Thompson (electoral district)
|Manitoba electoral district|
|Provincial electoral district|
|Legislature||Legislative Assembly of Manitoba|
Thompson is located in the north of the province. It is bordered by Rupertsland to the north and east, Flin Flon to the north and west, and The Pas to the south. The city of Thompson was incorporated shortly before the riding's creation, and is its only major urban centre. Almost half of the riding's residents live in that community.
The riding's population in 1996 was 19,349. In 1999, the average family income was $56,402, and the unemployment rate was 12.60%. The riding's character is primarily working-class, with 17% of its economy coming from the mining sector.
Forty-two per cent of the riding's residents are aboriginal, the third highest rate in the province.
Thompson was considered safe for the New Democratic Party, which represented the riding almost continually since its creation. The current MLA, Kelly Bindle knocked off longtime MLA Steve Ashton in the 2016 election, returning the seat to the Progressive Conservatives for the first time since 1977.
List of provincial representatives
|Name||Party||Took Office||Left Office|
|Manitoba general election, 2016|
|Progressive Conservative||Kelly Bindle||1,712||44.15||+15.99|
|New Democratic||Steve Ashton||1,527||39.38||-28.82|
|Total valid votes||3,877||100.0|
|Source: Elections Manitoba|
|Manitoba general election, 2011|
|New Democratic||Steve Ashton||2,586||68.20||−5.24||$11,696.80|
|Progressive Conservative||Anita Campbell||1,068||28.16||+18.10||$16,809.87|
|Total valid votes||3,774|
|Rejected and declined votes||18|
|Manitoba general election, 2007|
|New Democratic||Steve Ashton||3,036||73.44||$9,356.43|
|Progressive Conservative||Cory Phillips||416||10.06||$688.99|
|Total valid votes||4,108||99.37|
|Rejected and declined votes||26|
- (x)Steve Ashton (NDP) 3291
- Bill Archer (PC) 532
- Myrle Traverse (L) 155
|Manitoba general election, 1999|
|New Democratic||Steve Ashton||3,793||70.58||$7,846.00|
|Progressive Conservative||Cecil Thorne||1,306||24.03||$20,487.52|
|Total valid votes||5,343||100.00|
|Rejected and declined votes||31|
- "Candidates: 41st General Election". Elections Manitoba. 29 March 2016. Retrieved 31 March 2016.
- "41ST GENERAL ELECTION, APRIL 19, 2016 - OFFICIAL RESULTS". Elections Manitoba. 19 April 2016. Retrieved 10 November 2016.
- http://www.electionsmanitoba.ca/en/Results/39_division_results/39_thompson_summary_results.html - 2007 results
- http://www.electionsmanitoba.ca/apps/results/37gen/pbp.asp?ED=52 - 1999 Results