Cypress Hills (electoral district)

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Cypress Hills
Saskatchewan electoral district
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Provincial electoral district
Legislature Legislative Assembly of Saskatchewan
MLA
 
 
 
Doug Steele
Saskatchewan
District created 1994
First contested 1995
Last contested 2016
Demographics
Electors 10,041
Census divisions Division 4, 8

Cypress Hills is a provincial electoral district for the Legislative Assembly of Saskatchewan, Canada. Located in the extreme southwest corner of the province, this constituency was formed by the Representation Act, 1994 (Saskatchewan) through combining the districts of Shaunavon, Maple Creek, and portions of Swift Current.

The district has an economy based on agriculture, cattle ranching and major oil and gas production. The constituency also contains the Great Sand Hills in its northern areas and Cypress Hills Interprovincial Park. A near-complete Tyrannosaurus rex skeleton – one of only 12 in the world – was found near the town of Eastend.

The largest communities include Maple Creek and Shaunavon with populations of 2,270 and 1,775 respectively. Smaller centers in the district include the towns of Gull Lake, Leader, Cabri, Eastend and Burstall; and the villages of Frontier, Fox Valley, Tompkins, Abbey, Webb and Consul.

An electoral district in the same area called "Cypress" existed from 1917 until 1934.

Members of the Legislative Assembly[edit]

Legislature Years Member Party
23rd 1995 – 1998     Jack Goohsen Progressive Conservative
1999     Wayne Elhard Saskatchewan Party
24th 1999 – 2003
25th 2003 – 2007
26th 2007 – 2011
27th 2011 – 2016
28th 2016 – present Doug Steele Saskatchewan Party

Election results[edit]

Saskatchewan general election, 2016
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Saskatchewan Doug Steele 5,774 79.49 -3.41
New Democratic Barb Genert 875 12.04 -0.31
Progressive Conservative John Goohsen 382 5.25 +5.25
Green Marie Crowe 133 1.83 -2.92
Liberal Charles Tait 99 1.36 +1.36
Total valid votes 7,263 100.0  
Eligible voters
Source: Elections Saskatchewan[1][2]
Saskatchewan general election, 2011: Cypress Hills
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Saskatchewan Wayne Elhard 5,080 82.90 +7.18
  NDP Alex Mortensen 757 12.35 -3.61
Green William Caton 291 4.75 +1.80
Total 6,128 100.00
Saskatchewan general election, 2007: Cypress Hills
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Saskatchewan Wayne Elhard 5,357 75.72 +10.27
  NDP Jason Hicks 1,129 15.96 -4.84
  Liberal Josh Haugerud 321 4.54 -9.21
Green Bill Clary 209 2.95
Western Independence David Sawkiw 59 0.83
Total 7,075 100.00
Saskatchewan general election, 2003: Cypress Hills
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Saskatchewan Wayne Elhard 4,442 65.45 +2.78
  NDP Eric August 1,412 20.80 +0.08
  Liberal Barry Thienes 933 13.75 -2.86
Total 6,787 100.00
Saskatchewan general election, 1999: Cypress Hills
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Saskatchewan Wayne Elhard 4,138 62.67 +11.11
  NDP Keith Murch 1,368 20.72 -1.42
  Liberal Barry Thienes 1,097 16.61 -9.69
Total 6,603 100.00
June 28, 1999 By-Election: Cypress Hills
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Saskatchewan Wayne Elhard 2,958 51.56
  Liberal Barry Thienes 1,509 26.30 -10.10
  NDP Keith Murch 1,270 22.14 -3.15
Total 5,737 100.00
Saskatchewan general election, 1995: Cypress Hills
Party Candidate Votes % ±
  Prog. Conservative Jack Goohsen 2,863 38.31
  Liberal Barry Thienes 2,720 36.40
  NDP Carl Wenaas 1,890 25.29
Total 7,473 100.00

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Register of Official Candidates by Constituency - March 19 - FINAL" (PDF). Elections Saskatchewan. 19 March 2016. Retrieved 23 March 2016. 
  2. ^ "2016 General Election Results". Elections Saskatchewan. 4 April 2016. Retrieved 8 November 2016. 

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 50°00′N 108°50′W / 50.000°N 108.833°W / 50.000; -108.833