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51st Newfoundland and Labrador general election

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51st Newfoundland and Labrador general election

← 2019 On or before August 19, 2021 52nd →

All 40 seats in the 50th General Assembly of Newfoundland and Labrador
21 seats needed for a majority
Opinion polls
 
LIB
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Leader Andrew Furey Ches Crosbie Alison Coffin
Party Liberal Progressive Conservative New Democratic
Leader since August 3, 2020 April 28, 2018 March 5, 2019
Leader's seat Humber-Gros Morne Windsor Lake St. John's East-Quidi Vidi
Last election 20 seats, 43.9% 15 seats, 42.6% 3 seats, 6.3%
Current seats 19 15 3
Seats needed Increase2 Increase6 Increase18

Incumbent Premier

Andrew Furey
Liberal



The 51st Newfoundland and Labrador general election will elect members to the 50th general assembly of Newfoundland and Labrador. Under the province's fixed election date law, the vote is tentatively scheduled for October 10, 2023, however a caveat in the law mandates that an election must be held within one year of a new Premier assuming office. Therefore, the election is expected to be held within one year of Premier Andrew Furey's swearing-in on August 19, 2020.

Incumbents not running for reelection

The following MHAs had announced that they would not be running in this provincial election:

Liberal

Progressive Conservative

Timeline

Changes in seats held (2019–Present)
Seat Before Change
Date Member Party Reason Date Member Party
Humber-Gros Morne September 7, 2020[4] Dwight Ball  Liberal Resignation October 6, 2020[5] Andrew Furey  Liberal
Lake Melville November 10, 2020[6] Perry Trimper  Liberal Resigned from caucus[a]  Independent
  1. ^ over his comments regarding Innu/Inuit in his district

2019

  • May 30, 2019 - Premier Ball's cabinet is sworn in; all minister maintain their previous portfolios with the exception of MHA Warr entering cabinet.[8][9]
  • September 13, 2019 - Minister Trimper resigns from cabinet after comments critical of the Innu Nation were left on the voicemail of an Innu Nation staffer and publicly revealed.[10]
  • September 13, 2019 - MHA Bragg is appointed Minister of Municipal Affairs and Environment replacing Trimper.[11]
  • December 5, 2019 - The House of Assembly votes to reprimand Minister Chris Mitchelmore for his hiring of Carla Foote at The Rooms despite her lack of qualifications and her political connections to the Liberals. The House of Assembly orders that Mitchelmore apologize to the Board of Directors of The Rooms and to the House of Assembly and also be suspended two-week without pay.[12]

2020

  • April 4, 2020 - Service NL Minister Sherry Gambin-Walsh was removed from cabinet as the RCMP launched a criminal investigation into allegations that she leaked cabinet documents.[15][16]
  • August 3, 2020 - Andrew Furey is elected leader of the Liberal Party.[19]
  • August 19, 2020 - Furey is formally sworn in as Premier, along with a new provincial cabinet.[20] MHAs Bennett, Loveless, and Stoodley enter cabinet.
  • September 7, 2020 - Dwight Ball resigns as MHA for Humber-Gros Morne.[21]
  • September 14, 2020 - The Liberals begin to open nominations for a general election.[24]
  • October 2, 2020 - The Progressive Conservatives vote at their convention against holding a leadership review on Ches Crosbie's leadership.
  • October 6, 2020 - Liberal candidate, Premier Andrew Furey, is elected in the Humber-Gros Morne by-election.

Candidates by district

  • Names in boldface type represent party leaders.
  • † represents that the incumbent is not running again.
  • § represents that the incumbent was defeated for nomination.
  • ₰ represents that the incumbent ran in another district and lost the nomination
  • ‡ represents that the incumbent is running in a different district.

St. John's

Electoral District Candidates   Incumbent
  Liberal   PC   NDP Other
Mount Scio
Sarah Stoodley[26] Andrea Newbury (NL Alliance)[27] Sarah Stoodley
St. John's Centre
Jim Dinn[28] Jim Dinn
St. John's East-Quidi Vidi
John Abbott[29] Alison Coffin[28] Alison Coffin
St. John's West
Siobhan Coady[30] Brenda Walsh[31] Siobhan Coady
Virginia Waters-Pleasantville Bernard Davis[30] Jenn Deon[31] Bernard Davis
Waterford Valley Tom Osborne[32] [a] Tom Osborne
Windsor Lake Ches Crosbie[33] Ches Crosbie


