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Gerry Reid

The Honourable
Gerry Reid
B.Ed., B.A., M.A.
Leader of the Newfoundland and Labrador Liberal Party
In office
May 29, 2006 – November 13, 2007
Preceded by Jim Bennett
Succeeded by Yvonne Jones
Interim leader of the Newfoundland and Labrador Liberal Party
In office
May 30, 2005 – February 6, 2006
Preceded by Roger Grimes
Succeeded by Jim Bennett
MHA for The Isles of Notre Dame
In office
Preceded by New District
Succeeded by Derrick Dalley
Personal details
Born June 18, 1954
Carbonear, Newfoundland and Labrador
Political party Liberal Party of Newfoundland & Labrador
Children Matthew & Lucas
Residence St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador
Alma mater Memorial University of Newfoundland
Occupation Teacher, Politician

Executive Assistant to Fisheries Ministers (1989-1996), Government Whip Parliamentary Secretary to the Premier (1999-2001), Minister of Education (2003),

Opposition Fisheries and Education Critic (2003-2005)
Website Gerry Reid's Website

Gerry Reid (born June 18, 1954 in Carbonear, Newfoundland) was the Leader of the Liberal Party of Newfoundland and Labrador. He served as interim leader from 2005 to 2006, until Jim Bennett replaced him in February 2006. Reid was reelected as leader of the party on May 29, 2006,[1] after Bennett resigned due to differences with the Liberal Party caucus.

On October 9, 2007, in the general election, he led the party to its worst showing in the province's history with just 3 out of 48 potential seats.[2] Reid was also defeated in his own riding by Progressive Conservative candidate Derrick Dalley, by a margin of twelve votes. Reid announced his departure from politics and resignation as party leader on November 13, 2007.[3] He was subsequently replaced by MHA Yvonne Jones as interim leader.


  1. ^ "N.L. opposition parties choose new leaders". CBC News, May 29, 2006.
  2. ^ "Heartbreak for Liberals as Grit vote collapses". CBC News, October 9, 2007.
  3. ^ "Reid resigns leadership, vows Grit rebuilding". CBC News, November 13, 2007.

External links

  • Election 2007 biography (CBC)

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