Current MHA: Tom Rideout (PC), who is running in Baie Verte-Springdale in this election.
District profile: The town of Lewisporte has been a major service centre in this northeastern district, and has many of the votes. Up until the 2003 shipping season, it was the southern terminus of the Labrador coastal ferry service. The economy is traditionally dependent on the fishery but farming is also important. Lewisporte district also includes the communities of Alderburn, Baytona, Birchy Bay, Boyd's Cove, Brown's Arm, Campbellton, Comfort Cove-Newstead, Embree, Horwood, Laurenceton, Little Burnt Bay, Loon Bay, Mason's Cove, Michael's Harbour, Norris Arm, Notre Dame Junction, Port Albert, Porterville, Sandy Point, Stanhope and Stoneville.
Changed little in the 2007redistribution, adding three per cent of Bonavista North (area including Victoria Cove).
2003: Former premier Tom Rideout kept the seat for the Tories, beating Liberal Todd Manuel with over 70 per cent of the total vote.
1999: Rideout defeated Liberal incumbent Melvin Penney by 1,675 votes.
1989-1999: Penney held the seat for a decade, winning three elections. In 1993 and 1996, Penney defeated PC Rex Freake.
1982-1989: PC Jim Russell held Lewisporte for two terms.
1975-1982: Liberal Freeman White held the seat for two terms.
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