Whitehorse West

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Whitehorse West
Flag of Yukon.svg Yukon electoral district
Whitehorse West.jpg
Whitehorse West in relation to other electoral districts in Whitehorse
Territorial electoral district
Legislature Yukon Legislative Assembly
MLA
 
 
 
Elaine Taylor
Yukon Party
First contested 1978
Last contested 2006

Whitehorse West is an electoral district which returns a member (known as an MLA) to the Legislative Assembly of the Yukon Territory in Canada. It was the only seat won by the Yukon New Democratic Party in the 1978 territorial election.

The current MLA is Elaine Taylor, who is the deputy Premier, minister responsible for Public Service Commission, minister of Tourism and Culture, minister of Justice, minister of Education and minister responsible for Women's Directorate.

MLAs[edit]

Parliament Years Member Party
1978 1978–1982     Tony Penikett New Democratic
1982 1982–1985
1985 1985–1989
1989 1989–1992
1992 1992–1995
1995–1996     Vacant
1996     David Sloan New Democratic
1996 1996–2000
2000 2000–2002     Dennis Schneider Liberal
2002 2002–2006     Elaine Taylor Yukon Party
2006 2006–present

Electoral Results[edit]

1992 general election[edit]

Yukon general election, 1992
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
     NDP Tony Penikett
Yukon Party
     Independent
     Liberal
Total

1996 by-election[edit]

By-election: 1996

On the resignation of Tony Penikett, 1995

Party Candidate Votes % ±%
     NDP David Sloan 433 42.8
     Liberal Larry Bagnell 326 32.2
Yukon Party Shelda Hutton 253 25.0
Total 1012 100.0

1996 general election[edit]

Yukon general election, 1996
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
     NDP David Sloan 486 40.8
     Liberal Larry Bagnell 383 32.1
Yukon Party Ken McKinnon 323 27.1
Total 1192 100.0

2000 general election[edit]

Yukon general election, 2000
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
     Liberal Dennis Schneider 621 40.7
     NDP David Sloan 480 31.5
Yukon Party Elaine Taylor 425 27.8
Total 1526 100.0

2002 general election[edit]

Yukon general election, 2002
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Yukon Party Elaine Taylor 398 47.7
     Liberal Dennis Schneider 319 38.3
     NDP Rachel Grantham 117 14.0
Total 834 100.0

2006 general election[edit]

Yukon general election, 2006
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Yukon Party Elaine Taylor 511 53.4
     Liberal Mike Walton 371 38.77
     NDP Rhoda Merkel 75 7.84
Total 957 100.0

2011 general election[edit]

Yukon general election, 2011
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Yukon Party Elaine Taylor 422
     Liberal Cully Robinson 209
     NDP Louis Gagnon 94
Total 725