Yukon (electoral district)

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Yukon
Flag of Yukon.svg Yukon electoral district
Yukon, Canada.svg
Federal electoral district
Legislature House of Commons
MP
 
 
 
Ryan Leef
Conservative
District created 1952
First contested 1953
Last contested 2011
District webpage profile, map
Demographics
Population (2013)[1] 36,526
Electors (2011) 23,357
Area (km²)[2] 474,712.64
Pop. density (per km²) 0.08
Census divisions Yukon
Census subdivisions Whitehorse, Dawson City, Watson Lake, Haines Junction

Yukon is the only federal electoral district in Yukon, Canada. It has been represented in the Canadian House of Commons from 1902 to 1949 and since 1953.

The City of Whitehorse comprises an overwhelmingly large portion of the electorate and thus elections are fought on a comparatively small area.

Demographics[edit]

Population, 2013 36,526[1]
Electors 21,196
Area (km²) 482,443 km²
Population density (people per km²) 0.06/km²

Geography[edit]

The district includes all of Yukon.

History[edit]

The electoral district was created in 1901 with the obligation that Yukon send a Member of Parliament to the House of Commons by January 1, 1903. James Hamilton Ross, the Yukon's third Commissioner, was elected on December 2, 1902.

The riding was abolished in 1947, and the riding of Yukon—Mackenzie River was created including a portion of the Northwest Territories. In 1952, Yukon-Mackenzie River was abolished, and the riding of Yukon was recreated.

Members of Parliament[edit]

This riding has elected the following Members of Parliament:

Parliament Years Member Party
Yukon
9th  1902 − 1904     James Hamilton Ross Liberal
10th  1904 − 1908     Alfred Thompson Conservative
11th  1908 − 1911     Frederick Tennyson Congdon Liberal
12th  1911 − 1917     Alfred Thompson Conservative
13th  1917 − 1921     Government (Unionist)
14th  1921 − 1925     George Black Conservative
15th  1925 − 1926
16th  1926 − 1930
17th  1930 − 1935
18th  1935 − 1940     Martha Black Independent Conservative
19th  1940 − 1945     George Black National Government
20th  1945 − 1949     Progressive Conservative
Riding dissolved into Yukon—Mackenzie River
Riding re-created from Yukon—Mackenzie River
22nd  1953 − 1957     James Aubrey Simmons Liberal
23rd  1957 − 1957
 1957 − 1958     Erik Nielsen Progressive Conservative
24th  1958 − 1962
25th  1962 − 1963
26th  1963 − 1965
27th  1965 − 1968
28th  1968 − 1972
29th  1972 − 1974
30th  1974 − 1979
31st  1979 − 1980
32nd  1980 − 1984
33rd  1984 − 1987
 1987 − 1988     Audrey McLaughlin New Democratic
34th  1988 − 1993
35th  1993 − 1997
36th  1997 − 2000     Louise Hardy New Democratic
37th  2000 − 2004     Larry Bagnell Liberal
38th  2004 − 2006
39th  2006 − 2008
40th  2008 − 2011
41st  2011 − Present     Ryan Leef Conservative

Current Member of Parliament[edit]

Yukon's current Member of Parliament is Ryan Leef. He was first elected in the 2011 election as the candidate of the Conservative Party of Canada.

Election results[edit]

Yukon (1953–present)[edit]

Canadian federal election, 2011
Party Candidate Votes % ∆% Expenditures
Conservative Ryan Leef 5,422 33.77 +1.11 $78,970
Liberal Larry Bagnell 5,290 32.95 -12.85 $79,778
Green John Streicker 3,037 18.91 +6.08 $42,746
New Democratic Kevin Barr 2,308 14.37 +5.67 $28,631
Total valid votes/Expense limit 16,057 100.00 - $85,898
Total rejected ballots 67 0.42
Turnout 16,124 68.11
Eligible voters 23,673
Canadian federal election, 2008
Party Candidate Votes % ∆% Expenditures
Liberal Larry Bagnell 6,715 45.80 -3.26 $56,745
Conservative Darrell Pasloski 4,788 32.66 +9.12 $68,782
Green John Streicker 1,881 12.83 +9.00 $14,609
New Democratic Ken Bolton 1,276 8.70 -14.85 $13,004
Total valid votes/Expense limit 14,660 100.00 $82,727
     Liberal hold Swing -6.19
Canadian federal election, 2006
Party Candidate Votes % ∆% Expenditures
Liberal Larry Bagnell 6,847 48.52 +2.84 $42,606
New Democratic Pam Boyde 3,366 23.85 -1.82 $35,493
Conservative Susan Greetham 3,341 23.67 +2.78 $17,992
Green Philippe LeBlond 559 3.96 -0.59 $20
Total valid votes/Expense limit 14,113 100.00 $76,176
     Liberal hold Swing +2.33
Canadian federal election, 2004
Party Candidate Votes % ∆% Expenditures
Liberal Larry Bagnell 5,724 45.68 +13.21 $43,323
New Democratic Pam Boyde 3,216 25.67 -6.27 $42,221
Conservative James Hartle 2,618 20.89 -14.27 $19,750
Green Philippe LeBlond 571 4.55 $1,463
Marijuana Sean Davey 299 2.38
Christian Heritage Geoffrey Capp 100 0.79 +0.39
Total valid votes 12,528 100.00
Total rejected ballots 50 0.40
Turnout 12,578 61.82
     Liberal hold Swing +9.74

