Swift Current (provincial electoral district)

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Swift Current
Flag of Saskatchewan.svg Saskatchewan electoral district
SK Electoral District - Swift Current.png
Provincial electoral district
Legislature Legislative Assembly of Saskatchewan
MLA
 
 
 
Brad Wall
Saskatchewan
District created 1908
First contested 1908
Last contested 2011
Demographics
Electors 10,911
Census divisions Division 7, 8
Census subdivisions Swift Current

Swift Current is a provincial electoral district for the Legislative Assembly of Saskatchewan, Canada. Located in southwestern Saskatchewan, it was created for the 2nd Saskatchewan general election in 1908.

The city of Swift Current (pop. 14,946) is the largest center in the constituency. Smaller communities in the district include the villages of Pennant, Stewart Valley, Wymark and Success.

Two Saskatchewan premiers have been elected from this constituency – Thomas Walter Scott, the first premier of the province; and Brad Wall, the current premier.

Election results (1908–present)[edit]

Saskatchewan general election, 2011: Swift Current
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Saskatchewan Brad Wall 6,021 80.97% +10.09
     NDP Aaron Ens 1,223 16.45% -6.95
Green Amanda Huxted 192 2.58% +0.40
Total 7,436 100.00%


Saskatchewan general election, 2007: Swift Current
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Saskatchewan Brad Wall 6,006 70.88% +12.47
     NDP Robert Hale 1,983 23.40% -13.20
     Liberal Justin Orthner 300 3.54% -1.45
Green Gail Schroh 185 2.18%
Total 8,474 100.00%


Saskatchewan general election, 2003: Swift Current
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Saskatchewan Brad Wall 4,293 58.41% +3.69
     NDP Dean Smith 2,690 36.60% +6.41
     Liberal Mike Burton 367 4.99% -10.10
Total 7,350 100.00%


Saskatchewan general election, 1999: Swift Current
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Saskatchewan Brad Wall 4,600 54.72%
     NDP John Wall 2,538 30.19% -12.53
     Liberal Rhonda Thompson 1,269 15.09% -10.88
Total 8,407 100.00%


Saskatchewan general election, 1995: Swift Current
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
     NDP John Wall 3,515 42.72% -8.24
     Progressive Conservative Allan Bridal 2,576 31.31% -0.32
     Liberal Terry Brodziak 2,137 25.97% +8.56
Total 8,228 100.00%


Saskatchewan general election, 1991: Swift Current
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
     NDP John Penner 4,399 50.96% +7.77
     Progressive Conservative Lawrence Bergreen 2,731 31.63% -19.08
     Liberal Archie Green 1,503 17.41% +11.87
Total 8,633 100.00%


Saskatchewan general election, 1986: Swift Current
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
     Progressive Conservative Patricia Anne Smith 4,444 50.71% -3.34
     NDP John Penner 3,785 43.19% +9.77
     Liberal Archie Green 486 5.54% +1.95
     Western Canada Concept Orland McInnes 49 0.56% -8.38
Total 8,764 100.00%


Saskatchewan general election, 1982: Swift Current
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
     Progressive Conservative Patricia Anne Smith 4,756 54.05% +7.90
     NDP Spencer Wooff 2,941 33.42% -8.50
     Western Canada Concept Henry Banman 787 8.94%
     Liberal Anna Patricia White 316 3.59% -8.34
Total 8,800 100.00%


Saskatchewan general election, 1978: Swift Current
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
     Progressive Conservative Dennis Ham 3,620 46.15% +0.66
     NDP Spencer Wooff 3,288 41.92% +9.99
     Liberal Stew Tasche 936 11.93% -10.65
Total 7,844 100.00%


Saskatchewan general election, 1975: Swift Current
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
     Progressive Conservative Dennis Ham 3,494 45.49% -
     NDP Murray Walter 2,452 31.93% -27.45
     Liberal Len Stein 1,734 22.58% -18.04
Total 7,680 100.00%


Saskatchewan general election, 1971: Swift Current
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
     NDP Everett Wood 6,423 59.38% +9.28
     Liberal Jackson A. Running 4,394 40.62% +5.67
Total 10,817 100.00%


Saskatchewan general election, 1967: Swift Current
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
     NDP Everett Wood 4,825 50.10% -2.89
     Liberal T. Lawrence Salloum 3,366 34.95% -12.06
     Progressive Conservative Donald McGowan 1,439 14.95% -
Total 9,630 100.00%


