NEWFOUNDLAND & LABRADOR 2007

District Profiles

DISTRICT: ST. JOHN'S NORTH
CandidatePartyVote CountVote ShareElected
Bob RidgleyPC348877.55%X
Simon LonoLIB56112.47%
Matt PowerNDP4499.98%
October 9, 10:58:12 PM NDT 30 of 30 polls reporting
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ST. JOHN’S NORTH


Candidates:
LiberalSimon Lono
NDPMatt Power
PCBob Ridgley


Current MHA: Bob Ridgley (PC).

District profile: Includes a large section of central-northern St. John's. Includes commercial areas such as Kenmount Road, the Avalon Mall and the O’Leary industrial park. Stretches along Thorburn Road and takes in half of Pippy Park, including the Health Science Centre and the northern half of Memorial University.

The 2007 redistribution added small sections of Conception Bay East-Bell Island and St. John's West, while retaining 99.8 per cent of the earlier territory.

Population: 11,673.

Political history:

2003: Liberal Lloyd Matthews, who had been minister of mines and energy, announced in February 2003 he would not run again. Liberal Jeff Brace tried to hold the seat for the Liberals, but lost to Tory Bob Ridgley.

1999: Matthews defeated PC Ray Andrews by 333 votes.

1996: Matthews won again in1996, defeating PC Ian Carter, son of former MHA John Carter.

1993: Matthews defeated PC Warren Babb.

1989: Liberal Phil Warren defeated PC Tom Osborne, a St. John's city councillor, by 768 votes. (Osborne’s wife Sheila and son Tom are currently MHAs in other St. John’s districts.)

1971-1989: PC John Carter, a Mount Scio farmer who added colour to the Tory backbench, represented St. John's North through the Moores and Peckford eras.

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Overall Election Results
PartyElectedLeadingTotalVote Share
PC4304369.56%
LIB30321.98%
NDP1018.21%
OTH000.25%
Last Update:October 9, 10:58:12 PM NDT

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