Newfoundland and Labrador House of Assembly

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Newfoundland and Labrador House of Assembly
48th General Assembly of Newfoundland and Labrador[1]
Founded1832 (1832)
Perry Trimper[2], Liberal
since August 8, 2017
Government House Leader
Andrew Parsons, Liberal
since December 18, 2015
Opposition House Leader
Keith Hutchings, Progressive Conservative
since December 18, 2015
Newfoundland & Labrador House of Assembly - Party Layout Chart Nov. 2016.svg
Political groups
Governing party

Opposition parties

Last election
May 16, 2019
Next election
Meeting place
Confederation Building (front), St. John's, Newfoundland, Canada.jpg
Colonial Building (1850-1959)
Confederation Building (1959–present)

The Newfoundland and Labrador House of Assembly is one of two components of the General Assembly of Newfoundland and Labrador, the other being the Queen of Canada in Right of Newfoundland and Labrador, represented by the Lieutenant-Governor of Newfoundland and Labrador.[3] The Newfoundland and Labrador General Assembly meets in the Confederation Building at St. John's.

The governing party sits on the left side of the speaker of the House of Assembly as opposed to the traditional right side of the speaker. This tradition dates back to the 1850s because the heaters in the Colonial Building were located on the left side. Thus, the government chose to sit in the heat, and leave the opposition sitting in the cold.

Current members (MHAs)[edit]

Colonial Building, the House of Assembly of the Dominion of Newfoundland
Newfoundland House of Assembly in Colonial Building, ca. 1914

Party leaders' names are written in bold and cabinet ministers in italic, with the Speaker of the House of Assembly designated by a dagger (†).

Name Party Riding
  Dwight Ball Liberal Humber-Gros Morne
  Cathy Bennett Liberal Windsor Lake
  Derek Bennett Liberal Lewisporte-Twillingate
  Derrick Bragg Liberal Fogo Island-Cape Freels
  David Brazil Progressive Conservative Conception Bay East-Bell Island
  Mark Browne Liberal Placentia West-Bellevue
  Gerry Byrne Liberal Corner Brook
  Siobhán Coady Liberal St. John's West
  Steve Crocker Liberal Carbonear-Trinity-Bay de Verde
  Bernard Davis Liberal Virginia Waters-Pleasantville
  Paul Davis Progressive Conservative Topsail-Paradise
  Jerry Dean Liberal Exploits
  Lisa Dempster Liberal Cartwright-L'Anse au Clair
  Randy Edmunds Liberal Torngat Mountains
  John Finn Liberal Stephenville-Port au Port
  Sherry Gambin-Walsh Liberal Placentia-St. Mary's
  John Haggie Liberal Gander
  Carol Anne Haley Liberal Burin-Grand Bank
  Al Hawkins Liberal Grand Falls-Windsor-Buchans
  Colin Holloway Liberal Terra Nova
  Keith Hutchings Progressive Conservative Ferryland
  Eddie Joyce Liberal Humber-Bay of Islands
     Independent (2018-)
  Steve Kent (2015-2017) Progressive Conservative Mount Pearl North
  Jim Lester (2017-) Progressive Conservative
  Neil King Liberal Bonavista
  Dale Kirby Liberal Mount Scio
     Independent (2018-)
  Paul Lane Liberal Mount Pearl-Southlands
     Independent (2016-) [4]
  Graham Letto Liberal Labrador West
     Lorraine Michael New Democratic St. John's East-Quidi Vidi
  Christopher Mitchelmore Liberal St. Barbe-L'Anse aux Meadows
  Tom Osborne Liberal Waterford Valley
  Betty Parsley Liberal Harbour Main
  Andrew Parsons Liberal Burgeo-La Poile
  Kevin Parsons Progressive Conservative Cape St. Francis
  Pam Parsons Liberal Harbour Grace-Port de Grave
  Barry Petten Progressive Conservative Conception Bay South
  Tracey Perry Progressive Conservative Fortune Bay-Cape La Hune
  Scott Reid Liberal St. George's-Humber
     Gerry Rogers New Democratic St. John's Centre
  Perry Trimper Liberal Lake Melville
  Brian Warr Liberal Baie Verte-Green Bay

Seat total and official layout[edit]

e • d Summary of the current standings of the House of Assembly of Newfoundland and Labrador
Party Leader Seats
2015 Current
Liberal Dwight Ball 31 27
Progressive Conservative Ches Crosbie 7 8
New Democratic Gerry Rogers 2 2
Independent N/A * 3
Total 40 40

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "House of Assembly". Newfoundland and Labrador House of Assembly. Retrieved 2013-09-19.
  2. ^ "Trial by fire: Trimper elected House Speaker, presides over unexpected question period". CBC News. August 8, 2017. Retrieved 2017-08-29.
  3. ^ Newfoundland Act, 12-13 Geo. VI [1949], c. 22 (U.K.), Sch. 1 (Terms of Union) s. 14 .
  4. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2016-05-19. Retrieved 2016-05-19.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link)

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