Flin Flon (electoral district)
|Manitoba electoral district|
|Provincial electoral district|
|Legislature||Legislative Assembly of Manitoba|
At about 80,000 square kilometers, Flin Flon occupies roughly 20% of Manitoba's total area, and is the second largest riding in the province after Rupertsland. It was a smaller riding before 1989, when it gained a significant amount of territory from the former riding of Churchill. It is a mostly rural and sparsely populated riding, located in the province's northwestern corner.
Flin Flon is bordered by Saskatchewan to the west, Nunavut to the north, the ridings of Rupertsland and Thompson to the east, and the riding of The Pas to the south. The actual city of Flin Flon is located in the southwestern corner of the riding, and is its only urban centre.
The riding's population in 1996 was 14,470. In 1999, the average family income was $55,113, and the unemployment rate was 9.70%. Manufacturing accounts for 17% of Flin Flon's economy, followed by mining and oil production at 16%.
Thirty-six per cent of Flin Flon's residents are aboriginal, the sixth-highest percentage in the province.
Flin Flon has been held by the New Democratic Party of Manitoba (NDP) since 1969. The current MLA is Tom Lindsey, who was elected in the provincial election of 2016. He replaced the incumbent, Clarence Pettersen who was de-selected by the NDP and decided to contest the election as an Independent.
List of provincial representatives
|Name||Party||Took Office||Left Office|
|Francis Bud Jobin||Lib-Prog||1958||1959|
2016 Manitoba general election
|Manitoba general election, 2016|
|New Democratic||Tom Lindsey||1,106||32.85||–23.99|
|Progressive Conservative||Angela Enright||954||28.33||+4.36|
|Liberal||Leslie Joan Beck||948||28.16||+12.82|
|Total valid votes||3,367||100.0|
|Total rejected and declined ballots||36||1.06|
|New Democratic hold||Swing||–14.18|
|Source: Elections Manitoba|
2011 Manitoba general election
|Manitoba general election, 2011|
|New Democratic||Clarence Pettersen||1,890||56.84||−19.89|
|Progressive Conservative||Darcy Linklater||797||23.97||-|
|Total valid votes||3,308|
|Rejected and declined votes||17|
|Electors on the lists||9,409|
2007 Manitoba general election
|Manitoba general election, 2007|
|New Democratic||Gerard Jennissen||2,255||76.73||$10,879.75|
|Total valid votes||2,915||98.88|
|Rejected and declined votes||33|
|Electors on the lists||8,135|
Source: Elections Manitoba. 
1999 Manitoba general election
|Manitoba general election, 1999|
|New Democratic||Gerard Jennissen||3,026||64.59||$18,573.00|
|Progressive Conservative||Tom Therien||1,368||29.20||$22,044.17|
|Total valid votes||4,662||99.51|
|Rejected and declined votes||23|
|Electors on the lists||9,106|
Source: Elections Manitoba. 
- The Reminder "Pettersen vying for re-election as an independent", 19 March 2016
- "Candidates: 41st General Election". Elections Manitoba. 29 March 2016. Retrieved 31 March 2016.
- "41st General Election Official Results" (PDF). Elections Manitoba. 2016. Retrieved 16 September 2016.
- http://www.electionsmanitoba.ca/en/Results/39_division_results/39_flinflon_summary_results.html - 2007 results
- http://www.electionsmanitoba.ca/apps/results/37gen/pbp.asp?ED=12 - 1999 results