Conservative change is from a combination of Canadian Alliance and Progressive Conservative votes.

Canadian federal election, 2000
Party Candidate Votes % ∆% Expenditures
Liberal Larry Bagnell 4,293 32.47 +10.52 $48,252
New Democratic Louise Hardy 4,223 31.94 +3.01 $65,576
Alliance Jim Kenyon 3,659 27.67 +2.42 $31,121
Progressive Conservative Don Cox 991 7.49 -6.45 $6,316
Independent Geoffrey Capp* 53 0.40 -0.58 $1,044
Total valid votes 13,219 100.00
Total rejected ballots 53 0.40
Turnout 13,272 63.50
     Liberal gain from New Democratic Party Swing +3.8

*Capp was a Christian Heritage Party candidate, but the party lacked registered status.

Canadian federal election, 1997
Party Candidate Votes % ∆% Expenditures
New Democratic Louise Hardy 4,002 28.93 $52,148
Reform Ken Gabb 3,493 25.25 $18,143
Liberal Shirley Adamson 3,036 21.95 $43,661
Progressive Conservative Ken McKinnon 1,928 13.94 $24,269
Independent Don Branigan 1,234 8.92 $8,160
Christian Heritage Geoffrey Capp 136 0.98 $1,267
Total valid votes 13,829 100.00
Total rejected ballots 86 0.62
Turnout 13,915 69.81
Canadian federal election, 1993
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
New Democratic Audrey McLaughlin 6,252 43.34
Liberal Don Branigan 3,359 23.29
Progressive Conservative Al Kapty 2,566 17.79
Reform A.B. Short Thompkins 1,891 13.11
National Robert L. Olson 296 2.05
Christian Heritage Geoffrey Capp 61 0.42
Total valid votes 14,425 100.00
Canadian federal election, 1988
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
New Democratic Audrey McLaughlin 6,594 51.42
Progressive Conservative Charlie Friday 4,524 35.28
Liberal Joe Jack 1,450 11.31
Christian Heritage Jacob de Raadt 255 1.99
Total valid votes 13,823 100.00
By-election on July 20, 1987
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
New Democratic Audrey McLaughlin 3,273 35.20
Liberal Don Branigan 3,014 32.42
Progressive Conservative David Leverton 2,536 27.28
Independent Fred Marshall 474 5.10
Total valid votes 9,297 100.00
Canadian federal election, 1984
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Progressive Conservative Erik Nielsen 6,648 56.80
Liberal Ron Veale 2,535 21.66
New Democratic Sibyl A. Frei 1,884 16.10
Libertarian Keith Dye 511 4.37
Rhinoceros Douglas R. Gibb 126 1.08
Total valid votes 11,704 100.00
Canadian federal election, 1980
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Progressive Conservative Erik Nielsen 3,926 47.06
Liberal Ione J. Christensen 3,825 39.56
New Democratic Jim McCullough 1,918 19.84
Total valid votes 9,669 100.00
Canadian federal election, 1979
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Progressive Conservative Erik Nielsen 4,538 40.59
Liberal Allen R. Lueck 4,065 36.36
New Democratic Joe Jack 2,578 23.06
Total valid votes 11,181 100.00
Canadian federal election, 1974
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Progressive Conservative Erik Nielsen 3,913 47.06
Liberal Paul S. White 2,784 33.48
New Democratic Tony Penikett 1,618 19.46
Total valid votes 8,315 100.00
Canadian federal election, 1972
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Progressive Conservative Erik Nielsen 4,332 53.04
Liberal Donald William Branigan 2,633 32.24
New Democratic William Harvey Kent 951 11.64
Independent Rainer Giannelia 252 3.09
Total valid votes 8,168 100.00
Canadian federal election, 1968
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Progressive Conservative Erik Nielsen 3,110 47.97
Liberal Chris Findlay 3,048 47.02
New Democratic Robert A. McLaren 325 5.01
Total valid votes 8,168 100.00
Canadian federal election, 1965
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Progressive Conservative Erik Nielsen 3,136 55.19
Liberal Ray McKamey 2,546 44.81
Total valid votes 5,682 100.00
Canadian federal election, 1963
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Progressive Conservative Erik Nielsen 2,969 49.62
Liberal Victor Wylie 2,455 41.03
Social Credit Ray Wilson 560 9.36
Total valid votes 5,984 100.00
Canadian federal election, 1962
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Progressive Conservative Erik Nielsen 3,250 44.95
Liberal Victor Wylie 2,664 45.05
Total valid votes 5,914 100.00
Canadian federal election, 1958
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Progressive Conservative Erik Nielsen 2,947 54.48
Liberal James Aubrey Simmons 2,340 43.26
Independent_Conservative John Victor Watt 122 2.26
Total valid votes 5,409 100.00
By-election on October 23, 1957
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Progressive Conservative Erik Nielsen 2,365 51.39
Liberal James Aubrey Simmons 2,237 48.61
Total valid votes 4,602 100.00
Canadian federal election, 1957
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Liberal James Aubrey Simmons 2,422 50.67
Progressive Conservative Erik Nielsen 2,358 49.33
Total valid votes 5,409 100.00
Canadian federal election, 1953
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Liberal James Aubrey Simmons 2,176 57.81
Social Credit Richard Gordon Lee 998 26.51
Progressive Conservative George Black 590 15.67
Total valid votes 5,409 100.00

