List of political parties in Yukon

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Party politics was established in 1978. Between 1902 and 1978, candidates for election ran as independents. From 1898 to 1909, there were some appointed members in the council that now is known as a legislative assembly.

Parties represented in the Legislative Assembly[edit]

Name Founded Ideology Leader MLAs
  Yukon Liberal Party
Parti libéral du Yukon
1898 liberalism Sandy Silver 11
  Yukon Party
Parti du Yukon
1991 conservatism Vacant 6
  Yukon New Democratic Party
Nouveau Parti démocratique du Yukon
1978 social democracy Elizabeth Hanson 2

Other parties recognized by Elections Yukon[edit]

Name Founded Notes
Yukon First Nations Party 2011
Yukon Green Party 2011

Defunct parties[edit]

Name Period Notes
Independent Alliance 1991–1999 Breakaway from the Yukon Party
United Citizens Party of Yukon 2010–2011 Created by former Progressive Conservative Premier Willard Phelps,[1][2] deregistered after failing to yield candidates[3]
Yukon Progressive Conservative Party 1978–1991 Succeeded by the Yukon Party


  1. ^ "United Citizens Party of Yukon loses leader". CBC News. 9 May 2011. Retrieved 3 September 2011. 
  2. ^ "Yukon's 4th political party registered". CBC news onnline. 2 December 2010. Retrieved 27 March 2011. 
  3. ^ "Registration of United Citizens Party of Yukon Cancelled" (PDF). Whitehorse, Yukon: Elections Yukon. 19 September 2011. Retrieved 28 September 2011.