Dennis Bevington

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Dennis Fraser Bevington
MP
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Member of the Canadian Parliament
for Northwest Territories
In office
January 23, 2006 – October 19, 2015
Preceded by Ethel Blondin-Andrew
Succeeded by Michael McLeod
Personal details
Born (1953-03-27) March 27, 1953 (age 62)
Fort Smith, Northwest Territories
Political party New Democratic Party
Spouse(s) Joan Bevington
Residence Fort Smith, Northwest Territories
Profession Administrator, businessman, manager

Dennis Fraser Bevington (born March 27, 1953) is a politician from the Northwest Territories, and was the member of Parliament for the riding of Northwest Territories from 2006 until 2015. Born in Fort Smith, he served as mayor from 1988 to 1997. During Bevington's term at the head of council, Fort Smith recognized the Chipewyan and Cree languages, making the town officially quadrilingual.

A businessman, Bevington has long been active on environmental issues. In the 2000 federal election he ran as the NDP candidate for Western Arctic, but lost by 18% to incumbent Ethel Blondin-Andrew. Bevington ran again in the 2004 election, losing to Blondin-Andrew by only 53 votes, one of the closest races of the election. Bevington succeeded in unseating Blondin-Andrew in the 2006 election, with a margin of 1,158 votes.

Previously called Western Arctic, Bevington fought for years to have the riding name changed to Northwest Territories.[1] Since 2008, Bevington has tabled three private member's bills titled "An Act to change the name of the electoral district of Western Arctic", all dying on the order paper.[2] The riding's name was changed by the government before the 2015 federal election.

Electoral record[edit]

Canadian federal election, 2015
Party Candidate Votes % ∆% Expenditures
Liberal Michael McLeod 9,166 48.3
New Democratic Dennis Bevington 5,845 30.8
Conservative Floyd Roland 3,415 18.0
Green John Moore 535 2.8
Total valid votes/Expense limit 18,961 100.0     $213,000.55
Total rejected ballots
Turnout
Eligible voters 29,432
Liberal gain from New Democratic Swing +22.45%
Source: Elections Canada[3][4]
Canadian federal election, 2011
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
New Democratic Dennis Bevington 7,140 45.80 +4.36
Conservative Sandy Lee 5,001 32.10 -5.51
Liberal Joe Handley 2,872 18.40 +4.82
Green Eli Purchase 447 3.10 -2.39
Animal Alliance Bonnie Dawson 87 0.60
Total valid votes 15,577 100.0  
Total rejected ballots 78 0.50 +0.09
Turnout 15,655 55.43 +7.72
Eligible voters 28,244
New Democratic hold Swing +4.94
Canadian federal election, 2008
Party Candidate Votes % ∆% Expenditures
New Democratic Dennis Bevington 5,669 41.44 -0.99 $39,961
Conservative Brendan Bell 5,146 37.62 +17.14 $84,329
Liberal Gabrielle Mackenzie-Scott 1,858 13.58 -21.7 $37,884
Green Sam Gamble 752 5.49 +3.65 $9,010
First Peoples National Noeline Villebrun 252 1.84
Total valid votes 13,677 100.0  
Total rejected ballots 56 0.41
Turnout 13,733 47.71
Eligible voters 28,787
New Democratic hold Swing -9.06
Canadian federal election, 2006
Party Candidate Votes % ∆% Expenditures
New Democratic Dennis Bevington 6,801 42.67 +3.62 $40,703
Liberal Ethel Blondin-Andrew 5,643 35.40 -4.04
Conservative Richard Edjericon 3,200 20.08 +2.92
Green Alexandre Beaudin 296 1.85 -2.47
Total valid votes 15,940 100.0  
New Democratic gain from Liberal Swing +3.83
Canadian federal election, 2004
Party Candidate Votes % ∆% Expenditures
Liberal Ethel Blondin-Andrew 5,317 39.44 -6.15 $58,782
New Democratic Dennis Bevington 5,264 39.05 +12.34 $39,504
Conservative Sean Mandeville 2,314 17.16 -10.52 $16,863
Green Chris O'Brien 583 4.32 $2,754
Total valid votes 13,478 100.0  
Total rejected ballots 69 0.51
Turnout 13,547 47.33
Liberal hold Swing -9.24
Change for the Conservatives is based on the combined totals of the Canadian Alliance and the Progressive Conservatives.
Canadian federal election, 2000
Party Candidate Votes % ∆% Expenditures
Liberal Ethel Blondin-Andrew 5,855 45.59 +3.96 $56,498
New Democratic Dennis Bevington 3,430 26.71 +7.42 $27,323
Alliance Fred Turner 2,273 17.70 +2.99 $15,406
Progressive Conservative Bruce McLaughlin 1,687 9.98 -2.64 $8,374
Total valid votes 12,840 100.0  
Total rejected ballots 72 0.56
Turnout 12,912 52.24
Liberal hold Swing -1.73
Change for the Canadian Alliance is based on the Reform Party.

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