Liberal candidate Kenneth McDonald is projected to win the riding of Avalon, giving him a third term in Parliament.
The former mayor of Conception Bay South captured nearly 50 per cent of the vote, leading Conservative candidate Matthew Chapman by double digits.
The riding has elected a Liberal MP four times out of seven in general elections.
The Avalon electoral district is located on the eastern part of Newfoundland. The riding encompasses the southeast tip of the province, south of St. John’s. Major communities in the area include Bay Roberts, Cupids, Ferryland, Placentia and Conception Bay South.
The electoral district was formed in 2004 and went through a boundary change in 2011.
The town of Cupids, N.L., was the site of Canada’s first English settlement. Formerly Cupers Cove, Cupids marked England’s first attempt at colonization in Canada.
Conservative: Matthew Chapman
Liberal: Kenneth McDonald (incumbent)
NDP: Carolyn Davis
People’s Party of Canada: Lainie Stewart
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