Gibbons considering provincial run, Bradbury wants to represent Humber East

Diane Crocker
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Denise Gibbons hasn’t made a decision yet, but she’s considering running for the Liberals in the 2015 provincial election.

Gibbons, wife of federal MP Gerry Byrne, grew up in a political life.

“And I have expressed some interest in public service. I certainly see the value in it,” she said.

But the decision to run or not will be a family one that will be made over the next couple of months, Gibbons said.

Byrne, MP for Humber-St. Barbe-Baie Verte, is considering making the switch from federal to provincial politics and has already indicated his interest in running in Humber West.

That’s the district Gibbons grew up in and the same one she’d be interested in representing.

“I’m very much encouraging her,” said Byrne who added he thinks his wife would make a fantastic MHA. “But we both agree as a family, one of us in provincial politics would be enough,” he said.

“One way or another you’ll probably see a member of the Byrne-Gibbons family on the provincial ballot in the fall of 2015 or earlier,” he said.

Meanwhile, Shawn Bradbury, a teacher at Corner Brook Regional High, plans to seek the Liberal nomination in Humber East.

“I’m very excited about it,” he said “There’s so much potential in the area and so many good things happening in the province. Now’s the time for a change.”

Bradbury said support for his bid has been growing since he made a decision to run on Monday.

Businessness woman Donna Thistle announced in March that she also plans to seek the Liberal nomination in Humber East.

Geographic location: Humber East

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  • Charles Murphy
    June 26, 2014 - 10:58

    Is it the " responsibility " of Government to create " Jobs ", answer is yes. But in a productive way. for the " Residence " of this province, and if anyone disagree with this statement, is hoping to become " Burden " to society. We need people with " Vision " to bring us into the 21 first century. Today were shipping in well over 800 million of dollars of products per year to this province, which can be manufactured right here at home, putting our people to work, but instead were shipping our people out, time for someone to stand for all of Newfoundlanders and Labradorian, Not just saying were going to " Diversification" of economy, We need action, Now give us your plan? Please. Let the people decides who should lead us. Now Gerry - Denise - Donna - Shawn..make a presentation to the people, where do you see districts in the next four years? And please don't use the line. " This Government " , Remember your talking about people life's.

  • Laughable
    June 26, 2014 - 07:30

    Please, can someone explain to me , what do you mean by " New Blood "? I rather vote for a person of " Vision ". New blood don't feed the " Bull Dog ", But a person of " Vision " will help to put food on your table. Wouldn't you agree?

  • Keith Samuelson
    June 26, 2014 - 07:21

    Time for new blood, energy, fresh perspective. Wishing you all the best, Shawn.

  • Linda
    June 26, 2014 - 07:12

    Do its really matter which district or community's they were born or raise in, Lets anyone of those seeking nomination for any party, to present a plan, concerning your economy.

  • citizen kane
    June 26, 2014 - 04:33

    Well it would seem that Mr Bradbury has only become excited after Frank Colemen dropped out. Did not here a peep from him before that.