federal Liberal nomination in Random-Burin-St. George.)
1982-1993: In 1982, Matthews defeated incumbent Liberal Leslie Thoms. Matthews held on to the seat for a number of years, defeating Liberals Maxwell Snook in 1985, Graham Wood in 1989 and Foote in 1993.
1979: Thoms defeated Tory Clarence Rogers by 1,785 votes.
1966-1979: Alex Hickman, later a Newfoundland Supreme Court chief justice, held the seat for 13 years, during which he was a key minister in the Frank Moores cabinet.
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