History of NL Elections #nlpoli

The 50th Newfoundland and Labrador general election is scheduled for May 16, 2019, to elect members of the 49th General Assembly of Newfoundland and Labrador.

The number of seats has varied over time, from a low of twenty-seven for the first election in 1949, to a high of fifty-two during the 1980s and early 1990s. There are currently 40 seats in the house.

Since joining confederation in 1949 there have been 20 elections.

The Liberal Party has won 11 of those elections and the Progressive Conservatives/Conservatives party won 9 mandates.

Premiers of the Province of Newfoundland (1949-present)

  • Joey Smallwood

  • Frank Moores

  • Brian Peckford

  • Tom Rideout

  • Clyde Wells

  • Brian Tobin

  • Beaton Tulk

  • Roger Grimes

  • Danny Williams

  • Kathy Dunderdale

  • Tom Marshall

  • Paul Davis

  • Dwight Ball

Newfound News will have continuous coverage of the election on May 16 on our website, Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.