|Premier Tom Rideout|
|Founded April 25, 1985 (1985-04-25)|
Disbanded March 29, 1989 (1989-03-29)
Preceded by 39th General Assembly of Newfoundland
Succeeded by 41st General Assembly of Newfoundland
Premier Brian Peckford (Until March 1989)
The members of the 40th General Assembly of Newfoundland were elected in the Newfoundland general election held in April 1985. The general assembly sat from April 25, 1985 to March 29, 1989.
The Progressive Conservative Party led by Brian Peckford formed the government. Tom Rideout succeeded Peckford as party leader and Premier in March 1989.
Patrick McNicholas served as speaker.
There were four sessions of the 40th General Assembly:
William Anthony Paddon served as lieutenant governor of Newfoundland until 1986. James McGrath succeeded Paddon as lieutenant governor.
Members of the Assembly
The following members were elected to the assembly in 1985:
By-elections were held to replace members for various reasons: