A Clarenville town councillor will represent the Newfoundland and Labrador Progressive Conservative party in the district of Terra Nova in the upcoming provincial election this spring.
As the PC nomination period for Terra Nova closed at noon on Wednesday, April 3, Lloyd Parrott was named the nominee for the party.
A Clarenville councillor since 2017, Parrott moved to the Clarenville area in 2011. His wife is originally from here, along with members of his family who are from the area originally. Parrott grew up in Wabush, Labrador.
Parrott told The Packet he decided to run to represent the district as MHA because he wants to make the province a better place for the future generation, including his two children.
“I don’t like what the future holds here, contrary to what a lot of people may think we have in store,” said Parrott. “I think with our sagging infrastructure and debt load and lack of substantive work that the future for today’s youth is not as bright as it could or should be.”
Parrott is a retired member of the military, and has served on various boards in the province, including the Hebron Project Employers Association, Construction Labour Relations Association of N.L., Alpine Development Alliance Corp. and a trustee of the Teamsters Union in N.L.
He adds his experience as a councillor has shown him there needs to be change on multiple levels of government, and the province needs to support the municipal system.
“I believe there is a difference out there to be made but it just has to be done one day at a time ... The future is now.”
The incumbent Liberal MHA for Terra Nova is Colin Holloway, who won the provincial election in that area in 2015 as a first-time candidate. During his tenure as the member for Terra Nova, Holloway served as parliamentary secretary in the Department of Municipal Affairs and Environment. He will represent the Liberals in the upcoming election, looking to add another four years to his term as MHA.