Note: "NA" under party description means Non-Affiliated, and the candidate is not affiliated with any registered political party.
Current MHA: John Dinn (PC).
District profile: Includes the southern sections of St. John's, with amalgamated territory from Goulds. Agriculture is an important industry.
In the 2007 redistribution, kept 91 per cent of its territory.
Political history: Has been a Tory stronghold since its creation in 1975.
Feb. 8, 2007: PC John Dinn, a former St. John's city councillor, defeated Liberal Bob Clarke by 2,236 votes to win a byelection.
2006: PC incumbent Ed Byrne, a former party leader, resigned his cabinet post, and later his seat, after being named in an auditor general's report on excessive constituency allowances.
1993-2006: Byrne was first elected in 1993, defeating Liberal Gerry Glavine by 623 votes. He won the seat again in the 1996, 1999 and 2003 elections. In 2003, he defeated Liberal Joe Wadden, taking 77 per cent of the total vote. Byrne led the party in the 1999 election, as voters re-elected the Liberals under Brian Tobin.
1979-1993: Bob Aylward, an agriculture minister in the Peckford era, won Kilbride in four elections.
1975: PC Robert Wells held the seat, serving as health minister in the Moores government.
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