The Battlefords (provincial electoral district)

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The Battlefords
Saskatchewan electoral district
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Provincial electoral district
Legislature Legislative Assembly of Saskatchewan
MLA
 
 
 
Herb Cox
Saskatchewan
District created 1917 (original), 2002 (current)
First contested 2003
Last contested 2016
Demographics
Electors 9,528
Census divisions Division 12, Division 16
Census subdivisions North Battleford, Battleford

The Battlefords is a provincial electoral district for the Legislative Assembly of Saskatchewan, Canada. It includes the city of North Battleford and the adjoining town of Battleford. Collectively these communities are commonly known as "The Battlefords".

The district was first established in 1917 from the urban portions of the constituencies of Battleford and North Battleford. The district was contested in every election until 1995, when it was broken up into the re-created district of North Battleford and a new district, Battleford-Cut Knife. It was most recently contested in the 2016 election, when incumbent Saskatchewan Party MLA Herb Cox was re-elected.

North Battleford and Battleford-Cut Knife were abolished in 2003 and The Battlefords re-established as an electoral district.

Members of the Legislative Assembly[edit]

Parliament Years Member Party
25th 2003–2007     Len Taylor New Democrat
26th 2007–2011
27th 2011–2016     Herb Cox Saskatchewan Party
28th 2016–present

Electoral results[edit]

Saskatchewan general election, 2016
** Preliminary results — Not yet official **
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Saskatchewan Herb Cox 4,248
New Democratic Rob Feist 2,233
Liberal Dexter Gopher 434
Green Josh Hunt 82
Total valid votes 100.0  
Eligible voters
Saskatchewan hold Swing -
Source: Elections Saskatchewan,[1][2] Global News[3]
2011 Saskatchewan election
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Saskatchewan Herb Cox 3,527 51.06% +11.40%
     NDP Len Taylor 2,475 35.83% -7.99%
     Liberal Ryan Bater 812 11.76% -1.60%
Green Owen Swiderski 93 1.35% -1.04%
Total 6,907 100.00%
Saskatchewan gain from New Democratic Swing -



Saskatchewan general election, 2007
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
New Democratic Len Taylor 3,296 43.82% +1.29
Saskatchewan Herb Cox 2,983 39.66% +13.83
Liberal Ryan Bater 1,005 13.36% −16.34
Green Reid Steward 180 2.39%
Western Independence Gordon Elias 57 0.76% −1.18
Total 7,521 100.00%
2003 Saskatchewan election, The Battlefords (provincial electoral district)
Party Candidate Votes % ±
     NDP Len Taylor 3,056 42.53% *
     Liberal Jack Hillson 2,134 29.70% *
Saskatchewan Larry Doke 1,856 25.83% *
Western Independence Gordon Elias 139 1.94% *
Total 7,185 100.00%

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Register of Official Candidates by Constituency - March 19 - FINAL" (PDF). Elections Saskatchewan. 19 March 2016. Retrieved 23 March 2016. 
  2. ^ "Preliminary voting results". Elections Saskatchewan. 4 April 2016. Retrieved 5 April 2016. 
  3. ^ McElroy, Justin (5 April 2016). "Saskatchewan election results 2016: Sask. Party wins The Battlefords riding". Global News. Retrieved 5 April 2016. 

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 52°45′N 108°18′W / 52.750°N 108.300°W / 52.750; -108.300