St. John's suburbs

Electoral District Candidates   Incumbent
  Liberal   PC   NDP Other
Cape St. Francis Chris Andrews[34] Kevin Parsons
Conception Bay East – Bell Island David Brazil[35] David Brazil
Conception Bay South Shelley Moores[36] Barry Petten[37] Barry Petten
Mount Pearl North Jim Lester[38] William Neville (NL Alliance)[39] Jim Lester
Mount Pearl-Southlands Paul Lane
Topsail-Paradise Paul Dinn[40] Paul Dinn

Avalon Peninsula

Electoral District Candidates   Incumbent
  Liberal   PC   NDP
Carbonear-Trinity-Bay de Verde Steve Crocker[30] [b] Steve Crocker
Ferryland Loyola O'Driscoll[41] [c] Loyola O'Driscoll
Harbour Grace-Port de Grave Pam Parsons[42] Pam Parsons
Harbour Main Helen Conway-Ottenheimer[43] Helen Conway-Ottenheimer
Placentia-St. Mary's Sherry Gambin-Walsh[44] Sherry Gambin-Walsh

Eastern Newfoundland

Electoral District Candidates   Incumbent
  Liberal   PC   NDP
Bonavista Craig Pardy[37] Craig Pardy
Burin-Grand Bank Fred Dodge[45] Carol Anne Haley
Placentia West-Bellevue Sam Synard[46] Jeff Dwyer[38] Jeff Dwyer
Terra Nova Steve Denty[34][46] Lloyd Parrott[47] Lloyd Parrott

Central Newfoundland

Electoral District Candidates   Incumbent
  Liberal   PC   NDP
Baie Verte-Green Bay Brian Warr[46] Brian Warr
Exploits Pleaman Forsey[48] Pleaman Forsey
Fogo Island-Cape Freels Derrick Bragg[49] Derrick Bragg
Fortune Bay-Cape La Hune Elvis Loveless[50] Elvis Loveless
Gander John Haggie[51] John Haggie
Grand Falls-Windsor-Buchans [d] Chris Tibbs
Lewisporte-Twillingate Derek Bennett[42] Derek Bennett

Western Newfoundland

Electoral District Candidates   Incumbent
  Liberal   PC   NDP Other
Burgeo-La Poile Andrew Parsons[30] Andrew Parsons
Corner Brook Gerry Byrne[52] Tom Stewart[53] Graham Downey-Sutton[31] Gerry Byrne
Humber-Gros Morne Graydon Pelley (NL Alliance)[54] Andrew Furey
Humber-Bay of Islands Eddie Joyce
St. Barbe-L'Anse aux Meadows Chris Mitchelmore
St. George's-Humber Scott Reid[42] [b] Scott Reid
Stephenville-Port au Port Tony Wakeham[40] Tony Wakeham

Labrador

Electoral District Candidates   Incumbent
  Liberal   PC   NDP Other
Cartwright-L'Anse au Clair Lisa Dempster[30] Lisa Dempster
Labrador West Wayne Button[55] Nick McGrath[56] Jordan Brown[28] Jordan Brown
Lake Melville [e] Shannon Tobin[57] Perry Trimper (Independent)[6] Perry Trimper
Torngat Mountains [f] Lela Evans

Notes

  1. ^ The nomination closed on October 2, 2020, but no announcement has yet been made.
  2. ^ a b The nominations closed on November 20, 2020, but no announcement has yet been made.
  3. ^ The nomination closed on October 31, 2020, but no candidate has yet been announced.
  4. ^ The nomination closed on September 4, 2020, but no announcement has yet been made.
  5. ^ Perry Trimper was originally the Liberal candidate, but later withdrew following his comments about homeless Innu/Inuit in his district. He is now running as an independent.
  6. ^ The nomination closed on October 24, 2020, but no announcement has yet been made.

Opinion polls

Voting Intentions in Newfoundland and Labrador since the 2019 Election
Polling Firm Final Day of Polling Link Liberal PC NDP NLA
MQO Research September 2, 2020 [58] 53 33 11 1
Narrative Research August 18, 2020 [59] 61 21 15
Angus Reid June 8, 2020 [60] 48 35 12
Narrative Research May 26, 2020 [61] 60 26 13
Narrative Research February 23, 2020 [62] 37 35 26
Narrative Research November 22, 2019 [63] 42 33 24
Narrative Research August 25, 2019 [64] 42 32 24
MQO Research July 31, 2019 [65] 50 34 13 1
Election 2019 May 16, 2019 43.9 42.6 6.3 2.4

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