Yukon—Mackenzie River (1949 election only)[edit]

Canadian federal election, 1949
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal James Aubrey Simmons 3,284
Independent Arthur Massey Berry 2,283
Co-operative Commonwealth James Elwyn Stephens 1,140

Yukon (1902–1947)[edit]

Canadian federal election, 1945
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Progressive Conservative George Black 849 40.05
Labor–Progressive Tom McEwen 687 32.41
Co-operative Commonwealth Clive Hunter Cunningham 584 27.255
Total valid votes 2,061 100.00
Canadian federal election, 1940
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
National Government George Black 915 53.57
Liberal Charles Reid 793 46.43
Total valid votes 1,708 100.00
Canadian federal election, 1935
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Independent Conservative Martha Louise Black 696 55.64
Liberal John Patrick Smith 555 44.6
Total valid votes 1,251 100.00
Canadian federal election, 1930
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Conservative George Black 846 60.3
Liberal William Edward Thompson 557 39.7
Total valid votes 1,380 100.00
Canadian federal election, 1926
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Conservative George Black 823 60.3
Liberal Frederick Tennyson Congdon 648 39.7
Total valid votes 1,471 100.00
Canadian federal election, 1925
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Conservative George Black 742 59.36
Liberal Robert Lowe 508 40.64
Total valid votes 1,250 100.00
Canadian federal election, 1921
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Conservative George Black 707 51.12
Liberal Frederick Tennyson Congdon 658 47.58
Independent George Pitts 18 1.3
Total valid votes 100.00
Canadian federal election, 1917
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Government (Unionist) Alfred Thompson 959 54.27
Opposition (Laurier Liberals) Frederick Tennyson Congdon 808 45.73
Total valid votes 1,767 100.00
Canadian federal election, 1911
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Conservative Alfred Thompson 1,285 60.79
Liberal Frederick Tennyson Congdon 829 39.21
Total valid votes 1,767 100.00
Canadian federal election, 1908
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Liberal Frederick Tennyson Congdon 992 40.24
Unknown George Black 726 29.45
Unknown Robert Lowe 482 19.55
Conservative Joseph Andrew Clarke 265 10.75
Total valid votes 2,465 100.00
Canadian federal election, 1904
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Conservative Alfred Thompson 2,113 58.56
Liberal Frederick Tennyson Congdon 1,495 41.44
Total valid votes 3,608 100.00
By-election on December 2, 1902
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal James H. Ross 2,971 58.83
Conservative Joseph Andrew Clarke 2,079 41.17
Total valid votes 5,050 100.00

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