Melfort (provincial electoral district)

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Melfort
Saskatchewan electoral district
SK 2016 Melfort.png
Provincial electoral district
Legislature Legislative Assembly of Saskatchewan
MLA
 
 
 
Kevin Phillips
Saskatchewan
District created 1971
First contested 1971
Last contested 2016
Demographics
Electors 9,880
Census divisions Division 14, 15
Census subdivisions Melfort

Melfort is a provincial electoral district for the Legislative Assembly of Saskatchewan, Canada. The city of Melfort (population 5,192) is the largest centre in the constituency.

Smaller communities in the district include the towns of Watson, Star City, Leroy, and Naicam; and the villages of Quill Lake, Spalding, Beatty, Englefeld, and Annaheim.

A provincial constituency of the same name existed from 1912 to 1952. The modern riding was last contested in the 2016 general election, when it returned Saskatchewan Party MLA Kevin Phillips.

History[edit]

The riding initially returned primarily NDP members, starting with Arthur Thibault. Since then, it has returned MLAs from all three major parties. Most recently it has returned Saskatchewan Party MLAs, since 1997.

Members of the Legislative Assembly[edit]

Legislature Years Member Party
Melfort-Kinistino
17th 1971–1975     Arthur Thibault New Democrat
Melfort
18th 1975–1978     Norman Vickar New Democrat
19th 1978–1982
20th 1982–1986     Grant Hodgins Progressive Conservative
21st 1986–1991
22nd 1991–1995     Carol Carson New Democrat
Melfort-Tisdale
23rd 1995–1997     Rod Gantefoer Liberal Party
1997–1999     Saskatchewan Party
24th 1999–2003
Melfort
25th 2003–2007     Rod Gantefoer Saskatchewan Party
26th 2007–2011
27th 2011–2016 Kevin Phillips
28th 2016–present

Election results[edit]

2016 Saskatchewan general election[edit]

Saskatchewan general election, 2016
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Saskatchewan Kevin Phillips 5,579 77.08 +3.98
New Democratic Linsey Thornton 1,406 19.42 -5.26
Liberal Bruce Ber 150 2.07 +2.07
Green Tanner Wallace 102 1.40 -0.82
Total valid votes 7,237 100.0  
Eligible voters
Saskatchewan hold Swing -
Source: Elections Saskatchewan[1][2]

2011 Saskatchewan general election[edit]

Saskatchewan general election, 2011: Melfort electoral district
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Saskatchewan Kevin Phillips 4,736 73.10 +7.85
  NDP Ivan Yackel 1,599 24.68 -5.41
Green Melvyn Pylypchuk 144 2.22
Total 6,479 100.00
Saskatchewan hold Swing -


2007 Saskatchewan general election[edit]

Saskatchewan general election, 2007: Melfort electoral district
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Saskatchewan Rod Gantefoer 4,751 65.25 +10.35
  NDP Dale Renneberg 2,191 30.09 -8.06
Liberal Sarah Koskie 339 4.66 -2.29
Total 7,281 100.00
Saskatchewan hold Swing -


2003 Saskatchewan general election[edit]

Saskatchewan general election, 2003: Melfort electoral district
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Saskatchewan Rod Gantefoer 4,037 54.90 +3.02
  NDP Garnet Davis 2,805 38.15 +6.62
Liberal Bernie Yuzdepski 511 6.95 -9.64
Total 7,353 100.00
Saskatchewan hold Swing -


1999 Saskatchewan general election[edit]

Saskatchewan general election, 1999: Melfort-Tisdale electoral district
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Saskatchewan Rod Gantefoer 4,096 51.88
  NDP Carol Carson 2,489 31.53 -6.70
Liberal Ken Magnus 1,310 16.59 -30.25
Total 7,895 100.00
Saskatchewan hold Swing -


1995 Saskatchewan general election[edit]

Saskatchewan general election, 1995: Melfort-Tisdale electoral district
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Rod Gantefoer 3,882 46.84 +22.32
  NDP Carol Carson 3,168 38.23 -2.89
  Prog. Conservative Bill Ripley 1,237 14.93 -19.43
Total 8,287 100.00
Liberal gain from New Democratic Swing -


1991 Saskatchewan general election[edit]

Saskatchewan general election, 1991: Melfort electoral district
Party Candidate Votes % ±
  NDP Carol Carson 3,011 41.12 +3.55
  Prog. Conservative Ken Naber 2,516 34.36 -21.74
Liberal Rod Gantefoer 1,795 24.52 +18.19
Total 7,322 100.00
New Democratic gain from Progressive Conservative Swing -


1986 Saskatchewan general election[edit]

Saskatchewan general election, 1986: Melfort electoral district
Party Candidate Votes % ±
  Progressive Conservative Grant Hodgins 4,433 56.10 +0.66
  NDP Keith Davis 2,969 37.57 +0.43
Liberal Jerry Derkatz 500 6.33 +4.77
Total 7,902 100.00
Progressive Conservative hold Swing -


1982 Saskatchewan general election[edit]

Saskatchewan general election, 1982: Melfort electoral district
Party Candidate Votes % ±
  Progressive Conservative Grant Hodgins 4,626 55.44 +11.52
  NDP Norman Vickar 3,099 37.14 -11.85
Western Canada Concept Brian Bedard 489 5.86
Liberal Helen Hamilton 130 1.56 -5.53
Total 8,344 100.00
Progressive Conservative gain from New Democratic Swing -


1978 Saskatchewan general election[edit]

Saskatchewan general election, 1978: Melfort electoral district
Party Candidate Votes % ±
  NDP Norman Vickar 4,181 48.99 +11.61
  Progressive Conservative Bill Warner 3,749 43.92 +7.76
Liberal John Calderwood 605 7.09 -19.37
Total 8,535 100.00
New Democratic hold Swing -


1975 Saskatchewan general election[edit]

Saskatchewan general election, 1975: Melfort electoral district
Party Candidate Votes % ±
  NDP Norman Vickar 3,102 37.38 -22.02
  Progressive Conservative Bill Warner 3,001 36.16
Liberal Herbert Whitley 2,196 26.46 -14.14
Total 8,299 100.00
New Democratic hold Swing -


1971 Saskatchewan general election[edit]

Saskatchewan general election, 1971: Melfort-Kinistino electoral district
Party Candidate Votes % ±
  NDP Arthur Thibault 6,103 59.40
Liberal Herbert Whitley 4,171 40.60
Total 10,274 100.00
New Democratic pickup new district.


History[edit]

Members of the Legislative Assembly – Melfort (1912–1952)[edit]

# MLA Served Party
     1. George Balfour Johnston 1912–1925 Liberal
     2. Olin Drake Hill 1925–1929 Liberal
  3. Rupert James Greaves 1929–1934 Conservative
     4. John Duncan McFarlane 1934–1938 Liberal
  5. Oakland W. Valleau 1938–1948 CCF
     6. John Egnatoff 1948–1952 Liberal

Member of the Legislative Assembly – Melfort-Tisdale (1952–1971)[edit]

# MLA Served Party
  7. Clarence Willis 1952–1971 CCF-NDP

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: 52°35′N 104°30′W / 52.583°N 104.500°W / 52.583; -104.500