Saskatchewan general election, 1964: Swift Current
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
     CCF Everett Wood 5,238 52.99% +8.22
     Liberal T. Lawrence Salloum 4,647 47.01% +19.56
Total 9,885 100.00%


Saskatchewan general election, 1960: Swift Current
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
     CCF Everett Wood 4,292 44.77% +1.53
     Liberal Edmund MacKenzie 2,631 27.45% -3.39
     Progressive Conservative Thomas Garland 1,683 17.56% -
     Social Credit Benjamin Letkeman 980 10.22% -15.70
Total 9,586 100.00%


Saskatchewan general election, 1956: Swift Current
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
     CCF Everett Wood 4,593 43.24% -10.38
     Liberal Robert C. Dahl 3,276 30.84% -7.15
     Social Credit Raymond Miller 2,753 25.92% +17.53
Total 10,622 100.00%


Saskatchewan general election, 1952: Swift Current
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
     CCF Harry Gibbs 5,171 53.62% +2.74
     Liberal Charles Lee 3,663 37.99% -11.13
     Social Credit John W. MacPherson 809 8.39% -
Total 9,643 100.00%


Saskatchewan general election, 1948: Swift Current
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
     CCF Harry Gibbs 5,273 50.88% -2.56
     Liberal Clarence J. Orton 5,091 49.12% +14.03
Total 10,364 100.00%


Saskatchewan general election, 1944: Swift Current
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
     CCF Harry Gibbs 4,756 53.44% +16.24
     Liberal James G. Taggart 3,123 35.09% -16.32
     Progressive Conservative Bryan M. Hill 1,021 11.47% -
Total 8,900 100.00%


Saskatchewan general election, 1938: Swift Current
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
     Liberal James G. Taggart 4,953 51.41% +16.29
     CCF Clarence Stork 3,584 37.20% +4.75
     Social Credit Alfred C. Butterworth 1,097 11.39%
Total 9,634 100.00%


Saskatchewan general election, 1934: Swift Current
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
     Liberal James G. Taggart 2,531 35.12% -13.62
     Farmer-Labour Allan McCallum 2,339 32.45% -
     Conservative William Wensley Smith 2,337 32.43% -18.83
Total 7,207 100.00%


Saskatchewan general election, 1929: Swift Current
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
     Conservative William Wensley Smith 2,851 51.26% +9.83
     Liberal David John Sykes 2,711 48.74% -9.83
Total 5,562 100.00%


Saskatchewan general election, 1925: Swift Current
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
     Liberal David John Sykes 1,862 58.57% +14.19
     Conservative Thomas Graham 1,317 41.43% -
Total 3,179 100.00%


Saskatchewan general election, 1921: Swift Current
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
     Independent David John Sykes 1,595 44.38%
Government Roy T. Graham 1,510 42.01%
     Labour Allan McCallum 489 13.61%
Total 3,594 100.00%


Saskatchewan general election, 1917: Swift Current
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
     Independent David John Sykes Acclaimed 100.00%
Total Acclamation


Saskatchewan general election, 1912: Swift Current
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
     Liberal Walter Scott 768 57.61% -5.94
     Conservative Frank G. Forster 565 42.39% +5.94
Total 1,333 100.00%


Saskatchewan general election, 1908: Swift Current
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
     Liberal Walter Scott 699 63.55%
     Provincial Rights William Oswald Smyth 401 36.45%
Total 1,100 100.00%


Members of the Legislative Assembly[edit]

# MLA Served Party
     1. Thomas Walter Scott 1908–1917 Liberal
     2. David John Sykes 1917–1925 Independent
     3. David John Sykes 1925–1929 Liberal
     4. William Wensley Smith 1929–1934 Conservative
     5. James G. Taggart 1934–1944 Liberal
     6. Harry Gibbs 1944–1956 CCF
     7. Everett Wood 1956–1967 CCF
     8. Everett Wood 1967–1975 New Democrat
     9. Dennis Ham 1975–1980 Progressive Conservative
     10. Dennis Ham 1980–1982 Unionest Party
     11. Patricia Anne Smith 1982–1991 Progressive Conservative
     12. John Penner 1991–1995 New Democrat
     13. John Wall 1995–1999 New Democrat
  14. Brad Wall 1999–present Saskatchewan Party

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Coordinates: 50°22′N 107°48′W / 50.367°N 107.800°W / 50.367; -107.800