Current MHA: Tom Hedderson (PC).
District profile: Historically a Tory stronghold, apart from a two-term Liberal breakthrough in the 1990s.
Changed significantly in the 2007 redistribution. Retained 70 per cent of its territory, gained 41per cent of Conception Bay South and regained the town of Holyrood, which it lost through earlier redistribution.
2003: PC Tom Hedderson won easily, taking more than 70 per cent of the total vote to beat Liberal Fred Akerman.
1999: Hedderson defeated Liberal Wanda Dawe.
1993-1999: Liberal Don Whelan held the seat for two terms, defeating PC Randy Simms by 169 votes in 1993, and PC Eugene Conway in 1996.
1979-1993: PC Norm Doyle, who held several cabinet portfolios in the Peckford era, held the district through four terms. He retired from provincial politics, but was later elected federal as MP for St. John's East.
1971-1979: Bill Doody, a PC finance minister, won three elections in the district.
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